Unconstitutional | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Law

Unconstitutional means that something is not in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of a particular state; The Supreme Court of the United States is the final arbiter of what is constitutional and what is not.

If a law or procedure is judged unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, then the law becomes null and void, and the procedure becomes illegal.

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