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No, illegal means that one is breaking the law.

Unconstitutional means that a law is not in compliance with the constitution. That does not mean that anyone will be charged with criminal activities. It usually means that a law is no longer valid and anyone charged under that law will not be prosecuted and any conviction will be overturned.

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Q: Is illegal and unconstitutional the same thing?
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