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"Federal sovereignty" is the extension of authority by a federation or group of governments, where the prerogatives of the group supercede those of the individual member states. One example under the US Constitution is the supremacy of Federal courts in decisions over laws, rights, and interstate commerce. Another would be the issuance of the national currency.

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