Pre-Emption: Definition & Rights


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When a federal law pre-empts another law, the other law will be a ____ law.

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1. Field pre-emption occurs when:

2. The U.S. Supremacy Clause is located in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of pre-emption. You will be assessed on the Supremacy Clause and the pre-emption doctrine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Field pre-emption
  • The U.S. Supremacy Clause
  • Roles of the Supreme Court
  • The pre-emption doctrine

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pre-emption and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding roles of the Supreme Court
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the U.S. Supremacy Clause

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Pre-Emption: Definition & Rights. This lesson will help you:

  • Define pre-emption
  • Determine the purpose of the Supremacy Clause
  • Review Commonwealth of Edison Co. vs. Montana
  • Identify examples of field pre-emption