Latest Constitutions News

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Sep. 13, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid...

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

Sep. 13, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals court after a judge on a lower court dismissed it. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S....

Thai court declines to hear case of PM's incomplete oath

Sep. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court announced Wednesday it has declined to hear a case accusing the country's prime minister of violating the constitution by omitting a sentence from the oath of office he and his government took before King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The issue raised questions about...

India, Nepal open cross border oil pipeline

Sep. 10, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leaders of India and Nepal inaugurated South Asia's first cross country oil pipeline Tuesday, allowing the Himalayan nation of Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from its large southern neighbor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart,...

House Judiciary preparing vote on impeachment hearing rules

Sep. 6, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is escalating its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, preparing a vote as soon as next Wednesday to establish procedures for hearings the panel hopes to hold this fall. The details are still being negotiated, but a procedural vote next week...

The Latest: Merkel in China says HK freedoms should be safe

Sep. 6, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected and a solution to the Chinese city's political crisis can only be garnered through dialogue while...

Hungary touts family policies as alternative to immigration

Sep. 5, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Thursday that economic incentives for families, not immigration, are the answer to low birth rates and a decreasing population. Speaking at a government-organized conference on demography, Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said that an upturn in...

'Conservative' string attached to $50 million college gift

Aug. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A $50 million gift made earlier this year to Virginia's largest public university was given specifically to "promote the conservative principles of governance," newly released documents show, raising concerns from critics that it compromises academic freedom at the school. George Mason...

Correction: Felons Voting-Florida Supreme Court story

Aug. 30, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about felony voting, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Sean Morales-Doyle, a senior counsel at the Brennan Center. A corrected version of the story is below: Florida high court set to clarify voting rights for felons The Florida Supreme Court has agreed...

UN envoy hopes for Syria constitution committee next month

Aug. 29, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Thursday he is "quietly hopeful" the United Nations can announce agreement to launch a Syrian constitutional committee before world leaders gather in late September, which could open the door to a broader political process to end the eight-year...