- Congress or the state legislature may pass a new law which replaces or repeals an existing law.
- Congress or the state legislature may repeal or abolish a law without substituting a new law.
- Laws may be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States.
- There are partial repeals which occur when a specified part or provision of a previous Act is repealed but other provisions remain in force.
- Implied repeal occurs where two statutes are mutually inconsistent. The effect is that the later statute repeals the earlier statute but inconsistency needs to be established before implied repeal can occur.
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