The Yale Law Journal

Bridget A. Fahey


Federalism by Contract

Bridget A. Fahey

Just as private parties use contracts to facilitate joint projects and nation-states use treaties to organize joint undertakings, our domestic governments use written instruments to formally coordinate their activities. This Article analyzes these distinctive contract-like instruments in which both …


Health Care Exchanges and the Disaggregation of States in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Bridget A. Fahey

Introduction Federalism scholarship and doctrine have long viewed the states as monoliths.1 It is New York that is commandeered,2 Florida’s sovereign immunity that is violated,3 and Indiana that is coerced4—not officials, agencies, or political parties within the state, but the state…