U.S. Constitution

Prohibition Series
KYW Staff
January 20, 2020 - 4:27 am
Prohibition went into effect in the United States in 1920 and lasted for 13 years. But that didn't stop Philadelphians from sneaking a few sips of spirits whenever — and however — they could. KYW Newsradio takes a close look at Prohibition in Philadelphia — 100 years ago and today. Get the full...
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KYW In Depth
KYW In Depth
January 17, 2020 - 9:41 am
A century ago, Prohibition didn't keep the liquor from pouring in Philadelphia. "There was widespread lawlessness, in particular in Philadelphia, and across the country," says Annie Anderson, a historian, author, and researcher at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. This week on KYW In Depth...
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Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 8, 2020.
Steve Helber/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 15, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory by women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution. Read more here.
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"We the People" is engraved in the facade of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
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Jay Scott Smith
December 03, 2019 - 8:32 am
A group of scholars and current and former elected officials met for a discussion at the National Constitution Center on Monday to educate the public about the impeachment process and the current state of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Read more here.
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Second Amendment Activist
Marc Piscotty/Getty Images via CNN
CNN
December 02, 2019 - 12:39 pm
After nearly a decade of silence, a divided Supreme Court grappled Monday for over an hour with a case testing the scope of an individual's right to keep and bear arms in a dispute concerning a New York City gun regulation. Read more here.
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Local residents with visas walk across the Puerta Mexico international bridge to enter the U.S., in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico.
Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo, File
AP News
November 27, 2019 - 8:46 am
A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday said a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Webster, Texas.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
A judge delayed enforcement of a subpoena seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns on Wednesday long enough for federal prosecutors to decide whether to join Trump's fight to prevent his tax returns from being turned over to a grand jury in a criminal probe.
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Gavin Grimm
Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP
July 23, 2019 - 10:02 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. ___ NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court...
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U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Jennifer Corbett, The News Journal
Cherri Gregg
October 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Updated at 5:35 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that birthright citizenship will end "one way or another," as he considers taking executive action to that effect. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., responded to the president's proposed executive order, as well as...
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U.S. currency
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
June 04, 2018 - 9:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling Thursday...
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