Amendment

Amendment may refer to:

  • A change made to a basic law or constitution
  • A change made to a pending motion or bill by a motion to amend
  • made to a previously adopted law or motion
  • A change made to a contract
  • Soil conditioner, or soil amendment, materials added to soil

Other articles related to "amendment, amendments":

Kelo V. City Of New London - Subsequent Developments - State Legislation - Nevada
... On 25 November 2008 a voter-approved amendment to the Nevada constitution, colloquially titled the People’s Initiative To Stop The Taking Of Our Land, or PISTOL, was put into effect following ... Among other provisions, the amendment included the following text Public use shall not include the direct or indirect transfer of any interest in property taken ... The amendment also modifies the definition of "fair market value"—used to determine the monetary compensation a property owner receives—to represent the highest value the ...
Three Strikes Law - Effects in California - Successful Amendment
7, 2000, 60.8% of the state's voters supported an amendment to the statute (offered in Proposition 36) that scaled it back by providing for drug treatment instead of life in prison for ...
Fifth Amendment To The United States Constitution
... The Fifth Amendment (Amendment V) to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure ... grand juries and the phrase due process (also found in the 14th Amendment) both trace their origin to Magna Carta ...
Constitutional Amendment
... A constitutional amendment is a formal change to the text of the written constitution of a nation or state ... Most constitutions require that amendments cannot be enacted unless they have passed a special procedure that is more stringent than that required of ordinary legislation ... examples of constitutions requiring that all amendments are first passed by the legislature before being submitted to the people in the case of Ireland, a simple majority of those voting at the ...
Fifth Amendment To The United States Constitution - Self-incrimination - Refusal To Testify in A Civil Case
... are entitled to assert that right, there are consequences to the assertion of the Fifth Amendment in a civil action ... Supreme Court has held that “the Fifth Amendment does not forbid adverse inferences against parties to civil actions when they refuse to testify in response to probative evidence offered ... against Palmigiano because of the evidence against him and his assertion of the Fifth Amendment privilege ...

Famous quotes containing the word amendment:

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    [Asserting] important First Amendment rights ... why should [executions] be the one area that is conducted behind closed doors?... Why shouldn’t executions be public?
    Phil Donahue (b. 1935)

    The First Amendment is not a blanket freedom-of-information act. The constitutional newsgathering freedom means the media can go where the public can, but enjoys no superior right of access.
    George F. Will (b. 1934)