July 3, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with state gun rights that will appear on the ballot next month. Proposed Constitutional Amendment 5 would ask voters whether to enhance the right to keep and bear arms in the constitution. These ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Kreit of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that 2014 is going to be a truly groundbreaking year for marijuana policy in the US, when Colorado's and Washington's marijuana legalization takes effect ...It has been a little over a year since voters in Colorado and ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The political action group Privacy for all Students said Sunday that they have received sufficient petition signatures to bring about an initiative on the November 2014 ballot to repeal California's new law intended to protect transgender public school students. Under California law, 505,000 valid ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Smith, University of Washington School of Law Class of 2013, discusses Washington state legally recognizing same-sex marriage by popular vote...On December 6, Washington state certified its statewide election returns and officially became the first US state to begin ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
2/19/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari in campaign finance case 11/7/2012: Colorado, Montana passed ballot measures seeking campaign finance reform 10/24/2012: Seventh Circuit allowed cap on campaign contributions for upcoming election 10/23/2012: Supreme Court rejected challenge of ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Voters passed ballot measures on Tuesday seeking to limit the amount of money that can be directed to political campaigns in Colorado and Montana. The measure in Colorado will amend that state's constitution to declare that the people of the state find that "large campaign contributions to ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Ballot proposals to exempt residents from portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) were approved Tuesday in Montana, Alabama and Wyoming. A similar amendment in Florida was narrowly defeated by voters. The PPACA was a comprehensive health care reform law passed in March ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered three proposed constitutional amendments to appear on the ballot during the November election. The court's decision outlined four proposed amendments, approving three of them for general approval by the voters. The three approved measures include a ...[read more]
November 7, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 7, 2006, four US states approved ballot measures that either banned smoking in many public places or raised taxes on tobacco. Voters in Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio approved comprehensive anti-smoking measures, over less-restrictive versions of the laws that had been favored by the food ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 2, 2010, ballot measures failed in California, Arizona, South Dakota, and Oregon that would have eased state regulation of marijuana. California's Proposition 19 would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, authorized the cultivation of marijuana for personal ...[read more]

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