Constitutionality

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Constitutionality refers to the agreement with a nation's constitution, especially a law.[1] When a law violates a constitution, it is unconstitutional. Most constitutional issues in the United States involve the Bill of Rights.[2] These are the first 10 amendments to the US constitution.[2] Something that is unconstitutional refers to an action by a government that violates that government's authority.[3] Most constitutions establish the powers that a government may have. Only a government action can violate a state or federal constitution.[3] An example is the US Constitution that guarantees that the United States may not have an official religion. This is why holiday decorations at a city hall displaying only Christian images would be unconstitutional.[3]

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  1. "constitutionality". Cambridge Dictionaries Online, Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What is Constitutional Law?". FindLaw. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Unconstitutional Law & Legal Definition". USLegal, Inc. Retrieved 7 November 2015.