If a state law and a federal law conflict - which law must be obeyed and why?

Answer Simple answer the federal law always rules. This is because of the "Supremacy Clause" in the constitution (article VI, paragraph 2 U.S. Constitution). Many times, a specific situation will cause ... Read More »

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What Law Applies When There Is a Conflict in State Vs. Federal?

By definition, the U.S. Constitution is considered to be the "Supreme Law of the Land." In general, this means that whenever there is a conflict between state and federal laws, the federal law will... Read More »

Who oversees safety of state workers in a federal OSHA state?

The Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association (OSHSPA) ensures that its current 27 member states set and adhere to occupational safety and health plan standards that are "at least as ef... Read More »

State Statutes Vs. Federal Law?

State statutes are created by state representative bodies. Federal statutes are created by the U.S. Congress. Federal law also comes from federal courts. In a conflict between the two types of law,... Read More »

State & Federal Grants?

Typically grants issued on a state or federal level are allocated to a state, tribe, city, county or parish. Each grant has a strict usage guideline; however, grants such as the rural youth develop... Read More »