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Giving Advice on Constitutional Issues

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The Constitution: A More Perfect Union
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Dilemma 11: In a Senate vote, 52 senators vote in favor of a treaty with Belarus, while 48 vote against. Is the treaty approved? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 6: A blizzard strikes the nation’s capital. Only 200 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives show up for that day’s session. Can they pass bills? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 10: Your client is having trouble with his mail service. Who is the best person to call: his congresswoman, the president, or the chief justice of the Supreme Court?
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Dilemma 1: Your client wants to become president of the United States in 2016. He is now 34, and his birthday is on January 16. Can he serve? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 4: You have a neighbor who was born and raised in Austria. She moved to the United States five years ago. She loves politics and wants to hold any office—president, senator, member of the House of Representatives—she doesn’t care which. Can she? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 3: A certain congressman is tired of living in Washington, D.C. He wants to move back to his home state and run his ranch full-time. He proposes that Congress not meet at all this year. Is his proposal constitutional? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 7: A member of Congress is asked by the president to become secretary of defense. Her comment is “Cool. Now I can be both a congresswoman and cabinet member. I’ll have so much power and make a ton of money.” Can she hold both positions simultaneously? Enter Yes or No
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Dilemma 5: The Senate’s 100 members cannot agree on a law that forces all fast-food restaurants to sell veggie burgers only. They are split right down the middle: 50 are in favor, and 50 are against. Who can break the tie? Don't use the word "The" in your answer.
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Dilemma 8: The president gets mad at Illinois and decides to declare war on the state. Who can stop him from completing such a strange and unconstitutional act? Don't use the word "The" in your answer.
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Dilemma 2: The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed a bill requiring all teenagers, including females, to shave their heads. Can this law be stopped from taking effect? Enter Yes or No
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