Latest Constitutions News

Mississippi's Reeves touts anti-abortion law before hearing

Nov. 28, 2021 18:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican Reeves told NBC's “Meet the Press” that he believed...

DOJ: Alabama prisons unimproved, remain violent and deadly

Nov. 24, 2021 15:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says conditions in Alabama prisons have not improved since the federal government warned the state of unconstitutional conditions three years ago and that male inmates continue to live in deadly and dangerous conditions. ...

High court to consider if GOP leaders can join voter ID suit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider whether North Carolina Republican legislative leaders can intervene in a federal court battle over a 2018 state voter ID mandate. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger want to...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Gov. Lee to chair Tennessee 'right to work' amendment push

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will serve as the chairman of a campaign to put Tennessee’s law prohibiting a company and a union from requiring workers to pay union dues or fees into the state Constitution. The Republican announced Monday that he will take the...

Sudan's reinstated premier says government to be independent

Nov. 22, 2021 20:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's reinstated prime minister said in an interview that aired Monday that he will have the authority to form his own independent government, according to the agreement he signed a day earlier with the country's top generals who overthrew him in a coup last month. ...

How Ohio's new US congressional map sprinted into law

Nov. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congressional redistricting is the arcane but consequential process of redrawing U.S. House districts every 10 years, which often goes unnoticed by citizens. This week, a final congressional map for Ohio sprinted through the Legislature and was...

Artifact thief digs holes at South Carolina historical site

Nov. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal agents in South Carolina are looking for someone who used a metal detector and dug 19 holes earlier this month looking for artifacts at a historic site which was once the Charleston area plantation of a signer of the U.S. Constitution. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Panel must obey clearly written redistricting law There’s no wiggle room in the language of the constitutional amendment that established the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission. The law states...