Supremacy Clause

Raymond Boyd, our Constitution student, discusses the ‘Supremacy Clause’, Article 6, of the U.S. Constitution.  It ain’t as difficult as the lawyers and the courts like to make it.  While you watch this video, think on these words by the chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler.  “I recognize that federal preemption is not a step to be taken lightly without a careful consideration of all relevant legal and policy issues,” and, “I respect the important role of state governments in our federal system, but I know that state laws that directly conflict with critical federal laws and policy may be subject to preemption in appropriate circumstances.”  Again, to view this video from our meeting of 18 Aug 2014, just click here.