How are state and federal constitutions alike?

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Federal and state constitutions are alike in the sense that the spell out the rights of the people and the responsibilities of the officials. They both provide clear laws that must be amended to change.

How does the constitution divide power between the states and federal government?

The constitution gives the federal government certain powers. The federal government can ONLY exercise a power which is explicitly granted to it in the constitution. The Constitution also lists a few specific things that states are not allowed to do, presumably because the founders didn't want ANY l (MORE)

The part of the Constitution that says federal laws outrank state and local laws?

The part of the Constitution that says federal laws outrank state and local laws is called the "Supremacy Clause". You can find this answer if you go to ask.com and then type in Supremacy Clause. It will then take you to the definition of this clause. The site is http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/s105.h (MORE)

The part of the Constitution that says federal laws outrank state and local laws is called?

The part of the Constitution that says federal laws outrank state and local laws is called the "Supremacy Clause". You can find this answer if you go to ask.com and then type in Supremacy Clause. It will then take you to the definition of this clause. The site is http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/s105.h (MORE)

What constitutional clause is used to determine if a state law conflicts with federal law?

In the US Constitution, the Article VI, Section 2, Supremacy Clause declares federal law supersedes state law if the two are in conflict, but it's inaccurate to say the "clause is used to determine if a state law conflicts with federal law." Any part of the Constitution that provides guideline (MORE)

What constitutional amendment protects a state from being sued in federal court?

The Eleventh Amendment revoked the Supreme Court's original jurisdiction over disputes "between a state and citizens of another state," due to the Court's decision in Chisholm v. Georgia, (1793), in which the Jay Court decided the states lacked sovereign immunity from being sued for debt acq (MORE)

What is the federal constitution?

The federal constitution is one which sets up a system of federalism within a country . Overall it is a more formal way of saying The US Constitution.

Do federal courts deal with all cases that involve the Constitution the United States and treaties?

The answer to this question regrettably is not really amenable to a yes or no answer. In order to avoid confusion, the position is as follows : - The constitution of any country is the grundnorm or the supreme law of the state. Accordingly, where there is any doubt as regards the law whether statute (MORE)

How do state constitutions compare to federal constitutions?

The state's constitutions tend to be a lot more detailed about the relationship between the state government and the people than the federal constitution is. Also, states constitutions can have slight variations from state to state and preside over single states rather than an entire country.

What is federal and state constitution law?

Constitutional law is the highest form of law in the land, which all other forms of law (statutes, administrative rules, etc.) must comply with. Constitutions can be changed, it does require more effort. To amend the Federal Constitution, a proposed amendment must pass both chambers of congress with (MORE)

What powers did the federal and state governments gained under the constitution?

The federal government gained broad powers to tax, regulate trade,control the currency, raise an army, and declare war. It couldalso pass laws that were necessary and proper for caring out itsresponsibilities The states had the power to pass and enforce laws and regulatetrade within their borders t (MORE)

Where does the Constitution state federal law is always supreme to the laws of the states?

Acticle VI, Section 2, which is known as the Supremacy Clause. Article VI All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the (MORE)

What happens if a state law contradicts the US Constitution or a federal law?

Under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, all stateconstitutions must comply with the U.S. constitution or they arenull and void. The Supremacy Clause is the "highest law" in our nation. Article VI , Clause 2 of the United StatesConstitution , known as the Supremacy Clause , estab (MORE)

Characteristics of the federal constitution?

There is 5 essential characteristics of federal constitution. 1. Division and distribution of powers. 2. Supremacy of constitution 3. A written constitution 4. Rigidity 5. Authority of courts

What are the powers that the constitution limits to the state governments and the federal government is forbidden to exercise them?

The Tenth Amendment specifies that the powers not given to the federal government are reserved for the state government and the people. The amendment meant more when our nation was young, than it does today. The Supreme Court has refused to restrict the exercise of federal powers just because such p (MORE)

How are constitution and ratify alike?

Ratify is what is necessary to change or make a new amendment tothe constitution. If 2/3rds of the states vote to accept theamendment, the amendment passes and is changed or added to theconstitutional amendments.