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Stories with subject: Separation of powers
  • Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws 
    Updated: May-28-16 12:37 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.

  • AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally 
    Updated: May-25-16 3:44 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards has "no binding legal effect," according to opinion released Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Landry's office.

  • Virginia GOP file lawsuit to block felons from voting 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:53 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republicans asked state's highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who've completed their sentences.

  • US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.

  • Haslam allows Tennessee refugees lawsuit to move forward 
    Updated: May-20-16 2:37 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to veto a resolution demanding a lawsuit be filed over the federal refugee resettlement program in Tennessee.

  • Consumer groups ask court to reconsider records ruling 
    Updated: May-19-16 6:24 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Consumer advocates asked the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider a recent ruling that allows lawmakers to ignore requests for emails and other documents that are made under the state's public records law.

  • Infantino says 'crisis is over' as FIFA gets 1st female No 2 story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 9:03 pm

    MEXICO CITY - FIFA's corruption crisis was declared to be over by President Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing its first female and first non-European secretary general.

  • Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a setback for the Obama health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally subsidizing medical bills for millions of people while ignoring congressional power over government spending.

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers 
    Updated: May-10-16 10:01 am

    The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. May 6, 2016

  • Lawsuit accusing Maine governor of blackmail is dismissed 
    Updated: May-03-16 7:11 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political opponent, a flap that roiled the Legislature and led to an impeachment effort.

  • Kansas House approves changes in judicial selection process 
    Updated: May-01-16 1:42 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal approved in the Kansas House would give the secretary of state a role in how the nine-member commission that names three finalists for each high court vacancy elects its members.