New Hampshire secretary of state won't block Trump from ballot in key presidential primary state
New Hampshire’s top election official says he will not invoke an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to block former President Donald Trump from the ballot in the state that will hold the first Republican presidential primary next year.
Judge again denies Graham's effort to skirt Georgia subpoena
A federal judge has ruled constitutional protections don’t shield U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham from testifying before a special grand jury investigating possible illegal efforts to overturn then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia.
Stone tablet marking First Amendment freedoms finds new home
The faade will be reinstalled at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The tablet is engraved with the First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and the right to petition the government. It's a gift from the Freedom Forum, the creator of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to the First Amendment. Ad“It’s so meaningful to bring the text of the First Amendment to Philadelphia,” National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement. He said it would “inspire visitors for generations to come.”A dedication ceremony is planned for later this year.
EXPLAINER: Can Trump be impeached after leaving office?
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump might argue the calendar is his friend when it comes to a second impeachment trial. In 2019, the last time Trump found himself impeached by the House, he had nearly a year left in his presidency. But on Wednesday, with the inauguration of Joe Biden, Trump will be out of office by the time any Senate trial gets started. On Tuesday, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she doesn’t think a post-presidency impeachment trial is constitutional. The consequence the Constitution sets up for a president who is impeached and convicted is removal from office.
Oaths questioned as Trump's backers fight against loss
As some Republicans in Congress continued to back President Donald Trump's doomed effort to overturn the election, critics — including President-elect Joe Biden — alleged that they had violated their oaths and instead pledged allegiance to Trump. Both Republican and Democratic officials have deemed the election results legitimate and free of any widespread fraud. The oaths were mentioned often Wednesday during a joint session of Congress meant to confirm Biden’s victory. While authorities struggled to regain control, Biden called on Trump to abide by his oath and move to ease tensions. “I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences,” she tweeted.
GOP, Democrats push 1970s' Equal Rights Amendment in SC
(AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, SC – One of South Carolina's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative are joining together to revive the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 1970s ' proposal banning any discrimination based on sex is being revived in several state capitols across the U.S. It is just one state away from the 38 needed before it can become the 28th amendment to the Constitution. Davis said any conservative who supports a limited government that allows people to succeed based on their intelligence and ability should support the Equal Rights Amendment. The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by 35 states before the 1982 deadline.
Detroit Youth Choir in finals of 'AGT' tonight
EB I-75 BL (Square Lake Rd) from M-1 (Woodward Ave) to Opdyke Rd and WB I-75 BL (Square Lake Rd) from Opdyke Rd to M-1 (Woodward Ave) have two lanes closed for construction all week. Tonight's the big night for the Detroit Youth Choir! The Detroit Red Wings started training camp last Friday, with their first preseason game set for Tuesday night vs. Chicago. Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Donut Fest Detroit is coming to Eastern Market on Oct. 6 and it's sure to get you high - on sugar.