Tag: us-state-laws

56 In most U.S. states, female genital mutilation is illegal. So why is male circumcision legal? 2020-04-04T21:59:00.957

38 Why is bestiality illegal in the United States? 2018-09-01T05:03:22.663

36 In the US, what is the role of and relationship between federal law and state law? 2017-11-20T20:27:59.830

31 Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional? 2020-06-22T20:11:28.497

29 Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the USA? 2019-04-16T03:19:18.987

28 What would happen if every state had a law requiring it hold the nations first primary? 2020-02-11T16:46:43.150

26 Why do so many US States have a relaxed vehicle inspection policy? 2018-02-14T14:43:00.837

22 If every legal challenge that Trump has mounted since the election succeeds, could he win the presidency? 2020-11-09T09:55:54.357

20 Why does the US government not enforce federal laws against Colorado's legalization of marijuana? 2016-09-04T18:14:32.533

20 Why does New Mexico resolve election ties with a game of Poker? 2020-11-05T20:21:51.993

18 How could Philadelphia join New Jersey? 2015-04-15T15:21:12.680

17 What are the powers of mayors in the US? 2018-05-25T06:50:19.000

15 Where does the right to refuse service come from? 2014-08-25T15:50:58.757

15 Why do US local laws vary so much regarding the Second Amendment but so little regarding the First Amendment? 2015-05-31T14:46:34.820

15 How can grand jury secrecy rules block release of Trump financial records? 2020-07-09T15:52:55.000

14 Why don't unions negotiate members-only contracts in right-to-work states? 2013-12-03T00:24:31.043

14 Have congressional Republicans taken a position on whether they will give "consent" to the United States Climate Alliance as an interstate compact? 2018-12-19T15:02:29.553

13 Since they have large autonomy, are U.S. states responsible for international policy and relations in any way? 2017-01-27T13:30:02.430

13 Can state governments be overthrown without national government involvement? 2019-01-13T16:47:44.943

12 Why should I care about federal vs state rights? 2015-11-12T02:38:21.423

12 Why are emergency service professionals exempt from CA prohibitions on texting while driving? 2016-05-11T04:03:56.763

12 Covid-19 public data accuracy, disclosure, and transparency 2020-07-15T18:42:32.130

11 Can a U.S. state criminalize activity that's legal in another state? 2014-01-20T14:26:27.837

11 Can a bill that has passed the US Senate or House expire? 2016-08-31T19:20:05.723

11 Why did Mississipi ratify the 13th Amendment so late? 2018-09-16T10:51:06.567

11 Why do some states forbid per-kWh by anyone but the utility monopoly? 2020-09-17T12:39:00.837

10 Why are drinking laws so strict in the USA? 2019-04-07T01:35:05.450

10 Which US states prohibit vote trading by elected officials? 2019-10-23T13:31:42.517

9 How can Indiana already be won even though only 8% of polls have reported? 2016-11-09T00:17:40.050

9 What are the arguments for and against Statutes of Limitations? 2018-05-14T23:19:41.200

9 Can members of the Wayne County Canvassing Board rescind their votes? 2020-11-19T14:07:43.147

8 Can private entities directly fund federal organizations? 2014-11-13T00:38:31.200

8 Why do people say the Indiana Religious Freedom Act will be used to discriminate against gays? 2015-03-31T01:59:02.653

8 Does a state have a right to criminalize someone's illegal presence within their borders? 2015-06-27T22:59:10.227

8 How would the United States of America grant Puerto Rico statehood? 2018-07-24T02:30:33.827

8 Is the President of the United States bound by state laws? 2019-05-22T18:01:04.577

8 How are U.S. states allowed to put marijuana legalization on ballots when it's against federal law? 2020-11-09T18:12:33.540

7 Can Florida ban Trump from visiting? 2017-03-28T21:19:55.023

6 How Does Wisconsin's Bail Bond System Differ From Bondsmen? 2013-06-15T01:35:25.243

6 Does the Arizona bill grant a religious exemption to discrimination laws? 2014-02-26T20:20:11.847

6 Instant runoff voting in US presidential elections 2016-11-11T17:31:04.070

6 How do felony disenfranchisement laws differ state by state? 2018-11-28T14:19:03.527

5 Why is Nevada asking Congress for permanent DST in Pacific Time, instead of adopting Mountain Time and abolishing DST on their own? 2016-05-02T18:57:46.480

5 Passing state laws that conflict with federal laws. How is it possible? 2016-11-10T08:25:45.393

5 Why does mostly liberal California vote for death penalty? 2016-11-11T08:57:56.153

5 In U.S. , what happens when a party doesn't endorse first-term president as nominee in the next election? 2017-12-13T19:17:55.830

5 What happens to existing state laws if a state splits (United States) 2018-06-15T21:02:16.757

5 How many US states still prohibit transportation of alcohol across state lines without a license, even for personal use? 2019-06-07T18:02:44.490

5 In terms of US politics, has protecting taxicab operations from competition been a left-wing policy? 2019-10-24T19:52:42.063

5 Why are some Covid-19 tests excluded in some US states? 2020-04-21T06:40:50.520

5 How does one efficiently go about researching the history of a specific issue across state legislatures? 2020-08-24T12:19:24.483

5 Why do many states in the US often elect state cabinet members? 2020-10-25T04:11:56.410

5 Could a state governor use their pardon power to perform controlled experiments on sentencing policy? 2021-02-06T22:57:37.370

4 How often are state constitutional amendments overturned by federal judges? 2014-06-12T18:05:18.013

4 Could a US state forbid a too-large-to-fail bank from operating in its jurisdiction? 2015-04-24T02:48:17.307

4 US Supremacy Clause: does it apply for administrative law? 2015-06-09T22:13:38.250

4 Why does Georgia not have a hate crime statute? 2017-05-05T09:29:19.463

4 What are the legal/political uses of the American Civil War as a precedent? 2018-03-07T19:55:02.160

4 Why does each US state handle car registrations and driver licensing separately rather than delegating it to the federal government? 2018-07-22T20:48:40.470

4 Why doesn't the USA split into "Divided States of America" to achieve political autonomy? 2018-10-20T13:51:03.727

4 If a law is found to be unconstitutional; can an amendment to the state constitution matter? 2018-11-05T23:22:16.683

4 Can the US states veto Congress legislation? 2019-02-12T14:52:49.553

4 Can a city in Colorado decide to legalize more drugs? 2019-02-24T02:48:35.370

4 Oregon household medical visits to familes with newborn children. Voluntary or mandatory? 2019-05-17T13:56:55.213

4 Which US state constitutions don't have a legislative privilege ("speech or debate") clause? 2019-10-03T00:04:44.960

4 Does the electoral college (or a similar system) apply to US governor elections? 2019-11-06T01:41:15.947

4 Who draws county lines? 2020-06-05T02:16:22.930

3 Feasible peak to minimum wage? 2014-04-02T22:37:59.747

3 Why is there a concept of a wedding officiant in US marriage law? 2014-04-16T14:54:11.287

3 Could the person who taped Donald Sterling go to prison? 2014-04-29T16:54:38.557

3 How does "equal protection under the law" mean same-sex couples have as much of a right to marry as heterosexual couples? 2015-06-29T06:35:12.117

3 What do people against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law? 2015-08-01T09:30:19.500

3 Why are female offenders given lessor sentences for the same crime than men...? 2016-08-05T23:15:05.170

3 What motivation, if any, was given for Alabama's write-in vote law? 2017-12-13T04:03:02.310

3 What prevents states and counties in the US from combining drivers license and registration data? 2018-06-18T21:27:01.467

3 To what extent does the Governor of a US State have official interactions with Senate and House members from that state? 2018-06-20T23:25:37.117

3 How do Oregon's mayoral elections work? 2020-01-29T06:56:40.380

3 In Massachusetts, if a US Senator resigns midterm, how is their replacement selected? 2020-04-09T00:07:03.623

3 How can a Governor enforce "Shelter in Place Orders" if cities or States' Attorneys refuse to enforce them? 2020-05-13T22:36:21.040

3 What is the difference between voting for presidential nominee vs. voting for delegates in Maryland? 2020-05-26T13:48:37.287

3 In Kentucky, who is responsible for closing a polling location? 2020-06-22T21:29:58.303

3 Which states have weakened police unions’ collective bargaining power over disciplinary issues? 2020-08-08T18:26:05.573

3 What is the mechanism to invalidate a (US) election result? 2020-11-18T16:36:13.310

2 Are Physical Education classes mandatory by law? 2013-08-27T19:28:18.710

2 Reasons for the Dakota pipeline protest? 2016-10-30T14:50:23.873

2 Do any states require a resignation in order to run for office? 2017-08-15T01:24:53.043

2 Looking for details about the Ga. 11/7/2017 general election 2017-10-04T21:28:34.957

2 Can a person be elected to a Minnesota state office if there are fewer votes for them than blank votes? 2018-11-02T02:20:40.723

2 Can a state judge throw the U.S. President in jail for contempt of court? 2019-09-21T01:17:01.867

2 Can special prosecutor Dan Webb charge Jussie Smollet? 2019-10-27T22:28:04.297

2 What does "H St Aff" mean as an action taken on a proposed bill (Idaho)? 2021-01-15T05:05:48.930

1 If Supreme Court rules against Proposition 8 in CA, will that affect any other states? 2013-03-05T05:29:57.063

1 when will we hear the results of this court case? 2014-04-17T17:13:59.950

1 Does separation of church and state in the US apply in public schools? 2018-03-31T00:38:29.847

1 Can I vote for candidates from a different district in the New Jersey Democratic primaries? 2018-06-04T18:30:29.023

1 When I register for voting in Massachusets with a telephone number on the "Do Not Call" registry, do I have to check the "unlisted phone number" box? 2019-07-08T00:48:38.967

1 Can US States regulate their citizens’ actions in other states? 2020-01-09T21:42:10.353

1 Does the US government have any plan to punish Equifax for failure to stop Chinese breach? 2020-02-12T19:43:10.823

1 Why don't majors/governors order their state police to arrest unmarked federal agents? 2020-07-27T11:37:48.260