There is simply no reason to trust Congress to respect state law when the body regularly narrowly rejects UN treaties whose implementation would trump state law on non-federal matters. The US should absolutely be required to amend or refuse to implement treaties whose implementation would violate federalism. In the example of Bond, there was absolutely no need to prosecute Bond using that particular federal statute, as her actions also violated state law. The example shows that increasing the number of federal statutes on the books in this way is neither necessary nor helpful.
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