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Dancing through a minefield

For decades, we have heard that the states should be able to ignore Federal law with regards to Supremacy when it came to marijuana and sanctuary cities. Now the left is ready to acknowledge Federal supremacy again with this lawsuit over vaccine mandates.

I wonder how the courts are going to resolve this minefield with marijuana and sanctuary cities on one side, and vaccine mandates and gun laws on the other side.

3 replies on “Dancing through a minefield”

Have you read Bidets EO? It’s entire justification is one sentence from US Code saying the president can regulate behavior of federal employees… Very weak!
There is an interesting way that Florida could override this – if they instituted criminal penalties for violation, the state law would override a federal mandate with only civil penalties.
Any agency with criminal enforcement overrides another agency with only civil enforcement. I’ve seen first-hand situations where a local police department and legally overrode federal agency actions.

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

The left has NEVER been concerned with being either logical or consistent. They’ll simply assert that marijuana legalization, sanctuary cities, restrictive guns laws, and “vax” mandates ALL help the powerless against white heteronormative oppression. So there.

If it gets there, SCOTUS will punt. Lack of standing or whatever so they don’t have to deal with the fallout. It’s a radioactive decision either way they decide, so they’ll avoid making the decision at all costs.

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