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What Is a constitutional amendment?

A:  A constitutional amendment is an addition or change to the constitution that administers a government or organization. A constitution is the initial charter adopted when such a body is first formed. This is the primary document group members will reference when considering a questionable law or practice. It is designed to apply as written throughout the organizationís existence. Amending a constitution can be a rigorous process, because such amendments must be judged to uphold the spirit of the original document. The U.S. constitution is probably the most famous...

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What is constitutional law?

A:  constitutional law relates to the study, practice, interpretation and administration of laws set forth by a countryís constitution. In the US, for example, the US constitution is the basis for all constitutional law. Any legal subjects that deal with constitutional rights or violations are a part of constitutional law. Experts in constitutional law may participate in cases that seem to be in clear violation of the constitution. Additionally,

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Should the constitution by interpreted in terms of the original mention of the Founders rather than the morality of society today?

A:  We should not try to interpret the constitution according to the intent of the Framers.† It is both impossible and inappropriate. It is not possible to interpret the constitution based on the Framers'' ideas.† We do not know exactly what they were thinking.† And whose intent do we go on?† The people who wrote the words?† The people who ratified them?† It is impossible to know the thoughts of these people. It is also inappropriate.† Just for example, should we allow people to be hung in public?† The Framers would have been fine with that.† Values change and so must the constitution. Though the framers left extensive papers in many forms about their ideas for a new country, the framers of the US

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What was the Massachusetts constitution of 1780?

A:  The citizens of Massachusetts refused to accept this constitution as law, however, due to their nonparticipation in the process by which it was formed; instead they elected representatives to meet at a constitutional convention to determine the nature of ......

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Why do self-proclaimed Patriots love the constitution but want to pick and choose the parts they want?

A:  The constitution has been changed/ammended a lot over the years. If situations have changed sometimes it calls for a change in laws. I believe the ''birthright citizenship'' should be changed. Once this country needed more citizens, now not so much. We surely do not need people driving over the border to have babies here, adding to the medical cost problem. And YES I''m a Patriot. Yes ma''am. Many supporters of SB1070 argue that undocumented immigrants ''pick'' the laws they choose to obey, yet do the same thing by ignoring the United States constitution, the most powerful law in our country....

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Is the privacy act part of the constitution?

A:  The privacy act is not a part of the constitution...no ''act'' is...an act is a congressional action. As far as a constitutional right of privacy, the Supreme Court held in Griswold that the constitution contained an implied right of privacy within the ''penumbra'' of the bill of rights...This theory has held for almost half a century so far, so it is pretty well established. This right of privacy is pretty limited though. There is no single place to read all of your constitutional rights...there are a great deal of them, mostly found in case law. No, the privacy act was enacted as a statute by Congress and can be found in Title 5 of the US Code. The ''rights'' in...

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constitutional law on People''s Name''s + Copyrights?

A:  You can name an animal anything you want. But legal names are subject to several restrictions: you cannot change your name to perpetrate fraud; you cannot change your name to interfere with the rights of others (for example, changing your name to Barack Obama merely to gain notoriety); you cannot change your name to something that''s not actually a name (a symbol, for example); you cannot change your name to something that incites violence, constitutes a racial slur, is intentionally misleading, is obscene, or constitutes a threat. Judges have discretion to deny your application. Famous name changes that have been approved include: They, Ten Sixty-Nine, One Nation Under God, Jack ***, and Jesus Christ, On the other hand, applications to change one''s name to a number, a symbol, ''Boomer...

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What Are The Three Parts Of The constitution?

A:  The constitution is made up of the preamble,articles, and amendments....

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What is the process called when you make changes to the constitution?

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Why did the new government take quick steps to amend the constitution?

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