Constitutional law

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law that relates to the constitution, as a permanent system of political and juridical government, as distinguished from statutory and common law, which relate to matters subordinate to such constitution.

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Exceptional Child Center, the court held 5-4 that Medicaid providers cannot rely on the Supremacy Clause to sue states to enforce a Medicaid reimbursement statute.
On nullification efforts, Greenley maintains there is no conflict between the current efforts to block implementation of federal laws and the Constitution's supremacy clause.
justices were determining whether the Constitution's Supremacy Clause - which establishes the Constitution and federal law as the law of the land--gives providers the right to sue.
Twenty-seven states have reached out to the high court in support of Idaho, citing unwarranted lawsuits because of misguided interpretations of the Supremacy Clause.
In its ruling, the court commented specifically on the Recovery Act, stating on page 75: "The Recovery Act is preempted by the Federal Bankruptcy Code and is therefore void pursuant to the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.
Katt (which is the mostly widely studied case in this line) explicitly grounds the doctrine in the Supremacy Clause.
the Supremacy Clause, the Guarantee Clause, Article III jurisdiction,
under the Supremacy Clause, which provides that certain federal
However, the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution provides that where there is a conflict between a federal law and a state law, the federal law will prevail.
Supreme Court has ruled consistently that federal law trumps the laws of states and that the Constitution's supremacy clause unequivocally ensures that federal law prevails when there is a conflict with a state.
James Madison's Constitution contains the Supremacy Clause (federal law ''shall be the supreme law of the land,'' regardless of state laws ''to the contrary'') because he knew that state legislatures, even more than the national legislature of an ''extensive'' republic, were susceptible to capture by self-seeking factions.
Second, it constituted illegal regulation of wholesale electricity sales, in violation of the Federal Power Act and the Supremacy Clause of the U.