In United States, the Residuary Power Lies with ______________. - Legal Reasoning


In United States, the residuary power lies with ______________.


  • States 

  • Federal Government 

  • States and federal government depending upon the subject matter as the Constitution did not define it in clear and cogent terms

  • Local Government 




Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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In this Question, the problem consists of a set of rules and facts. Apply the specified rules to the set of facts and answer the question.

A. A minor is a person who is below the age of eighteen. However, where a guardian administers the minor's property the age of majority is twenty-one.
B. A minor is not permitted by law to enter into a contract. Hence, where a minor enters into a contract with a major person, the contract is not enforceable. This effectively means that neither the minor nor the other party can make any claim on the basis of the contract.
C. In a contract with a minor, if the other party hands over any money or confers any other benefit on the minor, the same shall not be recoverable from the minor unless the other party was deceived by the minor to hand over money or any other benefit. The other party will have to show that (he minor misrepresented her age, he was ignorant about the age of the minor and that he handed over the benefit on the basis of such representation.

Facts Ajay convinces Bandita, a girl aged I8 that she should sell her land to him. Bandita's mother Chaaru is her guardian. Nonetheless Bandita, without the permission of Chaaru, sells the land to Ajay for a total sum of rupees fifty lakh, paid in full and final settlement of the price. Chaaru challenges this transaction claiming that Bandita is a minor and hence the possession of the land shall not be given to Ajay. Thus Ajay is in a difficult situation and has no idea how to recover his money from Bandita.

In order to defend the sale, Bandita will need to show that

In this Question problem consists of a set of rules and facts. Apply the specified rules to the set of facts and answer the question. In answering the following question, you should not rely on any rule(s) except the rule(s) that are supplied for problem. Further, you should not assume any fact other than 'those stated in the problem. The aim is to test your ability to properly apply a rule to a given set of facts, even when the result is absurd or unacceptable for any other reason. It is not the aim to test any knowledge of law you may already possess. 
A. The fundamental right to freedom of association includes the right to form an association as well as not join an association.
B. The fundamental right to freedom of association also includes the freedom to decide with whom to associate.
C. The fundamental right to freedom of association does not extend to the right to realise the objectives of forming the association.
D. Fundamental rights are applicable only to laws made by or administrative actions of the State and do not apply to actions of private persons.
E. Any law in contravention of fundamental rights is unconstitutional and therefore cannot bind any person.

Gajodhar Pharmaceuticals, a private company, offered an employment contract of two years to Syed Monitul Alam. One of the clauses in the employment contract provided that Syed Monirul Alam must join Gajodhar Mazdoor Sangh (GMS), one of the trade unions active in Gajodhar Pharmaceuticals. If Parliament enacts a legislation prohibiting strikes by trade unions of employees engaged in pharmaceutical industry, then:

Choose the most appropriate option:

Which among the following was described by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as the "heart and soul of the Constitution of India"?

Directions: The question below consists of two statements, one labeled as ‘Assertion’ (A) and another as ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items from the codes given below.

Assertion (A): It is the legal and constitutional duty of the State to provide legal aid to the poor.

Reason (R): No one should be denied justice by reason of his poverty.

Which was the law introduced by Sir William Bentinck to prohibit the practice of Sati?

In which Constitutional Amendment Act An authoritative text of the Constitution in Hindi was provided to the people of India by the President?

Who appoints Comptroller and Auditor General?

Who one of the following is the Chairman of the Inter-State Council?

Which type of government is provided by the Constitution in India?

A change is the distribution of powers between the centre and the states can be done by

Agricultural Income Tax is assigned to the State Government by

The retirement age Auditor General is

Who among the following undertakes the special Audit at the request of the government? 

Who among the following advice the Government of India upon the legal matters? 

The power to direct, control the elections to the Panchayat is vested in ___________.

Which of the following constitutions is a unitary constitution?

Answer the question which follows from application of the under mentioned legal principle.

Principle: Every person has a right of self-defense if his life is under imminent threat.

Facts: Mr. Prashanth threatens Mr. Krishna that he will kill Mr. Krishna. After saying so, Mr. Prashanth goes to his house saying that he would get his axe.

The following questions consists of two statements, one labeled as ‘Assertion’ (A) and other as ‘Reason’ (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the correct answers.

Assertion (A): The Indian Constitution was adopted on 26th November 1949.

Reason (R): Law Day is celebrated in India on 26th November every year. 

The following questions consist of two statements, one labeled as ‘Assertion’ (A) and other as ‘Reason’ (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the correct answers.

Assertion (A): The state shall not make any law, which takes away or abridges the rights conferred by Part III (Fundamental Rights) and any law made in contravention of this clause shall, to the extent of the contravention, be void.

Reason (R): The fundamental rights are the rights reserved by the people and for this reason, they are eternal and sacrosanct.

Which one of the following articles of the Indian Constitution provides that it shall be the duty of the Union to protect every state against external aggression and internal disturbance?


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