ERISA and the Language of Preemption

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This Article has two aims: first, to show that there is indeed little to guide courts in interpreting section 514(a), and second, to show that despite this lack of guidance, courts can still apply the provision rationally.

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Preemption (Legislative power), Qualified benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, United States, Employee fringe benefits, Federal preemption (Labor law)

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Jay Conison (Oklahoma City University)

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