The Specific > General Canon

A more specific rule will be given precedence over a more general one.

Cites:

1. Busic v. United States, 446 U.S. 398 (1980):

“a more specific statute will be given precedence over a more general one”

2. D. Ginsberg & Sons v. Popkin, 52 S.Ct. 322 (1932):

“Specific terms prevail over the general in the same or another statute which otherwise might be controlling.”

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