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What is the definition of constitutional supremacy?


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2015-02-26 20:02:55
2015-02-26 20:02:55

Constitutional supremacy is a doctrine where by the constitution is supreme and the government rule in accordance with the constitution and at the same time the power of government is limited by the Constitution in order to escape a type of tyrant of government, and the rule of law is prevailing.

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The constitutional supremacy refers to the doctrine in which the constitution is mandated to rule in accordance to the laws of the country.

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The 'Supremacy Clause' appears in Article VI of the Constitution. Constitutional supremacy means federal laws always reign supreme over state laws.

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Constitutional supremacy means that the U.S. Constitution and federal law, in general, supersede state laws and constitutions. This was established in Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

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It is similar to a constitutional monarchy.

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At the Constitutional Convention, the New Jersey Plan contained the idea of what would eventually become the Supremacy Clause. It was also known as the Paterson Plan.


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