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Constitution

The basic law of a polity. The constitution states how the polity governs itself and usually enshrines the rights that its citizens have. For example, a constitution may state how often legislative elections occur and indicate the limits of legislative purview. It also may guarantee rights such as freedom of religion and the right to vote for the candidate of one's choosing. See also: Bill of rights.
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Again, the President always looks to the Constitution as his guiding document.
The President of India further said the Constitution empowers the people as much as the people empower the Constitution.
If you do put something in the constitution, then by definition that means that your opponents next time around won't be able to simply get rid of it by passing ordinary legislation," Levinson said.
Dictators many times have put abeyance and abro gated the constitution but it remained intact.
Farinas said Congress will act to revise the Constitution to pave the way for a federal form of government without waiting for the President's appointment of the constitutional commission (con-com), which would have aided Congress to write a working draft of the revised charter.
The resistance is legitimized and justified by the mandatory nature of compliance with the constitution even if it is not legitimate in terms of form and substance.
Pakistani court believes in basic structure of the constitution.
ISLAMABAD -- Senators on Monday discussed the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the wake of the Constitution Day Celebrations.
Unsure what Moussa meant by the "requirements of the 21 st century", we ask here a more fundamental question: does the constitution matter?
The Ba Women s Forum supports, Fiji s new Constitution we had a few sessions before the Constitution was assented and we also had the opportunity to make our submissions.
South Sudan Law society in partnership with Justice Africa and the Civil Society Resource Team on the Constitution with the support from Danish Government are conducting a three day dialogue on the constitution and the constitution review process in Western B State.
Brewer reaches into his glove compartment for his copy of the Constitution, the words he enjoys most are the first three.

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