police power

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State's constitution-granted power to govern, and to make, adopt, and enforce laws for the protection and preservation of public health, justice, morals, order, safety and security, and welfare. It also gives a government the right to take private property for public use under the doctrine of eminent domain. Although police power is fundamental and essential (and cannot be surrendered or transferred) it is subject to constitution-imposed limitations such as due process and supremacy of the law of the land.

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You should never do anything to step on the toes of the police power or they can make things tough for your company.
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You must never do anything to upset the police power or they may make life very hard for your business to operate.
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I did not wanna live in the state because I knew the legislation had granted a lot of police power and I did not wanna feel watched all the time.
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