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 its ... 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 in an eminent domain proceeding from one ... The amendment also modifies the definition of "fair market value"—used to determine the monetary compensation a property owner receives—to represent the highest ...
Three Strikes Law - Effects in California - Successful Amendment
... November 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 ...
Fifth Amendment To The United States Constitution - Self-incrimination - Refusal To Testify in A Civil Case
... entitled to assert that right, there are consequences to the assertion of the Fifth Amendment in a civil action ... The 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 ... him and his assertion of the Fifth Amendment privilege ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word amendment:

    [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)

    ... when we shall have our amendment to the Constitution of the United States, everyone will think it was always so, just exactly as many young people believe that all the privileges, all the freedom, all the enjoyments which woman now possesses were always hers. They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon to-day has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)