Constitutional amendments

October 07, 2019 - 11:34 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest clash over Florida's ballot box began playing out Monday in a federal courtroom, where a judge is considering whether state lawmakers exceeded their authority by requiring former felons to first pay fines and settle other legal debts as a condition of regaining...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo, John Delaney shows off his tattoos after speaking about his experience being abused as a child by the priest at his childhood church in Philadelphia, in his Sevierville, Tenn. On Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, victim compensation funds in Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton and Pittsburgh will close to applications. Delaney said fund administrators offered him $500,000 and told him that it was the highest amount they would offer. He turned it down, he said. Sober for three years and counseling victims of sexual abuse and people struggling with addiction in San Antonio, it was never about the money. It was about justice and getting into court where a judge can force church officials to testify under oath, he said. (Caitie McMekin/The Tennessean via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 6:12 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When post offices close Monday, the last victim compensation funds at Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses will also close, hours before lawmakers plunge back into a years-old fight over whether to let long-ago victims of child sexual abuse sue perpetrators and institutions...
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Pedro Pierluisi, sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor, smiles during a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Departing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigned as promised on Friday and swore in Pierluisi, a veteran politician as his replacement, a move certain to throw the U.S. territory into a period of political chaos that will be fought out in court. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 05, 2019 - 7:21 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's constitutional crisis was expected to deepen on Monday after the island's Senate filed a lawsuit seeking to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the island's governor as legislators squabble over who should lead the U.S. territory. The lawsuit...
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July 31, 2019 - 9:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Diet has convened after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. For the new session of parliament beginning Thursday, Emperor Naruhito is to deliver his first opening speech since ascending to the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs game with the Cincinnati Reds, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the...
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Protesters display placards as they prepare to march closer to the Philippine Congress to protest the 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address by President Rodrigo Duterte Monday, July 22, 2019 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte is facing criticisms about his alleged closeness with China as well as the thousands of killings in his so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
July 21, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte is to address a joint session of the Philippine Congress where his allies have greater control to press for his priorities like reinstating the death penalty and amending the pro-democracy constitution. Duterte will deliver his state of the...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Mindy Nagel poses for a photograph at the threshold of her home in Cincinnati. Nagel's home is split by two House districts. The Supreme Court said, by a 5-4 vote on Thursday, June 27, 2019, that claims of partisan gerrymandering do not belong in federal court. The court's conservative, Republican-appointed majority says that voters and elected officials should be the arbiters of what is a political dispute The decision effectively reverses the outcome of rulings in Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio, where courts had ordered new maps drawn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 27, 2019 - 9:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. Thursday's ruling could empower Republicans and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. An effort by Democrats to implement broad reforms to the nation’s voting process has stalled in the U.S. Senate, but some states are moving forward to expand access through early voting, same-day voter registration and other measures ahead of 2020. The biggest success for voting rights advocates so far is New York, which had been one of a dozen states not offering some form of early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 01, 2019 - 7:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., talks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party’s presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 28, 2019 - 4:53 am
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party's presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. At campaign events across the state, White House hopefuls are being pressed to speak out against the 2018...
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Election workers count ballots at the end of three-day vote of the referendum on constitutional amendments at polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 22, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 24, 2019 - 7:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy," an international rights group said. Human Rights Watch said the three-day vote on a set...
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