• Amendment 12: What does it do?
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    Amendment 12: What does it do?

    REPORTER GREG FOX. GREG: AMENDMENT 12 DOES 3 THINGS, ALL OF WHICH MANY APPEAL TO VOTERS WHO BELIEVE THERE’S TOO MUCH ABUSE OF POWER IN ELECTED OFFICES. HERE’S WHAT IT WOULD DO IF 60% OF VOTERS APPROVE. IT WOULD BAN POLITICIANS FROM LOBBYING THEIR FORMER ELECTED OFFICES FOR SIX YEAR AFTER THEIR LAST TERM EXPIRES. IT ALSO WOULD BAN JUDGES FROM LOBBYING THE LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE BRANCHES FOR SIX YEARS AFTER LEAVING THE BENCH. AND IT WOULD BAN POLITICIANS AND THEIR STAFFS FROM PERSONAL GAINS THROUGH THEIR OFFICIAL POSITIONS. THIS MEASURE WAS PLACED ON THE BALLOT BY THE CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION. THE IDEA IS TO PREVENT THE REVOLVING DOOR IN…

  • Technical briefing – Proposed Accessibility Legislation
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    Technical briefing – Proposed Accessibility Legislation

    With the introduction in the House of Commons on June 20, 2018 of Bill C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, the Government of Canada has followed through on its commitment to introduce accessibility legislation to bring about real change for Canadians with disabilities in all areas of federal jurisdiction. If passed, the Accessible Canada Act will lead to more consistent experiences of accessibility across Canada. With the Act, the Government of Canada would eliminate and prevent barriers to accessibility in federal jurisdiction. This would benefit all Canadians, especially those with disabilities. The Bill proposes a framework for developing, implementing, and enforcing accessibility standards in priority areas, and monitoring…

  • #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli
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    #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

    Above all, we must keep on increasing Parliament’s level of overall involvement. That is why we are calling for a new parliamentary committee that whatever its title, would focus exclusively on this issue. In due course, it would produce interim reports, urging Parliament to choose between the various options put forward and to build as broad a consensus as possible through open debate. The aim would be to have a reform project adopted, with everyone fully aware of the significance and implications.

  • How a Gerrymander Nearly Cost Us the Bill of Rights
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    How a Gerrymander Nearly Cost Us the Bill of Rights

     Richard Labunski is a professor emeritus of journalism from the University of Kentucky and author of James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights  When the Supreme Court decided earlier this summer that federal judges cannot interfere if states draw election district boundaries that favor the party in power, Chief Justice John Roberts invoked the Founding Fathers Even James Madison had been the target of gerrymandering, Roberts wrote in the 5-4 Rucho v Common Cause decision, using that as evidence to show the Founders tolerated this practice and viewed it as an unavoidable part of our political system  But before you conclude that gerrymandering had the blessing of…

  • Georgia lawmaker introduces ‘testicular bill of rights’
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    Georgia lawmaker introduces ‘testicular bill of rights’

    THIS STILL HAS TO GO UP FOR A VOTE BEFORE IT BECOMES A LAW. IF IT GOES THROUGH IT WILL TAKE EFFECT NEXT YEAR. A LAWMAKER SAID SHE IS INTRODUCING A BILL OF RIGHTS. SHE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY. THIS IS THE STORY THAT HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING. A LAWMAKER CAME UP WITH THE BILL AS A RESPONSE TO LEGISLATION THAT WOULD DICTATE WHEN A WOMAN CAN GET IN AND GET AN ABORTION. MEN WOULD HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FROM THEIR PARTNERS BEFORE THEY COULD USE VIAGRA. AND IF A MAN HAD SEX WITHOUT A CONDOM IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

  • Testicular Bill of Rights
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    Testicular Bill of Rights

    A GEORGIA LAW MAKER IS SPEARHEADING LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PUT RESTRICTIONS ON VIAGRA AND EVEN CRIMINALIZE VASECTOMIES. THE PROPOSAL COMES IN RESPONSE TO THE CONTROVERSIAL HEARTBEAT BILL– WHICH WOULD PLACE RESTRICTIONS ON WOMEN’S ABORTION RIGHTS. IN TONIGHT’S TOP STORY– NEWS 3’S ALEX BOZARJIAN HEARS FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE BEHIND THE PROPOSAL. NOW STATE REP. DAR’SHUN KENDRICK HASN’T EVEN OFFICIALLY FILED THAT PROPOSAL, BUT SHE SAY’S IT’S DOING EXACTLY WHAT SHE HOPED IT WOULD DO. IT’S STARTING A NATIONWIDE CONVERSATION—AB OUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS. NATS: BABY HEARTBEAT THIS SOUND CAN BE DETECTED IN A FETUS– AFTER JUST SIX WEEKS. LYNNETTE GIBNEY/PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST: “TO ME THIS IS NOT ABOUT LEGISLATING WOMAN’S BODIES ITS ABOUT…