CONSTITUTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTITUTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ICE agent indicted for violating Constitution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199056-78/agent-indicted-constitution-enforcement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199056-78/agent-indicted-constitution-enforcement.html.csp">ICE agent indicted for violating Constitution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:21:36.702-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been indicted in Utah for allegedly slamming a man’s face into the floor. The agent, Jon Martinson Jr., is due to be arraigned in Utah’s federal court the morning of July 29. He was indicted last month with violating the man’s Constitutional rights while acting as an officer. The alleged victim is only identified by his initials in the indictment, which does not confirm whether he was in the country illegally. On July 3, 2013, “[Martinson] slamme...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199056@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:21:36 MDT Sunstein: Boehner v. Constitution would have clear winner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58176751-82/boehner-constitution-lawsuit-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58176751-82/boehner-constitution-lawsuit-case.html.csp">Sunstein: Boehner v. Constitution would have clear winner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cass R. Sunstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:19:02.864-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the most appealing features of modern conservative thought is its insistence on fidelity to the Constitution. Whether or not we endorse “strict construction,” or the claim that the Constitution means what it originally meant, it is certainly honorable to emphasize that public officials are bound by our founding document. How odd, then, that prominent conservatives have been embracing Speaker John Boehner’s proposed lawsuit by the House of Representatives against President Barack Obama — a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58176751@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:19:02 MDT Dionne: Don’t surrender the Constitution to the oligarchs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156646-82/constitution-constitutional-political-opportunity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156646-82/constitution-constitutional-political-opportunity.html.csp">Dionne: Don’t surrender the Constitution to the oligarchs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T12:01:57.618-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 12:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words “constitutional” and “constitutionalist.” Formulations such as “I am a constitutional conservative” or “I am a constitutionalist” are tea party habits, but they are not confined to its ranks. Many kinds of conservatives contend that everything they believe is thoroughly consistent with the views and intentions of our 18th-century Founders. Wielding pocket-sized copies of the Constitution, they like ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156646@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:01:57 MDT Letter: To wit, corporations are not people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147520-82/corporations-rights-constitution-citizens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147520-82/corporations-rights-constitution-citizens.html.csp">Letter: To wit, corporations are not people</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:45:52.474-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Supreme Court seems to have lost its way and has become confused about the nature and status of corporations. To clarify the place of corporations in society, I offer this clarification of their status: We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity, hereby declare: Corporations are not peo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147520@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:45:52 MDT Shibley: Colleges slowly taking away First Amendment rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145876-82/college-rights-speech-campuses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145876-82/college-rights-speech-campuses.html.csp">Shibley: Colleges slowly taking away First Amendment rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Shibley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special To The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:44:14.706-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHILADELPHIA • September 17 last year was a pretty bad day for the Constitution on our campuses. Robert Van Tuinen of Modesto Junior College in California was prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution outside of his college’s tiny “free speech zone.” Near Los Angeles, Citrus College student Vinny Sinapi-Riddle was threatened with removal from campus for the “offense” of collecting signatures for a petition against NSA domestic surveillance outside his college’s tiny free speech area....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58145876@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:44:14 MDT Judge strikes down Indiana ban on same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58113662-68/couples-indiana-gay-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58113662-68/couples-indiana-gay-marriage.html.csp">Judge strikes down Indiana ban on same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T22:40:23.261-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolis • A federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately allows gay couples to wed. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state’s ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause because it treats couples differently based on their sexual orientation. “Same-sex couples, who would otherwise qualify to marry in Indiana, have the right to marry in Indiana,” he wrote. “These couples, when gender and sexual orientation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113662@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:40:23 MDT Letter: Most Americans agree with Tea Party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055455-82/party-tea-americans-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055455-82/party-tea-americans-government.html.csp">Letter: Most Americans agree with Tea Party</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T17:03:42.223-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hooray for the values of the Tea Party. Most Americans agree with the three pillars of the Tea Party: abiding by the Constitution, reducing government and ending senseless government spending. Some label the Tea Party as extremists, bigots. racists, homophobes and intolerant. I believe most Americans can take the name calling. We are tired of America being brought down by a government that is out of control and is trying to tear apart our Constitution. Sandy Thackeray Holladay</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58055455@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:03:42 MDT Op-ed: Much to be proud of on Pride Day, and much more to come in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58036564-82/utah-state-marriage-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58036564-82/utah-state-marriage-court.html.csp">Op-ed: Much to be proud of on Pride Day, and much more to come in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul C. Burke, Brett L. Tolman </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and John W. Mackay</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:52:02.978-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This weekend Salt Lake City is hosting a jubilant festival to celebrate the U.S. Constitution, the promotion of marriage, and the dignity of all Utah families. Leading Sunday’s massive parade will be newlyweds and long-time committed couples, as well as their children and loving families. Unfortunately, these families find themselves under siege by the government of their home state. The State of Utah is fighting to preserve a system of discriminatory laws that targets gay, lesbian, bisexual an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036564@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:52:02 MDT Sunstein: Now who wants to amend the Constitution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58021015-82/madison-constitutional-amendments-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58021015-82/madison-constitutional-amendments-constitution.html.csp">Sunstein: Now who wants to amend the Constitution?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cass R. Sunstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T06:28:02.483-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 06:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We are in the midst of a shift in political thinking about constitutional amendments. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, is among many progressive thinkers now promoting constitutional change — in her case, to allow Congress to restrict corporate spending on political campaigns. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in a new book, calls for no fewer than six constitutional amendments, involving not only campaign finance but also gun control, capital punishment, political gerryman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58021015@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:28:02 MDT Letter: Women may upend the NRA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008085-82/nra-women-1964-advocating.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008085-82/nra-women-1964-advocating.html.csp">Letter: Women may upend the NRA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T06:02:57.101-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 06:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It will be interesting to watch how those who profess an undying devotion to the Constitution (particularly the 2nd amendment) react to those who oppose gun violence. One of the groups advocating for change to the current situation may well be the force that finally tips the scales in a different direction. Women, who make up a sizable portion of the electorate, are organizing across the nation with a goal to instill sanity, as they define it, into making a safer society. Their logic will come ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58008085@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:02:57 MDT