Hierarchical Applicability of Legislation

Standing legislation applies to all people within the scope of that legislature, and constrains legislation made by any legislature with a scope contained by the scope of the legislature which created the legislation.   The legislation of a particular legislature does not constrain or apply to legislation created by a legislature whose scope contains and is larger than, or does not overlap with, the scope of the particular legislature.   A particular legislature must, therefore, amend or repeal statutes which are rendered inconsistent by the passage of a statute created by a legislature whose scope is larger than and contains the scope of the particular legislature.



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