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What is an unconstitutional government?

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2009-10-21 23:26:41
2009-10-21 23:26:41

Simply stated, an unconstitutional government is one that does not follow, or is not consistent with, or ignores the constitution of that country. If the government continues to perform unconstitutional acts and ignores the set up of the constitution, it is an unconstitutional government. Under the United States Constitution, the government may do something which may later be declared unconstitutional by the courts. If the government continues to ignore the decision of the court, then the government is acting in an unconstitutional way. If a military coup takes over control of a government and does away with the current constitution, without the consent of the people, it is acting as an unconstitutional government.

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This is a ridiculous question, obviously a constitutional government has a constitution that is the basis for it's law. An unconstitutional government does not.



The Judicial Branch has the power to declare laws unconstitutional.



The Judicial Branch can declare an act of the President unconstitutional.


The Judicial Branch has the power to declare the acts unconstitutional.


The judicial branch of the government (overseen ultimately by the Supreme Court) has the power to declare laws unconstitutional.



No. This is the purview of the judicial branch of government.


That power is the power of judicial review.


Andrew Jackson thought that the bank was unconstitutional because he believed that only states not federal government had the right to charter banks


Because when a law is not fully pass in the government system, they ignore it and later just declare the law unconstitutional


The judicial branch decides what amendments are unconstitutional as well as acts of the president. However, if the judicial branch were to declare an act of the president unconstitutional, it would mean that Congress agreed to this act.


If the President (representing the Executive Branch of government) signs a piece of legislation into law, the federal courts (representing the Judicial Branch of government) can find it unconstitutional - or - alter the unconstitutional aspects of it, in its application.



At the present time.. in an unconstitutional manner.


department of education dept of labor department of energy


Only the judicial branch of the US government can declare executive orders or actions unconstitutional. Any federal court can make this declaration.


The Judicial Branch has the power to declare unconstitutional a law enacted by Congress. The Supreme Court of the U.S. heads the judicial branch.


The Supreme Court has the unwritten policy of judicial review. This means that they can check amendments and bills that the other two branches of the federal government suggest. If a law seems to be unconstitutional, and not written in the constitution, the Supreme Court can decide it is unconstitutional.


Yes, if the law contradicts a federal law or is unconstitutional .


The ability of the government to declare state and federal laws unconstitutional.


by allowing unconstitutional laws to be challenged and overturned


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If the US Supreme Court declares an Executive Order (Presidential action) unconstitutional, it is checking the Executive Branch.



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