Principles and Policies Podcast for 4/18/2015- The Constitution, Divided Sovereignty, And Who Owns “Federal” Land

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday April 18, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis dissect the recent act passed by the Alaska legislature which demands that lands held by the federal government in violation of Article I, §8 of the US Constitution. We discuss some of the history and nuances of what the Constitution says about the federal government’s power to “own” (we also discuss why the word “own” is in quotes) land within state boundaries.

Article links- Alaska demands that the federal government turn over millions of acres held in violation of agreement with the state and in violation of the Constitution