Every state has its own Constitution. Those legislative acts resemble and differ from the Federal Constitution.

Like the federal Constitution, state constitutions identify each state’s legislative body and its prerogatives. The state legislative bodies enact state statutes, which have a limited geographical application, and, of course, will govern social activities other than those governed by federal statutes. State statues are subject to challenge in state courts on state constitutional grounds and in federal courts on federal grounds. For example, issues related to obtaining your driver’s license will be tried in state courts. On the other hand, issues related to the constitutionality of such procedures will be tried in federal courts.

Unlike the federal Constitution, state Constitutions are quite detailed. For example, the Constitution of the State of New York, Art. 9, § 2 set the limits of