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08 Apr 2024

The British Political System

Worksheets - 3 pages - Constitutional law

The document is a study guide on the subject of British government and its political system.

17 Jan 2024

In your opinion, is the British Monarchy still a relevant institution today?

Essay - 1 pages - Constitutional law

The British monarchy is a long institution that has survived for many years and played a main role in the country history and culture. The British Monarchy, is an institution that lasted in centuries of tradition and historical significance, has long as it has been a symbol of continuity and...

16 Dec 2023

Is the House of the Lord undemocratic?

Essay - 2 pages - Constitutional law

British Labor proposes to abolish the House of Lords and replace it with an Assembly of Regions. The party's program was presented with a view to the legislative elections which must take place no later than January 2025. It would aim to replace the House of Lords, in which an Assembly of...

07 Sep 2023

Constitution - Comparative study between American and French constitution

Course material - 2 pages - Constitutional law

This document is a comparative study in the form of questions/answers about french and US constitutions.

06 Apr 2023

How Does the Constitutional Council Carry Out the Constitutional Review Under the Fifth Republic?

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

The Constitutional Council is defined by the articles of Title VII of the 1958 Constitution. Its arrival in seventh position in the order is indicative of the lack of importance that the constitution grants it. The introduction of a jurisdiction in charge of priority preliminary rulings was...

12 Dec 2022

'Make Jim Crow blush': Black leaders bash draft New York congressional map - Scott Wong and Sahil Kapur (2022) - The American Constitution

Text commentary - 3 pages - Constitutional law

Today I am going to be presenting on a recent article published by NBC News titled "Make Jim Crow blush: Black leaders bash draft New York congressional map." The article discusses a draft map of New York's congressional districts that has sparked controversy among Black leaders, who are...

10 Oct 2022

India: Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

Perhaps the most recognized constitutional decision within the Supreme Court of India reflects on the case of Kesavananda Bharati against the State of Kerala. While the Supreme Court ruled that there was no implied limitation on Parliament's powers on amendments to the Constitution, the...

18 Sep 2022
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Common Law and Origins of the English Legal System

Presentation - 17 pages - Constitutional law

What is common law? Why is it important to have a knowledge of the principles of common law? How did it develop?

17 Sep 2022
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The United Kingdom Judicial System Today

Presentation - 18 pages - Constitutional law

This documents contains a presentation explaining the United Kingdom judicial system today.

17 Sep 2022
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The English Constitution and the Monarchy

Presentation - 16 pages - Constitutional law

This document is a presentation tackling the English Constitution and Monarchy, explaining the rule of law in the United Kingdom.

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
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"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
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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
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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 letting...

20 Jun 2012
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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
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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 rule of law is...

12 Jul 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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 presented the...

27 Jun 2011
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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 interpretation:...

03 May 2011
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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
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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, women...

03 Jan 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 time of its...

29 Sep 2010
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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
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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...