Designed to set out the rules and regulations within which governments can operate
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6 Advantages of a codified constitution?
- Easy to understand
- Condensed into a single document
- Clear separation of powers
- RIghts of citizens are entrenched e.g US Bill of Rights
- Difficult to change - constitutional principles hard to change
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3 Disadvantages of a codified constitution
- Necessary change can be difficult to achieve
- May not be able to keep up to date
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How many times US constitution amended since 1900?
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How many times FDR use presidential veto?
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5 Sources of constitution?
- Statute law, acts of plt.
- Common law and Royal Perogatives
- Works of authority
- Conventions and treaties
- Eu law
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E.g. EU case overruling UK law? when?
Factortame case 1990
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