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16 Jul 2021

The right of veto in the US Constitution

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

In 1787 the US Constitution established a special political regime that has no equivalent elsewhere. This observation stems from the will of the Founding Fathers, who wanted to build a characteristic and unique system of balance of power. In addition to the implemented separation of powers, this...

07 Sep 2016

"Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law" by Herbert Wechsler and the Brown v. the Board of Education Legal Decision

Essay - 2 pages - Constitutional law

In "Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law", Herbert Wechsler brings up difficult issues that are eternally present in cases that make their way up to the Supreme Court. While we often deny these issues and simply assume that the court is making a decision that is "Constitutional" and...

06 Jul 2016

Our Undemocratic Constitution - Sanford Levinson, 2008

Book review - 4 pages - Constitutional law

In "Our Undemocratic Constitution" by Sanford Levinson, the author argues that the Constitution has become outdated, and that it must be changed. His basic premise is that our nation was not the same as it was during the Constitutional Convention in the late 18th century, and in order to remain...

04 Jul 2012

Assessing the impact of parental marital status in relation to Irish child law: should Constitution be amended?

Case study - 10 pages - Constitutional law

“It cannot be contested that a person born outside marriage, is a human person, equal to one born within marriage” . In this statement, Justice Walsh points out the differential treatment between marital and non-marital children which is derived from the Irish Constitution. By...

20 Jun 2012

Muslims and Violence

Essay - 13 pages - Constitutional law

Writings about a potential relationship between Islam and violence are abundant whether in the Muslim world or in the Occident. Islam is a fast growing religion but certainly not because of violence or constraint.On the other hand, Muslims are suffering from a multitude of crises, especially...

15 Feb 2012

The fundamental constitutional principles of the British constitution

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

The fundamental constitutional principles of the British constitution are: -The rule of Law -The separation of powers In basic terms, the rule of law is the supremacy of law other humankind. As early as the 4th Before Christ (BC), Aristotle a great philosopher explained that the...

12 Jul 2011

Letter and Spirit of the Law: Comparative Analysis of the Constitution's Interpretations with Regards to the Death Penalty

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

Death penalty, also known as the capital punishment, has been one of the most controversial legal issues since the first federal execution took place on June 25, 1790. Its constitutionality is still widely debated today. One of the most debatable aspects of the death penalty issue is whether it...

29 Jun 2011

The Case for Federal Courts: Why suspected terrorists should not be tried in military commissions

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

Federal courts are a time-tested, constitutionally sound, and internationally approved system for prosecuting designated “enemy combatants.” The United States Constitution is intended not to grant rights, but to protect those rights in the face of the power of the federal government....

29 Jun 2011

Larry Sabato's 'A more perfect constitution'

Essay - 3 pages - Constitutional law

I agree with Sabato's proposal of a presidential line-item veto. This would allow the President to veto only select parts of a bill--eliminating unnecessary attachments and thereby reducing wasteful spending. Members of Congress are unashamedly out for themselves—they represent their...

29 Jun 2011

Differences between the United States Constitution and the Confederate Constitution

Thesis - 2 pages - Constitutional law

Two significant differences between the United States Constitution and the Confederate Constitution were the line-item veto the latter granted to the President and the combined measures the Confederate Constitution instituted to guarantee the survival of slavery. The line-item veto...

27 Jun 2011

The Importance of constitutional interpretation

Essay - 3 pages - Constitutional law

Constitutional interpretation, often called “judicial interpretation,” is defined as “a theory or mode of thought that explains how the judiciary should interpret the law, particularly constitutional documents and legislation” . There are two main types of...

03 May 2011

Is the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights a necessary and desirable development?

Thesis - 7 pages - Constitutional law

The Treaty of Lisbon came into force in 2009 and alongside it, a reference to the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Charter) gave it legal standing. The Charter became one of the most defining documents the European Union has ever witnessed, or a mere piece of symbolic literature that is...

07 Mar 2011

Women's Rights are Human Rights: An overview

Thesis - 5 pages - Constitutional law

Women make up 70% of the world's poor population and 65% of the world's illiterate. On average, women are still paid, 65 cents to every dollar earned by men in the Western countries. Women form a marginalized group, and these statistics only paint a fraction of the picture. Still,...

03 Jan 2011

The German Fundamental law

Thesis - 4 pages - Constitutional law

It is remarkable how the Basic Law is inculcated with the desire to avoid a repetition of the Nazi experience and its absolute conception of legal positivism. Hence it reaffirms the importance of human rights. The concept of legality that it offers is very demanding, same as that of social...

01 Jan 2011

Freedom of expression in Europe

Thesis - 5 pages - Constitutional law

According to Article 19 regarding the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, an individual must be able to know whose ideas he endorsed or not, without weighing stress on him or resulting in any penalty. He must be able to speak without...

31 Dec 2010

Characteristics of the German parliamentary government in comparison to the British model

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

The British system is a result of a rich and complex history that began from the thirteenth century. It has undergone many changes to reach its current form. It continues to evolve and adapt to the society that it governs. The German system has been introduced before 1949, and Germany was...

31 Dec 2010

The evolution of the European Parliament and its functions

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

The European Parliament is often seen as the principal venue of democratic debate in the expression of European political awareness. Hence, it acquired its present name on March 30, 1962, after having been successively called Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (extended to...

20 Oct 2010

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 for African Americans

Thesis - 3 pages - Constitutional law

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped solidify the rights minorities fought for throughout the Civil Rights Movement. The guarantee of equal voting ensures that everyone's vote can be cast without a predisposed bias against it rooted in race. The act encountered controversy at the...

29 Sep 2010

English legal system: The Sources of English Law

Course material - 87 pages - Constitutional law

The judicial decisions are the first to be found to develop a system. Today, they are still influencing the system as a whole. Judicial decisions have a weight that their continental counter part does not have. In England, under certain requirements, decisions are biding the judge with the...

29 Sep 2010

Evaluate the Importance of the Supreme Court in the US Political System: In What Ways Is It a Political Actor?

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the American judicial system, is one of the three branches of the US national government. In 1803, a mechanism was put in place to ensure that governmental officials and governmental institutions would respect the limitations prescribed in the "Supreme Law...

29 Sep 2010

Democracy in the US Constitution: Representation and the Balance of Powers

Essay - 2 pages - Constitutional law

Although the US Constitution intended to ensure the principles of equal representation and freedom of political expression, the imperfect process by which the document was created resulted in various undemocratic principles that are contrary to the spirit of the given prompt. The Constitution not...

29 Sep 2010

Advantages and disadvantages of having a written Constitution: the example of United Kingdom

Essay - 3 pages - Constitutional law

A constitution is a legal document that sets out the relationships between the three main institutions of the state, that is to say the executive, the legislative and the judicial power, and that which also guarantees a certain amount of rights for the citizens. In a wider sense, and quoting...

29 Sep 2010

Is the American Constitution the best in the world?

Essay - 3 pages - Constitutional law

"We, the people of the United States,?do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America?. By these words starts the American Constitution. This document was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention, led by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and...

29 Sep 2010

The Stability Pact

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

“The Stability Pact is stupid, like all decisions that are rigid […]” this declaration made by Romano Prodi in an interview for the French newspaper: Le Monde in October 2002 had given a nasty turn to the economical and political European scene. This quotation of the former...

29 Sep 2010

The British Constitution: debate about constitutional reform

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

Once widely admired, especially during the seventeenth century by French philosophers, the British constitution has now become a target for criticism. There have been strong debates regarding constitutional reforms that emerged after the democratic reforms of the nineteenth century to the...

30 Mar 2010

Jason McClure v. Fairfield university decided June 18, 2003 superior court of Connecticut, judicial district of Waterbury

Thesis - 2 pages - Constitutional law

Jason McClure, a student of Fairfield University, was involved in an accident on September 12, 1988. At 1:43 a.m., McClure was walking on Reef Road when he was struck by a vehicle. McClure was returning to campus from a night of partying in the area of the Fairfield town beach. The beach area is...

11 Aug 2009

The states right to compel individuals to take medications

Case study - 13 pages - Constitutional law

A basic standard of health care for all American citizens is an idea that arose less than 100 years ago, but which today is a tenet that most people in the United States believe. Basic healthcare belongs, in my opinion, to the whole world simply due to them being “world citizens”,...

10 May 2009

A political analysis of: R. v. Badger

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

The supreme court of Canada stands as the highest level of court in Canada and is the final stop for all cases which have been appealed from the superior provincial courts. Unlike the lower courts, the supreme court of Canada seats up to nine judges with each appeal seating a minimum of 5...

07 May 2009

The power of eminent domain in the United States of America

Thesis - 4 pages - Constitutional law

Since its self-declared independence in 1776, the United States of America has always shown its will to become a grand nation. To fulfill this dream and set itself up as one of the greatest powers in a various domains on the international scale, it has gone through centuries of expansion. As a...

29 Apr 2009

The complicated reasons for Lincoln's first emancipation proclamation

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

On the eve of the American Civil War, the key issue in the run up to the election was whether or not slavery would be extended into the new expanding territories and states opening in the West. (McPherson, 1988) This same issue sparked the misguided attack upon the South by John Brown and...