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to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932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.
He said the parties failed to realise that it was a requirement of the supreme law of the land as concealing vital information relating to payment of taxes and written-off loans etc.
The Transitional Constitution of South Sudan (TCSS), 2011 is the supreme law of the land and the guiding principle of distinct laws that exist in South Sudan.
Freedom of the media is protected in the supreme law of the land and it sends a grave signal for the government to suspend sections of the law that do not suit it in its battle of will with the opposition.
Constitution the supreme law of the land and established bi-annual legislative sessions in Texas.
authorities to violate the supreme law of the land to enforce an illegitimate and unconstitutional UN "convention.
The former president of Sri Lanka, Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, also addressed the distinguished gathering on the pressing need for constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka and the multiple challenges that need to be overcome when creating a constitution that is the supreme law of the land.
Were a majority of voters to vote in favor, it would remove clauses from the California Constitution stating that the state is "an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
The House also acknowledges that the sole protectors of this supreme law of the land are the people of Pakistan.
He tried to justify the legality of DAP with a provision in the Administrative Code, But even non-lawyers are aware that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land," he said in a statement.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has declared the South Dakota Constitution the "mother law," the supreme law of the land.

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