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What is federal and state constitution law?

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September 14, 2009 10:23PM

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 a 2/3 vote and then be approved by 2/3 of the states. Statutes meanwhile can be generally changed simply by a majority vote of the legislature.