federal preemption

Definition of "federal preemption"
  1. The legal rule allowing a federal law to override a state law when certain issues of national significance such as interstate commerce are involved
How to use "federal preemption" in a sentence
  1. The smoking regulations enforced by the state were overridden by federal preemption because they conflicted with interstate commerce regulations.
  2. The company attempted to abide by both federal and state regulations, but ultimately federal preemption allowed the federal regulations to take precedence.
  3. In the realm of food labeling laws, instances of federal preemption can lead to considerable confusion for manufacturers who must navigate diverse regulatory landscapes.

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