DOUBTS ABOUT US CONSTITUTION (vi) -Article 6 – On Debt, National Supremathy, and Oaths – (Fighting with archaism).


My knowledge of (1789) English is not enough to understand Section ii) of the Sixth Article:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Does this mean that Laws made “according” to the Constitution and Treaties made “under the Authority of the United States” (What does “Authority” means in the text? The Congress? The President? The States’ Governors?) will remain “legally binding” unless they be in contradiction with something established by the Constitution or the Laws? Or just the opposite?

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