sudden valley gunner
- Dec 13, 2008
- Whatcom County
If my memory serves me right all 50 states have ratified the US Constitution and do their best to use it as a guide. This is why when there is a lawsuit in a state it can be appealed through the state court system but eventually can fall into the US Supreme Court. This is also why rulings from them end up affecting the state laws and states in general. If I haven't gone entirely senile the US Supreme Court is one of the three separate entities of the Federal system, the others being Legislative (Congress) and Executive (Pres.).
So when a state sues a business they are doing it under the laws of the United States.
As for adding, I was referring to you assuming I was referring to the Federal Government suing and not comprehending that I didn't specify.
I guess I have to have more precision and spoon feed it to you also. Please let me know if you are still having issues with how the government works and I will try to explain it to you, I promise not to use big words.
Not so fast.
The ratification of the constitution only grants the federal government the powers enumerated in the constitution. It is not a "guide" for the states, matter of fact The constitution of Virginia was used much as a guide for the U.S. constitution. SCOTUS has refused to see cases even citing they didn't have authority too, and often SCOTUS has had to take into consideration state law when they have.