Constitutional Law

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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(136) Other constitutional provisions may be formally amended with a lower threshold requiring two-thirds approval in both houses of the national legislature and two-thirds approval among sub-national legislatures.
When Hoffa subsequently was prosecuted for bribing members of the prior trial jury, he sought to suppress Partin' s testimony as a violation of, among other constitutional provisions, his Fourth Amendment rights.
Constitution states, in part, that "...no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." Like other Constitutional provisions, this requirement has "both the virtue of brevity and the vice of ambiguity." [1] This Fifth Amendment provision formed the basis of the Supreme Court's decision in Miranda v.