History of the United States
What state was the constitution made?
Asked in US Constitution, US Government
What does the state constitution and the US constitution have in common?
Asked in US Constitution
Where does it state that amendments can be made to the US Constitution?
State constitutions made which branch of government the most powerful?
What was the first state to have a state constitution?
Which constitution became the Kansas State Constitution?
Asked in State Laws
What branch of government has the power to overrule state laws and violate the us constitution?
Asked in History of the United States
What state has a nickname called The Constitution State?
Which order correctly shows the stages in the development of most state constitutions?
Has the state constitution of Delaware been amended to prohibit same-sex marriage in that state?
Has the state constitution of Illinois been amended to prohibit same-sex marriage in that state?
Has the state constitution of Indiana been amended to prohibit same-sex marriage in that state?
Has the state constitution of Pennsylvania been amended to prohibit same-sex marriage in that state?
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
If a state constitution and the US Constitution conflict which one prevails?
The US Constitution U.S. Constitution, Article VI, Clause 2: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." This is called the Supremacy Clause. The supremacy of the U.S. Constitution is explicitly prescribed. Also prescribed explicitly is the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution over State Constitutions--but only as to State Constitution provisions that conflict with those of the U.S. Constitution. Derived from the Supremacy Clause are the Constitutional doctrines of federal preemption. Federal preemption is where the U.S. Congress is able to legislate in a field of law to the complete or partial exclusion of State law. Federal preemption is a broadly-based theory that both recognizes the limited sovereignty of the federal government as prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, and the supremacy of its laws.