state government

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Overview

The preemption doctrine refers to the idea that a higher authority of law will displace the law of a lower authority of law when the two authorities come into conflict.

Federal Preemption

When state law and federal law conflict, federal...

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Definition

The sovereign immunity refers to the fact that the government cannot be sued without its consent.

Overview

Sovereign immunity was derived from British common law doctrine based on the idea that the King could do no wrong. In the United...