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Does the US have only one constitution that applies all over the states or each state has its own constitution and if so can this constitution conflict with the US one?
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There is only 1 US constitution that applies to all states
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There is only 1 US constitution that applies to all states
Great, then what about the segregation laws during the Jim Crow era that were applied only in the southern states like this one “No colored person shall serve as a barber [to] white women or girls.” (Georgia law) .where does this law belong to?
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Great, then what about the segregation laws during the Jim Crow era that were applied only in the southern states like this one “No colored person shall serve as a barber [to] white women or girls.” (Georgia law) .where does this law belong to?
Jim Crow laws were not a part of the constitution. They were local state laws.
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States have their own constitutions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_...United_States))

The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land though so it always takes precedence above state constitutions. There's no conflict as far as state constitutions, but conflict does exist between state and federal law though.
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Jim Crow laws were not a part of the constitution. They were local state laws.
So each state has its own local laws.Who made these laws, the local courts or whom? and do they still apply and if not how did they remove them?
Sorry for these many questions, and thank you so so much.
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States have their own constitutions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_...United_States))

The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land though so it always takes precedence above state constitutions. There's no conflict as far as state constitutions, but conflict does exist between state and federal law though.
Thank you so much. But who does make the state constitution laws, the state court or whom?
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So each state has its own local laws.Who made these laws, the local courts or whom? and do they still apply and if not how did they remove them?
Sorry for these many questions, and thank you so so much.
The state legislatures would have passed these laws. I'm not a history student (I'm a government and politics student) but I'm fairly sure they were abolished by the Civil Rights Act 1964 since the CRA overrode the Jim Crow laws. Although any history people please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Each US state has its own government, legislature and courts. Each one is in effect a mini-country.

But the US itself has its own government, legislature and courts which supersede state laws (in certain matters).
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The state legislatures would have passed these laws. I'm not a history student (I'm a government and politics student) but I'm fairly sure they were abolished by the Civil Rights Act 1964 since the CRA overrode the Jim Crow laws. Although any history people please correct me if I'm wrong.
Thank you so so so soooooo much, U made me happier.
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