constitution

State lawmakers want the power to approve or reject appointees to Tennessee’s Supreme and Appellate Courts. Another plan to ask voters to formally adopt the state’s current practice of picking judges failed this year.

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South Carolina lawmakers have blinked in a stare-down with Internet sales giant Amazon.com over sales taxes, a development that could reverberate in Tennessee. The House and Senate in South Carolina have voted to give Amazon a five-year exemption from collecting sales taxes, a move that comes after the company stopped a project in South Carolina […]

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Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Jan. 31, 2011: NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam issued the following statement today after U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson ruled the entirety of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional: “Today’s ruling was a crucial step in our fight against President Obama’s unaffordable […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Tech University, Aug. 10, 2010: Constitution Day at Tennessee Tech University Sept. 14 is shaping up to be the best ever for political and media buffs alike. The day’s activities include a nonpartisan gubernatorial debate and a discussion of the role of political satire in democracies. The Nolan Fowler and Elaine […]

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But Rep. Lynn says she and others are gearing up for a separate push to edit the U.S. Constitution.

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The measure passed 19-14 and now heads to the House of Representatives, but the resolution still has a long way to go before it can become reality.

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The idea of a constitutional convention scares many Tennessee Republican lawmakers, who fear things could get out of control and the country could find itself with provisions it never wanted.

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Press Release from Rep. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, March 23, 2010: (March 24, 2010, NASHVILLE) – Representative Mike Bell (R-Riceville) today presented the “Tennessee Health Freedom Act” in a House subcommittee, which is aimed at protecting the right of an individual to purchase—and the right of doctors to provide—lawful medical services without penalty. The bill would […]

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Protesters looking for defiant state response to federal government will have to wait another week for first significant post-ObamaCare legislative committee action.

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Sponsors say constitutional protection is needed to guard against attacks on sport-hunting and -fishing by hostile special interests in the future.

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This press release was issued by the National Rifle Association on Nov. 23, 2009: Fairfax, Va. – Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman of the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee ruled last week that Tennessee’s restaurant carry law is unconstitutionally vague because of a perceived ambiguity over the state’s definition of restaurants. This law gave right-to-carry permit […]

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