US constitution and civil liberties

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US Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage
House must now pass legislation as Democrats hurry to get it Biden to sign into law before Republicans take over the chamber

Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

30, Nov, 2022 @12:32 AM

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Six million Americans carried guns daily in 2019, twice as many as in 2015
The trend is expected to continue, after the supreme court ruling earlier this year overturning strict limits on public gun-carrying

Lois Beckett

25, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Samuel Alito assured Ted Kennedy in 2005 of respect for Roe, diary reveals
Excerpts reported by late senator’s biographer show Alito, who wrote June ruling that outlawed abortion, said he was ‘big believer in precedents’

Martin Pengelly in New York

25, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution
By taking over state legislatures, Republicans hope to pass conservative amendments that cannot be electorally challenged

Ed Pilkington

19, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Party like it’s 1789! My weird, enlightening month living strictly by the US constitution
From Roe v Wade to weapons, the US supreme court thinks we should follow the original meaning of the founding fathers as closely as possible. I decided to give it a try. Now hold my musket …

A.J. Jacobs

01, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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New York enacts new gun restrictions in response to supreme court decision
After court overturned 1911 New York law, state lawmakers produced act to create ‘gun-free zones’ and strengthen gun control measures

Martin Pengelly in New York

01, Sep, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Chile is updating its constitution for the 21st century. The US should follow its lead
The US constitution used to be considered a model for democracies around the world – but its antiquated institutions and absence of rights have guaranteed its declining influence

David Adler

28, Jul, 2022 @10:22 AM

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Alarm as US supreme court takes a hatchet to church-state separation
A series of court decisions has raised fears that the conservative majority are forcing religion back into the US political system

David Smith Washington bureau chief

02, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The US supreme court is letting prayer back in public schools. This is unsettling | Moira Donegan
The court’s rightwing majority was extremely receptive to a case this week that would weaken the separation of church and state

Moira Donegan

28, Jun, 2022 @10:19 AM

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I’m a Black gun owner. I have mixed feelings about gun control | Akin Olla
I don’t have much faith that the state will protect me from violence – and gun control laws have historically been used to target Black people

Akin Olla

08, Jun, 2022 @12:59 PM

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Only cultural change will free America from its gun problem | Andrew Gawthorpe
The movement to protect innocent lives from gun violence is a multi-generational struggle akin to that which won African Americans civil rights or gay Americans the right to marry

Andrew Gawthorpe

07, Jun, 2022 @12:41 PM

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Tell us: what can be done to prevent mass shootings in the US?
We’d like to hear what kind of action people believe could be taken to curb prevent gun related mass killings in America

Guardian community team

25, May, 2022 @11:22 AM

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