Constitutions

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, then Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez answers reporters' questions, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez is to become Puerto Rico's new Governor after Gov. Ricardo Rossello said, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that he is resigning Aug. 2 after weeks of protests over leaked obscene, misogynistic online chats. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 28, 2019 - 9:52 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico's embattled governor announced Sunday that she doesn't want the job as the U.S. territory reels from political crisis. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez said in a Twitter post that she hopes Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will...
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Tunisian parliament president Mohamed Ennaceur, puts his hand on the Quran to be sworn in as Tunisian interim President in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Ennaceur, the leader of Tunisia's parliament has been sworn in as the interim president of the North African country after 92-year-old President Beji Essebsi died in office. The state news agency TAP reported that Mohamed Ennaceur, president of the Assembly of People's Representatives, took the oath of office Thursday July 25, hours after Essebsi's death in the morning. (Lassad Manai/Tunisian Assembly via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 1:40 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the death of Tunisia's president (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described late Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi as "a pivotal figure" who "was instrumental in successfully steering the country through its historic and...
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FILE- In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, Czech President Milos Zeman arrives for a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. The upper house of Czech Parliament has voted Wednesday, July 24, 2019, to bring charges against President Milos Zeman for violating the Constitution.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
July 24, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The upper house of the Czech Parliament has voted to bring charges against President Milos Zeman for allegedly violating the constitution. The Senate, which is controlled by the opposition, voted 48-20 Wednesday to file the charges at the Constitutional Court. Zeman denies wrongdoing...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs game with the Cincinnati Reds, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 22, 2019 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Prime Minister Abe's ruling coalition appeared certain to hold onto a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament, with exit polls from Sunday's election indicating he could even close in on the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 21, 2019 - 10:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and fell short of the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. An appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The order issued Friday, July 19, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit includes a reprimand of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for abusing his discretion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 19, 2019 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution's ban on state aid to religious organizations...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Mindy Nagel poses for a photograph at the threshold of her home in Cincinnati. Nagel's home is split by two House districts. The Supreme Court said, by a 5-4 vote on Thursday, June 27, 2019, that claims of partisan gerrymandering do not belong in federal court. The court's conservative, Republican-appointed majority says that voters and elected officials should be the arbiters of what is a political dispute The decision effectively reverses the outcome of rulings in Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio, where courts had ordered new maps drawn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. Thursday's ruling could empower Republicans and...
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June 27, 2019 - 3:10 pm
While ruling that it had no authority to resolve partisan gerrymandering claims, the U.S. Supreme Court noted Thursday that states could act on their own to try to limit the role of politics in drawing congressional and state legislative districts. Several states already have done so, including...
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FILE - In this photo taken on Oct.3, 2018 Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is pictured during a joint press conference with his Djibouti counterpart at the presidential palace in Carthage, near the Tunisian capital, Tunis. Tunisia's 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi has been taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
June 27, 2019 - 2:44 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's first democratically elected president, 92-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, has been taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill. Essebsi's office announced his hospitalization Thursday. The president also was briefly hospitalized last week. Essebsi won...
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