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  • ...the existence of rights, like that of privacy, not explicitly named in the Constitution's Bill of Rights—and the <span>[[Fourteenth Amendment|Fourteenth Amendmen ...mmittee approval, two-doctor agreement, and state residency—violated the Constitution. The state could not, for example, require that abortions be performed only
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  • ...>[[Necessary And Proper Clause|necessary and proper clause]]</span> of the Constitution, was a blanket authorization for the federal government to regulate the sta ...ans of exercising that power is by making "necessary and proper" laws. The Constitution was, therefore, ratified in 1789 with the Necessary and Proper Clause.
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  • ...der that Congress can perform a legislative function that it has under the Constitution; and whether the process that was used in this case was directed toward tha ...while the power to investigate was not explicitly given to Congress by the Constitution, it was traditionally recognized as implicit in the legislative function si
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  • ...a that upheld federal <span>[[Police Power|police power]]</span> under the Constitution's <span>[[Commerce Clause|Commerce Clause]]</span>. Generally regarded as a
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  • ...n 1968, Congress passed the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act (42 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 3701 et seq.), which allowed the admission of a confession at tr
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  • ... S. Ct. 837, 79 L. Ed. 1570 (1935), and the Agricultural Adjustment Act, 7 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 601 et seq., in <i>United States v. Butler</i>, 297 U.S. 1, 56 S .../span> 1935, 42 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 301 et seq., castigating the idea that the Constitution gave the federal</p>
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  • <p>Powell, H. Jefferson. 1999. <i>The Constitution and the Attorneys General.</i> Durham, N.C: Carolina Academy Press.</p>
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  • ...Violent Offender Registration Act, Title 17, 108 Stat.2038, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 14071. This precursor to a federal Megan's Law conditioned certain fed ...Of 1994|violent crime control and law enforcement act of 1994]]</span> (42 U.S.C. 14071); the amendment is known as Megan's Law. This legislation directs a
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  • ...iranda'' rights were procedural safeguards and not rights protected by the Constitution. The <span>[[Fifth Amendment|Fifth Amendment]]</span> to the Constitution contains the Self-Incrimination Clause, which guarantees a person the right
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  • ...ams lost the 1800 election, the nation was only twenty-four years old. The Constitution, ratified in 1789, was even younger. For more than two decades, the Federal ...ing the midnight judges presented a difficult constitutional question. The Constitution provided that federal judges were to hold office as long as they demonstrat
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  • ...of Congress are the supreme law of the land only when made pursuant to the Constitution, and treaties are accorded the same status when made under the authority of
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  • ... of Congress insisted that because the Confederate states had violated the Constitution by seceding, they had committed "state suicide" and should be treated like ...lished as the state religion, and a new constitution&#x2014;the "MacArthur Constitution"&#x2014;was adopted. SCAP accomplished land reform, strengthened trade unio
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  • ...nt that could be an instrument of governmental abuse. They argued that the Constitution should prohibit, or at least limit, the size of the armed forces. The oppos ...ules and regulations governing it is found in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, which grants Congress the power to provide for the common defense and to r
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  • ...dual authority of both the federal and state governments. According to the Constitution, Congress can call the National Guard into federal service for three purpos When state delegates met in 1787 to create the Constitution for the new United States of America, the principal division was between th
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  • <p>The Court acknowledged that Article III, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution&#x2014;which provides "that the trial of all crimes, except in cases of <sp ...courts were open, would usurp the powers of the courts in violation of the Constitution. The Court decided that the military commission had no jurisdiction over Mi
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  • ...y. The majority rejected Truman's claim to inherent executive power in the Constitution to protect the public interest in times of crisis. Minton sided with the pr
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  • ... the individual is accorded his privilege under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution not to be compelled to incriminate himself. </blockquote> ... ''Miranda'', congressional anger at the decision led to the passage of 18 U.S.C.A. § 3501 (1996), which restored voluntariness as a test for admitting co
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  • ...n the total white population and three-fifths of the black population. The Constitution apportioned two senators for each state.</p> ...ouri complicated matters, however, by inserting a provision into its state constitution that forbade any free blacks or mulattoes (people of mixed Caucasian and Af
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  • ...]]</span>, which allocated greater powers to the states, as opposed to the Constitution, which gave the federal government more authority. He did believe in the de ...nroe participated in the Virginia convention that ratified the new federal Constitution. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1790 and served until 1794. After the
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  • ...ence on the leaders of the American Revolution and the Framers of the U.S. Constitution. ...n. In his analysis Montesquieu outlined the basic principle of the English constitution, which was—and still is—not an actual document but an unwritten consens
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