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On August 25, 2016, an article I wrote entitled The Constitution of the United States is Dead was published in Pravda.Ru. This article expressed my outrage that a federal jury in Fort Wayne, IN only awarded one dollar to members of an African-American family from South Bend, IN, whose home had been ...
Almost all state constitutions explicitly grant their citizens an affirmative right to vote, which is missing from the U.S. Constitution. While the Supreme Court has inferred the existence of such a right, the court defers to state regulations of the right to vote, and the right receives fewer protections than other rights ...

In fact, the word democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution or any other of our founding documents. How about a few Quotations expressed by the Founders about democracy? In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison wanted to prevent rule by majority faction, ...
He also wrote, "Islam, Sharia, and the Quran are the antithesis of the U.S. Constitution." Parrish's public platform also vilifies Muslims and embraces anti-Muslim conspiracies. His campaign website suggests a fictitious, taxpayer-funded scheme to finance and promote terrorism, reading, "Minnesotans will no ...
... medical assistance to undocumented aliens and with violating the sanctity of life of future American citizens, [namely, unborn persons]." Judge Sessions presides. Starring the U.S. Constitution, this masterful collection brings together, through the arts, the daunting legal and social issues surrounding us.
The authority to grant amnesty is absent from our Constitution, and from the powers granted by the people to the president and Congress when assembled. It is most imperative that this demand begin with the indisputable declaration that nowhere in the powers vested in the president or in Congress is the ...

In this edition of Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska, First Amendment attorney John McKay will walk us through legal protections afforded the press under the U.S. Constitution. We'll look at pivotal U.S. Supreme Court cases that interpret the First Amendment to limit the government's ability to restrict ...
The 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States details the process by which the president or vice president is replaced in the event either person is not available for service. Reasons to replace the head of state or the vice president -- the highest-ranking official in the presidential line of ...
Our mission has always been to educate voters as to their rights, which are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and to work for socio-political change when necessary. Today, there are unprecedented challenges to our form of government, and fundamental rights are threatened. Our work to empower ...
The stakes couldn't be higher for the United States and the world. Will the courts crack under the pressure? 2018 may be a vital test for the "separation of powers" structure baked into the US Constitution in 1787. Trump and the Republicans want nothing more than to drive a wedge into American politics.
For transatlantic admirers of Jonathan Freedland's Bring Home the Revolution (1999), the shaking of Freedland's regard for the American constitutional system is disappointing but understandable (The year of Trump has laid bare the US Constitution's serious flaws, 30 December). The first year in ...
The men who drafted and signed the U.S. Constitution did so in an era before the telephone, let alone the internet. Many of them were slave-owners and America's original sin of slavery has its deplorable stain all over the 230 year old document. Voting rights were granted to nobody except white male ...
The Center for Constitutional Values and Martin County school District will hold the third annual Constitution Academic Competition on May 14, 2018 at Murray Middle School. In the initial round conducted in December, seniors from each of the three high schools were evaluated on their knowledge and ...
The students sat in groups of four, ready to discuss key values and ideas of the U.S. Constitution as classmates watched from the gallery and judges watched from the bench. As part of We The People, a program developed in 1987 to teach students about the history and principles of the Constitution, teams ...
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said in a 2011 interview that removing amendments to the U.S. Constitution after the 10th Amendment would "eliminate many problems" in the structure of the U.S. government, CNN's KFile reported Sunday. Alabama's Senate election will be held Tuesday, with ...
Oh, and pass out copies of the U.S. Constitution. This combination served as catnip for Skyline College administrators who told Eric Corgas, president of its Young Americans for Liberty chapter, that not only did he have to remove a "small folding table" while he distributed America's founding document Oct.
With impeccable timing, my hymn of praise for the US Constitution appeared a matter of months before what looked a lot like a US Constitutional crisis, with the impeachment of Bill Clinton over perjury charges arising from his denials of a relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. "So you ...

A navy veteran might find he ran into less red tape defending his country in the service than he will passing out copies of the U. S. Constitution at Bunker Hill Community College. When doing so put him on the wrong side of the college's speech codes, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the ...
The Center for Constitutional Values and Martin County school District will hold the third annual Constitution Academic Competition on May 14, 2018 at Murray Middle School. In the initial round conducted in December, seniors from each of the three high schools were evaluated on their knowledge and ...
The students sat in groups of four, ready to discuss key values and ideas of the U.S. Constitution as classmates watched from the gallery and judges watched from the bench. As part of We The People, a program developed in 1987 to teach students about the history and principles of the Constitution, teams ...
One major benefit of the U.S. Constitution is that you can travel among the states without leaving your rights behind. ... As Justice Joseph Story wrote in his "Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States" in 1833, the "intention of this clause was to confer on [the people] a general citizenship; and to ...
Before the US Constitution of 1787 was ratified, its proponents had claimed a centralized and powerful American state was necessary for the purposes of military defense. But, as the Anti-Federalists of the time pointed out, the older Constitution (known as the Articles of Confederation) had already been ...
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said in a 2011 interview that removing amendments to the U.S. Constitution after the 10th Amendment would "eliminate many problems" in the structure of the U.S. government, CNN's KFile reported Sunday. Alabama's Senate election will be held Tuesday, with ...
BROKEN BOW -- Although an atheist nonprofit organization that claims to protect the separation of church and state alleges in a letter to Broken Bow public schools that the school violated the U.S. Constitution, a Christian organization's assembly went ahead as planned Wednesday. BBPS allowed the ...
I□ Richard Flores / Contributed t has become abundantly clear this past week that President Trump and his staff have been colluding with the Russian autocratic regime with the intent to undermine the integrity of our U.S. presidential election and our Democratic form of government. Investigations have ...
From left, eighth-grade students Claire Nugent, Sophia Apostol, Lilly Threlkeld, Cambri Elder and Allie Hastings participate in the "We the People" citizen and Constitution Program at Combs Middle school in San Tan Valley. (Special to the Independent/Combs Middle School). During the month of ...
FEC struck down campaign finance laws, a diverse and cross-partisan group of lawmakers, Constitutional lawyers, citizens, and reformers have embarked on an ambitious 18-month project to educate and engage Americans about how the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can effectively end the ...
Direct election of U.S. senators didn't come until 1913 when the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. ... The thinking goes like this: Our Founding Fathers created the perfect document when they drafted the U.S. Constitution and changes made to it can only be viewed as blemishes.
A team from Jackson Hole high school will pit their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of rights against that of other students. On Monday more than 400 students from around the state will face off in Casper in the Wyoming Congressional district Qualifier of We the People: The citizen and the ...
Our Constitution created our laws, economy and society. We honor ourselves as "The world's oldest democracy" and, surely, as something marvelous. Yet the Constitution established a republic, not a democracy. Written by aristocrats who mistrusted majority rule, it requires concurrence of the Congress ...
Longmont Housing Authority staff on Tuesday received a lesson on the U.S. Constitution -- specifically the Fourth and 14th amendments -- following accusations that some violated rights by conducting warrantless police searches at a subsidized apartment complex. The Fourth Amendment protects people ...
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year. In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a letter expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a Boston widow whose five sons supposedly died ...
This is similar to how the U.S Constitution already prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion and national origin. There are currently 15 states in the U.S who have not ratified the amendment, according to Progress For All. This is the 11th time Maloney has reintroduced the bill, but has high hopes ...
The U.S. Constitution gives the Senate the power to expel one of its members by a two-thirds vote, but it hasn't happened since the civil war.
The articles also allege a violation of the U.S. Constitution, citing President Trump's refusal to release his full tax returns. The same section also ...
Speaking of the U.S. Constitution, it is hard to find anything in the Fourteenth Amendment that prevents the federal government from doing its ...
If such a requirement were actually enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, it could force huge spending cuts or giant tax increases in the face of ...
Backers of Assembly Joint Resolution 21 say amending the U.S. Constitution is the only way to force Congress to put the country's finances in order. The measure, which does not need Gov. Scott Walker's signature, adds Wisconsin to the states calling for a convention to amend the Constitution to require a ...
Protesters hold up signs in opposition to a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution as people enter the Senate chambers at the state Capitol ...
Flag and anthem are secondary to U.S. Constitution .... nation raised their hands and swore allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.
On October 27, 1787--230 years ago today--Alexander Hamilton published the first of eighty-five Federalist essays. For six years, the country ...
The US Constitution gives residents the right to due process. However, there are concerns that computer algorithms are now undermining its ...
Attorney Vonda Laughlin, a professor at Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan school of Law, shared little-known stories about women and the ...
A federal judge says a sexual offender rehabilitation class for Indiana prisoners violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. Southern District of Indiana ...
Letter: Stuart Smith: U.S. Constitution ultimately depends upon the people .... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Twelve years ago the University of Washington libraries staff started a tradition. They invited UW students, staff, and the general public to join ...
And in 2013, when she was taking her oath of office, she was asked to swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and she turned her back on the ...
The First Amendment of our U.S. Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free ...
If concerns that Donald Trump is getting emoluments have you diving for the dictionary, that's just one curious section of the US Constitution, ...
The People Who Pledge Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution. How patriotism among American immigrants is uniquely linked to the country's ...


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