the body of law that evolves from a constitution, setting out the fundamental principles according to which a state is governed and defining the relationship between the various branches of government within the state.
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How to use constitutional law in a sentence
Sudhir talks to Noah Feldman, the constitutional law scholar who helped design this “supreme court” for content moderation.Meet the Brain Behind Facebook’s Oversight Board (SBTI Ep. 4) | Sudhir Venkatesh | May 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
In retirement, he taught constitutional law and cultural property law at Georgetown Law and the University of New Mexico law school in Albuquerque.James F. Fitzpatrick, lawyer and lobbyist at Arnold & Porter, dies at 88 | Louie Estrada | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Cruz, who pretends to be an expert on constitutional law, knows that private companies making editorial judgments and enforcing their terms of service are not practicing “censorship.”Conservatives crying ‘Orwell’ are downright Orwellian | Ron Charles | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
I enjoyed teaching the students about what my specialty was, which was constitutional law.Barrett dodges on same-sex marriage, downplays ties to anti-LGBTQ law firm | Chris Johnson | October 13, 2020 | Washington Blade
In my constitutional law classes, Scalia is the protagonist in the minds of my students.The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout | David Fontana | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doran has no judicial experience and is the former executive director of the North Carolina Institute for constitutional law.
Indeed, in the history of American constitutional law, few laws have ever flunked that standard.Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational | Geoffrey R. Stone | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the conflict is embodied within the president himself: the commander in chief versus the constitutional law professor.Obama vs. Orwell—The Biggest Fight of His Second Term | John Avlon | December 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I think there was a peculiar kind of Jewish Americaness also in that fascination with constitutional law and legal exegesis.
constitutional law ceased to remain wrapped up in the breasts, and taught only by the responses, of the living oracles of the law.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1 | Daniel Webster
But surely, Count, you would not presume to dispute Mr. Webster's opinion on a question of constitutional law?
The constitutional law of the different States may or may not lay down special rules for the transfer or acquisition of territory.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Even on questions of fundamental constitutional law his judgment was not inferior to that of Madison himself.Albert Gallatin | John Austin Stevens
Nearly all works on constitutional law and history discuss the case.