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A practical treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and ... - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library
Good news for constitutional nerds everywhere: a digital edition of Erskine May. The 2nd edition, from 1851; but the relevant rule is there, on p233.
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3 minutes ago by asaltydog
What is Erskine May, the £400 constitutional handbook that guides Parliament - and John Bercow's decisions - inews.co.uk
John Bercow used the book on parliamentary procedure to rule that Theresa May could not bring the same Brexit deal back for another vote
publishing  books  government  parliament  politics  constitutional  theory  procedure  guide  legal  history  reference  brexit  europe 
39 minutes ago by asaltydog
RNC Didn’t Infringe Photographer’s Copyright, Montana Judge Rules | PDNPulse
The court ruled that the cropping and minor alterations to the light in the photograph did not transform the work. However, because the text in the mailer used Quist’s musicianship “to criticize his candidacy, subverting the purpose and function of the work,” it was transformative, the court ruled.
COPYRIGHT  photo  politics 
1 hour ago by oripsolob
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Ending Electoral College
Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has based her presidential bid on trying to outpace rivals with robust policy proposals, added more ideas to her liberal agenda on Monday night: getting rid of the Electoral College, removing Confederate statues, and creating a national commission to study reparations for black Americans.

Ms. Warren’s remarks came during an hourlong CNN town hall at Jackson State University, a historically black college in the capital of the deeply Republican state. While reiterating her familiar positions on regulating corporations and upending Washington lobbying, Ms. Warren also sought to present new ideas to a national audience that is still getting to know her.

“I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets counted,” Ms. Warren said in response to a question about voter disenfranchisement. “We need to put some federal muscle behind that, and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there.”

She then noted that most presidential candidates never campaign in Mississippi or her home state of Massachusetts during a general election because those are not battleground states in the Electoral College. Many Democrats have become sharp critics of the Electoral College after Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 won the national popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote, and therefore the presidency.

“Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” Ms. Warren said, drawing one of her longest ovations of the night.

Ms. Warren also used the forum to present herself as a candidate who understands racial inequities. Speaking to a racially diverse audience, she called for Confederate commemoration statues and monuments to come down and be moved to museums.

Ms. Warren was also asked if Mississippi should adopt a new state flag that no longer has the Confederate battle flag emblem.

“Yes,” she said.

She also said she supported a commission to study reparations, though she sidestepped responding directly to a question about whether she supported financial payments from the government to descendants of slaves
ElizabethWarren  politics  democrats  usa  election  ElectoralCollege  voting  civilrights  humanrights  slavery  racism  government  reparations 
2 hours ago by jtyost2
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has a meme problem - The Verge
“IT’S NOT POLITICS AS USUAL. IT’S MORE LIKE CHEMICAL WARFARE.”
thenetwork  politics 
2 hours ago by osfa
what-sort-of-brexit-do-the-british-people-want-2018.pdf
Looks like what is needed - evaluation of real propositions
Brexit  politics  economics  policy 
3 hours ago by spencertree

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