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For other uses, see Federal law (disambiguation).

Federal law is the body of law created by the federal government of a country. A federal government is formed when a group of political units, such as states or provinces join together in a federation, surrendering their individual sovereignty and many powers to the central government while retaining or reserving other limited powers. As a result, two or more levels of government exist within an established geographic territory. The body of law of the common central government is the federal law.

Examples of federal governments include those of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Republic of India, Russia, the former Soviet Union and the United States.

United States[edit]

The United States Constitution provides for a federal government that is superior to state governments with regard to its enumerated powers. These powers include the authority to govern international affairs, the currency and national defense. After the American Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment applied the Constitution's Bill of Rights to state governments. Issues that arise under any legislation passed by Congress, an Executive Order of the President, or a decision of federal courts pursuant to the Constitution are governed by federal law.

The Supreme Court makes final decisions regarding federal laws that they choose to hear cases about. United States federal laws are codified in the United States Code.

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CNN
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:28 -0700

The three-page bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act -- the federal law that criminalizes marijuana -- to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high. Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed. If ...

Tech Times

Tech Times
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:37:30 -0700

Proposed federal law will legalize certain marijuana strains including oil for epilepsy. By Anu Passary, Tech Times | July 30, 7:38 AM. Share( )Tweet( ). Medical Marijuana. A proposed bill may soon legalize medical marijuana. A certain marijuana strain ...
 
Bloomberg BNA
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700

July 28 — A federal motor carrier law doesn't preempt California's unfair competition law claim against a trucking company that allegedly violated state labor and insurance laws by misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, the California ...
 
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700

The Hawaii law extends to those working as few as 20 hours per week, whereas the federal law kicks in at 30 hours. And Hawaii regulations put a harder cap on how much income employees have to contribute in comparison to federal requirements.
 
fox4kc.com
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Because of changes to federal law , the facility will have to change the type of services it can provide, which means no more sheltered workshops. The facility is swapping them in favor of ones aimed at better integrating people with disabilities, but ...
 
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

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KPRC Houston

KPRC Houston
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:03:49 -0700

The three-page bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act -- the federal law that criminalizes marijuana -- to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high. If passed, it would be the first time that ...

The Guardian

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

"In most states somebody subject to a temporary restraining order can loose access to his house, to his children, to his car but under federal law he can still keep his guns," Senator Richard Blumenthal said. According to the Violence Policy Center, 61 ...
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