Constitutional Law - US
- ABA - Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
The Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers Committee focuses on constitutional issues relevant to practitioners and scholars who concentrate on administrative and regulatory matters. The Committee considers the constitutional parameters of federal-state relationships; most particularly, the scope of the federal government's regulatory powers and its powers to impose liabilities or responsibilities upon states.
- Constitution of the United States
The Constitution of the United States comprises the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government. It also describes the three chief branches of the Federal Government and their jurisdictions. In addition, it lays out the basic rights of citizens of the United States. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest Federal constitution in existence and was framed by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787. The Constitution is the landmark legal document of the United States.
- Constitutional Law - Overview
As the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, constitutional law deals with fundamental social relationships, such as relationships among the states, the states and the federal government, the three branches of the federal government, and the rights of the individual. The study of constitutional law focuses heavily on Supreme Court rulings, as they are very crucial for interpreting the Constitution.
- General Principles of Constitutional Law
This manual presents succinctly the general principles of constitutional law, whether they pertain to the federal system, to the state system, or both. Some general principles of constitutional law, which formerly were left exclusively to state protection, are now brought within the purview of the federal power, and this manual attempts to show the part they take in federal as well as state government.
- State Constitutions
The LII collection of state legal materials gathers, state by state, Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and regulations for the fifty states, plus D.C., and the U.S. territories and affiliated jurisdictions.
Constitutional Law - Europe
- Constitutions of European Countries
This website provides information on the Constitution of European countries.
- European Constitutional Reform
A list of links to various documents regarding the establishment of a constitution for Europe, provided by the European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN).
- European Union Constitution
This website is aimed at researchers, journalists and citizens interested in learning about the European constitutional process. It brings together facts, official documents, analysis, bibliographies, links and other resources relevant to the main steps in this process.
Constitutional Law - International
- Constitutional Law of Canada
The written part of Canada’s constitution consists of statutes of the Imperial (that is, the United Kingdom) Parliament, the Parliament of Canada and the legislatures of the Canadian provinces. The major constitutional document is the British North America Act, 1867, later renamed the Constitution Act, 1867.
- International Constitutional Courts
This page, provided by the Council of Europe, is a full list of hyperlinks to the official web sites of the world's constitutional courts.
- International Constitutional Law
ICL joins different efforts to establish a scientific platform and network for people interested in the subject matter of research.
- International Constitutional Law (ICL)
International Constitutional Law (ICL) provides English translations of and other textual material related to constitutional documents. It cross-references those documents for quick comparison of constitutional provisions. Paragraphs are numbered, unofficial titles put in square brackets to be included into the table of contents.
- Magna Carta
The full text of the Magna Carta (The Great Charter), the text that formed the basis of Constitutional Law as we know it today, translated into English.
Organizations Related to Constitutional Law
- American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001, is one of USA's leading non-partisan, non-profit legal organizations. ACS a network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other individuals, with a mission to ensure that fundamental principles enjoy a central place in American law. Click here to learn more about our goals.
- International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL)
The IACL is a worldwide association of constitutional scholars and jurists grappling with the unprecedented challenges of a new world order. Its objective is to provide a forum in which constitutionalists from all parts of the world can begin to understand each other’s systems, explain and reflect on their own, and engage in fruitful comparison.
- The Constitution Society
This site aims to provide almost everything needed to decide what is and is not constitutional in most situations, and what applicable constitutions require one to do. The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education; it publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform.
Publications Related to Constitutional Law
- Federalist Papers
The original text of the Federalist Papers (also known as The Federalist), provided by the Library of Congress.
- Founders' Constitution
Hailed as "the Oxford English Dictionary of American constitutional history," the print edition of The Founders' Constitution has proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation's most important legal documents.
- History of the Constitutional Convention
This page explores the history of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the ratification debates, the adoption of the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment.
- Vienna Online Journal on International Constitutional Law
The Vienna Online Journal on International Constitutional Law is a quarterly-published eJournal bringing articles on recent developments in international constitutional law from researchers, scholars and other professionals. Besides putting the spotlight on constitutional developments, it serves as a window on Austrian Constitutional Law to the English speaking world and offers an insight into interesting books on international constitutional law.
Articles on HG.org Related to Constitutional Law
- What Is Unlawful Search and Seizure?In the United States, the US Constitution's 4th Amendment provides protection for US citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.
- UAE Law - Consumer Protection RightsThe protection of consumer rights is one of the great responsibility of UAE Government. By availing these services the consumers can save their money and time through long court litigations while having cost effective and prompt justice for them through dispute resolution proceedings.
- EFF Implements Right of Data Access in CaliforniaIn the EU, the “right of access” to one’s personal data has existed for over a decade. The US, on the other hand, seemed to be moving in a vastly different direction.
- Germany - Estate Capital And Tax LiabilityIn order to avoid the danger of assuming an inheritance that is still to be taxed, the heirs should have the estate thoroughly reviewed with respect to its notification requirement.
- Compulsory Enforcement Through The Attachment Of Debtor’s ClaimsIt is not unusual for creditors to find themselves in the situation where debtors do not acquit their liabilities towards them and consequently the existing claims against them have to be compulsorily enforced.
- The Liability of Recording OthersThough many people today take advantage of modern technology and record meetings or conversations for their own purposes or preservation, it would behoove them to know about the liabilities listed in the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act.
- The Federal Supreme Court’s Ruling On Claims For Compensation Of Marriage-Related BenefitsThe Federal Supreme Court has ruled in its recent judgment (BGH, judgment of 19.09.2012 - XII ZR 136/10) concerning the determination of a claim for compensation of marriage-related benefits.
- Premature Reappointment of Board Members 0f a Joint-Stock Company is PossibleThe Federal Supreme Court has decided (judgment of 07/16/2012, case No.: ZR 55/11) that an early reappointment of directors of a corporation may be possible.
- Federal Constitutional Court Supports Equal TaxTreatment of Spouses and Registered PartnersThe Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the preference of spouses to registered partners for tax purposes violates the constitution.
- The Federal Supreme Court’s Ruling on Claims for Compensation of Marriage-Related BenefitsThe Federal Supreme Court has ruled in its recent judgment (BGH, judgment of 19.09.2012 - XII ZR 136/10) concerning the determination of a claim for compensation of marriage-related benefits.
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