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A walk, usually done regularly, to enhance one's health. Harold and I are going out for our nightly constitutional—care to join us?

constitutional

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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An important corollary to the constitutional optionality of laws and governmental actions is that their omission--the failure to enact those laws or undertake those actions--is likewise constitutionally optional.
To the extent that the right to an equal or adequate education is a personal right, held by each student, the legislature may be required to ensure that any school that a student attends with public funds delivers a constitutionally sufficient education.
Such uses of force are punitive in nature, and, while there may be extreme provocation, such force used in the absence of a threat or escape attempt never will be constitutionally reasonable.
"It is also clear that a state may not, through sleight of hand, indirectly tax constitutionally protected income."
So egregious was the unequal treatment, however, that the Rehnquist Supreme Court--hardly a bastion of liberalism--overruled the Fifth Circuit in an eight-to-one decision calling the state's higher education system "constitutionally suspect."
But Panelo said: 'Duterte has no desire or intention to intrude upon the Constitutionally enshrined independence of the Office of the Ombudsman.'
Haji Adeel observed that local bodies anywhere in democratic societies of the world are elected primarily to run and monitor civic and municipal affairs, but surprisingly, our re-established democratic system has inherited Nazims sharing equal powers such as imposition of Section 144, forestry, transfers and postings, basic health and education etc with constitutionally elected provincial legislature which is total negation of democracy.
Lynn said Towey's tactic of harshly criticizing those who opposed the faith-based initiative was "a tired, but annoying, strategy to defend a constitutionally suspect program."
The assumption that social workers can ignore families' constitutionally protected rights is a common deception on the part of social workers throughout the nation.
That is, the appeals court held that a failure to earn Regents diplomas is no evidence of a constitutionally inadequate education.
They charge that the filters block access to constitutionally protected material, a claim backed in a recent Consumer Reports study that tested six filtering programs on the market today.
Specifically, the Court ruled on 1) whether a law enforcement officer conducts a Fourth Amendment search when physically manipulating a bus passenger's carry-on luggage; 2) whether a law enforcement officer's initial stop is supported by reasonable suspicion when the suspect is both present in an area of expected criminal activity and flees upon seeing the police; 3) whether an anonymous tip that a person is carrying a gun, without more information, justifies a police officer's stop and frisk of that person; and 4) whether the Miranda rule is a constitutionally based rule.
Consequently, connection ("nexus") issues are often the determinative factors in analyzing the most basic of all tax questions: who and what may be constitutionally taxed.