Federalism And Federalism

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Federalism has a very important impact on american history, it 's based on the relationship between the u.s. government and the each government in our fifty states. That 's very important because we have laws that need to be enforced everyday. The separation of government between state and federal laws can help give us an understanding of what both mean and how big of an impact it has on us as a nation. A major topic that always gets discussed is the legalization of marijuana. Many people smoke pot because in some states it 's legal, but if they go to court they can be guilty because it 's against federal law to smoke pot. Know one knows who to believe. In Coats v. Dish Network an employee sued because he terminated for smoking pot…show more content…
The provision in question was C.R.S. 24-34-402.5: “Unlawful prohibition of legal activities as a condition of employment.” This provision notes that a termination is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice” if the employee is fired for “engaging in any lawful activity off the premises of the employer during nonworking hours.” So what this means is that since he was smoking pot legally under colorado law so they can not charge him with any crime and also he wasn 't smoking while he was working, it was on his free time. Sometimes it can be the opposite according to The Huffington Post “The law that applies to situations where state and federal laws disagree is called the supremacy clause, which is part of article VI of the Constitution. The supremacy clause contains what’s known as the doctrine of pre-emption, which says that the federal government wins in the case of conflicting legislation. Basically, if a federal and state law contradict, then when you’re in the state you can follow the state law, but the feds can decide to stop you. When there is a conflict between a state law and federal law, it is the federal law that prevails. For example, if a federal regulation prohibits the use of medical marijuana, but a state regulation allows it, the federal law prevails.” So what this means is that if…show more content…
Some might say that gun violence is a mental illness, according to the washington post “It seems intuitive that anyone who commits a mass shooting must be mentally ill, but this is a misuse of the term “mental illness.” Mental illness is a term reserved for the most severe mental disorders where the person has severe symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. Decades of mental health research show that only a small proportion of persons with mental illness commit violent acts, and together they account for only a fraction of violent crime. Some mass shooters have had a mental illness. Most do not.” What they 're saying here is that mostly the people who cause gun violence have mental illness and the sandy hook shooter was one of them. There have been many court cases stating how we should deal with people when it comes to gun violence, one example is voisine v. united states. This court case shook our legal system because it was very hard to understand why he was getting charged. The reason is even though its a animal that was shot, you 're still going to get in trouble because it was an eagle that

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