- Officials: Timing of vote on Supreme Court justice unclear Updated: Jul-28-15 11:47 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new judicial amendment to the state constitution has left an open question about when voters will get a chance to decide on a new Supreme Court justice.
- Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go Updated: Jul-27-15 7:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.
- Arkansas attorney general's office rejects 5 pot proposals Updated: Jul-27-15 4:39 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected five proposed ballot titles that would have asked voters to legalize marijuana for various purposes.
- Justice: Court voted on narrow part of gay marriage case Updated: Jul-23-15 6:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court voted on a narrow part of the state's case over gay marriage last month but only planned on issuing that decision if the nation's highest court didn't legalize same-sex marriage, a justice said Thursday.
- Arkansas attorney general rejects 3 proposed amendments Updated: Jul-20-15 3:54 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected three proposals to amend the state constitution, including two to legalize marijuana.
- Maine bear hunters get ready for season after ban try fails Updated: Jul-14-15 4:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's bear hunters are getting ready for their season after withstanding a pair of challenges to the way they hunt, but opponents say their methods are cruel and they might try again to stop them.
- Myanmar opposition to run in November polls despite doubts Updated: Jul-11-15 8:52 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The Myanmar opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi announced Saturday it will contest the general election on Nov. 8 despite misgivings about transparency, in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party.
- Backer of Missouri voter ID measure seeks help from 10,000 Updated: Jul-09-15 2:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is looking for 10,000 volunteers to help gather signatures for a voter identification initiative petition.
- Montana ballot proposal would legalize recreational pot Updated: Jul-08-15 1:11 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Montana man proposed a ballot measure this week to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21 in Montana.
- Election seen as crucial step for Myanmar set for Nov. 8 Updated: Jul-08-15 8:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A general election seen as a crucial next step for Myanmar's transition to democracy has been scheduled for Nov. 8.
- Oklahoma lawmakers file constitutional measure for monument Updated: Jul-06-15 7:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A group of Oklahoma lawmakers has filed a constitutional amendment to remove language from the state constitution that the Supreme Court says prohibits a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
- Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-06-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.
- Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution Updated: Jul-05-15 5:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
- Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry Updated: Jul-04-15 2:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.
- US Senator pushes amendment to shift power back to states Updated: Jul-03-15 4:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute power from the federal government to the states.
- Ohio elections chief gets text of anti-monopoly measure Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The text of a hastily passed proposal to ban monopolies and cartels in Ohio's constitution has been delivered to the state elections chief for placement on the November ballot.
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm
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- Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures Updated: Jun-30-15 8:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but also said voters could go to court to challenge the summaries of ballot issues even after they've been approved by voters.
- Unenforceable gay marriage ban stays in state Constitution Updated: Jun-30-15 5:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - When the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide last week, it torpedoed a provision of the Montana Constitution that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
- Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.