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Chapter 4: Constitutional Law

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Chapter 4: Constitutional Law BLW 201

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Date Created: 01/14/16
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law A. Basic Principles of  Constitutional Law B. Powers of Government  C. Limitations On Government Branches: Executive, judicial, legislative A. Basic Principles Federalism: the division of governing power between the Federal government  and the States Federal Supremacy: Federal law takes precedence over conflicting State law Federal Preemption: right of the federal government to regulate matters within  its power to the exclusion of regulation by the States  Judicial Review: examination of governmental actions to determine whether  they conform to the US constitution Ex: Marbury vs Madison Separation of Powers: allocation of powers among executive, legislative and  judicial branches of government State Action: actions of governments (fed. Or state) to which constitutional  provisions apply Separation of Powers: Checks and Balances B. Powers of Government Federal Commerce Power: exclusive power of the Federal government to  regulate commerce with other nations among the States State Regulation of Commerce: the commerce clause of the Constitution that  restricts the States’ power to regulate activities if the result obstructs interstate  commerce Federal Fiscal Powers: Taxation and Spending: the Constitution grants Congress broad powers  to tax and spend; such powers are important to Federal regulation of the  economy Borrowing and Coining Money: enables the Federal government to  establish a national banking system and to control fiscal and monetary policy Eminent Domain: the government’s power to take private property for  public use with the payment of just compensation C. Limitations on Government  Contract Clause: restricts States from retroactively modifying contracts Freedom of Speech: First Amendment protects most speech Corporate Political Speech: a corporation’s right to speak out on political issues Commercial Speech: expression related to the economic interests of the  speaker and its audience; receives a lesser degree of protection  Defamation: a tort consisting of a false communication that injures a  person’s reputation; receives limited constitutional protection Due Process: Fifth and Fourteenth amendments prohibit the Fed and State  governments from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property without due  process of law Substantive Due Process: determination of whether a particular  governmental action is compatible with individual liberties Procedural Due Process: requires the governmental decision­making  process to be fair and impartial if it deprives a person of life, liberty, or property  Equal Protection: requires that similarly situated persons be treated similarly by  governmental actions Rational Relationship Test: standard of review used to determine  whether economic regulation satisfies the equal protection guarantee Strict Scrutiny Test: exacting standard of review applicable to regulation  affecting a fundamental right or involving a suspect classification (e.g. race) Intermediate Test: standard of review applicable to regulation based on  gender and legitimacy  Limitations upon Government Legislative: Congress: Senate, House Executive: President and Vice President Judicial: The Supreme Court of the U.S.  


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