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 »

Which vessel must carry distress signals on federal waters?

On Federal waters which vessels must carry visual distress signals?

Generally no, it is covered under fraternization in the military.

Federal Law mandates that the steering or helm area of a vessel less than 20 feet in length must have which of the following?