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 Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Congress proposed the amendment on March 21, 1947.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
Bill Clinton has stated he feels the Twenty-second Amendment shouldn't be repealed but modified so that former presidents who have already served two terms can be allowed to run for the office again, after an interim period has passed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1462 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The U.S. Constitution styles itself the "supreme law of the land." Courts have interpreted this phrase to mean that when laws (including state constitutions) that have been passed by state legislatures, or by the (national) U.S. Congress, are found to conflict with the federal constitution, these laws are ultra vires and have no effect.
The United States is a common law country, and courts are obliged to follow the precedents established in prior cases.
The Constitution of the United States has also served as a model for the constitutions of numerous other nations, including the second oldest codified constitution, the May Constitution of Poland, which was written in 1791.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /United_States_Constitution   (5353 words)

 Second Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares the necessity for "a well regulated militia", and prohibits infringement of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms".
In the early months of 1789, the United States was engaged in an ideological conflict between Federalists who favored a stronger central government and Antifederalists skeptical of a strong central government.
Of the forty-four states that have chosen to embody explicitly a right to arms into their State's Constitution, approximately twenty-eight have explicitly chosen to include the right to arms for 'security of a free state', 'defense of state', 'common defense' or similarly worded reasons, as with the Federal Constitution.
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 Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Twelfth Amendment, proposed by the U.S. Congress on December 9, 1803 and ratified by the requisite number of state legislatures on June 15, 1804, required electors to cast two distinct votes: one for President and another for Vice President.
But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.
The Twelfth Amendment explicitly precluded from being Vice President those ineligible to be President: people under thirty-five years of age, those who have not inhabited the United States for at least fourteen years, and those who are not natural-born citizens.
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 amendment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ghost Amendment: The Thirteenth Amendment that Never Was History of a pro-slavery constitutional amendment proposed by Congress in 1861.
Amendment - Amendment has at least two meanings: An amendment is a formal alteration to any official document or record, typically with the aim of improving it...
Second Amendment - The ' Second Amendment ' may refer to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution - part of the Bill of Rights.
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 Sources on the Second Amendment and Rights to Keep and Bear Arms in State Constitutions
United States, 233 U.S. In this connection also compare the equally unqualified command of the Second Amendment: "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." And see United States v.
United States, 445 U.S. [Lewis was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and challenged the conviction on various statutory grounds, on the ground that his prior felony conviction was uncounseled and therefore shouldn't be considered, and on constitutional grounds.
That Amendment provides: "[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment.
www1.law.ucla.edu /~volokh/2amteach/sources.htm   (6847 words)

 J. Neil Schulman: The Unabridged Second Amendment
No condition is stated or implied as to the relation of the right to keep and bear arms and to the necessity of a well-regulated militia as a requisite to the security of a free state.
As I write this, the attempted coup against constitutional government in the Soviet Union has failed, apparently because the will of the people in that part of the world to be free from capricious tyranny is stronger than the old guard's desire to maintain a monopoly on dictatorial power.
And here in the United States, elected lawmakers, judges, and appointed officials who are pledged to defend the Constitution of the United States ignore, marginalize, or prevaricate about the Second Amendment routinely.
www.constitution.org /2ll/schol/2amd_grammar.htm   (1717 words)

 LII: Constitution
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
www.law.cornell.edu /constitution/constitution.billofrights.html   (273 words)

 The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution Guarantees an Individual Right To Keep and Bear Arms
The history of the Second Amendment indicates that its purposes were to secure to each individual the right to keep and bear arms so that he could protect his absolute individual rights as well as carry out his obligation to assist in the common defense.
The Court held, however, that the Second Amendment guaranteed that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed by Congress and hence did not apply to the instant case since the violation alleged was by fellow-citizens, not the federal government.
The Second Amendment thus also contemplates the right of the people to keep and bear arms so as to be continuously able to maintain the "security of a free State" by aiding in the enforcement of criminal laws such as by making citizens' arrests and aiding peace officers in arresting malefactors.
www.guncite.com /journals/senrpt/fgd-guar.html   (10366 words)

 Press Release, Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Second Amendment Sister Rodica Bestider to be sworn in as a United States Citizen.
Bestider has spoken at many SAS events about her concern over the current attack upon the Second Amendment, in spite of the fact that she feared that this would somehow lead to her expulsion back to Romania.
Bestider recently spoke as a Second Amendment Sister on July 14th in New York City near the UN Building at a rally to protest the UN Small Arms Treaty, which would effectively overturn the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
www.2asisters.org /press/pressrelease/072401.html   (262 words)

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 United States Constitution Amendment 2
A scholarly examination of both the original intent of the writers and ratifiers of the Second Amendment and of the subsequently developed case history in the court system.
Traces the development of the American right to keep and bear arms as embodied in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution from the body of English Common Law having its origin in the seventeenth century.
A wide-ranging overview of the American gun culture, the history and meaning of the Second Amendment, the criminological consequences of guns, and the policy-making roles of Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, interest groups, public opinion, and the political parties.
www.ameriroots.com /constitution/amendment_2.html   (1426 words)

 The Unabridged Second Amendment - SAS
While I ask that your analysis not be affected by the political importance of its results, I ask that you do this because of that importance.
The thrust of the sentence is that the right shall be preserved inviolate for the sake of ensuring a militia.
Will we continue obeying judges who decide that the Second Amendment doesn't mean what it says but means whatever they say it means in their Orwellian doublespeak?
www.2asisters.org /unabridged.htm   (1602 words)

 Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2003
H. To protect the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
(5) ironically, at the same time the United Nations was working to prohibit Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was called to investigate the illegal possession of submachine guns by bodyguards to Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.
It is the sense of the Congress that proposals to tax or otherwise limit rights under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution are reprehensible and deserving of condemnation.
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr3125.html   (252 words)

The words "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state," contrary to the interpretation cited in your letter of July 26, 1991, constitutes a present participle, rather than a clause.
The sentence does not restrict the right to keep and bear arms, nor does it state or imply possession of the right elsewhere or by others than the people; it simply makes a positive statement with respect to a right of the people.
The right is not granted by the amendment; its existence is assumed.
www.saf.org /journal/4_Schulman.html   (1557 words)

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