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The federal government wields so influence over the states. This is the agent which distributes resources and funds to the states in form of grants which means that it will directly influence whatever happens in the states.

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Yes and no, State laws, rules, regulations as well as constitutional amendments can be ruled invalid at its inception (void ab initio) if they are found to be in violation of constitutional rights. Plus, states that receive federal funds for programs must comply with federal rules in their implementation.

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