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 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...
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The 18th Amendment was proposed to Congress on December 18th, 1917 and ratified on January 16th, 1919 but was repealed by the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933.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 Heckenlively2 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 Koppe2 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. Williams3 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...
CP
Claire Peters4 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-Paez4 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-Paez4 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-Paez4 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-Paez4 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-Paez5 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 ...
US Bills Introduced Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
The biggest problem with the U.S. political game is that a lot of us are left in the dark about what's really going on in our country. We get the highlights, sure, and the media will bring to our atte...
Michael Jared7 months ago
Trump's Recent War on Transgender People and What It Means to the LGBTQ+ Community as a Whole
The Trump administration recently had a document leaked that implicated they wanted to make a change to Title IX (9). Title IX protects against discrimination in educational environments so long as th...
Rob T7 months ago
Only 11 States Have Laws that Require the Safe Storage of Firearms
Last May, when a 17-year-old student of Sante Fe High School in Texas shot and killed 10 people and wounded 13 others in 30-minute shooting spree, he was using legally purchased guns that he had taken...
Emma Bragginton7 months ago
Hate Crime—Is Misandry a Thing?
Misandry to Be Considered as a Hate Crime in Law Commission Review
Peter Rose8 months ago
Is Socialism the Way Forward?
Is socialism the way forward? Will a socialist government really make life better for the majority? I see so many posts on Facebook, from intelligent serious and well intentioned people, that claim Mr...
Patricia Sarkar8 months ago
California Court Ruling Puts iGaming Legislation Hopes on Ice
California’s court of appeal ruled against a Native American tribe operating online bingo games to Californian residents. The latest rejection brings into question the prospect of California ever havi...
Rose Mcgowen8 months ago
DeVos and Title IX
In recent weeks the discussion of Title IX reform was made public and we had a glimpse of the change to Title IX. Many of the reforms that were put in place by Former Vice-President Joe Biden were put...