Constitutional amendments - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Constitutional amendments Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states' AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators who support a convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution are at odds over whether to jail delegates who "go rogue" and impose unwanted changes at the longshot gathering. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott wants to bypass Congress and limit Washington's power via a federal balanced budget amendment and term limits... Wed, 03 May 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-05-03T20:16:00Z Could you pass the US citizenship test? Here, try it out More states are requiring high school graduates to know at least as much about U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing the citizenship test. Can you ace it? An applicant must correctly answer six of 10 questions, selected from 100 possible questions, to pass the civics portion. A sample test, with the answers at the bottom: ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-04-03T20:46:00Z Interior minister, police chief fired after Paraguay clashes ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — President Horacio Cartes fired Paraguay's interior minister and top police official on Saturday following the killing of a young opposition party leader and violent overnight clashes sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment to allow presidential re-election. Dozens of people, including a police officer, were... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:41:00 GMT 2017-04-02T00:41:00Z Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law. Lawmakers who backed the amendment say it is a profound and overdue gesture for women who continue to experience discrimination 45 years after ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:39:00 GMT 2017-03-23T01:39:00Z Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. The measure was approved by the lower house on Tuesday, but has yet to be voted upon by the senate. It would essentially extend the system which has already been in place for two years. A previous 2015 amendment... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T14:43:00Z Alabama looks to become symbolic 'right to life' state MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — There's no sign of U.S. abortion law changing anytime soon, but Alabama wants to be ready if it ever does. A proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature would declare Alabama a "right to life" state by amending the state constitution. The House of Representatives will vote on the bill Thursday, and if it passes the Legislature and is signed by t... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-03-15T21:08:00Z Questions immigrants must answer to become citizens Immigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test. Here are some sample questions: 1. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? Answer: Bill of Rights. 2. How many amendments does the Constitution have? Answer: 27. ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:38:00 GMT 2017-02-21T22:38:00Z Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrat eyes law on removing presidents WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps in a bit of wishful thinking, a House Democrat says he plans to form a working group to "clarify and strengthen" the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which lays out presidential succession and the steps the executive branch can take to remove a president from office. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon says he's initiating thi... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:01:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:01:00Z Tennessee anti-abortion groups at crossroads on restrictions NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee anti-abortion group is urging state lawmakers invigorated by Donald Trump's presidential victory to hold off on passing new abortion restrictions until the courts decide the fate of several major abortion laws. The wait-and-see approach seems odd for a Bible belt state after Trump's election emboldened U.S. social conse... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:25:00 GMT 2017-02-07T22:25:00Z Groups seek NY constitutional right to clean air, water ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental and public policy groups in New York are calling for a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee residents a right to clean air and water. Environmental Advocates of New York and EffectiveNY are promoting the proposed amendment with online video ads Thursday featuring children from Hoosick Falls, where water wells have been contami... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:20:00 GMT 2016-12-29T18:20:00Z Judge says electors must vote for statewide winner DENVER (AP) — A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing to suspend a Colorado law requiring the state's nine electors to vote for the presidential candidate who won the state in November. U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request by two Colorado elec... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:02:00 GMT 2016-12-13T14:02:00Z Kyrgyzstan holds vote to change constitution BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan has held a referendum on implementing changes to its constitution, including amendments to strengthen the office of prime minister. With almost 100 percent of ballots counted, 79.6 percent of voters supported the changes and about 15 percent voted against, Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission said Sunday. ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:32:00 GMT 2016-12-11T17:32:00Z Republican success opens door to amending US Constitution JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution. Republicans already control Congress, the White House and more governors' offices than they have in nearly a century.... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:22:00 GMT 2016-12-05T22:22:00Z Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship. But the Supreme Court has held that flag-burning is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment, and the Constitution forbids the government removal of citizenship for a natural-born American. ... 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