The Download of the Week is State Court Judges are Not Bound by Nonoriginalist Supreme Court Interpretations by Lee J. Strang. Here is the abstract:
In this brief Essay, I provide a tentative argument for modest state court interpretative independence. I argue that state courts possess interpretative independence from nonoriginalist U.S. Supreme Court interpretations. I also argue that state courts must follow all U.S. Supreme Court judgments (within the Court's jurisdiction) and originalist Supreme Court opinions. I close by suggesting that this modest state court interpretative independence is likely to advance federalism’s three primary values.
Provocative and highly recommended.