federalist federalist  /ˈfɛ də rə lɪst/


  1. (n) a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
  2. (n) an advocate of federalism


  1. What is clear is that there's a new order in Iraq, an invigorated Arab nationalism that is increasingly pushing back against federalist-minded groups like the country's Kurds.
  2. He's neither world federalist nor World Federalist.
  3. All are decisions that weakened the federalist cause.


  • Civil rights groups accuse judge of racism

    Civil rights groups filed a complaint this week against a federal judge in Houston after she allegedly said during a lecture that some minorities are prone to violence. Judge Edith Jones, who serves on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was a Bush-era Supreme Court frontrunner, allegedly made the comment while speaking on the death penalty to The Federalist Society at the University of ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio


  1. "I think the court has to make that decision and then the country can deal with it. We're a federalist system of government and states can make their own decisions," said Giuliani, who leads Republicans in the polls.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Reuters

  2. ...including outlandish anti-terrorism practices, unconstitutional federal litigation, and "love (for) the Federalist Society," affirming her endorsement of an organization supporting rolling back civil liberties; defiling human rights;...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: OpEdNews

  3. "I'm a federalist," McCain said. "Just as I believe that the issue of gay marriage should be decided by the states, so do I believe that we would be better off by having Roe v. Wade return to the states."
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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