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A Significant and Quiet Threat to Public Health in the United States: State Preemption

May 12, 2017

JD, MPH, and JD


State and local governments traditionally protect the health and safety of their populations more strenuously than does the federal government. Preemption, when a higher level of government restricts or withdraws the authority of a lower level of government to act on a particular issue, was historically used as a point of negotiation in the legislative process… Read the whole article here.