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Please give example of a state law that would differ from a federal law but would not contradict the federal law, and an example of a state law that would contradict a federal law.

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In our system of federalism, states are not required to have the exact same laws as the federal government.  There are areas of law in which the states can have different laws.  However, there are also areas in which the federal government’s laws supersede state laws and state laws may not legally contradict the federal laws.

The death penalty is an area in which a state...

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