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States often do conflict with federal law. A perfect example is the state laws making pot legal. Federal law still classifies it as an illegal drug. It will eventually have to be decided in the courts.

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No because like it said in the Bill of Rights states shouldn't have a lot of power.

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The states most likely would have broken off from the United States, and like Europe, we would be a large amount of land, with a group of very small countries.

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