Most positive about the amendment
was its granting of full citizenship and legal rights to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States.
Later that year, Madison was elected to the first House of Representatives, and he promptly introduced a series of amendments
based on declarations of rights in state constitutions and in other foundational legal documents from around the world.
On their face, the Blaine amendments
appear to place a formidable obstacle in the way of including religious schools in voucher programs.
Rather, the Supreme Court referred to the Miranda provisions as a "prophylactic rule" (4) and invited Congress and the states to devise alternative means of protecting the Fifth Amendment
right against compelled self-incrimination.
In general, remedial amendments
are accepted if (1) the amendments
, when adopted retroactively, conform the plan as of the statutory effective dates and (2) the plan operates in conformance with the changes during the interim period.
To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check-processing changes, the amendments
will become effective June 18, 2005.
Illinois courts have been so hostile to this right that DeMar's lawyer never cited the Second Amendment
in his arguments, relying instead on other, tangentially related constitutional provisions.
These leaders were incensed over the president's incessant promotion of a controversial plan to overhaul the Social Security system and his lack of work on behalf of a Federal Marriage Amendment
(FMA), a constitutional revision that would ban gay marriage in America.
Are gay men and lesbians the only ones who think President Bush's Federal Marriage Amendment
to forever ban same-sex marriage is an outrage?
to the $87 billion wartime supplemental spending bill passed 248-179, with the support of 47 Republicans.
Hill-Burton Act amendments
allow federal grants to public and not-for-profit organizations to build nursing homes; also provide first federal standards for design and construction of these facilities.
expand options for consumer choice in several ways.
Now they're attempting to chip away affirmative action provisions by attaching an endless stream of amendments
to reauthorization bills.
Unfortunatenly, complexity of tax law requires that amendments
be facilitated more frequently than just once a year in the budget.
The Rehabilitation Act Amendments
of 1992, themselves recently amended by 1993 statutory changes, mark the first major revision of federal-state vocational rehabilitation program and the other provisions of the Rehabilitation Act since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.