Alameda County
Bar Association

The role of a state high court at the intersection of federalism and state sovereignty 

At the ACBA, we’ve been watching the drama unfolding between the Alabama Supreme Court and the US District Court surrounding Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defiance of a federal court order on same-sex marriage. (Catch up with background articles here, here, and here) We turned to the experts at the California Constitution Center to explain the role of a state’s high court, and how it intersects with federalism and state sovereignty.