U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rogers: Celebrating the U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks in advance of the 231st anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution on Monday. “September 17th marks the 231st anniversary of the United States Constitution. This important document is one that we hold so dear as Americans. Written by our Founding Fathers, this … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rogers: Celebrating the U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rogers, Celebrating the U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks in advance of the 231st anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution on Monday. “September 17th marks the 231st anniversary of the United States Constitution. This important document is one that we hold so dear as Americans. Written by our Founding Fathers, this … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rogers, Celebrating the U.S. Constitution

BISMARCK, N.D. | Dakota Access pipeline builder wants state lawsuit dismissed

BISMARCK, N.D. — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says its ownership of agricultural land in North Dakota doesn’t violate state law, and that the law is unconstitutional anyway. Dakota Access attorneys want a judge to dismiss a complaint North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) filed July 3. They also want … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Dakota Access pipeline builder wants state lawsuit dismissed

JUNEAU, Alaska | Candidate for Alaska House has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Candidate for Alaska House has never been to the state

CHICAGO  | Judge: ‘In God We Trust’ on money isn’t religion endorsement

CHICAGO  — A federal court has ruled that printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency doesn’t amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling Thursday in a lawsuit brought by a self-declared … Continue reading CHICAGO  | Judge: ‘In God We Trust’ on money isn’t religion endorsement

4 transgender people sue for changes to birth certificates

COLUMBUS, Ohio/March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Four transgender people who say Ohio won’t allow them to change the gender listings of their birth certificates to properly reflect their identities sued the state on Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs, said the state’s requirement prevents them from obtaining documents essential to … Continue reading 4 transgender people sue for changes to birth certificates

Arkansas high court lifts stays for 2 death row inmates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas‘ Supreme Court on Thursday lifted stays of execution for two condemned killers, saying they were not entitled to special assistance from mental health professionals before and during their trials. Bruce Ward and Don Davis were among eight prisoners scheduled to die over 11 days last spring, but their April … Continue reading Arkansas high court lifts stays for 2 death row inmates

GOP bid for control in Nevada raises fear of endless recalls

/February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Nevada’s major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly elected Democratic lawmakers — a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. Experts and those from both parties say … Continue reading GOP bid for control in Nevada raises fear of endless recalls