Proposition 49 is an attempt by the California state legislature to use the state ballot to solicit the views of California voters on an important topic of public concern -- whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Will the Justices let California voters have their say?
A national campaign to draw the attention of young Americans, especially LGBT youth, to the Bill of Rights and the amendments to the U.S. Constitution in a fun and youthful way was recently launched on the red carpet at the 38th annual Nicky Awards.
A number of state constitutions explicitly gives legislators the responsibility for stewardship of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Let's make a New Year's pledge to the future. Let's work towards wider adoption of this simple idea.
To say that ours is the shortest Constitution in the world is simply a matter of counting the words. But the consequence of all that brevity is that we don't really have clear instructions from the Framers and ratifiers of the Constitution on a great many topics.
It is time for a serious -- and respectful -- national conversation about the nature of America's political order, and the role -- if any -- that the 225-year-old Constitution might have played in generating or tolerating the system that now exists.
Yes, the U.S. Constitution desperately needs to be updated. However, any updates should go through the amendment process. The U.S. Constitution may be flawed, but changing it outright is more dangerous.
With Supreme Court decisions resting on broad interpretations of corporate rights, local, state, and federal bodies are passing resolutions and introducing legislation that challenge the current narrative of undue corporate political influence.