• In Florida, path to restoring felons’ voting rights has been fraught with challenge
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    In Florida, path to restoring felons’ voting rights has been fraught with challenge

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Florida was one of only a few states that banned felons from voting for life, until 2018, when a majority of Floridians passed an initiative giving felons who had served their sentences the right to vote back. It was a major victory for voting rights. But as Stephanie Sy reports, the implementation has been fraught with legal battles and confusion. CORAL NICHOLS, Formerly Incarcerated: So, I was just looking at this picture. It was actually the day that I was released from prison. STEPHANIE SY: Coral Nichols was 23 years old when she went to prison for financial fraud. What was it like in prison? CORAL NICHOLS: A…

  • A More or Less Perfect Union: 9th and 10th Amendments
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    A More or Less Perfect Union: 9th and 10th Amendments

    The Ninth Amendment, not too many people are familiar with. Basically, what it says is, “this list of all these rights are not the limits of your rights. You have un-enumerated rights as well.” Oh I like that one actually. Because imagine somebody gave you the task of listing every single individual right that you have. That would take you forever. I don’t think it would make sense to write down, in, like, the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, or something like that, every single freedom we have. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”…

  • Boom! National Park Service Ranger Explains Constitution, Bill of Rights
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    Boom! National Park Service Ranger Explains Constitution, Bill of Rights

    Today’s society, we tend to laugh. We tend to joke. We kind of get to poke fun at our government. What gets done. What doesn’t get done. Try doing it for the very first time. Try doing it for the very first time. Because that’s exactly what these men are doing. They are flying by the seat of their pants. No one knew if it would work. No one knew how long it would work. If it didn’t work, whose job was it to fix it? What these men put on paper still govern this country today. Could they have address every issue during the Constitutional Convention? No. But, they…

  • Putin On Keeping Constitutional Presidential Term Limits: I Do Not Fear Myself, I Will Not Go Crazy!
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    Putin On Keeping Constitutional Presidential Term Limits: I Do Not Fear Myself, I Will Not Go Crazy!

    At the end of last year you proposed that the provision about two successive presidential terms should be removed from the Constitution. We follow the news and we see that you have been repeatedly asked about that, and the media keeps wondering. So if you are no longer President, will you head another state body – the Security Council or the State Council? We see that even extending the presidential term of office has been discussed. You see your supporters and those who trust you want you to remain the country’s leader for as long as possible. But for some reason you have resolutely rejected all these proposals. Why? Are…

  • Federalism as Another Separation of Powers [No. 86]
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    Federalism as Another Separation of Powers [No. 86]

    What is federalism? The answer is that federalism, in my view, is another form of the separation of powers. But whereas the separation of powers separates legislative, executive and judicial power at the national level, what federalism does is it separates power between the national government in the United States the state governments in the United States. And it is the case that it was the state governments, or at least popular conventions in nine of the 13 states that created the federal Constitution and therefore the federal government, but the federal government under the US Constitution is a government of limited and enumerated legislative powers. And there are significant…

  • Nine Line Explains | How to change the constitution.
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    Nine Line Explains | How to change the constitution.

    There is a process that is rarely seen, but is so crucial to the American political process. The addition of an amendment to the U S constitution [MUSIC. ] this topic has found itself back into the news these days with the equal rights amendment. And what is the equal rights amendment you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you the equal rights amendment is or was a proposed amendment to the United States constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in matters of divorce, property employment, and a slew of other…

  • A More of Less Perfect Union: 2nd Amendment
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    A More of Less Perfect Union: 2nd Amendment

    A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, The right of the people to keep and bear arms Shall not be infringed. Shall. Not. Be. Infringed. Today, “militia” means the National Guard – but not in colonial times. Back in the late 18th century, militia was understood to include every single able-bodied male in the country. Most Americans who fought for the Revolution were militia. Who the hell cares what a militia meant in 1789? What matters is whether people on the streets of Chicago ought to have guns in 2017. The defense of one’s home and family, the ability to hunt — all this gets…

  • Constitution Wrote Madison DJ hue
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    Constitution Wrote Madison DJ hue

    1751 I was the first born, the anointed son Walkin on my feet I continued to grow Only five-foot four or so Yo! Left a legacy that would not be, without me, somethin for the land of the free Who knew that HE would be Greatest writer in history Constitution, Wrote Madison Father of the constitution 1769 I rolled up at the college of Jersey, fine I was roomates with Phil Freneau (O) Lyrics he wrote were just so primo Little did he know that I would be the President of the whole damn country. And thats not even the best part My work, would overshadow his art. Who knew…

  • Powers of Supreme Commander of Indian Defence Forces; Article 53 of Constitution- Part I
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    Powers of Supreme Commander of Indian Defence Forces; Article 53 of Constitution- Part I

    Welcome To Fauji TV Views & Analysis of Key Military Issues Constitution, Military & Law Constitution, Military & Law Constitution, Military & Law Constitution, Military & Law Guest; Maj Gen Nilender Kumar; Veteran Guest; Maj Gen Nilender Kumar; Veteran Guest; Maj Gen Nilender Kumar; Veteran Guest; Maj Gen Nilender Kumar; Veteran Part I; Discussion on Article 53 of Constitution Part I; Discussion on Article 53 of Constitution Part I; Discussion on Article 53 of Constitution Part I; Discussion on Article 53 of Constitution Powers of Supreme Commander of Defence Forces Powers of Supreme Commander of Defence Forces Powers of Supreme Commander of Defence Forces Powers of Supreme Commander of Defence…