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Fix New York's government? Some say key is new constitution
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corruption and a rigged political system are battle cries of both sides in a debate over whether New Yorkers should vote this fall to rewrite the state constitution….

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Court: Commissioners' prayer practice violated Constitution
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case that could end up in the Supreme Court….

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Justice Dept.: States shouldn't jail over fine nonpayment
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is discouraging state court systems from jailing poor defendants who fail to pay fines or fees, warning against practices that it says run afoul of the Constitution and erode community trust….

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Native Hawaiian group adopts constitution at convention
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HONOLULU (AP) — A constitutional convention of Native Hawaiians has adopted a governing document that will go out to a vote for ratification, the organization behind the gathering announced….

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'Please Don't Shoot Me' Cop Tried to Kill this Unarmed Man …
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police shooting, miami police, police shoot unarmed man. … for no good reason. Mr Gavins' civil rights has been violated and my job here at Silva & Silva is to make sure that the light is shined on the story,” Layne said.

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UK Citizen Sues Honolulu Police Over Not Getting Gun Permit
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Law Shield notes a troubling legal matter in Hawaii, in which the Honolulu Police Department is being sued for depriving a United Kingdom citizen who is a legal permanent resident of the United States his gun rights. Also, the lawsuit alleges that HPD seized an already … These actions have violated and continue to violate […]

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Texas Attorney General OKs 'In God We Trust' Decals On …
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Police departments in Texas can continue to display “In God We Trust” decals on department vehicles, the state's attorney general, Ken Paxton, said recently. In a written opinion, released Nov. 4, Paxton said the decals were “a … Rebecca Markert, senior staff attorney for the FFRF, told the Amarillo Globe-News at the time that the […]

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Justice Sotomayor Says SCOTUS is on Wrong Side of Fight …
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Mullenix argued that he was protected from civil suit by qualified immunity, because his conduct did “not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.'” After winding through the … In it, she says that the Fourth Amendment clearly establishes that Mullenix should never have fired his gun […]

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Police chief fired for vow to uphold Constitution? | tin foil hat …
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The following morning, Harger was informed by Sheriff Douglas C. Wood of Sandoval County, New Mexico, that Harger was to dismantle the Jamez Springs Police Department… his department was ordered by Sandoval County, NM, Sheriff … he is in violation of accepted constitutional limits. The Supreme Court is very clear that gun regulation, including limits, […]

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