federal pre-emption

federal pre-emption
The U.S. Constitution and acts of Congress have given to the federal government exclusive power over certain matters such as interstate commerce and sedition to the exclusion of state jurisdiction. Occurs where federal law so occupies the field that state courts are prevented from asserting jurisdiction. State v. McHorse, 85 N.M. 753, 517 P.2d 75, 79.
See also preemption

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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