Constitutional amendments

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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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, a Planned Parenthood supporter and opponent try to block each other's signs during a protest and counter-protest of abortion in St. Louis. If a Supreme Court majority shaped by President Donald Trump overturns or weakens the right to abortion, the fight over its legalization could return to the states. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
July 12, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the...
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June 28, 2018 - 3:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly voting on proposed amendments to the state constitution (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly has agreed voters should decide whether North Carolina's cap on the income tax in the state...
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June 26, 2018 - 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly considering proposed constitutional amendments (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Voters will be asked this fall to decide whether to change the North Carolina Constitution to rework a current section that lays out the rights of crime...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly debating and voting on a handful of proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The House has given initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would mandate registered...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature is entering what's expected to be the final week of this year's session ready to act on proposed constitutional amendments and any more vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The General Assembly reconvenes Monday with the House prepared to vote on bills...
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June 22, 2018 - 5:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina Republican legislators are determined to remove Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and future governors from involvement with a state panel administering elections and ethics laws. House Republicans unveiled late Friday a proposed constitutional amendment that would...
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