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nuclear option

n
1. (Military) the use of or power to use nuclear weapons
2. the use of or power to use a measure considered to be particularly drastic: the nuclear option of a confidence vote.
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What was missing from the referendum design process, therefore, was a step that would ensure that citizens were in fact able to vote for the most popular constitutional option.
39) We discuss the constitutional option in greater detail in the next section.
Gold and Dimple Gupta, The Constitutional Option To Change Senate Rules and Procedures: A Majoritarian Means To Overcome the Filibuster, 28 HARV.
Haji pointed out that "Nineveh governor earlier threatened that in case of giving such a status to Tal-Afar , Nineveh province will resort to the constitutional option to demand and declare the region constitutional status".
Prominent senators have supported the constitutional option over the years, and, throughout the later twentieth century battles over this issue erupted regularly at the start of a new Congress.
An independent Scotland will be nuclear-free and is the only constitutional option that will give us the ability to remove these weapons from our shores.
Separation of the South for that matter though not a CPA priority REMAINS a legal and a constitutional option in the Sudanese politics per the agreement.
There are various nuclear or constitutional option scenarios, but most involve a ruling by the presiding officer (Vice President Cheney could be in the chair to cast a tie-breaking vote) that could lead to a new Senate precedent requiring only 51 votes to end debate on a judicial nominee.
He saw what happened to Tom Daschle and yet he is probably going to vote against the constitutional option [to break the Democratic filibuster].
It is not for Scottish business to decide whether devolution or independence is the better constitutional option.
Thus, eight justices agree that a per se rule excluding polygraph evidence is a constitutional option for legislatures or state courts to adopt, but five justices believe that this approach is unwise as a matter of policy.
Thus, if Left liberalism demands $15,000 of welfare per year to the average poor person, and Right liberalism forbids welfare altogether, government has the constitutional option to choose any level of welfare between $15,000 and zero.

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