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Hillary's "Fix"

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

Court Won’t Let Family Of Unarmed Mexican Teen Sue The Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Him

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.

The Continuing Cluelessness of Hard-liners

If they can tack on their amendments, the Iran hawks will be making it easier for Obama to veto Corker-Cardin.

Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment

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.

John Oliver's Explanation of the First Amendment is a Must Read for Every Dumbass Troll On the Internet

3 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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 Raskin on Hillary Clinton and a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

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 ?

Amending Clinton Foundation Taxes, Like Cleaning Monica Lewinsky's Dress, Can't Change The Past

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?

Opponents of Iran Deal Take Aim In Senate

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 [...]

New Amendments Imperil Measure on Iran in Congress

8 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

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...

Republicans' Gay-Marriage Hysteria

8 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

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

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

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

How the Human Trafficking Bill Finally Got Through the Senate

Between unanimous support at the beginning and the end came the Hyde amendment.

Stickering it to the man: Airbnb packs SF City Hall for public meeting on home sharing law

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

The Time for Equality Is Now

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 (Guest Voice)

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

“How We Will Save Our Democracy (and How We Won’t)”

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 ?

AIPAC-backed legislation targeting BDS movement advances in Congress

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

New Russian Anti-Piracy Law Could Block Sites “Forever”

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

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