Tag: Constitutions

Ohio Judge Temporarily Suspends Abortion Ban

An Ohio judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, saying that the right to abortion is protected under the state’s Constitution. The decision restores broad abortion access — at least for the next 14 days — in Ohio and widens access in a block of states where […]

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The Radical Constitutional Change Britain Needs

To a degree that is not always recognized, the rate of political change in the United Kingdom has in fact been speeding up for some time, most conspicuously in terms of personnel. When Liz Truss was formally appointed prime minister by the queen last week, she became the third woman to hold that office. Truss’s […]

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Chile’s Constitutional Moment Is Not Over

This monthslong campaign to turn down the new Constitution gained a foothold and never slipped. A barrage of misinformation spread through WhatsApp and social media, and outsize political donations and murky spending gave a financial advantage to the rejection campaign, which no doubt had an effect on voters. The effort was brutal, and brutally effective, […]

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You Can’t Talk About MAGA America in Hushed Tones

President Biden is right. The so-called MAGA movement, led by Donald Trump, is a direct threat to democratic self-government in the United States. “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” as Biden put it in Philadelphia last week. “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the […]

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Michigan Voters Will Decide Abortion Rights Question, Court Says

The Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday that voters would decide in November whether to add protections for abortion rights to the State Constitution, reversing the decision of a state board that had not allowed the proposal onto the ballot because of typographical problems on petition forms. The vote could shape the future of abortion access […]

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En Chile gana el ‘rechazo’ en el plebiscito por la Constitución

SANTIAGO — Durante los últimos tres años, los chilenos han luchado por trazar un nuevo rumbo para su país con una nueva Constitución, escrita desde cero, que habría transformado su sociedad y otorgado más derechos que cualquier otro documento fundacional anterior. El domingo los votantes rechazaron ese documento de manera abrumadora. Los cambios propuestos querían […]

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Chile Rejects Left-Leaning Constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile — For the past three years, Chileans have fought over a new path forward for their country in the form of a Constitution, written entirely from scratch, that would transform their society and grant more rights than any national charter before it. On Sunday, they rejected that text. The proposed changes had looked […]

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Chile Votes on Constitution That Would Enshrine Record Number of Rights

SANTIAGO, Chile — Voters in Chile on Sunday could transform what has long been one of Latin America’s most conservative countries into one of the world’s most left-leaning societies. In a single ballot, Chileans will decide whether they want legal abortion; universal public health care; gender parity in government; empowered labor unions; greater autonomy for […]

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A Nation Seeks Better Rules for Better Results

Erica Gonzalez, 76, was an active supporter of Salvador Allende, the leftist president overthrown by Pinochet in 1973. When Allende died during Pinochet’s coup, so did her interest in politics. Last year, however, she and a friend decided to go to the Santiago hall where delegates were writing the new constitution and to stand outside […]

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Michigan Board Says Abortion Referendum Should Not Go to Voters

A state board in Michigan refused on Wednesday to place an abortion rights referendum on the November ballot because of a dispute over word spacing on the petition, an embarrassing blow to abortion rights supporters who had gathered more than 750,000 signatures. The decision, which came when the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked along party […]

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For Singapore’s Gay Men, Repeal of Sex Ban Brings Hope After Years of Pain

Dr. Roy Tan remembers the fear of being a gay man in Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s. Having consensual sex with another man was punishable by imprisonment. Undercover police officers would chat up unsuspecting gay men in quiet parks and beaches, wait for them to suggest sex, then swoop in and make an arrest. […]

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How to Interpret the Kansas Referendum on Abortion

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Kansas Result Suggests 4 Out of 5 States Would Back Abortion Rights in Similar Vote

There was every reason to expect a close election. Instead, Tuesday’s resounding victory for abortion rights supporters in Kansas offered some of the most concrete evidence yet that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has shifted the political landscape. The victory, by a 59-41 margin in a Republican stronghold, suggests Democrats will […]

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On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line

Kansas has a history of relative reproductive freedom, too, and related turmoil. The Wichita clinic of George Tiller, one of the nation’s few physicians who performed rare third-trimester abortions, was pipe-bombed in 1986. Anti-abortion zealots from across the country descended on Dr. Tiller’s clinic with disruptive mass protests during the summer of 1991. He survived […]

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Tunisians Approve New Constitution That Undercuts Democracy

Tunisians approved a new Constitution that cements the one-man rule instituted by President Kais Saied over the past year, according to the results of a referendum released on Tuesday, dealing a body blow to a democracy built with immense effort and high hopes after the overthrow of the country’s dictator more than a decade ago. […]

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