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Sen. Cruz Formally Gives Up Canadian Citizenship Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.
Law Professor To Senate: 'Outlawing Prostitution Is Unconstitutional'American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court's reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech.
Reid Backs Changing Constitution Limiting Federal Campaign DonationsRailing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions.
Community Debates Proposed Restrictions To 'Group Assembly' In Private HomesA Virginia official says that a proposed ordinance restricting “group assembly” and “large gatherings” in neighborhood homes is only setting up a lawsuit on constitutional grounds.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin's Voter ID LawA federal judge struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Proposes 5-Word Change To Second AmendmentRetired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens discussed with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos a few of his proposed changes to the U.S. Constitution, along with how partisan “politics” should affect a judge’s decision to retire, based upon who may be their replacement.
Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High 'Perhaps You Should Revolt' Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.”
Book: Biden Gay Marriage Comments Sparked White House 'Chaos,' Forced Public StanceVice President Joe Biden’s May 2012 comments expressing support for same-sex marriage were not planned as a trial balloon for public opinion, but instead sparked “chaos” in the White House ahead of the November presidential election, according to a new book on the legalization of gay marriage.
US Judge Strikes Down Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Ban A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A 'False Choice'Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.
AP CEO: Justice Dept. Suppressed Media To 'Comfort Authoritarian Regime'The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday.
Kentucky Senate Overwhelming Passes Bill Prohibiting Federal Gun LawsThe Kentucky Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prohibit Kentucky from enforcing any federal gun control laws if they're enacted.
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