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n. the first drink or dose of drugs of the day. (see also breakfast of champions.) He downed a constitutional and made ready to set out for the office.
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Therefore, I, Peter Lumaj am entering the race for United States Senate as a Conservative Republican and will fight every day to reestablish a constitutionally limited government as meant by our Founding Fathers.
The chilling effect is a product of the vagueness of the first amendment tests that distinguish constitutionally-protected speech from speech that can constitutionally be prohibited.
With increasing ferocity, the Radicals discarded the legal jurisdiction guaranteed to states by the Constitution; deprived hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people of their constitutionally protected right to trial by a jury of their peers for crimes ranging from assault to murder; filled juries with Radical sympathizers and supporters; and gave compliant President Ulysses S.
Without Congress, the president might have had to declare martial law--at least until the states could hold constitutionally mandated special elections--further traumatizing an already reeling population.
The Court reiterated that "qualified immunity shields an officer from suit when she makes a decision that, even if constitutionally deficient, reasonably misapprehends the law governing the circumstances she confronted.
Yet assisted suicide is not only morally difficult, it's also constitutionally complicated.
While the Ohio investment tax credit did benefit local interests, it placed no burden on out-of-state activities and therefore, defendants argued, was constitutionally sound.
For another, the standard of justification for their establishment was both constitutionally authorized and empirically demonstrable: 'where numbers warrant'.
A number of teachers have threatened to sue Davis, but the site is constitutionally protected.
Dubbed "Patriot II," the new legislation would allow government to spy on constitutionally protected activities, share private information with local and state law enforcement, gain access to credit reports without consent or judicial process, and increase its secrecy while diminishing public accountability.
The court ruled that the common law definition of marriage as the lawful and voluntary union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others is constitutionally invalid.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures implementing section 2204 of title 44 of the United States Code with respect to constitutionally based privileges, including those that apply to Presidential records reflecting military, diplomatic, or national security secrets, Presidential communications, legal advice, legal work, or the deliberative processes of the President and the President's advisors, and to do so in a manner consistent with the Supreme Court's decisions in Nixon v.
The purpose of this essay is to show that this assumption--that there are (many) constitutionally optional laws and governmental actions--gives rise to some immense and perhaps intractable difficulties in justifying large areas of constitutional doctrine.
Professionals (including CPAs) and business groups had hoped the Court would take this opportunity to establish objective guidelines to determine whether huge punitive awards are constitutionally permissible.
The court declined to develop standards or a "mathematical bright line between constitutionally acceptable and constitutionally unacceptable" rules that would fit every case.