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constitutionality in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstitutionalitycon‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al‧i‧ty /ˌkɒnstətjuːʃəˈnæləti $ ˌkɑːnstətuː-/ noun [uncountable]  PGSCLthe quality of being acceptable according to a constitution A decision on the proposal’s constitutionality still has to be made.
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constitutionalityThe provision restricting investment income was also thought to be of dubious constitutionality.The Basic Law identifies constitutionality with substantive democratic legitimacy.The Equal Access Act was challenged in several cases, raising questions about its constitutionality as violative of the establishment clause.No sooner had voters approved Prop. 209 than civil rights lawyers filed appeals challenging its constitutionality.Then they filed another appeal in the federal courts challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty.If we consider the independence of the Judiciary, the Supreme Court has the right to determine the constitutionality of all legislation.That ruling, however, left open the question of the constitutionality of prayer that students themselves plan or arrange.The Supreme Court agreed to review the constitutionality of the 1989 law.The decision upheld the constitutionality of two programmes by the Federal Communications Commission.