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  • proper n. The United States.
  • proper n. The States of Guernsey.


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  • The 10th Amendment to the Constitution specifically states that, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

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  • The three states ranked second, third and fifth, respectively, in a 2010 inmate count by the Pew Center on the States, a non-profit that identifies state policy solutions.

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  • Three of those states — Kentucky, Texas and Vermont — did both, according to the Pew Center on the States, a public-policy think tank.

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  • Lest anyone assert any ambiguity in those words, one need turn only to the treaty's preamble, which states that the signatories are "desiring to further the easing of international tension and the strengthening of trust between States in order to facilitate the cessation of the manufacture of nuclear weapons, the liquidation of all their existing stockpiles, and the elimination from national arsenals of nuclear weapons ..."

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  • Add the collective $1 trillion funding gap states face for their pension and health-care plans, according to the Pew Center on the States, and it's clear why markets are spooked.

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  • If it is approved by XX percent of the population in each of a number of states which, when taken together, constitute ZZ percent of the population of these united States , it shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution.

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  • The federal power to regulate commerce amongtheseveral states was likewise granted to Congress from the powers which were then possessed by the States and by the People.

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  • IV s. 3 states that no state shall be “formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.”

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  • Joined in co-sponsorship by State Senator Jill Holtzman-Vogel and 19 House Republicans, the States' Rights wing of the Republican Party of Virginia hopes to take away legislative supremacy from a popularly elected Congress only one house of which is proportional to population and give veto power to a set of states wildly divergent in population.

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  • The rule states only that the Secretary of States 'name will be recorded.

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