The Specific > General Canon
A more specific rule will be given precedence over a more general one.
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.”