constitutional amendments

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    Changing the Rules After the Fact: The ERA

    Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly passed a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The legal legitimacy of this move, however, is highly questionable. Under the original text of the amendment, three-fourths of the states would need to ratify the amendment within seven years…
    Brenee Goforth, January 24, 2020
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    Former Governors Join Cooper In Opposing Two Constitutional Amendments

    It was a rare gathering of five former North Carolina governors of both political parties, as Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal. All five attended Monday’s news conference to express opposition to two constitutional amendments the General Assembly has passed and that are scheduled to appear on the November…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2018
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    Ballots Won’t Include Captions Describing Constitutional Amendments

    How will your November ballot look? Six constitutional amendments will be on the North Carolina ballot, and you will be asked to approve or reject each one. Tuesday’s special legislative session determined the wording on the ballot, as Carolina Journal reports: In a special session convened with less than…
    Donna Martinez, July 25, 2018