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Florida Approved 4 Constitutional Changes: Here’s What You Need to Know

An election official wearing a protective mask assists a voter at a polling location in Miami on Aug. 18, 2020. Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg Floridians pondered six potential changes to the Constitution on Nov. 3, some of which had the power to up the state’s minimum wage and fundamentally change primary elections. Read Article to Me (Mobile Version) Source URL: Read More...

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Press Statement: Constitutional Law Scholars Respond to Trump’s Threats Against Birthright Citizenship | Human Rights @ Harvard Law

November 1, 2018 On Tuesday, Oct. 30, leading constitutional scholars stated that there is no serious scholarly debate about whether a president can, through executive action, eliminate birthright citizenship and contradict the Supreme Court’s long-standing and consistent interpretation of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment. Gerald L. Neuman,[1] HRP Co-Director and J. Sinclair Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative...

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Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Whether The 50 States Must Comply with U.S. Constitution’s Excessive Fines Clause

This morning (June 18, 2018), the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of a case that has nationwide implications for both property rights and criminal justice. The question presented is whether the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause protects against sanctions imposed by state and local authorities. The appeal is brought by Indiana resident Tyson Timbs, represented by the Institute for Justice...

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Stanford Law School Launches Constitutional Law Center

STANFORD, Calif.–Stanford Law School has announced the launch of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, headed by former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and nationally prominent constitutional scholar, as its inaugural Director. Derek Shaffer, a 2000 graduate of the law school and attorney at Cooper & Kirk, will return to his alma mater, where he graduated at...

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