Supremacy Clause

Definition of "Supremacy Clause"
  1. A provision in the U.S. Constitution stating that federal law takes precedence over state law in case of a conflict
How to use "Supremacy Clause" in a sentence
  1. The Supremacy Clause ensured that the new federal gun law overrode the conflicting state regulation.
  2. Under the Supremacy Clause, state environmental laws cannot interfere with federal initiatives.
  3. The civil rights legislation was upheld due to the Supremacy Clause despite several state-level challenges.

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