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Interestingly, the phrase "separation of powers" does not appear anywhere in the text of the U.S. Constitution. It is principle that one can infer from the specific provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches--the ...
When he ordered a "surgical" bombing strike against Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, Donald Trump violated the US Constitution. Those members of Congress who support both the Constitution and the strike should demand a vote ...

CONCORD (AP) -- An immigrant from Brazil who has lived in the United States for nearly 28 years has lost a bid to remain in the country and faces deportation this week. Lawyers for 65-year-old Elvecio Viana, of Nashua, New Hampshire, said he came to the U.S. on a visa. He recently filed papers ... Shipping
Under the Resolution that we have, "For the calling of a convention of states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its ... US Constitution
The FINANCIAL -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Similar proposals have failed repeatedly in the past – most recently in 2011 – but changing the Constitution to require that federal spending not exceed revenue ... US Constitution
This morning President Trump in a tweet seemed to walk back the threat of attacking Syria. The President's policy on Syria is confusing. And if he carries out an attack on Syria- it may be illegal under the US Constitution and the UN Charter according to our guest today. The Associated Press is reporting this ... US Constitution

It is interesting that Mr. (Rich) Gotshall's column and Mr. (George) Allen's letter were side by side. (“Up to us,” and “Columnist gets it right on Democrats,” March 20). Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated by his actions that he is not a friend of democracy or the Constitution. He was an autocrat in his ... US Constitution
(KMOV.com) – An organization aimed to “amend the U.S. Constitution” is making a stop in St. Louis. American Promise is stopping across America in an effort to “put elections back into the hands of the people” and stray away from corporations. The group would like to hear from you at the town hall meeting ... US Constitution
In this episode of The Heartland Institute's Constitutional Soundbites series, David Shestokas, Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud discuss “Article V: Amendments” from Shestokas' book Constitutional Soundbites. Topics include: the U.S. Constitution amendment process, how amendments are proposed, how ... US Constitution
If you poke around the internet or social media long enough, you may even find the meme depicted in this 2014 PolitiFact article, which claims that the U.S. Constitution "owes its notion of democracy to the Iroquois Tribes, including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of powers in ... US Constitution
In Friday's paper, a letter to the editor writer states that the Sun Sentinel's editorial about the U.S. Census was a "diatribe from the left" and "misses the point." He then states that there needs to be an accurate count of "citizens" to determine funding, etc. Strange how conservatives call for the "strict ... US Constitution
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the time people can serve in Congress. The proposal, approved Monday in a 22-9 vote, calls for what is known as an Article V Convention of the States in ... US Constitution
I'm not sure I've ever actually won a political argument. But I used to know a sure route to a ceasefire. My strategy was to concede that whatever cockamamie idea my political sparring partner was advocating might have some merit, adding: "But to do what you propose, you'd have to amend the Constitution.
It's hard to say what the Founding Fathers would have thought about this one. But does net neutrality really violate the core tenets of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights? We've seen some interesting rhetoric since the repeal of net neutrality. Last week, FCC chairman Ajit Pai contended that net ... Verizon
Once again, ignorance regarding the United States Constitution by our Idaho lawmakers is on embarrassing display, despite professional efforts from a number of quarters to enlighten them regarding basic concepts of constitutional law. Nevertheless, the majority of the State Affairs Committee continues to ... Verizon
Miami Killian students competed in the 2018 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and their historic and contemporary relevance. Miami Killian Senior High students demonstrated their knowledge of the ... Verizon
The first 10 were easy. Since then, it's been an uphill battle every time, and some of those battles are, at least technically, still undecided. We are speaking of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and those first 10 are, of course, better known as The Bill of Rights. They provide some of the most important ... Verizon

The first 10 were easy. Since then, it's been an uphill battle every time, and some of those battles are, at least technically, still undecided. We are speaking of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and those first 10 are, of course, better known as The Bill of Rights. They provide some of the most important ... Verizon
The nation's founding document could look a little different if a resolution moving through the S.C. Legislature passes. South Carolina could join other states in calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, after a state Senate panel Thursday approved a call for such a convention. Supporters of the ... Verizon
Topeka — The Kansas Senate is set to vote Thursday on a measure aimed at amending the U.S. Constitution in order to rein in the power of the federal government. Senate Concurrent Resolution 1611 would add Kansas' name to a list of states petitioning Congress to call a "convention of states" that would ... Verizon
A pair of resolutions under consideration by the Legislature that lift much of their wording from model bills written by a secretive, corporation-funded group could help lead to a radical rewriting of the U.S. Constitution. The resolutions seek to add Maine to the list of states that have called for the convening of ... Verizon
Interest in the U.S. Constitution typically overshadows the state constitutions. This is understandable. For almost a century, Americans have increasingly sought many top-down solutions to problems. As a result, national elections receive more media attention. Donors believe national offices give them more ... Verizon
U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro on Jan. 8 dismissed “with prejudice” all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons. “With prejudice” means that the federal prosecutors could not come back again for yet another long, drawn-out, costly trial. Cliven Bundy had already been incarcerated ... Verizon
The ruling affirms the argument that the state's two-party legislature has made access to the ballot for dissenting voices uniquely difficult, and that they violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution in doing so. Judge Lawrence Piersol's 16-page decision says the state requires too ... Verizon
A new proposed state constitution would annex Santa Rosa County to Escambia and make our rivals-in-history St. Augustine the state capital. No, this isn't some crackpot proposal on some crackpot website. This crackpot proposal is on an official state of Florida website — it's even got the Florida state seal ... Verizon
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - States across the nation are calling for a balanced federal budget, and they've proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to get it done. Some Maine lawmakers want our state to join 28 others that are calling for a Convention of States to add a balanced budget amendment ... Verizon
Having existed and endured for nearly 230 years, the U.S. Constitution and the intent of those who created it continues to be a hotly contested topic. On Monday's St. Louis on the Air during President's Day, host Don Marsh revisited his 2013 discussion with David Robertson, author of the book "The Original ... Verizon
Proponents of Amendment 71, which was approved by voters in 2016 and makes it harder for citizens to petition measures onto the ballot, were dealt a setback on Valentine's Day when a federal judge said one provision violates the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides for equal ... Verizon
Most of those testifying strongly opposed the move. A convention would be called if 34 states issued the call. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, lead sponsor of the measure, held up his pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. “I really do believe that the Constitution of the United States is inspired, men who were inspired ... Verizon
lashed out on Friday at President Trump's decision to launch "precision strikes" in Syria, saying the U.S. Constitution does not give the president the ability to authorize such an attack. "I haven't read France's or Britain's 'Constitution,' but I've read ours and no where in it is Presidential authority to strike ... US Constitution
Bob Moses started his talk yesterday by asking the audience to say the words of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution with him. “I'm going to ask you to think about the Preamble, and whether you can own it,” Moses said. Moses is an educator and activist who was involved in the Student Nonviolent ... US Constitution
A total of five more free monthly two-hour study sessions concerning a full review of the Constitution of the United States of America and its 27 Amendments will be presented by Michael Gaddy, founder of the Bill of Rights Arkansas organization and noted conservative Constitutionalist. Study sessions will ... US Constitution
South Dakota's rules for third political parties are unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. The decision is a victory for the Libertarian and Constitution parties of South Dakota, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented them in their lawsuit against South Dakota Secretary of State ... US Constitution
And that's normally the case — some see something they would like to change or feel is unjust at a federal level and push for change through the amendment process, a sort of cause-and-effect response that makes our relationship to the U.S. Constitution more reactive than maybe it should be. Some of us ... US Constitution
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - States across the nation are calling for a balanced federal budget, and they've proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to get it done. Some Maine lawmakers want our state to join 28 others that are calling for a Convention of States to add a balanced budget amendment ... US Constitution
A bill to overhaul Idaho's various trespassing laws conflicts with a number of other parts of state code and may violate the U.S. Constitution, according to a new analysis by the Attorney General's Office. House Agricultural Affairs Committee members on Feb. 14 voted 14-1 to send HB 536 to the House floor. US Constitution
Having existed and endured for nearly 230 years, the U.S. Constitution and the intent of those who created it continues to be a hotly contested topic. On Monday's St. Louis on the Air during President's Day, host Don Marsh revisited his 2013 discussion with David Robertson, author of the book "The Original ... US Constitution
Proponents of Amendment 71, which was approved by voters in 2016 and makes it harder for citizens to petition measures onto the ballot, were dealt a setback on Valentine's Day when a federal judge said one provision violates the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides for equal ... US Constitution
“Nearly every American is familiar with the basics of the U.S. Constitution, but few people understand the extensive negotiations behind its making,” said Dr. Cole, a senior research fellow at Pembroke College. “Thanks to a unique collaboration with the students at UVU's Center for Constitutional Studies, ... US Constitution
Who wrote the U.S. Constitution? Well, it wasn't Thomas Jefferson, despite what Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, told the 2018 National Prayer Breakfast. In his 19-minute keynote address Thursday (Feb. 8), the House majority whip touched on his friendship with Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond of New ... US Constitution
The U.S. Constitution will be the topic of the Dublin Community Forum on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.. Featured speakers will be retired judge L. Phillips Runyon 3rd, and Lindsay Brown and Brooks Johnson, members of the Dublin School history faculty. Dublin youth will begin the forum with ... US Constitution
Tom Loertscher, R-Bone, lead sponsor of the measure, held up his pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. “I really do believe that the Constitution of the United States is inspired, men who were inspired to do the right thing,” he told the House State Affairs Committee, of which he is chairman. “Are we less ... US Constitution
Utah Senator Mike Lee speaks as "The Quill Project" is unveiled at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Quill Project digitally reconstructs the thousands of negotiations, proposals, notes, and timelines of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and will be available for free at www.quillproject.net for those wishing to research ... US Constitution
Calvary Baptist Church is presenting a showing on Monday, Feb., 12 at 6 p.m. in the lower level sponsored by “Truth in Love” Ministry, of “Islam's Assault on the U.S. Constitution.” Pastor Shahram Hadian is a convert to Jesus Christ. Come hear him tell the truth about Islam's Assault on the US Constitution. US Constitution
Forget that the framers of the Constitution crafted a brilliant system of checks and balances whereby special investigations of possible abuse of power can be called for members of Congress, federal judges and the president. The Republicans could have waited until completion of the investigation into ... US Constitution
Gary Gregory, print master and founder of the Printing Office of Edes & Gill at Old North Church & Historic Site has printed the Boston edition of the Federal Convention, known to Americans today as the U.S. Constitution, for the first time since 1787. Found in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical ... US Constitution
The preamble to the Constitution is best recognized by its opening statement, “We the people ... .” The preamble itself is not a law, but it helps explain the spirit in which the U.S. Constitution was written, a crucial tool when interpreting the law. The First Amendment to the Constitution, and No. 1 in the Bill of ... US Constitution
State constitutions are powerful documents. They tend to protect individual rights — including the fundamental right to vote — more broadly than the U.S. Constitution. And this fact may well help to fix our broken democracy. The disparity between our state and federal controlling documents became obvious ... US Constitution
The U.S. Constitution has been modified 27 times through the amendment process since it was first ratified in 1788, but many of its features remain in their original form (or, for the electoral college, in a form that has undermined the initial reason for its creation). Some provisions in the Constitution may still ... US Constitution
Throw out the U.S. Constitution, The Week magazine correspondent says A writer for The Week magazine says the U.S. Constitution should be trashed. Part of Cooper's rant about the Constitution says the document's main problem is that it makes "changing anything nearly impossible." (Harry How/Getty ... US Constitution


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