National Emergencies: Constitutional And Statutory Restrictions On Presidential Powers

By Cindy Cohn and Shahid Buttar, Electronic Frontier Foundation. -

When a president threatens to exercise the power to declare a national emergency, our system of checks and balances faces a crucial test. With President Trump threatening such a declaration in [...]

Democracy In Cuba: A Referendum On A New Constitution

By Staff, En.granma.cu -

On February 24, the Cuban people will vote in a popular referendum on the new Constitution. We offer some details of the process. ON February 24, the Cuban people, exercising their sovereignty, [...]

The Constitution And Homelessness

By Steve Martinot, Counterpunch.org -

When the police violate the US Constitution, are they criminal? In what court can their conduct be judged illegal? For recourse against crimes against the people for violation of the [...]

Kochs Bankroll Move To Rewrite The Constitution

By Staff, www.exposedbycmd.org -

By Staff of Exposed for CMD - A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, if 34 state [...]

A Constitution Corrupted

By Gavin O'Toole, www.nacla.org -

By Gavin O'Toole for NACLA - It is easy to understand scholarly and progressive interest in this year’s centennial of the Russian revolution, but harder to explain why there is little apparent [...]

Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. To Proceed

By Julia Olson and Philip Gregory, www.static1.squarespace.com -

By Julia Olson and Philip Gregory for Our Children's Trust and Earth Guardian - Eugene, OR – Today, the federal court in Eugene, Oregon decided in favor of 21 youth plaintiffs in their [...]

Norwegian Youth Taking Gov To Court Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Arctic Drilling

By Lauren McCauley, www.medium.com -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Taking a page from young people in the United States and elsewhere who are standing up for their right to healthy environment, Norwegian youth on Monday [...]

This Is What Stop And Frisk Is, And Why It’s Unconstitutional

By Natasha Noman, www.mic.com -

By Natasha Noman for Mic - The controversial stop-and-frisk policy instituted by the New York Police Department in 1999 allowed law enforcement to stop any civilian on the street and search their [...]

Declaration on ‘Future Syrian Constitution’

By Staff, www.peaceinsyria.org -

From Peace in Syria. A second conference on the future constitution of Syria was held in Vienna, Austria from April 27 to 29, 2016. Since approx. three years the promoters of the international [...]

US Not In Top Ten Most Happiest, Is It Our Government?

By Kelly Gerling, www.examiner.com -

By Kelly Gerling for the Washington Mental Health Examiner. For Americans to take the lead in the world in happiness, it will take a real political revolution. Americans can thank Bernie Sanders [...]

Japan: US Pressures Revision Of Constitution

By Yoshio Shimoji, www.popularresistance.org -

By Yoshio Shimoji of Voice of Okinawa. Tokyo, Japan - The Abe administration is so intent on passing security-related bills now under deliberation at the House of Councilors. Why? One reason is [...]

ALEC Watchdog: Jane Carter Trying To Rewrite The Constitution

By Bill Raden, www.capitalandmain.com -

By Bill Raden in Capital and Main - As lobbyists and state legislators gathered at San Diego’s Grand Hyatt resort last week for the three-day annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange [...]

Court Ruling May Allow Litigation Over Mass Round-Ups After 9-11

By Center For Constitutional Rights, www.ccrjustice.org -

By Center For Constitutional Rights - Today, in a case brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) thirteen years ago, in April 2002, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated [...]

We The People Amendment (HJR48) Introduced In 114th Congress

By Move To Amend, www.movetoamend.org -

The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress. This morning, members of the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Lessons From Iceland’s Failed Open Source Constitution

By Helene Landemore, www.slate.com -

Who should write the constitution of a democratic country and, indeed, any country? The answer seems obvious: its people. Yet the constitutions of existing states, including democratic ones, have [...]

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