Constitutional law

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law that relates to the constitution, as a permanent system of political and juridical government, as distinguished from statutory and common law, which relate to matters subordinate to such constitution.

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The American will know how to appreciate the importance of this opinion, in relation to the house in question, when he is told that it was written by one of those inspired moralists, and profound constitutional lawyers, and ingenious political economists, who daily teach their fellow creatures how to give practical illustrations of the mandates of the Bible, how to discriminate in vexed questions arising from the national compact, and how to manage their private affairs in such a way as to escape the quicksands that have wrecked their own.
There is some irony in the fact that the European country which has the fairest allocation of resources to its constituent parts - Germany - has a system devised by British constitutional lawyers in the aftermath of World War Two.
Women who register as candidates have invariably been excluded from standing for election by the Guardians Council - this is a 12-member council of constitutional guardians appointed by the Supreme Leader, of which six must be recognised theologians and the other six are established constitutional lawyers.
To see how, it is necessary to think of the enumerated-powers idea not as an actionable rule for legislative behavior but as an aspect of the identity, professional and national, of American constitutional lawyers.
It would shock constitutional lawyers around the world into disbelief to learn that a Constitutional Court in Zambia, after refusing to hear evidence, turned around and gave what at best would be a technical reason for dismissing a case before it," said legal expert Muna Ndulo.
I mean, you have great constitutional lawyers that say you can't run," Trump said.
It seems that the Constitutional Court, with its new chief justice and new members appointed by Erdoy-an, may soon allow criminal courts created by the Erdoy-an government to conduct witch hunts against oppositional groups no matter if the entire group of respected constitutional lawyers deems such courts as being in grave violation of the rule of law.
Hammady and Michael Meyer-Resende, both constitutional lawyers and, respectively, the Libya country director and the executive director at Democracy Reporting International (DRI), shed crucial light on Libya's continuing political turmoil.
In the constitutional petition filed through constitutional lawyers Irfan Qadir and Sardar Abdul Razzaq, stance has been taken that during the sitins of Dr Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan in Islamabad Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to play the role for resolving this crisis on which the Army Chief met the two leaders of the long march and sitin.
We have consulted with various constitutional lawyers and we are certain that this is within the parameters of the Constitution," Deles said.
Obama's decision to ask Congress to authorize a panel of privacy advocates to weigh in at times during secret FISA court proceedings has triggered a roiling debate among constitutional lawyers, government counsels and privacy advocates.
The Constitutional lawyers can argue until they are blue in the face whether there are legal justifications for using drones, and tacticians can similarly make the case for the relative ease with which this new technology can help us target and eliminate "bad guys" without putting American lives at risk.

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