Federal State And State Government

890 WordsJul 15, 20154 Pages
The United State Constitution provides the authority and power of the federal and state government’s jurisdictions (Cropf, 2008). This means that both federal and state governments maintain their own separate laws and officials that govern over the territories and citizenry. The one part of governing left out of the initial constitution but picked up later was the local governments. Local government levels connects to the federal system through the state processes of governing. The local levels of government authority comes under the state constitutions and laws. One other part of the local government principles of authority comes under the Dillon Rules. The Dillon Rules or in some states Dillon Laws, are the principle’s that local governments have only the authority provided them by state government. The other process that grants decision making power at the local level is called “Home Rule”, which is set in the state legislature of some states. One example is the State of Virginia has a Dillon Rule process of government. The interactions between the federal and state governments is outlined in the US Constitution and also outlining the relationship between the states (Cropf, 2008). The Constitutional relationships between the states allows for each state to accept the other states laws cross borders, court decisions and moving across borders and extradition. Additionally, privileges and immunities of all citizens are consistent throughout the country and in all
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