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How does legislation "tel(l) judges to ignore a range of human rights safeguards baked into the UK's complicated constitution"? With what words?

The BBC's April 23, 2024 Rwanda: Why a migrant plane won’t be taking off anytime soon contains the following: Legal challenges In June 2022, the battle to put the brakes on the first flight went all ...
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What's the biggest hurdle preventing the passing of a law prohibiting elected officials from trading or owning stocks in the U.S.?

We, the undersigned organizations, are a broad and diverse group of good government organizations committed to ensuring that our institutions and elected officials act on behalf of the people they ...
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Lords powers to stop a Bill - Rwanda

The Rwanda Bill is being debated in The House of Lords and Jenny Jones' speech makes clear that The Lords could stop the bill if Labour were prepared to, but doesn't make explicit, as everyone she is ...
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What sources imply that the office of President was deliberately excluded from the 14th amendment?

The Fourteenth Amendment, as passed by Congress and ratified by the states says: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any ...
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Downsides to, or pitfalls of legislation that produces a permanent end to government shutdown threats in the US?

Politico's September 22, 2023 Senators seek to stop shutdowns forever, after McCarthy’s spending stumbles describes several early discussions, but doesn't address the implications. For example, one ...
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How did H.R. 8393 not pass the Senate? [closed]

Who was against it? Surely a majority of Democrats would be in favor of having another Democratic seat, to say nothing of the horrendously undemocratic status quo? Did the Republicans threaten to ...
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How was Sinema and Tester's amendment able to provide cover while being dramatically unpopular?

Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) wrote an amendment to the Omnibus Spending bill that allowed centrist Democrats to vote against Mike Lee's amendment attempting to continue Title 42 (or, ...
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Why did the EU give stronger "protections" to minors in the GDPR, considering that COPPA has had the effect of restricting those it tries to protect?

Quite a few years ago, the US passed COPPA, which imposes quite strict regulations on sites that collect information from children under 13. The end result was that many sites banned users under 13 ...
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What progress has the US House's January 6th Select Committee made on drafting changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887?

Towards the end of Face the Nation's What comes next in the Jan. 6 hearings (06:36) CBS News' Robert Costa ends his list of questions he'd like answered with (my transcription aided by computer ...
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Statements on reasons to vote against US H. R. 6930, a bill to confiscate assets from sanctioned Russian oligarchs & use the funds to support Ukraine

What are the reasons that 8 US Representatives holding very different political views voted against US H. R. 6930, a bill to confiscate assets from sanctioned Russian oligarchs and use the funds to ...
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Is US Senator Chris Murphy's bill to "subject Supreme Court Justices to... ethical code" just saber rattling? (Amy Klobuchar: "Get your act together")

In the 2022-03-27 ABC News video Ginni Thomas texts to Meadows is a 'textbook' case for recusal: Sen. Klobuchar | ABC News after 03:24 ABC's Jonathan Karl quotes two text messages from Ginni Thomas, ...
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Progress moving US oil and gas pipeline cybersecurity regulation and oversight from the TSA to the DOE? (HR 370)

Politico's 2022-03-17 ‘TSA has screwed this up’: Pipeline cyber rules hitting major hurdles describes challenges to getting computer systems that control oil and gas pipelines to quickly meet ...
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What are former US judge J. Michael Luttig arguments for "why he thinks it’s time to reform the Electoral Count Act"?

Politico's The never-before-told backstory of Pence's Jan. 6 argument begins: Former judge J. Michael Luttig shares the story of the run-up to the insurrection, and why he thinks it’s time to reform ...
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What 1867 act of US congress entered this painting for the Southern District of New York? What did this act of congress actually do?

CNN's Abby Phillip's video Where the fight for the Black vote really started | History Refocused at about the 6 minute mark during a discussion of reconstruction, a work of art is shown during ...
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Why did the Unruh Act exclude sale of buildings and real property?

Inspired by this question on law.stackexchange, but I think my question fits better on politics. From this answer, "sales of residence are exempt from the deceptive trade practices provisions of ...
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Would the US postal service be open on election day were election day made a legal public holiday?

The For the People Act is a voting rights bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate. Two of its provisions include expanding voting by mail, and making election day a national holiday. These ...
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4th Circuit court: North Carolina laws "targeted blacks with almost surgical precision" after "they got rid of preclearance after Shelby County"?

In CNN's Lindsey Graham picks side in Trump vs. McConnell divide (cued at 01:51) after a clip of US Senate Majority Whip Richard Durben said in reference to President Biden's speech about voting ...
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What is the difference between funds being "authorized" and funds being "appropriated" in the IIJA?

I'm currently trying to understand H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) but there are a few things don't understand. Authorization vs. Appropriation As far as I understand, ...
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Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill (IIJA) [closed]

I'm currently trying to understand H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) but there are a few things I don't understand: The price tag: People are referring to the bill as the $1....
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Is there political activity in the US for regulation or banning of potentially biologically active samples from space to Earth? Who is doing so?

These comments (1, 2) under @SpaceLawyer's answer to If Elon Musk wanted to bring back some Martian soil, would US permission be required? in Space Exploration SE say: Let's not feel quickly relieved ...
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How could US Congress' H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021 actually cost Black representation in the South by prohibition of partisan gerrymandering?

The New York Times' Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster includes the following passage: Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, praised Mr. Manchin, saying ...
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Would HR1 pass the US Senate if it only prohibited gerrymandering? [closed]

Would "For the People Act" (aka HR1) get required bipartisan support in the US Senate if it concentrated only on the prohibition of gerrymandering? Which political force is, at the present, ...
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Why does the daylight savings time in Pennsylvania seem partisan?

I am looking at the vote results on HB 335, a bill specifying that the state of Pennsylvania will observe daylight-savings time permanently, should the US Congress authorize this. The whole bill is ...
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Is there any publicly available draft of the American Jobs Plan beyond the fact sheet on whitehouse.gov?

The whitehouse released this fact sheet on the American Jobs Plan. However, there are several ambiguities in the plan so I am trying to find a more detailed draft of the plan. The House of Reps has ...
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Which senator largely singlehandedly defeated the repeal of the Logan Act?

A long article on the Logan Act mentions this failed attempt to repeal it, during the Carter administration: After decades of deflecting Logan Act entreaties, an exasperated Department of Justice ...
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Where can I find details of conference report that restricted construction of new public housing units, and was added to H.R.4194?

The published law for H.R.4194 includes the restriction of building public housing units [[Page 112 STAT. 2556]] ``(3) Limitation on new construction.-- ``(A) In general.--...
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Why did Sen. McConnell object to Sen. McCaskill's resolution to fund the military during the government shutdown?

The Washington Post reports that ...Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) made an effort shortly after midnight to get the troops’ salaries and death benefits paid through the shutdown. “I want to make sure ...
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Lokpal Act and Jan Lokpal Bill, what's the difference between these two bills?

What's the difference between the anti-corruption Lokpal Act and Jan Lokpal Bill in Indian Politics?
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