Happy Constitution Day: Now, What Should Be The 28th Amendment?
Today is National Constitution Day and Houston Matters asked their audience what's so important to them that they would want it added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment. Here is a summary of some of your ideas, via email and Twitter:
1. "Universal Healthcare, if necessary a single-payer system. As a millennial, basic healthcare is ...
19th Amendment allowing women to vote passed 100 years ago
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, celebrates a big birthday on Tuesday, as it was passed by both chambers of Congress 100 years ago on June 4, 1919. According to the National Archives, the House of Representatives first passed the amendment on May 21, 1919, and …
Voters decide on changes to Louisiana Constitution
LOUISIANA (AP)– Voters decided tonight on four proposals to change the Louisiana Constitution. Click here for full election results. Amendment 1 DID NOT PASS: Would create a property tax exem…
Louisiana voters will decide on abortion rights in 2020
The constitutional amendment will be placed on the statewide ballot for the 2020 presidential election
What you didn't know about the Iowa Constitution
A lot of Iowans may be surprised to find out that Iowa's constitution is one of the most unchanged constitutions in the United States.
Kansas Supreme Court rules in favor of abortion rights
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled today that women have the right to an abortion under the state's constitution.
Nine of 10 Texas constitutional amendments pass; Arlington voters approve school bonds
Voters across Texas passed nine of 10 constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday, including a measure that would make it more difficult to enact a state income tax.
Clerk questions need for state constitution change
A county official in Northeast Missouri is questioning the need for an amendment to the Missouri Constitution that was filed last week in Jefferson City by a Southwest Missouri lawmaker.
Middle finger protected by the constitution, court rules
A federal appeals court says a driver who showed a police officer her middle finger is protected by the First Amendment.
House committee passes 20-week abortion ban after contentious debate
Advertisement | Hide Transcript Show Transcript | Share DES MOINES, Iowa — The House Human Resources Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy Advertisement Republican members of the House Human Resources Committee dropped an amendment to the bill that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected Wednesday afternoon The fetal heartbeat was introduced Tuesday, minutes before the…
Parental consent for abortion bill delayed before first Senate vote
TALLAHASSEE (WFLA) – A bill that would require women under the age of 18 to receive parental consent before getting an abortion was delayed in a Senate committee before a vote could be taken …
Tape hints Kavanaugh opposes marriage equality, abortion rights
Rachel Maddow shares a new tape of Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh discussing Antonin Scalia's opposition to marriage equality and abortion rights, characterizing them as "new rights" not guaranteed by the Constitution.
Florida voters to decide new governor, senator, and amendments
Voters in Florida are electing a U.S. senator, a new governor and several new members of Congress while also deciding to whether approve 12 proposed changes to the state's constitution.
Amendments you should know before heading to the polls
Louisiana voters will consider four amendments to the state’s constitution in Saturday’s election. WDSU offers the following breakdown of the proposals so you can do your homework before you cast a ballot.
Kanye West: Constitution should be amended by 'super knowledgeable people'
Kanye West is calling for American leaders to select a "super knowledgeable" team of experts to reform the country's justice system and do away with slavery once and for all. Addressing a controversial statement he made over the weekend about abolishing the American Constitution's 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery, during an appearance on TMZ Live on Monday, the "Stronger" rapper told host and outlet boss Harvey Levin he misspoke, and he really wanted to suggest the laws should be "amended.
Alabama to decide on Ten Commandments amendment
In November, Alabama voters will decide the fate of an amendment that endorses the display of the ten commandments in public buildings, like schools or churches. It’s one of four statewide amendments on the ballot. Proposed Amendment One would “authorize the display of the ten commandments on state property. ” Tom Spencer analyzed the proposed amendment for the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, which is non-partisan. We asked if the amendment passes, would it change anything?
20-week abortion ban bill passes House
DES MOINES - The Iowa House has passed the bill that would ban an Iowa woman from obtaining an abortion after 20 weeks of conception.
Iowa committee OKs 20-week abortion ban
The Senate Human Resources Committee voted 9-3 in support of it.
Court Rules Middle Finger Protected by the Constitution
When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision means a lawsuit by Debra Cruise-Gulyas can proceed.
Court rules middle finger is protected by the Constitution
TAYLOR, Mich. -- When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision means a lawsuit by Debra Cruise-Gulyas can proceed.