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Civil Rights Act in the U.S., any of several laws intended to protect civil rights, esp. the landmark law passed by Congress in 1964 that aimed to protect the constitutional right to vote and prevent discrimination in places of employment, public facilities and accommodations, and the like.
constitutionalism advocacy of the principles of constitutional government. [1/2 definitions]
constitutionality the quality of being in legal accord with a constitution, or of being otherwise constitutional.
founding father (often cap.) one of the delegates to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787. [1/2 definitions]
nonconstitutional combined form of constitutional.
republicanism adherence to the principles and constitutional forms of republican government. [1/2 definitions]
Supreme Court the highest federal court in the United States, consisting of nine appointed justices whose decisions on constitutional cases set precedents for all other courts in the nation. [1/2 definitions]