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  Constitutional Law of Canada
Constitutional law is the law that establishes, allocates and limits public power.
In modern times, most major constitutions are written, although this is not invariably so, and some major constitutions - that of the United Kingdom, for example - remain unwritten.
It is partly written, although the writings are in several rather than one statute; partly unwritten, consisting of usages, practices, customs and conventions; and partly rules of the common law developed by the courts.
www.constitutional-law.net /general.html   (158 words)

  Constitutional law - Wex
The broad topic of constitutional law deals with the interpretation and implementation of the United States Constitution (http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html).
Article VI of The United States Constitution states that the "Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made or shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the Supreme Law of the Land." See The Supremacy Clause: U.S. Constitution, art.
The Constitution was interpreted, in 1819, as giving the Supreme Court the power to invalidate any state actions that interfere with the Constitution and the laws and treaties passed pursuant to it.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/constitutional.html   (1011 words)

  Constitutional law at AllExperts
Constitutional law is the study of foundational laws that govern the scope of powers and authority of various bodies in relation to the creation and execution of other laws by a government.
Not all nation-states have constitutions, though all such states have a jus commune, or law of the land, that may consist of a variety of imperative and consensual rules, that may be customary law, oral law and written law that apply in the various jurisdictions of such state.
The constitutional law may be the fact of interpreting a variety of text which may also be informed by history, custom and unwritten constitutional conventions.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/co/constitutional_law.htm   (416 words)

 Texas Constitutional Law
Constitutional law defines the limits of powers granted in the Constitution and balances the rights of individuals whose rights are in conflict.
For example, it is constitutional for the government to prohibit demonstrations in a hospital zone out of concern for patient safety, or to restrict billboard advertising that is so distracting as to cause accidents.
Although the law is clear that people do not have complete freedom of speech when it comes to obscene materials, obscenity is a controversial area of constitutional law because the definition of obscenity is unclear.
www.weblocator.com /attorney/tx/law/c04.html   (2583 words)

 California Constitutional Law
In constitutional law, it is essential to become acquainted with the way courts interpret the documents' provisions.
Because constitutions are such important documents, and because the courts play such a key role in understanding what the documents say, the nomination of justices to sit on the federal and states' supreme courts is an important issue.
Despite the importance of constitutional law in our legal system, many of the thorniest issues in constitutional law are of limited interest to the average consumer.
www.weblocator.com /attorney/ca/law/c04.html   (3401 words)

 Constitutional Topic: Martial Law - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
In strict dictionary terms, martial law is the suspension of civil authority and the imposition of military authority.
When we say a region or country is "under martial law," we mean to say that the military is in control of the area, that it acts as the police, as the courts, as the legislature.
The distinction must be made as clear as that between martial law and military justice: deployment of troops does not necessarily mean that the civil courts cannot function, and that is one of the keys, as the Supreme Court noted, to martial law.
www.usconstitution.net /consttop_mlaw.html   (1700 words)

 Constitutional Law
Jackson argues against using precedent to decide on constitutional issues, but he also uses precedent to show that the bank had twice been rejected and therefore the issue is not one of a settled principle.
The essence of the judicial branch’s power is to interpret the constitution and of a law is against the constitution, the court must invalidate it.
The court held the act constitutional because it was made to effect the provisions of the treaty.
wings.buffalo.edu /academic/department/law/sba/outlines/constitutionallaw.htm   (5429 words)

 Nicholas Johnson, Constitutional Law, Kazakhstan Constitution
Laws and international treaties recognized not to be in compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, may not be signed or, accordingly, ratified and brought into effect.
Laws and other regulatory legal acts, recognized as infringing on the rights and freedoms of an individual and citizen secured by the Constitution, shall be canceled and shall not be in effect.
The principles of justice established by the Constitution shall be common and uniform for all courts and judges in the Republic.
www.uiowa.edu /~cyberlaw/cnl03/kazakcon.html   (1840 words)

 Constitutional Law
The peculiarities, modes and classification of norms of constitutional law.
The drafting and adopting of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia.
5.The law of the election of parliament of the Republic of Latvia.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/regional/MISKI.html   (1461 words)

 Columbia Law : Constitutional Law
The U.S. Constitution performs two main functions: first, it creates and empowers the principal organs of the federal government; and second, it imposes limits on the actions that may be taken by the federal government, the states, and the subdivisions of the latter.
Yet the Constitution originally intended to limit the confiscatory and regulatory powers of temporary majorities, and the restraints it imposed were enforced for much of U.S. history.
Thus, state constitutions and their impact on state and local government, as well as on the manner in which many federal mandates are executed, are of great significance not only in the distribution of government powers, but also in the work of lawyers in every part of the country.
www.law.columbia.edu /llm_jsd/grad_studies/courses/CLINIC   (1950 words)

 Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
Constitution of Medina (Dustur al-Madinah), Mohammed (622) — Constitution of government which united Muslims, Jews, Christians and pagans, in the city-state of Medina, perhaps the first written constitution.
A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, John Adams (1787-89) — Comprehensive historical review of how various national constitutions worked, with quotes from political philosophers and historians, that influenced the Founders in their drafting of state and federal constitutions.
The American Republic: its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny, O. Brownson (1866) — Argument against secession, distinguishes the constitution of government from the underlying constitution of the society, and territorial from socialistic or egoistic democracy.
www.constitution.org /liberlib.htm   (3675 words)

 Constitutional Law
Often considered to have the best constitutional law faculty in the United States, The University of Texas School of Law presents unparalleled opportunities for work on the whole range of issues that fall under constitutional law: the structure of government and the federal system, individual rights and liberties, and consti-tutional interpretation.
Even lawyers who do not practice in the area of constitutional law will find that a knowledge of constitutional doctrine is invaluable, since it is the most publicly visible-and often most controversial-area of the law, one which lawyers are often called upon to explain to their non-lawyer peers.
All students are required to take at least two constitutional law courses: during the first year, a basic course on the structure of government under the Constitution; and during the second or third year, a course on a specialized constitutional law topic (for example, freedom of speech, religious liberty, equal protection, the welfare state).
www.utexas.edu /law/academics/curriculum/constlaw.html   (230 words)

 www.cali.org - CALI Lessons Subject List
It can be used at the beginning of the Family Law course as a refresher, or during the course to clarify general doctrine, or at the end of the course as review.
Constitutional Powers and Structures Review for Family Law is an overview of the "structures" rather than the "rights" portions of Constitutional Law.
The Constitutional Aspects of Family Law is a more extensive lesson which examines the constitutional dimensions of specific areas such as marriage, divorce, parenting, procreation, contraception, sexuality, and other issues.
www2.cali.org /index.php?fuseaction=lessons.subjectlist&cat=CST   (872 words)

 Constitutional Law Web Tutorial - SMU Dedman School of Law
Imagine that you have been assigned to Professor Hutchinson’s Constitutional Law class, and that this will be the very first class you attend in law school.
Professor Hutchinson expects that all the students in the class have read the case carefully (which means more than one time for beginning law students) and have done their best to brief the case (write an outline of the legal issues) before coming to class.
Professor Hutchinson expects to be able to call on any student in class, and through a series of questions and responses to the student's answers to those questions, help all the students in the class understand the case they have been assigned to read.
www.law.smu.edu /firstday/con_law/default.htm   (170 words)

 Constitutional Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In terms of constitutional law, Parliament is the court of last resort.
The law was the Judiciary Act of 1789, specifically Section 13, which stated that the court could issue writs to persons holding office under the authority of the United States.
Behind Marshall's reasoning was a conviction that he held to in all of his later rulings: since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and since it is the duty of the Supreme Court to uphold the law, two things clearly follow.
www.lectlaw.com /files/con08.htm   (1686 words)

 Constitutional Law and Constitutional History Resources--Pritzker Legal Research Center
NU School of Law students are especially encouraged to visit or call our Reference Desk (312-503-8450) for help with constitutional law or constitutional history research questions.
Scroll down to "The Constitutional Convention." Includes: (1) variant texts of plans submitted to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention by Edmund Randolph, William Patterson, and Alexander Hamilton; (2) the Convention notes of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Rufus King.
House of Representatives, Amendments to the Constitution, 8 June, 21 July, 13, 18-19 Aug. 1789.
www.law.northwestern.edu /lawlibrary/research/subjects/constitutional.htm   (1530 words)

 Constitutional Law
Constitutional law experts at Washington University School of Law are available to speak about a variety of current constitutional topics such as free speech, the right to privacy, campaign finance reform and civil rights.
His current scholarship compares the antidiscrimination approach to disabilities law with social welfare law, as means of achieving the goals of the disability rights movement, including increased...
WUSTL law professor Leila Sadat is one of the lawyers.
news-info.wustl.edu /cat/page/normal/173.html   (1823 words)

 FindLaw: Legal Subjects: Constitutional Law: Constitutions of the World
Constitutions of the Americas From Georgetown's Center for Latin American Studies.
Canadian Constitutional Documents Unlike the majority of countries whose basic law derives from one document, Canada's basic law derives not only from a set of documents known as Constitution Acts, but also a set of unwritten laws and conventions.
Constitutions of the Americas Constitutions of North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean.
www.findlaw.com /01topics/06constitutional/03forconst/index.html   (219 words)

 Constitutional Law and Abortion
Chief Justice Burger dissented holding that the court's opinion would "seriously invade the constitutional prerogatives of the States and regrettably hark back to the heyday of substantive due process." He held that there was a legitimate health purpose for the statute's doctor/pharmacist requirement and that therefore the married/single issue is not legitimately before the court.
The Court held that these provisions (1) invaded the privacy of the woman and her doctor; (2) were calculated by the Pennsylvania legislature to "intimidate" women and try to dissuade them from having abortions; (3) impermissibly put the lives of viable fetuses over the health concerns of women.
The law may require a 48-hour waiting period between notification and the abortion to give the parents a "realistic opportunity" to talk to the daughter.
members.aol.com /abtrbng/conlaw.htm   (2260 words)

This course is a required, first-year course which will enable students to develop the critical legal skills necessary to examine Canada’s constitutional framework, including the judicial system, the division of powers, the treatment and rights of Aboriginal Peoples, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canadian Constitutional law is a large, complex and constantly changing subject.
Students are welcome to employ feminist, law and economics, law and literature, critical race theory or other perspectives when writing their assignments.
www.law.uvic.ca /Current_Students/winter/100y02-2004w.htm   (1930 words)

 Constitutional Law - International
Constitution of the Principality of Andorra (In English)
The Constitution of the Republic of Cape Verde
Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2534 (1991) (In English)
www.washlaw.edu /forint/alpha/c/constitutionallaw.html   (153 words)

 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: United States Constitution
Constitution of the United States of America as Amended: Unratified Amendments, Analytical Index (U.S. House of Representatives, via GPO Access) June 20, 2003; H.Doc.
Constitution of the United States, Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, via GPO Access) 2002 edition (S.Doc.
GREECE: Athenian Constitution by Aristotle (in English) Sir Frederic G. Kenyon's translation of Aristotle on the political structure (or constitution) of the ancient city-state of Athens, which is usually considered a prime inspiration for the form of government chosen for the United States.
www.loc.gov /law/guide/usconst.html   (1135 words)

 Bora Laskin Law Library -Finding Legal Information on the Web -Constitutional Law
There are other documents that relate to Canada's development as a country, such as those predating Confederation, which do not hold the force of law, as each act was superseded by the other until the passing and proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1867.
The broad topic of constitutional law deals with the interpretation and implementation of the United States Constitution.
As the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, constitutional law deals with some of the fundamental relationships within American society.
www.law-lib.utoronto.ca /resources/topic/const.htm   (711 words)

 Constitutional Law
Constitutional Documents (Ronald Rotunda, University of Illinois College of Law)
Constitutional Law Timeline (Wilson Parker and Michael Curtis, Wake Forest University School of Law)
Law and Courts Section, American Political Science Association
jurist.law.pitt.edu /sg_con.htm   (956 words)

 Constitutional Law - Guide To Constitutional Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This section deals with constitutions as they set out the general framework of government.
Government entities and specific provisions providing for human rights and civil rights, which are part of some constitutions, are set out in the appropriate sections.
Commercial matters are likewise dealt with in the commercial law section.
www.hg.org /conlaw.html   (87 words)

 Center for Constitutional Law
The Constitutional Law Center at The University of Akron School of Law was established by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.
The Primary purpose of the Center is to promote scholarships concerning the United States Constitution, including its Amendments, to commemorate the creation of that document and help illuminate its application to modern times.
He taught a seminar in Comparative Constitutional Law and gave a distinguished lecture series while in residence at The University of Akron.
www.uakron.edu /law/cclaw.php   (227 words)

 Amazon.com: Constitutional Law: Books: Geoffrey R. Stone,Louis M. Seidman,Cass R. Sunstein,Mark V. Tushnet,Pamela S. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The U.S. Constitution is the way in which the United States creates institutions to implement basic ideas of constitutionalism.
I particularly enjoyed the Race and the Constitution (equality and 14th amendment stuff) chapter and the dicussion of the case law preceding Brown v.
But if you are a law student, you will not have time to wade through this ocean of rambling.
www.amazon.com /Constitutional-Law-Geoffrey-R-Stone/dp/073555014X   (1211 words)

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