Stories tagged: U.S. Constitution
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Pocket Constitution worthy of buzz from left and right
When Khizr Khan held up that pocket Constitution at the Democratic National Convention and taunted Donald Trump, it was a moment that reverberated with a lot of people in a …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 2:02 P.M.
High Court refuses to block Oregon gay marriage
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge’s order declaring Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014, 9:24 A.M.
DOJ: Serious problems found in Albuquerque police
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department says the embattled Albuquerque Police Department engaged in “patterns of excessive force” and believes the force violated the U.S. Constitution.
MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013, 1:22 P.M.
Judge: NSA phone record collection unconstitutional
Judge: NSA bulk collection of phone records violates Constitution ban on unreasonable searches.
MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013, 12:17 P.M.
Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional
AUSTIN, Texas — New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013, 9:47 A.M.
Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional
NEW YORK — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 2010
Deputy’s order to Creach to drop gun was lawful
Although the Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms, state laws passed since then dictate how citizens can legally carry and use weapons. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and …
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
Test your constitutional knowledge
A proposed ballot initiative would require all Washington schools to teach the relationships between Declaration of Independence, the U.S. and state Constitutions and for students to pass a test on …
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
Washington initiative requires specified testing
Monte Benham, of Kennewick, is convinced that people know very little about the U.S. Constitution and next to nothing about the state constitution.
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010, 8:52 A.M.
Court rules out some life sentences for juveniles
The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2009
Constitution a worthy read
Thursday marked the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Sept. 17, 1787, is a day worth celebrating, and remembering, as one of the most important moments …
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
Test your patriotic knowledge with our July 4 quiz
Happy Independence Day. If you’ve put out the flag, packed the cooler and bought the fireworks, only one question remains: Just how much do you really know about the American …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1995
Mississippi Votes To Abolish Slavery
After 130 years, Mississippi finally voted Thursday to ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Without debate, the state House unanimously approved a resolution that previously had won unanimous passage in …