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The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution is the highest source of law in the United States. Any law the contradicts the U.S. Constitution cannot be implemented. Yet many such laws exist, and these contradictions are usually a source of conflict in many areas of law.

Frequently, constitutions limit government authority. The best example of this is the Bill of Rights. These first nine amendments to the Constitution protect citizens' rights.

In some cases, these rights conflict with one another, and citizens turn to the United States Supreme Court to interpret which rights are more heavily weighed.
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