US Constitution


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Noun1.US Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesUS 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to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932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.
Most of the book is devoted to First Amendment Law, integrating cases, narrative, and excerpts from leading articles and books to provide an in-depth understanding of the religious clauses of the US Constitution. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Summary: The US Senate on Tuesday easily swept aside a symbolic but politically potent measure declaring that President Barack Obama's decision to intervene militarily in Libya violated the US Constitution.
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.) examines the development of federal jurisdiction in the United States and examines jurisdiction controversies through American history into the present.
The US Constitution has been under nearly constant attack since its inception, so it's important that modern readers understand not only its contents, but the debates which raged during its creation.
The Antifederalists opposed the US Constitution because they felt state governments should hold more power: their campaign against the Constitution failed, but they succeeded in making the Bill of Rights a strong part of the document.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-3 July 2003-CrownPeak deploys content management system for US Constitution web site(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

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