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The congregation of a number of persons at the same location.

Popularly-elected Political assemblies are those mandated by the Constitution and laws, such as the general assembly.

The lower, or more populous, arm of the legislature in several states is also known as the House of Assembly or the Assembly.

Under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, "Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble." When a governmental unit sets aside property for the public use, the property is designed as a "public forum" for First Amendment purposes, and the governmental unit must properly allow the exercise by the public of constitutional rights, including freedom of assembly. Examples of public forums include sidewalks, parks, and libraries. The right to assemble includes the right to protest, although rights of assembly are generally balanced with the need for public order. The Supreme Court has held that local governments may constitutionally require those participating in public parades first to obtain a permit to do so. However, the Court has held that an organizer of a parade cannot constitutionally examine the content of a message of a parade applicant in determining whether to grant to parade permit. Forsyth County, Ga. v. Nationalist Movement, 505 U.S. 123, 112 S. Ct. 2395, 120 L. Ed. 2d 101 (1992).


First Amendment; Freedom of Speech; Public Lands.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


gathering or associating with others. Freedom of assembly is a European HUMAN RIGHT under Article 11, applicable in the UK.


Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

ASSEMBLY. The union of a number of persons in the same place. There are several kinds of assemblies.
     2. Political assemblies, or those authorized by the constitution and laws; for example, the general assembly, which includes the senate and house of representatives; the meeting of the electors of the president and vice- president of the United States, may also be called an assembly.
     3. Popular assemblies are those where the people meet to deliberate upon their rights; these are guaranteed by the constitution. Const. U. S. Amend. art. 1 Const. of Penn. art. 9, s. 20.
     4. Unlawful assemblies. An unlawful assembly is the meeting of three or more persons to do an unlawful act, although they may not carry their purpose into execution. It differs from a riot or rout, (q.v.) because in each of the latter cases there is some act done besides the simple meeting.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Typically, these guns will come into your shop for reassembly (parts in a baggie) or for broken firing pins, weak springs, chipped or broken extractors, and jamming.
Metris vans will continue in the reassembly process for now.
But this only adds an extra glue and clamp step (plus 24 hours) before reassembly.
Just a mile or so from this office, a used hot rolling mill is being dismantled and shipped to Shenyang, China, for reassembly. The mill equipment, previously operated by LTV Corp.
A particular advantage of exonuclease-mediated reassembly methods is the ability to reassemble nucleic acid strands that would otherwise be problematic to chimerize.
DNA reassembly after the caspases tear it apart should result in many gene mutations.
Once the complex dance of moving parts and assemblies around the depot for maintenance and repair is completed, reassembly of the aircraft begins.
They will be able to experiment with digital drawing techniques such as scanning, making computergenerated lines and patterns, or fragmentation and reassembly.
The researchers established what they call a reassembly algorithm that formulates reassembly trends based on factors such as fragment length and annealing temperature.
What happens when that mail application is DAFS-enabled is that you get no fragmentation or reassembly or realignment, and data is moved by the application into the storage.
This reassembly then enabled the authors to attempt an explanation of the deeper meaning of the library's decoration that Zellotti's learned Benedictine patrons had devised for him to give pictorial form.
(REAS) A ship may survive disassembly and subsequent reassembly of