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Libertas: Guiding Questions and Principles for Determining Preemption: Topics

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The boxes below outline issue options but is not all-inclusive. It should also be noted that articles provide some background, but were not necessarily selected due to a balanced presentation. It is recommended that additional research by conduced on your selected issue.

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State Pensions

Are workers' state pensions protected by from bankruptcy laws?

Gambling

Is sports gambling outside a casino legal?

Marriage

Can children marry?

Can states ignore the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

Gun Laws

Can states exempt themselves from federal gun laws?

Marijuana

If the production, distribution, and consumption of marijuana is illegal under federal law, are states that allow such behaviors violating the US Constitution?