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Title

Sheathing the Sword of Federal Preemption

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Abstract

It was not too long ago that federal preemption-the doctrine that federal law overrides state laws which "impair federal superin-tendence of the field" even though Congress has not expressed its intent with any clarity'-was a sword which federal courts used with some regularity.

Copyright

University of Minnesota Law School