From questions of this class spring all our constitutional controversies, and we divide upon them into majorities and minorities.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.
I do not forget the position, assumed by some, that Constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding, in any case, upon the parties to a suit, as to the object of that suit, while they are also entitled to very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the government.
Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their CONSTITUTIONAL right of amending it, or their REVOLUTIONARY right to dismember or overthrow it.
Should it be asked, what is to be the redress for an insurrection pervading all the States, and comprising a superiority of the entire force, though not a constitutional right?
They may be further told, that every constitution must limit its precautions to dangers that are not altogether imaginary; and that no real danger can exist that the government would DARE, with, or even without, this constitutional declaration before it, to remit the debts justly due to the public, on the pretext here condemned.
This and the companion study of how contemporary constitutional
doctrine allocates constitutional
authority further weakens both the coverage thesis and the supremacy thesis.
The legal disputes of a constitutional
nature are a relatively new concept in the Romanian space and this is the main reason why they still represent an important and yet a controversial aspect for the institutional framework of the state.
To most lawyers and judges, constitutional
amendment rules are nothing more than the technical guidelines for changing a constitution's text.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday said it is open to a Constitutional
Convention (Con-Con) amid plans of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to amend the Philippine Constitution.
ISLAMABAD -- Speaker at a seminar on Thursday said that constitutions and constitutional
developments in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India offer similarities as well as opportunities to learn from each others.
KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- Minister of Justice and Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea said that Kuwait Constitutional
Court, since its foundation in 1973, has played a significant role in defending the constitutional
legitimacy and overseeing lawmakers' abidance by constitutional
The 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional
Justice was held in Seoul, reported the press service of the Kyrgyz Constitutional
Chamber of the Supreme Court.
A team formed by the Constitutional
Affairs Committee of the RS National Assembly to prepare a response on the request of Bosniaks to challenge as unconstitutional the "RS Day" law did not reach a final position today.
President Petro Poroshenko took part in a special plenary session of the Constitutional
Court of Ukraine devoted to the oath taking by two newly appointed judges of the Constitutional
Court Serhiy Golovatyi and Vasyl Lemak.