Constitution

COVID-19 and civil liberties

  • 24 March 2020
  • NormanL

Worrying about civil liberties during a pandemic may seem quaint. But with governments increasingly considering policies to more closely track and monitor individuals to prevent the spread of COVID-19, what's permitted and what's off limits are ripe topics for discussion.

Still fighting for the ERA

  • 11 June 2018
  • NormanL

Some readers may recall when the Equal Rights Amendment was all the rage amonf Americaqn feminists. The proposed constitutional amendment would have prohibited sex discrimination at the federal and state levels of government. Many thought when the proposed amendment failed to reach the 1982 ratification deadline, it was a dead letter. Not so, say its supporters, who say they now need just one more state raitifcation to make the amendment part of the Constitution.

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