Law

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Question 1
Congress enacts the following statute:
Section One TRAFFIC LAWS: FTPA; exclusive national jurisdiction
The Federal Traffic Police Administration is hereby established.  It shall have jurisdiction over all traffic offenses defined by federal law.  The federal government shall be the source of all traffic laws and law enforcement on all roads, paved and unpaved in the United States.
Section Two Traffic Laws: FTT; Trials
A system of Federal Traffic Tribunals is hereby established.  The FTT shall be located within the Department of Justice.  The FTT shall have exclusive jurisdiction over every traffic violation charge in the United States.  The judges of the tribunal shall be appointed by the Attorney General and may be removed by the Attorney General without cause.
Under further provisions, all traffic offenses are characterized as criminal and punishment varies from small fines to several years in prison (e.g., vehicular manslaughter, ten years).
Is this statute constitutional?  If you believe it is constitutional, explain why. If you believe it is unconstitutional, identify the specific areas of that you believe are unconstitutional and explain what makes those areas unconstitutional.

Question 2.

Identify two authorities held exclusively by the federal government, two held exclusively by the state governments, and two held concurrently.  Are there any of the powers held exclusively by either the federal or state governments that you feel should be held jointly?  If so, why?  If not, why do you feel that they exclusively held powers are the best for our country?  Are there any of the concurrently held powers that you feel should be held exclusively by one of the governments?  If so, why?  If not, why do you feel that the concurrently held powers are the best for our country?