states righter

states' righter

noun
a person who opposes U.S. federal intervention in affairs of the separate states, supporting this position by a strict interpretation of the constitution of the U.S.

Origin:
1940–45; states' right(s) + -er1

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states' rights
 
pl n
1.  the rights and powers generally conceded to the states, or all those powers claimed for the states under some interpretations of the Constitution
2.  a doctrine advocating the severe curtailment of Federal powers by such an interpretation of the Constitution
 
states' righter
 
n

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