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kon stuh tooh shuhn

  • n  law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  • n  the act of forming or establishing something
    the constitution of a PTA group last year
  • n  the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  • n  the way in which someone or something is composed
  • n  a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
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  • Constitution may not protect Detroit's pensions
    When Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's team today holds the first of several meetings with Detroit's unions and pensions funds, a single paragraph in the Michigan Constitution will hang over the proceedings.
    June 20, 2013 - Detroit News
  • Constitution Teacher Loses it, Beats Christian Ministry Worker (Video)
    “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International,” a ministry that delivers assemblies and speeches in public schools , was stationed in front of a 7-11 in Florida one day. It was all good, clean fun until they began a conversation with the wrong gal. The woman in question, a self-proclaimed “Constitution Teacher,” told the group that she disagreed with their mission, and that separation of church ...
    June 20, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Part of Constitution Trail closed
    NORMAL - A small section of the Constitution Trail in Uptown Normal will be closed today, reopening Saturday morning.
    June 20, 2013 - The Pantagraph

  • Robert Byrd in Beckley Register-Herald
    I told Byrd if you pave every single inch of West Virginia, it's going to be much harder to mine coal,he said, drawing a hearty laugh. "And he told me, 'The Constitution does not prohibit humble servants from delivering whatever they can...
  • Samuel Alito in Australia.TO
    The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating [handgun violence], including some measures regulating handguns : [b]ut the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the... Antonin Scalia Mineral Wells Index Jun 27, 2008 21531 29175 constitution It is clear that the Framers [of the constitution]......counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," wrote Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. The Supreme Court decided in the case...

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