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  Constitution - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
For example, in the Constitution of Australia, most of its fundamental political principles and regulations concerning the relationship between branches of government, and concerning the government and the individual are codified in a single document, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Constitutions vary extensively as to the degree of separation of powers, usually meaning the constitutional separation of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.
A "constitutional violation" is an action or legislative act that is judged by a constitutional court to be contrary to the constitution, that is, "unconstitutional".
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Constitution
Constitution of Poland), and sub-national or provincial (e.g.
However, the presence of statutes with constitutional significance, namely the Statute of Westminster, as adopted by the Commonwealth in the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942, and the Australia Act 1986 means that Australia's constitution is not contained in a single constitutional document.
A "constitutional violation"?title=is an action or legislative act that is judged by a constitutional court to be contrary to the constitution, that is, "unconstitutional".
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 Constitution :: Web Articles ::
The US constitution, for example, is only about 7,000 words long, and can be bought in most bookshops in the United States, whereas an uncodified constitution such as that of the UK is often ambiguous and difficult to interpret even for politicians.
States such as the United Kingdom that have uncodified constitution are usually ones in which there is parliamentary supremacy and in which the constitution can be changed by a simple statute law and in which the courts do not have the authority to strike down statutes passed by parliament and declare them to be unconstitutional.
A "constitutional violation" is an action or legislative act that is judged by a constitutional court to be contary to the constitution, that is, "unconstitutional".
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 Constitution - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Countries that adopt constitutions usually do so by a process of ratification.The process by which a country adopts a constitution is closely tied to the historical and political context driving this fundamental change.
Possibly the most common usage of 'constitution' is to describe a single, written, fundamental law that defines how a nation or a subdivision is governed, legislation is passed, power and authority are distributed, and how they are limited.
The United States Constitution of 1787 (ratified 1789), heavily influenced by the (by then considerably modified) Magna Carta, plus the writings of Polybius, Locke, Montesquieu, and others, is often considered the oldest codified constitution in the modern sense, and in any case remains the oldest such document still in effect.
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 Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A constitution is a set of rules which outline the political sphere of influence for the institutions of a state and their relationship with both the people and other institutions.
It led to the system of Constitutional Monarchy, with father reforms shifting the balance of power from the monarchy and nobility to the House of Commons.
Poland´s Sejm adopted the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791, which is claimed to be the first modern constitution in Europe. /wiki/index.php/Constitution   (4173 words)

 ::The British Constitution::
A constitution is a set of laws on how a country is governed.
The British Constitution is unwritten, unlike the constitution in America or the proposed European Constitution, and as such, is referred to as an uncodified constitution in the sense that there is no single document that can be classed as Britain's constitution.
Those who want a written constitution believe that it should be codified so that the public as a whole has access to it — as opposed to just constitutional experts who know where to look and how to interpret it.
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 Constitution of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The doctrine of "limited government", central in all written constitutions, is not prominent in the UK constitution, nor is separation of powers or formal "checks and balances." Since the government is said to be "fused" with Parliament, and virtually every government has a majority, governments have no formal restraint on their legislative power.
Constitutional reform has been particularly rapid in the past decade, and include the Human Rights Act; devolution of powers of government to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; a significant reform of the House of Lords and a Freedom of Information Act.
Constitutional monarchy is a key principle, meaning that the monarch does not technically rule but has a ceremonial role only.
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 Constitution Encyclopedia Article @ USAElectionNews.com (USA Election News)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
TIRANA, Albania Albania said Tuesday that the new Serbian constitution's claim over Kosovo is unacceptable.
Codified constitutions - unlike uncodified constitutions, which are the product of an "evolution" of laws and conventions over centuries - are usually the product of dramatic political change, such as a revolution.
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