Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The fundamental right of a government to make all necessary laws. In the United States, state police power comes from the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which gives states the rights and powers "not delegated to the United States." States are thus granted the power to establish and enforce laws protecting the welfare, safety, and health of the public.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm