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What is the supreme law of the land in the US?

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November 28, 2016 1:03AM
  • The US Constitution and federal laws and treaties that adhere to the Constitution officially became the "supreme law of the land" in the United States
  • Article VI the document and the laws of the United States which "shall be made in pursuance thereof..." are the "Supreme Law of the Land." The phrase, "shall be made in pursuance thereof" indicates the Constitution is the ultimate authority to which all other laws and treaties must conform.

Article VI, Clause 2 (Supremacy Clause)

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.