Tagged: supremacy clause


Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee (1816)

Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee (1816) is the fifth landmark Supreme Court case featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics Series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The goal is greater familiarization with the rights and...


Governors, Refugees and the Constitution: Oh My!

More than half the nation’s governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states. Among these 27 states, all but one have Republican governors. Can they reject these refugees?   The Constitution The Supremacy Clause is a conflict-of-laws rule specifying that certain national acts take priority over any state...