Constitutional Law

Constitutional law is a body of law which defines the role, powers, and structure of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the parliament or legislature, and the judiciary; as well as the basic rights of citizens and, in federal countries such as the United States and Canada, the relationship between the central government and state, provincial, or territorial governments. Not all nation states have codified constitutions, though all such states have a jus commune, or law of the land, that may consist of a variety of imperative and consensual rules. These may include customary law, conventions, statutory law, …

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Cato Institute · 5 June 2024 English

Viva Indian democracy! Opinion polls and exit polls had suggested a third successive runaway victory for Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It seemed that Modi …


Cato Institute · 5 June 2024 English

Could bipartisan reform of the National Emergencies Act (NEA) move forward as early as this year? There might be hope. Jennifer Shutt at States Newsroom, reporting on a Senate Homeland …


Cato Institute · 5 June 2024 English

At a recent congressional hearing, Representative Randy Feenstra (R-IA) grilled witnesses on one fundamental point of disagreement regarding how Social Security works: Does Social Security spending add to the national …


Cato Institute · 5 June 2024 English

The minimum wage for most fast- food workers in California went up to $20 per hour in April. Since then--no surprise--thousands of workers have lost their jobs and menu prices …


Cato Institute · 4 June 2024 English

President Joe Biden announced today that he will impose a near- complete ban on asylum for anyone who crosses the border illegally. He will also raise the standard for protection …

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Cato Institute · 4 June 2024 English

The government cannot force Americans to speak (or otherwise convey) messages with which they disagree. Such "compelled speech" violates the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment. Yet the …

s-their-stores 3/4 Constitution and Law, Constitutional Law, Free Speech and Civil Liberties, Robert


Cato Institute · 3 June 2024 English

Note, this post updates last month's post. The biggest changes from last month include: Mass student loan forgiveness is terrible policy (see this report for a comprehensive list of reasons), …

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Cato Institute · 3 June 2024 English

The backlog of US arms sales to Taiwan did not change in May 2024. Congress was not notified of any new arms sales, and there was no indication that any …


Amnesty International · 3 June 2024 English

The Republic of Congo’s coastline is the center of the country’s industrial activity. Oil – the country’s main source of revenue – is extracted and exported, as are other raw …

de la République du Congo modified by the Constitutional Law 2-2022 of 7 January 2022, 25 October 2015


Cato Institute · 3 June 2024 English

Todd and Heather Maxon live on five acres of land in northern Michigan and Todd fixes up old cars on the property in his spare time. Todd's hobby, and their …

s-searches-regulatory-investigations 3/4 Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice This work is licensed under


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