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"They had ample time to bring the requests but they didn't. We could have said more aircraft should be bought. What they have done is mumble jumble. The President has violated the constitution, which is the truth. If anybody is pretending that nothing has been done, the person should go to a mental home.
In the eighth lecture of Hillsdale College's free online Constitution 101 course (which you can take along with me here) Ronald J. Pestritto, dean of the college's Graduate School of Statesmanship, explains how Progressives sought to expand the role of government and get rid of many constraints ... Rights

Democrats to register voters. Smith County Democrats will join with Democrats from neighboring counties to register voters at Canton First Monday Trade Days from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through May 6. Volunteer voter registrars are needed throughout the weekend. Call 903-714-5333 to sign up and ...
In Adam Sivitz's case, curiosity led to a nearly decade-long project of authoring his first book, " We the States: An Alternate History Novel ." The book explores the hypotheticals of early American history, focusing on the founding fathers' rejection of the Constitution, while George Washington anxiously ... teacher
Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday lamented that the country, its Constitution and law are being trampled over, and this an injustice to the people. Addressing PML-N parliamentarians in Model Town, the former premier said that they have no right to sit on their seats post-election if they can ...

On December 5, 2015, I called for a debate on the 2010 Constitution with a view to identifying those areas that needed refining and fine-tuning. ... Talk about changing the Constitution has been rife in Kenya again since the secret deal between President Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga made public on ...
A state judge says Michigan's plans to distribute $5 million in public funding over two years to private schools to cover the cost of mandates violates the state constitution. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens made the ruling in an opinion released Thursday. She ordered the state not ... money
The Constitution is, you could say, "having a moment." Thanks to our controversial president, clauses and concepts that don't get much love -- like impeachment, the pardon power, and the Emoluments Clause -- are suddenly in the public spotlight. In Constitutional Law courses, the story of our ...
President Rodrigo Duterte “should stop throwing due process into disarray and acting like a Marcos copycat,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Sunday. Hontiveros' statement came after the President on Friday threatened to have prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrested if they would ...
It is now mandatory that political parties must hold these internal elections in obedience to the Republican Constitution and their own party constitutions. Since the Registrar has failed to deregister political parties which are in breach of the Constitution by failing to comply with its provisions cited above, ...
It's already a very long ballot in a supercharged election year. This November, Floridians will vote for governor, attorney general and other Cabinet posts. We'll have a marquee Senate race in Bill Nelson vs. Rick Scott. We'll be voting for members of Congress and state Legislature and for three Palm Beach ...
The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow last night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks and two moral dwarfs posing as Marine generals, together with a “Right Dishonorable” harridan and a young French poodle. As was the case 15 years ago when the ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is heading to the finish line, with a dozen ballot proposals up for final votes next week. The 37-member commission, which is unique to Florida, meets every 20 years and has the power to place proposed changes to the state Constitution ...
Momentum continues to build for a rewrite of the state constitution, which proponents contend would help prevent the string of financial crises that have plagued Louisiana ... “Our present state constitution is too detailed and prescriptive, an outlier compared to other nearby growing states,” the letter says.
While the Democratic Alliance (DA) has argued that it's not necessary to amend the Constitution to address the slow pace of land distribution in the country, the EFF says it's the only way. After agreeing to amendments to the motion proposed by the African National Congress (ANC), Parliament agreed to ...

In short, the Florida Constitution is bloated. The average state constitution has approximately 26,000 words; Florida's Constitution has more than 44,000 words. The U.S. Constitution has only 8,770 words. It is clear that state constitutions have a broader purpose than the U.S. Constitution. This is true in part ...
The week of April 16, 2018, the 37 members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) hold the unique power to approve or not approve what proposals will go on the 2018 ballot this November for voters to consider adding as amendments to our state's constitution. Given the substance of a ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the issue poised to go before the Constitution Revision Commission, Florida's state and community colleges are supporting a measure that would establish constitutional authority for the system of 28 schools. In a teleconference with college presidents Thursday, Madeline ...
South Africans will have only a month to submit comments on the government's plan to amend the Constitution to provide for expropriation of land without compensation before the constitutional review committee will begin public hearings. Regardless of the arbitrary deadlines set by the National Assembly ...
Public examination of those elements is important, for the Florida Constitution is the guiding document for our state, as the U.S. Constitution is the foundation of the American Republic. Since 1787, there have been precious few changes to that document, for citizens decades ago came to regard our written, ...
He pointed out that the NCP seeks to implement the outcome of the national dialogue so as to create a conducive political climate, saying all political forces would participate in the constitution drafting on an equal footing. In October 2016, the political forces participating in the government-led national ...
When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Arizona's challenge to lower court decisions forcing them to issue driver's licenses to people in the country illegally, who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it furthered the assault by the American judiciary upon the Constitution.
The latest salvo from the EFF comes after senior ANC members Jeremy Cronin and Ronald Lamola revealed at the two-day national dialogue on land reform this week that there was an emerging view within the party not to amend the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.
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.
Experience shows that the Constitution is weakened if we respond to bad Supreme Court precedent by trying to amend it right away. The most recent, telling example is the case of Texas v. Johnson. In that 1989 decision, the justices found a First Amendment right to burn the U.S. flag as a matter of symbolic ...
I'd like to take issue with several points raised by Professor David Schultz in his opinion piece (“Why a constitutional convention is a bad idea,” March 18). I think it prudent to give a perspective from the grassroots. Anger with Washington, D.C., is clear, and the “deep state” is becoming more evident as the ...
The Senate had its second reading of the DSG Constitution in which Dellinger presented a “suite of changes.” Mutchnick proposed an amendment to change the wording of the executive board to “board of branch leaders,” to minimize confusion about the executive branch encompassing the committee vice ...
The amendment was initially designed to remove an obsolete provision in the Florida Constitution that bars illegal immigrants from owning land. But Martinez, a former federal prosecutor, has filed an amendment that would also require anyone purchasing a firearm to be 21 years old. And it would require at ...
BATON ROUGE--A bill to take a step toward creating a constitutional convention was approved Wednesday by a House committee, giving momentum to a push to hold one in 2020. Louisiana's last constitutional convention occurred in 1973, and proponents say a new one is needed to free up funds that are ...
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the Constitution isn't sacrosanct and if amending it is to the good of the country, it should be done. ... CAPE TOWN - Cabinet has welcomed a motion adopted by the National Assembly to review the land clause in the Constitution and says despite plans ...
The head of state, in office exactly one month on Thursday, has come under fire for the ANC's policy of expropriation of property without compensation and a subsequent parliamentary motion to open debate about amending the Constitution's property clause. Critics have lambasted him for seemingly ...
Xi Jinping's new act, the amendment of China's Constitution to remove term limits on the country's presidency, paving the way for his own indefinite period of rule, has been the subject of fevered discussion outside China. Inside China, the topic is virtually impossible to broach, unless privately and in person.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday rejected Constitution Pipeline's request to overturn New York's denial of a key water permit in January, giving itself more time to decide whether to rehear its earlier order upholding the denial. If the FERC had taken no action, a rehearing request by ...
It's so easy to forget the framing of the Constitution. We were not there when the fathers of the country created it. We need to study it more today, and give deep thought to what it signifies — the greatness of it, and the value of it, in today's turbulent world. Many folks like to argue that the Second Amendment ...
A COLLEAGUE requested me to give a guest talk to her students on “Constitution, Law & Society”. I began by pointing out that as with all laws, the relationship between the constitution and society is one of interdependence. They shape each other in innumerable ways. More than other fields of law, ...
Like the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution is a fundamental document that should stand the test of time. In Florida, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes every 20 years, having the unique power to review proposals to be added to the ballot for Florida voters to consider as ...
(Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulators gave themselves more time to decide whether to rehear their earlier order upholding New York's denial of a water permit for Williams Cos Inc's Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ...
About 25 years later, the Court found in Quill that states had a right under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution to collect sales taxes, but the burden placed on out-of-state businesses to collect the taxes ran afoul of the Commerce Clause. “The State's enforcement of the use tax against Quill places an ...
"He [Rabbani] ignored Nawaz's violations of the Constitution," he said, "and this may be the reason why Nawaz is seemingly close to the incumbent Senate chairman." Responding to a question about creating an alliance with rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Zardari said that politics takes such tests and that ...
People have died to protect our Constitution. Countries around the world envy our country because of our Constitution and our freedom because of this very important piece of paper. This piece of paper is so important that every elected person has to take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution ...
I note with trepidation the current tendency to label white men as evil oppressors of pretty near everybody. Women, blacks, Muslims — the entire world is now being informed by the media and Hollywood that they are victims of evil white men. Some go so far as to attack the Constitution because it was ...
Priebe was the lawyer in a successful challenge of an earlier voter ID law, held by the Arkansas Supreme Court to be a facial violation of the Arkansas Constitution's strict limits of what can be demanded of a voter — legal age, residency and voter registration (which requires proof of identity to obtain). A new ...
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 ...
“On the moral plane, there's a sense in which the Constitution sets forth our human rights and to not have the human rights of women in there is a gross omission,” said Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition, a group founded in 2014 that's dedicated to amending the Constitution. “It just makes no ...
Regardless of one's particular political ideology regarding immigration reform, as a constitutional question, the federalist system of the U.S. under our Constitution designates the power to determine immigration and naturalization law and policy to the federal government — specifically, to Congress to create ...
Under the state Constitution, there are three ways the Legislature can respond to such an initiative: approve it as-is, in which case it becomes law; reject or ignore it, in which case it goes to the ballot the following November; or propose an alternative, which must appear alongside the original initiative on the ...
The instantaneous reaction to the momentous news that Xi Jinping will be eligible to serve a third term and beyond as chairman of China's government is the most recent demonstration that we live in a connected world. Domestically, Xi's bold move to amend his country's Constitution, although undoubtedly ...
This week, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested that students and others who participated in last Saturday's March for Our Lives rallies should demand more than just gun-control legislation—they should demand that the Second Amendment be repealed. Overturning 2008's ...


 

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