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In a confederacy founded on republican principles, and composed of republican members, the superintending government ought clearly to possess authority to defend the system against aristocratic or monarchial innovations.
Congress had never been thought to possess authority of the latter kind and therefore it seemed the statute would be declared unconstitutional.
In Alaska and other areas subject to PL-280, tribes still possess authority to exercise criminal jurisdiction if they so choose.
According to Mian Saeed, the Germans introduced themselves as coordinating officers of German Embassy but neither they possess authority letter from the embassy nor do they have any legal justification of their presence in Peshawar.
approaches that they currently possess authority to implement.
Buddhist epistemological discourse is concerned to articulate conditions of warrant: conditions under which claims--or cognitions underlying such claims--may properly be taken to possess authority or validity (pramanya).
33) Instead, the dissent suggested alternate methods of establishing that individual workers possess authority to responsibly direct, including whether they have been delegated substantial authority to ensure that their subordinates achieve management's objectives, whether they are held accountable for the work of their subordinates, and whether they exercise significant discretion and judgment in directing subordinates.
It is a phrase advanced in the teeth of multiple admissions by the Administration itself, which has let it be known that the new "sovereign" will not: possess authority over either American forces or its own; be able to pass legislation; control its own news media; make decisions about the economy of the country.
The agriculture secretary must possess authority to suspend sales at any time for any reason, and that must be made clear to producers, he asserts.
Requires work of substantial importance to the management or operation of the business, as adjusters possess authority to settle claims and may recommend claims in excess of their established authority.
Adorno observes a critical exegesis in the essay: dubious grounding in texts as if they possess authority by highlighting the illusions of truths to which they tend.
20 Weiner, 33-35, allows that one example of inalienable wealth is the acquisitions of the nouveau riche that possess authority and earn esteem in greater measure than their exchange value.