Constitutional amendments

A trio of North Carolina judges in Raleigh, N.C., listen Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, as attorneys argue whether proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution were worded to be misleading and mask the goal of Republican legislators to reduce Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's powers. They are, from left, Superior Court Judges Jeffrey Carpenter of Union County, Forrest Donald Bridges of Cleveland County and Thomas Lock of Johnston County. (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio)
August 21, 2018 - 6:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided judicial panel says two proposed North Carolina constitutional amendments that would diminish the powers of the state's governor are misleading and shouldn't appear on ballots in November. The three-judge panel split 2-1 on Tuesday in ruling that the language adopted...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:34 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Backers of a proposed crime victims' amendment to North Carolina's constitution are preparing to spend $5 million leading up to the referendum this November. The leader of efforts to approve a North Carolina version of a victims' rights amendment, similar to what's known as "...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:03 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's five living former governors are coming out against proposed constitutional amendments that would swing the power to appoint judges and state boards from the executive branch to the legislature. Democrats Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue and Republicans...
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August 06, 2018 - 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed by Gov. Roy Cooper, state Supreme Court candidates and others seeking to block legislation addressing what's on this fall's ballots (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A judge is ordering North Carolina election officials not to finalize ballots while she...
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August 06, 2018 - 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel tasked with writing summaries for the public describing six proposed amendments to North Carolina's constitution on November ballots made progress while meeting the first time at full strength. The Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission approved language...
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August 04, 2018 - 12:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina legislature voting to override two vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly has made quick work of passing two laws related to language on North Carolina ballots this fall despite the...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2013, file photo, Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, shows a plastic handgun made on a 3D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas. Eight states filed suit Monday, July 30, 2018, against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 01, 2018 - 6:37 pm
A little-known dispute over 3D-printed guns has morphed into a national legal debate in the last week, drawing attention to a technology that seems a bit of sci-fi fantasy and — to gun-control advocates — a dangerous way for criminals to get their hands on firearms that are easy to conceal and...
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Katie Fahey talks to demonstrators as they rally outside the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich., on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, where the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments about whether voters in November should be able to pass a constitutional amendment that would change how the state’s voting maps are drawn or whether such changes could only be adopted at a rarely held constitutional convention. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 11:24 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state's congressional and legislative districts are drawn, after the state Supreme Court kept an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the ballot. In a 4-3 decision issued late Tuesday, the court rejected a...
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July 23, 2018 - 2:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature is returning for an unscheduled session because some Republican leaders are worried about the wording a Democratic-controlled state panel could affix to constitutional amendments on November ballots. The House speaker and lieutenant governor...
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July 19, 2018 - 8:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An intense power struggle between North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift to voting booths this fall. All 170 General Assembly seats are up for election in November, and Democrats angry with the state's rightward shift this decade are...
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