What is preemption? Why does it matter? What does it look like? Answer these questions and more with our new Preemption 101 one-pager, which explores the legal doctrine, the types and forms of preemption, and additional resources. 

Preemption occurs when a higher level of government supersedes the authority of lower levels. 

This resource also gives a high level overview of policy areas and states affected by the misuse and abuse of preemption, and gives easy to understand examples of the different forms of preemption.