United States Constitution

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Noun1.United States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesUnited States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
advice and consent - a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Eighteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932
Nineteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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If the judges were not embarked in a conspiracy with the legislature, they would pronounce the resolutions of such a majority to be contrary to the supreme law of the land, unconstitutional, and void.
The existing Congress, without any such control, can make treaties which they themselves have declared, and most of the States have recognized, to be the supreme law of the land.
by calling for a "Convention of the States" to propose amending the supreme law of the land.
He asked South Sudanese citizens to forgive him for the role he played in drafting and passing of the Transitional Constitution, which he described as the "unpopular" supreme law of the land.
The Federal constitution shall be the supreme law of the land and will be binding on all the federation's authorities and on the constituent states.
Supreme Court and the deference each state is supposed to show the supreme law of the land.
He observed the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all the three organs of State, i.
Madison "because it shows the human dynamic in reaching appellate decisions, but it also says clearly that the supreme law of the land is--in practicality, as it should be--in the independence of the judiciary.
Bob Bagley is a true grassroots conservative who is a firm believer in limited government, fiscal responsibility, and the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
The people had attached great expectations for the redressal of their disputes from the courts, he said, adding the constitution was the supreme law of the land, which not only harmonized relation of the organs but also defined the basic edifice of governance.
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.
all treaty law shall become the Supreme law of the land .

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