My excellent student Alex A. has recently employed the phrase “The Jig is Up” in regard to an existential crisis we’ve all been having. We’ll share that crisis soon. In the meantime, let’s honor the expression a little bit. Here’s the Harvard Law Review in 1939 (do current editions read like this?):
While there is a substantial body of opinion that the federal idea is obsolete (e.g. Harold Laski) it is not seriously contended that its demise can constitutionally be accomplished without amendment. Yet, unless it is the Tenth Amendment, no constitutional provision in terms requires adherence to that ideal. Use of the Amendment to establish the canon that the granted powers of Congress must be construed to preserve the federal organization seems unexceptionable. And a doctrine that the Tenth Amendment requires national policies to be carried out with as little interference with state law as is consistent with the business-like administration would not be the first to depart from the dictionary meaning of constitutional language.
Here is a link to the Tenth Amendment Center.