Does Federal Law Override State Law?


The Constitution and Federal law are the supreme law of the land, and override any similar state laws. States derive their rights from the fact that federal powers pertaining to the laws it can pass are limited, leaving the door open for states to enforce their own laws on most cases.
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Yes, Federal law always overrides State law if the ruling has been made by the Supreme Court. For instance, the federal laws may say that certain drugs, such as marijuana, are illegal. If the Supreme Court did not uphold this to be 'the law of the land,' each state's government can make their own laws in this regard. An example of the Supreme Court overriding state laws would be Roe V Wade or Brown v Board of Education.
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