The US Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified in 1788. In 1791, the Bill of Rights was also ratified with 10 amendments. Since then, 17 more amendments have been added. The amendments deal with a variety of rights ranging from freedom of speech to the right to vote. The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787 by 55 delegates at a Constitutional Convention. Its purpose was to revise the weaker Articles of Confederation that had held the 13 states together after they gained independence from Britain. Before it could be put into place, it had to be ratified by conventions from each of the 13 states, where the delegates argued both for and against the binding document. One of the main arguments against the ratification of the US Constitution was the lack of specified individual rights and liberties, so James Madison drafted a set of amendments to add to the US Constitution if it was ratified. By June 1789, Madison submitted 12 amendments, though only 10 were … [Read more...] about The US Constitution has 27 amendments that protect the rights of Americans. Do you know them all?
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President Donald Trump will soon announce his nominee for the Supreme Court. During the campaign, he said he would nominate judges to repeal Roe v. Wade, worrying abortion-rights advocates. Paula Avila-Guillen, a reproductive rights expert, talked to Business Insider about the lessons from abortion bans in Latin America. She said the results from those countries show that abortion restrictions don’t decrease abortions, they make them more unsafe. President Donald Trump is slated to announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy next week, and it has abortion-rights activists worried about what it could mean for the future of reproductive rights in the United States. During his campaign, Trump promised to nominate judges who he hoped would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which legalised abortion nationwide. He even went so far as to say that women who seek abortions should be criminally punished if it did become illegal again. “This is … [Read more...] about Abortion laws in Latin America show what the US could look like in a world without Roe v. Wade
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 20, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Friday morning. Just in: President Trump criticized OPEC, saying oil prices are “artificially very high.” On this day in 1990, Michael Milken agreed to plead guilty to securities violations. Some links require subscriptions.Why Wells Fargo is about to be punished againWith Wells Fargo about to face a $1 billion fine over misdeeds like forcing customers to buy unnecessary auto insurance, Jim Stewart raises a provocative question: Is this too much punishment?To recap: Wells Fargo has already paid $185 million over its fake accounts scandal and set aside $4.25 billion for liabilities tied to other infractions. And the Fed has prevented the bank from expanding its balance sheet.Yes, the upcoming $1 billion fine is the most stringent bank penalty imposed by … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Wells Fargo Faces Another Huge Fine. Is That Too Much?
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 18, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Tuesday morning. Here’s what we’re watching:• Morgan Stanley reported a 42 percent jump in first-quarter profit.• The will-he-or-won’t-he Trump trade policy• Will Google become the next target of privacy inquiries?Want this in your inbox each morning? Sign up here.Morgan Stanley has done it. Sort of.One of Wall Street’s biggest (and nerdiest) contests is between Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. With each quarter’s earnings, the banks disclose their return on equity, a number that shows the profitability of the equity capital they have deployed in their businesses.Goldman usually wins. From 2010 until 2017, Morgan Stanley’s annual return on equity was stronger in only two of those eight years, and those two … [Read more...] about Morgan Stanley (Kind of) Catches Up to Goldman: DealBook Briefing
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 18, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Tuesday morning. Because of technical glitches, U.S. tax day is actually today. And Morgan Stanley (the bank, not the trader) reported a 42 percent jump in first-quarter profit. Some links require subscriptions. So much for the U.S. rejoining the Trans-Pacific PartnershipThat seems out — for now, anyway, given President Trump’s tweet from Mar-a-Lago yesterday: “Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work.” Here are a few takeaways about the end of a public flirtation:• Trade partners and allies are again left wondering about the White House’s trade policy. That’s especially pertinent as the U.S. continues to feud with China; yesterday the F.C.C. blocked wireless carriers from using federal … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Will Trump Keep the World Guessing on Trade?