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  • n  the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
  • n  the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
  • n  the right to purchase something in advance of others
  • n  a prior appropriation of something

  • In a similar way, pre-emption can be justified by the nature of today's threats.
  • Fine; but if pre-emption is to be adopted as a doctrine, it has to encompass more than one rogue state.
  • More states are also passing laws to override a loophole known as a pre-emption that prevents cities and local municipalities from passing more restrictive laws than the .

  • John Howard in AFP
    When the consequences of an attack with weapons of mass destruction are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize. ...... The place of pre-emption in our national security strategy remains the... President Bush Dallas Morning News Mar 16, 2006 76683 103685 pre-emption A decision was clearly taken -- the right decision -- that pre-emption and forward action was better than retaliation and it worked brilliantly," Howard told reporters.
  • David Kay in USA Today
    If you cannot rely on good, accurate intelligence that is credible to the American people and to others abroad, you certainly cannot have a policy of pre-emption,David Kay said.

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