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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Who makes the Federal law in the United States?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The United States Constitution provides for a federal government that is superior to state governments with regard to its enumerated powers. These powers include the authority to govern international affairs, the currency, and national defense. After the American Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment applied the Constitution's Bill of Rights to state governments. Issues that arise under any legislation passed by Congress, an Executive Order of the President, or a decision of federal courts pursuant to the Constitution are governed by federal law.

    The Supreme Court has the final authority to interpret the Constitution and makes final decisions regarding all federal laws. United States federal laws are codified in the United States Code.

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  • 4 years ago

    Who Makes Federal Laws

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  • 1 decade ago

    Federal law is the body of law created by the federal government of a nation. A federal government is formed when a group of political units, such as states or provinces join together in a federation, surrendering their individual sovereignty and many powers to the central government while retaining or reserving other limited powers as. As a result, two or more levels of government exist within an established geographic territory. The body of law of the common central government is the federal law.

    Examples of federal governments include those of Australia, the United States, Canada, the former Soviet Union, India, and Germany.

    The United States Constitution provides for a federal government that is superior to state governments with regard to its enumerated powers. These powers include the authority to govern international affairs, the currency, and national defense. After the American Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment applied the Constitution's Bill of Rights to state governments. Issues that arise under any legislation passed by Congress, an Executive Order of the President, or a decision of federal courts pursuant to the Constitution are governed by federal law.

    The Supreme Court has the final authority to interpret the Constitution and makes final decisions regarding all federal laws. United States federal laws are codified in the United States Code.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is a wide difference of opinion here. The congress does make some laws but they can be vetoed and not signed by the president. The president can make laws but the congress/house can vote it down.

    However, . . . . The supreme court interprets the laws and make recommendations on the law as they see it applies.

    So, just who actually makes all the Federal Laws. ?

    It is a combination of all the above and the citizens who vote laws into our country by signing legislation that our senate leaders bring up on the floor of Congress and they deal with it and make their votes and some of them become law and some do not as stated above.

    Now I hope that you have learned something from all this, because I am still mixed up just like everyone else is. But if you read all this and then go to the seat of Congress site you will find better answers.

    OK ?

    Good luck. !!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The congress, consisting of two houses (The House of Representatives and The Senate), approves all federal bills and laws.

    The President then has an opportunity to either sign or veto the bill or law. There is a time constraint on the signing in which the President may actually do nothing with a bill and it is considered a veto - this is called a pocket veto.

    If a President vetoes a bill, the congress may override his veto with a 2/3 majority vote of the senate.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Federal law is made by Congress, which is composed of two houses- Senate and House of Representatives. Once both houses approve a bill and the President signs the bill it becomes a law.

    The Supreme Court may strike down laws or strike down portions of laws and in that way also make Federal law.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A law starts as a Bill. It then must pass in The Senate and The House of Representatives, who are elected by citizens. Then it must be signed by The President or he may veto the bill and Congress would then have to over-ride the veto.

    The Supreme Court does not make laws.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The US Congress (House of Representatives and US Senate) and the Presidency. The Legislative branch proposes, deliberates, and approves a bill, then sends it to the President for Executive Approval. Should the President veto the bill, it may be made into a law, by way of a Legislative Override (2/3? vote to do so).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Federal Government.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The legislative branch--the US Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch, the US Supreme Court can make law by overruling a previously appealed court decision by declaring it unconstitutional.

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