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Could the federal government mandate state universities to not discriminate against out-of-state students?

Such a law could probably be passed under the authority of the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. Price controls on various products have previously been justified under that clause.
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Could a new US constitution be ratified by an absolute popular vote?

There are two ways to change a constitution: Through amendments to the current constitution. By starting a new constitution. When you start a new constitutional process from scratch, its legitimacy ...
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Can the POTUS sign Executive Orders if he/she is medically sick, such as having COVID-19?

The Constitution states the only possible restrictions on presidential power, thus a president can exercise the powers of the office except if dies, is impeached, or the 25th Amendment becomes ...
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Could the federal government mandate state universities to not discriminate against out-of-state students?

Yes. The federal government has the authority to mandate this if it wished to do so. Not clear if it would be a 1791 constitution privileges and immunities clause enforcement, a 14th Amendment equal ...
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US Government - enummerated powers - enforcement of the Bill of Rights

Amendments to the US Constitution are part of the US Constitution, and this includes the so-called Bill of Rights. The doctrine of applying parts of the US Constitution to states, known as ...
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Can US Congress/government bar a specific foreign country's persons (individuals or firms) from due process clause?

No The right to Due Process is a personal right of anyone who may come before a US court, or interact with an agency of any US government, Federal, State, or local. It is noit a national right, to be ...
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Can the POTUS sign Executive Orders if he/she is medically sick, such as having COVID-19?

Yes, The President may sign such orders Section 4 of the 25th Admendment provides that: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of ...
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Could a new US constitution be ratified by an absolute popular vote?

There is only one codified process to amend the US Constitution and it does not involve a popular vote: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose ...
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In what cases has the High Court of Australia held a federal law unconstitutional and invalid?

The list from House of Representatives Practice quoted in Dale M's answer is limited to "matters directly affecting the Parliament and its proceedings," and omits some historically ...
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