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jrlc notes 10 - Supremacy Clause 1. Federal Right Before...

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Supremacy Clause 1. Federal Right     Before the 14 th amendment, only binding upon the federal government     After, makes it applicable to states and subject to federal lay (ex: Brown v. Board of Edu. 1954)     Racially segregated public schools violated 14 th amendment of equal protection     Some state laws tried to reinforce segregation Conflict of federal and state Rights of the State vs. Federal Constitution Federal law is supreme; State laws requiring segregation in schools violate the federal constitution u fed courts intervene 2. Federal law preempts state law     Act of congress occupies field     So sweeping that state can’t/doesn’t have the reach     Broadcasting law: congress established rules for specific commerce but no state laws of broadcasting     Deprive state with opportunity to regulate this area     Federal Regulation of Broadcasting     Licensing broadcast stations (1934) 3. No federal Constitutional right
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