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Constitutional Law

 

a term used in legal and political writings to denote the branch of law that governs relations set down in the constitution or in legislative instruments promulgated for the observance of the constitution. In the USSR the term commonly used is state law.

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By the time the enumerated powers of Congress had come to be virtually tantamount to a grant of general regulatory authority, the idea that the federal government was a government limited by its enumerated powers had become a shibboleth for American constitutional lawyers. (35) Perhaps matters could have developed differently.
It seems that the Constitutional Court, with its new chief justice and new members appointed by Erdoy-an, may soon allow criminal courts created by the Erdoy-an government to conduct witch hunts against oppositional groups no matter if the entire group of respected constitutional lawyers deems such courts as being in grave violation of the rule of law.
In the constitutional petition filed through constitutional lawyers Irfan Qadir and Sardar Abdul Razzaq, stance has been taken that during the sitins of Dr Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan in Islamabad Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to play the role for resolving this crisis on which the Army Chief met the two leaders of the long march and sitin.
We have consulted with various constitutional lawyers and we are certain that this is within the parameters of the Constitution," Deles said.
Obama's decision to ask Congress to authorize a panel of privacy advocates to weigh in at times during secret FISA court proceedings has triggered a roiling debate among constitutional lawyers, government counsels and privacy advocates.
According to the report, Arulkumaran said Ireland's doctors and constitutional lawyers must draft regulations that specify when an abortion can be performed on a pregnant woman suffering sepsis.
The contributors include libertarian economics professors, constitutional lawyers, former soviet economists, philosophers and media-scholars.
The sources told Daily Times that engaging Dr A Basit as the federation's counsel was more a compulsion than a choice, since many senior constitutional lawyers refused to take up the case either under pressure from the judiciary or fearing reactions from their own fraternity since their representative body, the Supreme Court Bar Association, is one of the 15 petitioners and has challenged the constitution of a Judicial Commission for the appointment of judges.
The chairman of the Independent Election Commission, Azizullah Lodin, said that he would have to meet constitutional lawyers before deciding how to proceed.
While constitutional lawyers ought to be dusting off their law books, senior US commanders and career diplomats should perhaps also be steeling themselves to frustrate or even disobey an insane order from the White House.
Constitutional lawyers will brief the senior gardai about how the ECHR grants new rights to suspects and crime victims.
It's our view, and the opinion of Canada's leading constitutional lawyers, that the decision applies in every province.

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