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constitutional

 [kon″stĭ-too´shun-al]
1. pertaining to the constitution.
2. affecting the whole constitution of the body; not local.
constitutional disease one involving a system of organs or one with widespread symptoms.

con·sti·tu·tion·al

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl),
1. Relating to a body's constitution.
2. General; relating to the system as a whole; not local.

con·sti·tu·tion·al

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl)
1. Relating to a body's constitution.
2. General; relating to the system as a whole; not local.

constitutional

1. affecting the whole constitution of the body; not local.
2. pertaining to the constitution.

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Q. What really constitutes ADD? Don't all kids have short attention spans because they are curious? What I'm saying is. I'm a very curious fellow, so, therefore, I cannot hold my attention to one thing for more than a minute. Does this mean I have ADD?

A. to what you said about how come they didn't have all these problems lots of years ago, I'll have to say it is true the kids today have a lot more stimulations than what kids had a 100 years ago, though, these problems- ADD and ADHD did exist, even with less things around to lose focus to. even about 20 years ago, when the awareness was too small, teachers just called these kids "stupid" or slow, cause they wern't able to listen for a long period of time and then did'nt know what to answer when asked. the awareness helped save lots of very smart focusless kids...

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According to article 147, paragraph 4) of the Fundamental Law, "the decisions of the Romanian Constitutional Court shall be published in the Official Gazette of Romania.
On the other hand though, it cannot be denied that the primordial nature of these juridical conflicts of a constitutional nature is, most of the times, a political one.
Secondly, the rulings of the Romanian Constitutional Court are "effective only for the future" (60), which means that irregardless of the gravity and the impact of the conflict they solve, these decisions do not have retroactive effects and by consequence, cannot undo any acts, actions or inactions that occurred prior to its publication in the Official Gazette.
Furthermore, as I have previously mentioned, the decisions of the Romanian Constitutional Court serve as instruments which clarify those disputed constitutional provisions which enabled one of the public authorities to attempt to attain more political power at the expense of another authority.
Finally, through its decisions, the Romanian Constitutional Court also appears as a safe guardian of the principle of checks and balances, as an independent, unique authority which rules only in the spirit of the Constitution, and as a readily-available juridico-political instrument which can be effectively employed by either one of the public authorities.
To conclude, it appears that the Romanian Constitutional Court is more and more frequently called to rule upon cases of juridical conflicts of a constitutional nature between public authorities, especially when those holding the head offices are of opposing political affiliations and when the constitutional provisions allow interpretation.
This paper in itself was constructed in a juridico-political manner, as the primary sources used in my research were legal documents such as the Constitutions and the Decisions taken by the Court in solving the constitutional conflicts between public authorities and at the same time, in analyzing these sources, I have also looked at the political factors and contexts which strongly influenced them--naturally, since these conflicts are, to a great extent, political.
Consequently it is obvious that the political affiliations of the heads of public authorities do matter and the more contrasting they are, the more will increase the number of conflict they engage and hence, the role of the Constitutional Court in safe guarding the principle of checks and balances shall also increase.
An example in point is also specific to the post-2008 political landscape, with the Parliament taking a divided stance in these juridical conflicts--if the Social Democrat President of the Senate would notify the Court on constitutional conflicts with the Government or with the President, the Liberal-Democrat President of the Chamber of Deputies would claim that there is no such conflict, thus siding with the executive branch of the same political affiliation, rather than with its own legislative complement.
From this perspective, the role of the Romanian Constitutional Court in safe guarding the principle of checks and balances seems evident.
Moreover, another important role of the Romanian Constitutional Court in safeguarding the principle of checks and balances refers to the clarifications it makes on various constitutional provisions, in the rulings it gives.
Hence, the Constitutional Court re-enforces the constitutional provisions by the clarifications and interpretation it makes, and at the same time, given the mandatory, erga omnes effect of its decisions, the principle of checks and balances is enforced in such a manner that ensures the already settled conflicts will not be re-disputed by different holders of functions of public authority.