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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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Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Herald
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Wild places needed a federal law that “would give them as close an approximation to permanence as could be realized in a world of shifting desires,” Marshall wrote. The successful effort to stop a proposed hydroelectric dam inside Colorado's Dinosaur ...
 
Sacramento Bee
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:53:58 -0700

The pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the ...
 
The Hill (blog)
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:01:32 -0700

The shooting death of a range instructor by a 9-year-old with an Uzi is unlikely to change federal gun control laws, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) said on Sunday, although it may open the door to changes in some states. “You're not going ...
 
Bemidji Pioneer
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Wild places needed a federal law that “would give them as close an approximation to permanence as could be realized in a world of shifting desires,” Marshall wrote. The successful effort to stop a proposed hydroelectric dam inside Colorado's Dinosaur ...

Breitbart News

Breitbart News
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:48:45 -0700

The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that Governor Jerry Brown's proposed $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species. Brown's plan calls for the construction ...

Deseret News

Detroit Free Press
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:47:41 -0700

BATON ROUGE, LA. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking ...
 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Even ultra-liberal organizations like one Mr. Carver represents and liberal politicians who are pro-union know that union rights indeed, under existing federal law, are not civil rights. That's why in July of this year, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith ...
 
Washington Post (blog)
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:10:50 -0700

“In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, (Kansas' law) directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Holder wrote in a letter to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. The measures ...
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