legislation

The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.

The 26th Amendment
I got to vote at 18, I remember that I took this very seriously. I couldn’t drive yet because of my family, but I decided to vote. I felt powerful, and I think I voted for Clinton that year again, des...
Bryan Watch: Labor HHS Part 2
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House went through another 40 amendments to the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill (HR 2740). Of those votes 31 were party line and 11 were non party line. Steil voted with th...
The 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment delves into what is to be done if a sitting President dies while in office. The Amendment takes into account what happens to a President if necessary, whether found in the circumsta...
William Turner12 days ago
Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is an important concept in the United States, and one that prosecutors really don’t like. It has the capacity to allow individual citizens to exercise independent judgment about the...
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Claire Peters17 days ago
Statutes of Limitations: Is It Too Late to Sue?
Whether you watch lots of crime shows on television, or just have a basic understanding of law, you’ve likely come across the phrase “statute of limitations.” While this phrase may sound a bit dauntin...
Chantel Harrison18 days ago
Race and Justice
The American criminal justice system has historically been heavily influenced by race and racial bias at all levels. One level of the system that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the cour...
The 23rd Amendment
The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution was passed on June 16th, 1960 and had to do with electors, as well as the right to the people living in the District of Columbia the right to vote in Presidentia...
The 20th Amendment
The President and the Vice President’s term is over at noon on January 20th, while the term limits of Senators and the House of Representatives end on the 3rd day of January. Congress needs to assembl...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The 18th Amendment
The 18th Amendment was proposed to Congress on December 18th, 1917 and ratified on January 16th, 1919 but was repealed by the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933. The 18th Amendment was a product of ...
John Heckenlively3 months ago
Bryan Watch: Week One April
It’s Friday again, so let's take a look back at what Congress has been up to this last week or so. Since March 27, the House has cast 27 votes. 9 were non-party-line, 9 were procedural, and 9 were par...
Verity Koppe3 months ago
The Power of a Judge
Around Thanksgiving each year, the president pardons a turkey for tradition's sake. This year, the Ninth District Court ignored precedent and filed a restraining order on President Trump's decision. T...
Dr. Williams4 months ago
We the People
History is filled with facts that are too often ignored, deemed not credible, or otherwise dismissed. But, if we fail to recognize that certain events in the past just may have far reaching consequenc...
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Claire Peters5 months ago
Personal Injury Law Myths and Misunderstandings
Our torts system is an extremely important part of the laws of our nations and states. The ability to sue another person is an important right, because it gives citizens who have been wronged by other...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
The Seventh Amendment
The seventh Amendment has to do with the legal system at large, and how one percent of juries actually decide civil cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the seventh Amendment. The seventh Amendme...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
The Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment covers the right to a trial by jury, and the right to having representation in an expedited public trial. Jail time means being supported by public expense, so it makes sense to ha...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
Article 5
The 5th Amendment is how everybody who is a U.S. citizen can be entitled to a trial by jury. U.S. citizens cannot be compelled to be a witness against their own person, nor can they be held without pr...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
The Fourth Amendment
The 4th Amendment to the Constitution is about freedom from random arrests that do not make sense. Nobody can go into your home without a search warrant. The text is: “the right of the people to be se...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
Article 3
This archaic amendment was added to the Constitution during the American Revolutionary War when soldiers were quartered in a home without the owner’s consent. James Madison originally introduced this ...