August 5 was primary election day in Missouri. But the most controversial races involved no candidates and no parties. Instead, voters in the Show Me State fought over five amendments to the state constitution.
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It only seems to be a matter of when, and not if, the issue of same-sex marriage is heading back to the United States Supreme Court next year, after a busy week of legal activity.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the controversy over the effort in Kansas to restrict federal gun laws its legislature believes violate the Second Amendment right to have and carry guns.
There’s a lot of buzz on the Internet today about a possible upcoming voter referendum to divide California into six states. But the constitutional reality is that such a plan faces very long odds.
On June 25, 1788, the former colony of Virginia voted to ratify the Constitution. But technically, today might not really mark the commonwealth’s 126th anniversary as a state, despite numerous claims on the Internet.