The states can pass ANY law they desire.<quoted text>
since u are a Constitutional scholar, may be u could tell what exactly the States could do that ISN'T currently covered by the Constitution? you know, one of those 'immutable characteristics'.
me and my 'ilk' are in sore need of your knowledge of such matters.
thanking u in advance...
The states are reserved the rights that are not given to the federal government by the Constitution. That means that states are in fact permitted to pass ANY law they so desire (e.g., miscegenation laws, laws requiring property ownership to vote, etc.). However (and this is critical), the federal government via the US Supreme Ct has the ultimately authority to determine the Constitutionality of laws (either upheld or struck down; e.g., striking down as unconstitutional miscegenation laws, laws requiring property ownership to vote, etc.).
This is an example of our checks and balances. It is also an example of the necessity of a centralized federal government. Both were deliberately considered features included into our form of government by the Founders.