Constitutions

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference in Augusta, Maine. Poliquin, who has disputed his loss in the first ranked-choice congressional race in U.S. history is dropping his request for a recount. Poliquin challenged the system in federal court, and a judge ruled against him on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He also requested the recount, which has been taking place in Augusta. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)
December 14, 2018 - 4:02 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Republican incumbent dropped his request for a recount Friday in the first congressional race in U.S. history held under a system by which voters rank candidates in order of preference. The announcement by Rep. Bruce Poliquin came a day after a federal judge tossed out his...
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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections, a much-anticipated verdict Thursday that further embroils the Indian Ocean island nation in political crisis.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis. A seven-judge bench of...
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FILE - This combination of file photos show U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2017, left, and state Rep. Jared Golden in 2018, right, in Maine. Federal Judge Lance Walker has dismissed a lawsuit by Poliquin aimed to nullify outcome of first ranked choice congressional election won by Golden. (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:11 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Democrat Jared Golden defeated Bruce Poliquin in the November contest, which allowed voters to rank up to...
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Demonstrators gather at the steps of the Capitol before going inside to chant in the Rotunda as the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives consider bills during a "lame duck" session in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec 12, 2019. Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from incoming Democratic officeholders or voters. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 12:55 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from voters or incoming...
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December 10, 2018 - 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler threw out the bulk of a lawsuit...
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December 10, 2018 - 2:35 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. Special envoy for Syria said Monday work is still ongoing to form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year, adding that hurdles remain in place. Staffan de Mistura made his comments in Jordan after meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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December 04, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities in their lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The Maryland...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen in Washington. Justice Department’s lawyers appeared to be challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case against President Donald Trump to move forward. The Nov. 30, 2018, filing, however, was merely a notice to the court. It comes as U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte is poised to allow the subpoenas to begin flowing on Monday. Such information would likely provide the first clear picture of Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel’s finances. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers appeared on Friday to be challenging a Maryland federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution to move forward to legal discovery. But the late afternoon filing was only a notice to the court...
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Law enforcement personnel talk to residents in the neighborhood as they continue their investigation at the scene following a shooting Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. A deputy U.S. marshal serving a felony arrest warrant was shot and killed outside the Tucson house the night before. The suspect was arrested after an hour-long standoff at the home. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 7:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal serving a fugitive arrest warrant against a man accused of stalking a female police sergeant after she seized a handgun and ammunition from him last year has been shot and killed outside a Tucson house. The suspect had recently visited the Tucson Police...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko attend a press conference ahead of his birthday at their residence in Tokyo. Prince Akishino, Emperor Akihito's second son, celebrated his 53rd birthday on Nov. 30. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 5:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prince Akishino said that a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be covered privately by the imperial family, questioning the government's decision to use public money. Emperor Akihito's younger son spoke on the contentious issue in a...
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