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states'′ rights′
the rights belonging to the states, esp. with reference to the strict construction of the Constitution by which all rights not delegated to the federal government belong to the states.
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According to the contract, Forma Therapeutics received an upfront cash payment of USD195m and Celgene was granted an option to license ex- United States rights to select present and future drug candidates until 1 October 2019.
Home of the philosophy of "States Rights", the region is grounded in the belief the states of America are sovereign above all.
Home of the philosophy of "States Rights", it is grounded in belief the states of America are sovereign above all and federal government is a tool to enact their will.
States rights, comity, and federalism, don't you know.
I don't see how restricting a certain class of people from being educated or voting, which too many states were doing under the umbrella of states rights, was worth preserving.
DMK floor leader and son of the party leader M Karunanidhi Mr M K Stalin has said that his party "Kalaingarin Kazhagam" would stand up with the government to establish the states rights over Mullai Periyar Dam.