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perhaps the fact that mississippi’s governor appears to be a reactionary adult baby has something to do with a state constitution which explicitly gerrymanders the governorship for a conservative white plurality, etc. etc.

Te: If it retroacts and it is injurious or prejudicial to the accused, then it is automatically ex-post facto. That is prohibited by the Constitution. WATCH #RapplerTalk  :

Tell your reps to reject the EARN IT Act. It would be used to undermine encryption, and it violates the Constitution’s protections for free speech and privacy.

The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.

@Judgenap : “Government is only valid when it respects individual rights that the U.S. Constitution protects.” @WashTimesOpEd 

If you completely blipped on Census Day yesterday, there are three ways you can still be counted (P.S. this is actually mandated in the US constitution)

Sotto on NBI probe on Vico: The Bayanihan law was passed March 25; we have in our Constitution the ex post facto law, which says if the law is not beneficial to a defendant, it won't be retroactive.

WHO DECIDES? It's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.

The Framers of the American Constitution were visionaries, but they couldn't see the internet, social media, email, television, and the media--they would be shocked.


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Senate Republicans just failed the American people & broke their oath to the United States Constitution.

Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.

As the president's impeachment trial began, Republican senators pledged an oath to defend the Constitution. Today, 52 of them voted to betray that oath—and all of us. We’re entering dangerous territory for our democracy. It’ll take all of us working together to restore it.

If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete....

It is a sad day for America to see Senator McConnell humiliate the Chief Justice of the United States into presiding over a vote which rejected our nation’s judicial norms, precedents and institutions which uphold the Constitution and the rule of law.

We heard that Donald Trump only cares about the big stuff that helps him personally. The question now is — what do we care about? The Constitution? Our oath of office? Or merely our party. In the words of Elijah Cummings: We are better than that.

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: This is the beginning of the end of the abuse of the Constitution. The Senate will provide a fair trial for @realDonaldTrump . #impeachment  #ArticlesOfImpeachment  #ImpeachmentTrial  #senate  #SenateImpeachmentTrial 

By joining a resolution to dismiss, Sen. McConnell showed his true colors. Americans have now seen what is at stake in a fair trial with witnesses & evidence, and new evidence has emerged. Every Senator will have to vote: is their loyalty is to the President or the Constitution?

Amb. Bolton reportedly heard directly from Trump that aid for Ukraine was tied to political investigations. The refusal of the Senate to call for him, other relevant witnesses, and documents is now even more indefensible. The choice is clear: our Constitution, or a cover-up.

I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are.