The contract preempts lawsuits by the company's clients.
The state law was preempted by a federal law.
The President's speech preempted regular programming.
Recent Examples on the WebThe legislation passed, but with an effective date too late to preempt the Nov. 7 special elections.—Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 It should be noted, too, that three localities within the state — New York City, Ithaca and Westchester County — have their own pay disclosure rules already in effect and the new ones from the state will not supersede or preempt them.—Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 But with the drama unfolding so quickly in Dallas, a shocked nation took in the raw video feeds that preempted all regular TV programming and canceled $19 million worth of commercials time (equivalent to $191 million today when adjusted for inflation).—Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Years of blockade Shortly after the 2006 elections, the Bush administration tried to force Hamas from power and bring in a rival leader from the Fatah party who was considered friendlier to Israel and the U.S. Hamas preempted the coup and took full control of Gaza in May 2007.—Maha Nassar, Fortune, 10 Oct. 2023 In the Missouri case, a federal judge blocked the state law in March, calling it an impermissible attempt to preempt federal law and a threat to public safety.—Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 Instead, in response to widespread efforts to ban books across the country, Hewitt said the library system wanted to survey its catalog and take steps to preempt any state efforts to ban books.—Fabiana Chaparro, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 The Emergency Broadcast System was created in 1963 as a way to preempt television and radio broadcasts to allow the federal government to communicate directly with viewers and listeners.—Dominic Pino, National Review, 6 Oct. 2023 The intent is to address issues with athletes’ money-making activities that have surfaced since the NCAA lifted its ban on NIL compensation in 2021, and to establish federal standards and regulations for college athletes’ health and safety that would preempt state laws, Steve Henson reports.—David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023 See More
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