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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of preempt.


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  • The administration needs to show that S.B. 1070, Arizona's law authorizing state officials to enforce federal immigration law, is "preempted" - that it runs afoul of the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, which confirms that federal law supersedes state law.

    The Weekly Standard Blog

  • FOX more or less intentionally killed it with a scheduling pillow-over-the-face: I recall hanging out at my friend Personal Demon’s house every Sunday night, only to find Futurama yet again preempted by Sunday Night Football.

    2007 November « Skulls in the Stars

  • In its lawsuit against Arizona, the Justice Department argues that the state statute is "preempted" by federal law because immigration enforcement is solely a federal prerogative.

    Arizona files countersuit tied to challenge of its immigration law

  • He took aim at the core of the Justice Department's argument: that the Arizona statute is "preempted" by federal law and is especially troublesome because it requires mandatory immigration status checks in certain circumstances.

    Judge questions Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona immigration law

  • The Justice Department says the Arizona statute is "preempted" by federal law because immigration enforcement is solely a federal prerogative.

    Arizona's immigration law goes before appeals court

  • Bolton, a Democratic appointee, also questioned a core part of the Justice Department's argument that she should declare the law unconstitutional: that it is "preempted" by federal law because immigration enforcement is an exclusive federal prerogative.

    Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

  • Circuit Court that upheld the application of the City's rent control law to the units, rejecting the owner's claim that federal law "preempted" local rent protections.

    PEOPLE'S VICTORY!! US Court of Appeals Rules to Protect Section 8 Tenants

  • These local efforts are meeting stiff legal resistance: so far most courts say the field of immigration is "preempted" by federal law.

    Dan Kowalski: Unpacking "Sanctuary Cities"

  • KESSEL: I think we've got a very interesting situation evolving here and it could be that the Israeli prime minister has kind of preempted the pressure that was coming down enormously on Yasser Arafat.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2001

  • In the Arizona case, DeVine Law searched high and low for an argument justifying the federal government's claim of having "preempted" the field of immigration law, above and beyond those offered by Judge Susan Bolton.



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