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Field preemption

may be inferred if a federal scheme of regulation is so pervasive that Congress must have intended to leave no room for a state to supplement it or if an Act of Congress touches a field in which the federal interest is so dominant the federal system is assumed to prohibit enforcement of state laws on the same issue.[1]

References Edit

  1. Rice v. Santa Fe Elevator Corp., 331 U.S. 218, 230 (1947) (full-text).

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