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Constitutional Law

Federalism is evident in the issues of this case because the case concerns the extent to which the federal government can impose its laws on the states when state laws are in conflict with federal...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012, 7:23 pm (UTC)

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Incorporation is the process by which the US Supreme Court has made the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights applicable to the individual states. On the surface, the Bill of Rights was written...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018, 12:13 am (UTC)

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The connection between these two is that the Fourteenth Amendment, specifically its due process clause, has been used to incorporate the First Amendment and make it apply to the states as well as...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012, 1:23 pm (UTC)

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Broad construction, or loose construction, has to do with interpreting the Constitution. It is the opposite of strict construction. The issue here is how to read the Constitution. Strict...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2012, 1:57 pm (UTC)

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Implied Powers of the Law reference those duties that are "obvious", not needed to be clearly written or defined in the Constitution. Powers exercised by Congress which are not explicitly given by...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012, 2:25 am (UTC)

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The precedent set in this decision no longer affects citizens in any way because the precedent has since been overturned. Dennison was decided in 1860. However, it was overturned in 1987. During...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2012, 10:55 pm (UTC)

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The case that is most relevant to this one is Marbury v. Madison. While it is usually remembered for the assertion of judicial review by Chief Justice John Marshall in declaring the Judiciary Act...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2013, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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The precedent that was established in this case affected citizens by ensuring that citizens of any particular state would have to obey the law of their state rather than being able to use the laws...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2012, 11:41 pm (UTC)

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Lawyers use these two amendments because they imply that there are a number of rights that are protected by the Constitution but which are not listed. The Ninth Amendment says that The...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012, 3:18 am (UTC)

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The events described in this hypothetical case are almost identical to those that led to Marbury v. Madison. This case is almost invariably remembered as the one in which Chief Justice John...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2013, 2:00 am (UTC)

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The court case of Marbury v Madison is a very important case. It was brought to court by William Marbury who received a government appointment right at the end of the presidency of John Adams. This...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2016, 9:08 pm (UTC)

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