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Due to the Supremacy Clause in the United States Constitution, federal law overrides state law in most cases. The Supremacy Clause is closely related to the idea of preemption. More »

Housing rental laws exist on both state and federal levels. The most widely known federal laws come from Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, or Fair Housing Act. More »

Federal laws apply in every part of the United States, while state laws apply to local areas within a state, explains LawHelp.org. Federal laws typically involve issues such as immigration, bankruptcy, civil rights, pate... More »

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The difference between federal, state and local law is that federal laws are made to apply throughout the United States, state laws are enforceable at the state level, and local laws only pertain to the local municipalit... More »

The Supremacy Clause is defined in Article VI of the Constitution as giving the federal government priority in any case where state or local laws hinder legislation passed by Congress. According to HowStuffWorks, the fed... More »

An informal amendment to the United States Constitution is one that occurs through non-traditional processes such as "de facto" changes of law. These processes of amendment, which may be the result of either circumstanti... More »

A congressional override occurs when the U.S. Congress passes a bill into law in spite of a president's veto. Although presidents have the power to veto bills passed by Congress, the House and Senate have the constitutio... More »