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states' rights

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  1. states' rightsnoun

    a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states

  2. states' rightsnoun

    the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution


  1. States' rights

    States' rights in U.S. politics refers to political powers reserved for the U.S. state governments rather than the federal government according to the Tenth Amendment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of states' rights in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of states' rights in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of states' rights in a Sentence

  1. Hogan Gidley:

    If Senator Cruz is an advocate for states' rights on marriage and on life, then I think would surprise a lot of evangelicals, ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa.

  2. Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra:

    So much for people who talk about states' rights and local control.

  3. Donald Kettl:

    Senate Democrats had what seemed to be a kind of big moment in the 1960s where... states' rights were pushed back because of concerns that states left to their own devices would pursue policies that were discriminatory.

  4. Marvin Dulaney:

    That Confederacy period is still part of that history. Criticize it and indeed tell the truth about it, that its about slavery and not states rights and so on.

  5. Bobby Jindal:

    The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states' rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that.

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