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to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932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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Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo's oath had her swear to abide by the US Constitution.
Exploring themes of federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, this work for advanced students and others explains the history and present state of the interpretation of the US Constitution and the development of the US constitutional system.
Summary: Ian Halperin sits in bed for two days without eating to try to change the US Constitution so Arnold Schwarzenegger can become President.
Real estate investment trust HRPT Properties Trust (HRP) (NYSE:HRP) declared on Tuesday that a law intended to lower rents the company may charge in Hawaii violates the US Constitution and is unenforceable, as ruled by Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the US District Court in Hawaii.
Focusing only on those aspects of the topic that are directly tied to the provision of Article III, section 2, of the US Constitution as opposed to legislatively created issues, Baude (law, Indiana U.