The Geier case?

In the Geier case, the Supreme Court how'd that states may not regulate motor vehicle safety standards. How do you think states like California and Massachusetts can impose stricter emission controls on motor vehicles than the federal standard?

4 Answers

  • 10 months ago
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    California has had stricter standards for a long time. Basically States follow one of two standards, the Federal Standard or the California standard. I have no idea what you are talking about though because that case has NOTHING to do with EMISSIONS standards. That was a case where DC tried to say you need airbags and the Feds said no you don't. What you are talking about is the Feds saying you need emissions controls and California saying they need to be stronger. The difference is you start with NEEDING them in the first place. Also no one is trying to sue the manufacturer over the standards. The USSC case said that the guy couldn't sue Honda for not requiring something Federal law didn't require.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    The Supreme Court 'how'd"? What?

    You are incorrect.

  • 10 months ago

    No they did not.

    The Court held that a federal automobile safety standard pre-empted a stricter state rule.

    In other words a state law can not over ride a federal law.

  • 10 months ago

    they were given permission by Congress

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