Passed by Congress June 13, 1866, and ratified July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to formerly enslaved people. Following the Civil War, Congress submitted to the states three amendments as part of its Reconstruction program to guarantee equal civil and legal rights to Black citizens. […]

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote. To former abolitionists and to the Radical Republicans in Congress who fashioned Reconstruction after the Civil War, the 15th Amendment, enacted in 1870, appeared to signify the fulfillment of all promises to African […]

Former President Donald Trump must be placed on Colorado’s 2024 ballot, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday, striking down a first-of-its-kind holding by the Colorado Supreme Court that the Republican front-runner is disqualified from office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing […]

The sun rises over the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Nathan Howard/Bloomberg via Getty Images As arguments begin this morning in a historic challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the ballot, they will thrust the Supreme Court into a raucous election as it threatens to abruptly end the former president’s campaign for a […]

Washington — Decisions in Maine and Colorado finding that former President Donald Trump is disqualified from holding public office have rested on a

Photos: YouTube Screenshots WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced an amendment expressly banning Israel from using United States military aid to transfer white phosphorous for its indiscriminate use in civilian areas. The amendment will be offered to the supplemental bill for Israel, upon which the House is expected to vote on Thursday. […]

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked key Biden administration agencies and officials from meeting and communicating with social media companies about “protected speech,” in an extraordinary preliminary injunction in an ongoing case that could have profound effects on the First Amendment. From a report: The injunction came in response to a lawsuit brought by Republican […]

One of the biggest issues currently facing America is gun violence. I will be the first to admit, sometimes I regret the fact that our Founding Fathers gave us the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. Clearly, they did not know that weapon technology would evolve over time. Back in 1971, muskets were […]

Pressley, Bush, Frankel Led ERA Caucus, Dem. Women’s Caucus in March to Senate Prior to Vote WASHINGTON – At a Capitol Hill press conference today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Co-Chair of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Caucus, responded to the Senate’s vote on S.J.Res.4, the Senate companion to

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate is set to vote on Thursday on a measure that could allow the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the Constitution, though Republican opposition will likely doom the measure to failure. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called the amendment, known as the ERA, crucial since the […]

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