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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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If at all the provincial government wishes to regulate the increase in school fees it must do so in a constitutionally permissible manner.
BEIRUT: Iraqi President Fuad Masoum gave up his British passport Sunday and became the first top Iraqi official to take the constitutionally mandated step.
CDs containing software tools and fonts for all the 22 constitutionally recognized Indian languages have been released.
But now consider this hypothetical amendment to my hypothetical overbroad law: "This law shall only apply to the extent that its application is constitutionally permitted.
Notwithstanding that, we must also recognise it was legally and constitutionally proper that the decision over his release was one for the Scotthe tish Executive alone to take.
Brownback's proposal was quickly criticized by legal scholars as constitutionally suspect.
The Kentucky and Delaware state legislatures also voted against ratification--and thus the amendment failed for lack of the constitutionally required three-fourths majority.
If Congress had been unable to make the constitutionally required quorum of more than half of all seats, the legislative branch might well have had to largely shut down, with catastrophic consequences for the nation's ability to govern itself and develop a response to the attacks--and perhaps even for America's democratic tradition.
Frist announced on February 10 that he would bring a proposal to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage up for a vote on June 5.
Particularly worthy here are his insights on "what's public about public education," his review of both the promise and the limits of school choice, and his formulation of a tough-love strategy for reforming institutions that are constitutionally averse to change.
From a legal perspective, the Free Speech Coalition argues that the restrictions amount to a prior restraint on constitutionally protected speech, that many of the rules are unworkably vague, and that the inspection provisions--which for small producers may entail visits to private homes--offend the Fourth Amendment.
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.
The court noted that inmate grievance procedures are not even constitutionally required, and therefore an inmate's mere disagreement with the outcome of his grievance will not give rise to a constitutional claim.
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.