Part 1: (300 words)
Why should federal law trump state law? Consider not only the case of marijuana but one other significant issue on which the states have been sharply divided in the past; for example, slavery or segregation or gay marriage.
Part 2: (300 words)
What do you think: Should the United States give priority to immigrants who are highly educated and skilled, or should it give priority to immigrants who have family in the United States? Why?