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He cited, however, three bases why Congress would have to convene in a joint session: It's mandated in the Constitution, there's a legislative precedent, and the Supreme Court has ruled that a joint session of Congress to deliberate on a martial law declaration should be 'automatic.
During their placement, students are usually required to complete a larger, independent research project that relates to legislative precedent, history, or celebrations.
Most people would agree there is legislative precedent in Massachusetts for making bad decisions, so "Dream On'' is a distinct and embarrassing possibility.
If the coalition won a majority of Congress and managed to pass the legislation ignoring a landmark legislative precedent, it would be hard to argue that the constitutional judgment was in any sense a "governmental norm[] that ha[d] achieved unsurpassed importance in American society.
The new door will be through higher education and meeting the standards of the legislative precedent of the allied professions.
These comments ranged from a call to delete the Forward or parts of it, to recommendations to eliminate the standard altogether because there is no legislative precedent to limit halogens in electronics.
There is no legislative precedent for this program, focused as it is on preventing reading failure in the early elementary years (US Department of Education, April 2002).
Judicial deference to executive and legislative precedent is commonplace in many contexts.
In light of the different catastrophic emergencies we have seen--both here and in New Orleans--the flexibility required to prepare and respond in innovative ways is critical and this ruling reaffirms the legislative precedent allowing the planners to do their jobs without being second guessed.
That fight shows that one of the founders, James Madison, believed in a very limited theory of legislative precedent whereby prior Congresses could bind subsequent Congresses on constitutional issues.
8) Isacks's comment illustrates a key aspect of the debate he and his colleagues were engaged in: whether Congress could rely on legislative precedent as conclusive evidence of the proper construction of the Constitution.
On the other side of the question, Conservative MP John Duncan, who voted against the motion, said "it sets a legislative precedent almost unheard of in the democratic world.

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