The Legal Information Institute of Cornell University explains that a constitutional provision is a law that is stated directly in the country's constitution. This is different than laws or rules that are mandated throug... More »

Constitutional law deals with the interpretation and implementation of the Constitution. It addresses the fundamental relationships within society, among the states, between the states and the federal government, the thr... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

Rhode Island's form of government is modeled after the constitution-based federal republic type of government of the United States, where power is delegated into three separate branches: executive, legislative and judici... More » Geography United States

One of the common laws that apply to house renters is that they often can withhold rent or take other action because of housing code violations, according to Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. The laws reg... More » Government & Politics Law

The legal doctrine of "respondeat superior" is a concept in tort law when a court system holds an employer legally responsible for the acts of an employee if negligence occurs within the scope of the employee's work, acc... More »

To gain an understanding of child custody laws, first research nationwide laws at sites such as Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. Then, use sites such as About Parenting, which details state-specific laws... More » Government & Politics Law

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University defines original jurisdiction as the power of a court to hear the case that has been bought before it. When a court has original jurisdiction, it has the authority to... More » Government & Politics Law