enabling act

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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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The Court first stated that an admission act could confer no power on Congress not conferred by the Constitution.(151) Since there is no provision of the Constitution that confers upon Congress the power to dictate to a state the location of its capitol, Congress could only so dictate under a general power of sovereignty akin to the power over beds and banks in Pollard.
The respective professions are enumerated in a list forming an annex to the Bar Admission Act.
Public ownership of Oregon's rivers and their banks is as old as Oregon itself: It dates to the Admission Act of 1859.