What significance should be attached to Hillary Clinton's recent statement that we should "fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment?" It is easy enough to dismiss her solution by pointing to its limitations. Show More Summary
The federal appears court ruled that "a 4th Amendment claim cannot be asserted by a Mexican citizen on Mexican soil with no significant connection to the United States." The post Court Won’t Let Family Of Unarmed Mexican Teen Sue The Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Him appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If they can tack on their amendments, the Iran hawks will be making it easier for Obama to veto Corker-Cardin.
The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure. Image: Shutterstock The post Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment appeared first on RH Reality Check.
"Name hold weight like kilos/Boy you actin so corny like fritos"
One of the very favorite canards of the Internet troll is to fall back on the protections of the First Amendment, as in, "Banning me from your website so that I can't spew the raving lunacies of the Men's Rights...
Jamie in Salon: The country’s most prolific voting rights scholar and blogger, Richard Hasen—a colleague and friend of mine—is the most recent legal academic to pour cold water all over the movement for a constitutional amendment to rebuild the statutory wall protecting … Continue reading ?
Hillary Clinton doesn't keep emails, uses her own server 'for convenience' and won't accept foreign donations. Oops, we're amending 5 years of tax returns. Does that mean it never happened?
Sen. Marco Rubio and other foes of a nuclear deal with Iran “are readying several poison-pill amendments — some of which could have broad appeal — aimed at unraveling the bipartisan compromise endorsed by President Obama,” Politico reports. “The compromise [...]
Amendments threaten to break the rare bipartisan spirit that pushed a bill, which would give Congress a voice in the nuclear negotiations with Iran, out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and even overcame White House objecti...
While most Americans approve of same-sex weddings, the GOP and its 2016 contenders desperately fight on, even proposing a constitutional amendment to stymie an expected defeat at the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness toward Iran and support for Israel. Sen. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. The high-profile debate comes as negotiators from the U.S. Show More Summary
Between unanimous support at the beginning and the end came the Hyde amendment.
The battle lines were clearly marked as the overflow crowd filled San Francisco City Hall on Thursday evening. The city’s Planning Commission were to consider three amendments to the ‘Airbnb law‘ which regulates the operation of “home sharing” companies. Show More Summary
Nineteen years ago, the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans struck down Colorado's notorious Amendment 2, a state constitutional provision that revoked all local ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and forbade state and local governments in Colorado from enacting or enforcing such protections in the future. Show More Summary
Inside the Mind of the Founding Fathers The 2nd Amendment and Open Carry By Dale Schlundt, M.A. If you ask the typical American citizen the definition of the second amendment, their answers are invariably, “the right to bear arms.” One that does not study history would be left with the impression that those five words [...]Show More Summary
Matthew Saks: Last week, the election law expert Rick Hasen wrote a piece in Slate criticizing Hillary Clinton for coming out in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. He argued that a constitutional amendment is … Continue reading ?
This week Senator Ben Cardin introduced an AIPAC-backed amendment to a trade bill that seeks to thwart the growing BDS movement. The legislation is designed to pressure the EU, which is currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and...Show More Summary
People who run 'pirate' sites out of Russia have been given a final warning by the government. Amendments to local copyright law that come into force May 1 not only protect more content than ever before, but also contain provisions to permanently block sites that continually make unauthorized content available. Show More Summary