Constitutions

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Transneft President Nikolai Tokarev, back to a camera, during their meeting at the Moscow Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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June 01, 2020 - 9:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on July 1. Speaking during a televised meeting Monday with officials, Putin said the pace of Russia's coronavirus outbreak has slowed down...
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Stephan Harbarth, Chairman of the Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court and President of the Court, holds a document as he announces the ruling on the BND's powers of surveillance abroad at the court in Karlsruhe, Germany, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Germany's highest court has ruled that regulations allowing Germany’s foreign intelligence service to monitor the communications of reporters working abroad and others violate the country’s constitution and must be changed. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
May 19, 2020 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Regulations allowing Germany’s foreign intelligence service to monitor the communications of reporters working abroad and others violate the country’s constitution and must be changed, Germany’s highest court ruled Tuesday, deciding in favor of journalists-rights group Reporters...
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Campaign workers David Woodruff, left, and Jason White, right, deliver boxes of initiative petitions signatures to the Missouri secretary of state's office in Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Healthcare for Missouri campaign said it gathered nearly 350,000 signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment expanding Medicaid coverage to thousands of low-income adults. If enough valid signatures are verified, the measure would appear on the November 2020 ballot. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)
May 01, 2020 - 4:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters could get to decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of low-income adults after a decade of repeated rejections by the state's Republican-led Legislature. Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment said Friday that they...
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April 15, 2020 - 10:41 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed the lawsuit contending the law violates...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with people that have recovered from COVID-19, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 14, 2020 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists there are “numerous provisions” in the Constitution to support his view that he has “total authority” to order states to open their economies as the coronavirus pandemic roils. He did not enumerate what they were. And the consensus among...
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President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2020 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are...
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Two runners get in their last legs of exercise before a Chicago police officer notifies them that the trails along Lake Michigan are closed in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Chicago. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 26, 2020 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide when to begin reopening their economies after shuttering them to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a security council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 20, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 25, 2020 - 8:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change that would allow him to seek another term in power. Putin didn't set a new date for the plebiscite originally set for April 22, saying that it would...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power. Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 2:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by suspending a law that limits presidents to two consecutive terms. The constitutional change would...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, an Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that roughly three in four Americans support the gender equality amendment, which is now back before Congress with Virginia's ratification of the measure in January. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
February 24, 2020 - 7:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Instead, the single parent doubled down at work and built a stable career in information technology, and now works for a government contractor. Still, Hirashima, 48, said she lost out...
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