Constitutional amendments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, and one of his deputies, Zsolt Semjen vote on the amendment of the basic law or constitution concerning migration concerning migration during the session of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Hungary has approved a constitutional amendment making it more difficult for refugees to gain asylum in Hungary and passed legislation which threatens people helping asylum-seekers with up to a year in prison. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country's asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations' observance dedicated to refugees. The approved changes include a constitutional...
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Activists lay on the ground to mark World Refugee Day during a protest in Madrid, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Germany has responded to the current debate about U.S. immigration policy by pointing to the importance of respecting people's dignity. Asked Wednesday about reports of American officials separating...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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Demonstrators protest against Italy's vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini during his visits to a so-called ‘’hot spot” in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, where many of the rescue ships dock, disembarking migrants who need to be fingerprinted and otherwise identified as a first step in the process of seeking asylum, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (Andrea Scarfo'/ANSA via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 10:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greek authorities say they have rescued 34 migrants, including seven children, who were trapped on an islet on the border river that separates Greece from Turkey. Police said the migrants, who said they were from Syria...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Activists pushing to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are turning their focus to a handful of states that have yet to ratify it, after Illinois brought them a step closer to achieving a goal that's been elusive for decades. Illinois became the 37th...
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People from the "Yes" campaign react as the results of the votes begin to come in, after the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. The first official results for Ireland's landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 27, 2018 - 8:39 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the Irish abortion referendum result (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Britain's prime minister welcomed the outcome of the Ireland abortion referendum, in which voters overwhelmingly chose to abolish a ban on terminations. Theresa May said that Friday's...
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People from the "Yes" campaign react as the results of the votes begin to come in, after the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. The first official results for Ireland's landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 27, 2018 - 3:44 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Attention is turning to Ireland's parliament now that the country's citizens have voted in landslide numbers to remove the abortion ban from its constitution. It will be up to parliament to make new laws to govern abortions now that the public has turned thumbs down on the Eighth...
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People from the "Yes" campaign react as the results of the votes begin to come in, after the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. The first official results for Ireland's landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Final results from a referendum show that Irish voters have overwhelmingly supported repealing their country's constitutional ban on abortions and having parliament enact laws that reflect the popular vote...
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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks to the media after casting his vote in the constitutional referendum in Buye, north of Ngozi, in northern Burundi Thursday, May 17, 2018. The country is voting in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule until 2034. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)
May 21, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced Monday. More than 73 percent of 4.7 million voters in the May 17 referendum supported...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo ,Kelli Peterson, a victim witness assistant with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office, speaks to a victim of a crime over the phone in the Minnehaha County Administration building in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota may become the first state to change the Marsy's Law constitutional "bill of rights" for crime victims of the six that have enacted it. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP)
May 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed "Marsy's Law" in 2016, joining several states that embraced the constitutional amendments giving crime victims such rights as being notified of developments in their cases. Now voters are being asked to support changes to the...
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