The opposition parties have told the government not to bring the amendments
again in the state assembly.
Most positive about the amendment
was its granting of full citizenship and legal rights to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States.
In response, James Madison and other supporters of the Constitution--the Federalists--promised that they would propose a set of constitutional amendments
in the first session of Congress to address these concerns.
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.
The precise wording of Blaine amendments
varies from state to state, but they are all fairly explicit in barring aid to religious schools.
Both the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments
protect individuals from the denial of "life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
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.
Social Security amendments
lift the ban on payments to public long-term care institutions; also permit direct government "vendor" payments to providers and require state licensure programs for nursing homes.