Articles Tagged '14th amendment'

Federal judge rules against Florida law requiring convicted felons to pay fines to vote

by WFTV9 Orlando
May 25, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. — Thousands of convicted felons will be eligible to vote in Florida after a federal court ruled that a law that created wealth-based… READ MORE

Trump backs off executive order threat, says Congress is better path to end birthright citizenship

President Trump said Wednesday he’s still committed to ending birthright citizenship for babies born to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but would prefer to… READ MORE

Obscure clause may help US avert default

July 10, 2011

By Marc Jourdier, AFP – Yahoo News The White House could resort to an little-known line in the US constitution to prevent a ruinous default… READ MORE

Mich. Court Strikes Down Ban on Affirmative Action

July 2, 2011
By Associated Press, DETROIT – A federal appeals court on Friday struck down Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and gender in college… READ MORE

Tex. Sheriff Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning

June 11, 2011
By Tim Gerber, KSAT 12 News BANDERA, Texas — The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known… READ MORE

Rep. John Lewis Says Declaration’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Language and 14th Amendment Authorize Congress to Force People to Buy Health Insurance

January 21, 2011
By Nicholas Ballasy ( -Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said on Tuesday that the government should require individuals to buy health insurance and cited the Preamble to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence’s “pursuit of happiness” language and the 14th Amendment as the sources of Congress’ authority to enact such a mandate. “I think people should be required to get health… READ MORE

14 states may target birthright citizenship

January 5, 2011
By Liz Goodwin, Associated Press Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona’s anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation… READ MORE

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