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Should states have rights to demand changes be made to legal system of others?

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Should states (countries, territories) have rights to demand changes be made to legal system of others?


If so, which type of laws should be subject to change?

Abortion
Adoption
Choking
Cigarettes
Death Penalty
Drug legality
Education
Eminent domain
Enforcement
Ethics
Farming
Gay marriage
Grazing
Guns
Immigration
Indian Treaties
Keystone
Medical
Militia
Pedophilia
Personhood
Pollution
Second hand smoke
Sex
Shale
Speed Limit
Stalking
Stunning
Voting
Water

What about other types of laws (identify some)?

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Colorado Sued by Neighbors Over Legal Marijuana
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Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado in U.S. Supreme Court, arguing state-legalized marijuana is spilling across state lines.

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http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/01/09/oklahoma-protesters-criticize-state-for-suing-colorado-over-pot/ - January 9, 2015
Protesters rallied in Oklahoma City Thursday to oppose their state attorney general’s decision to join a lawsuit against Colorado over its legalized marijuana laws.

“This lawsuit is coming from a state attorney general that has claimed to champion states’ rights and (criticize) government overreach, yet at the same time now he’s fighting against states’ rights, so it’s hypocrisy of the highest order,”
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Without legal means for one party to seek redress of grievances for injury by another party, conflicts can devolve into extralegal forms of strife.
Among USA states, such petitions could be adjudicated under Federal law.
Or, two thirds of the states can pass amendments to the federal constitution, which would supersede state constitutions.
Under the current US Constitution, the 10th amendment reserves powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, to the States respectively, or to the people.
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Not so dissimilar, as 32 states (64%) now legalize gay marriage, Supreme Court is about to decide 'something' about it. Likely another 5-4 decision, with about everyone shying from predicting.  (On my list of questions to raise here, if I can but find the words before they 'vote'). While they've said before they'll vote the public will, (I suspect they indeed will) the majority is Catholic and the Pope preempted with declaration it should not (yet) be.
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On that issue, http://xkcd.com/1431 remarks: "People often say that same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 60s. But in terms of public opinion, same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 90s, when it had already been legal nationwide for 30 years."
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TY, sufficiently complete, could use some further discussion; yet as above there are other similar issues like Keystone & VA suicides etc. (not to mention other Qs still open/ongoing).
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[Sequel, or at least intended as similar (but different) question here:]

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Politics/Q_28600629.html
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