enabling act


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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization, often a government minister.
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amounts to the Court making a new pleading requirement for a specific claim, which conflicts with copious amounts of precedent and the Rules Enabling Act.
Oklahoma's enabling act of 1906 required the new state to keep its capital in Guthrie at least until 1913.
When taken collectively, the four enabling acts and their
The Divide--Differing Interpretations of the Rules Enabling Act Create a Plurality Opinion and a Defining Concurrence
In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
Illinois' enabling act, for example, merely refers to a
Now, however, he is coming in to dump down on the House again by asking us to introduce something that Hitler himself, with the Enabling Act, would have been ashamed of.
46) The Enabling Act also authorized the state constitutional convention of 1889, which was to be the first constitutional convention in South Dakota legally recognized by Congress.
The day after the premiere,writes the author, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, suspending the Weimar Constitution.
The article concludes that no simple response can be provided to answer these questions as to the burden and standard of proof in SAT and that, in essence, it is a case of the proverbial horses for courses depending under which enabling Act the proceeding is conducted.
Tompkins (2) and the Rules Enabling Act, (3) properly understood, both require such an approach.