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Can you cite parts of a case if the core issues in the case were later overruled?

There is a discussion in a decision I am looking at, that supports one of my arguments in my own case. In the decision, the court discusses one of the issues before it, let's call it Issue S, and ...
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Why is it tradition that a motion to re-open a case occur before filing any other motion in said case?

I've been contemplating the filing a motion to expunge in multiple cases that I'm dealing with. However, I'm under the presumption that it might be necessary for me to file a motion to re-open any ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

This is a continuance of this question regarding Interpol. The answer to that question left a hole; who's going to be the international pursuer in the classic, world-wide cat-and-mouse game? It is a ...
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To what degree can Interpol agents take part in an international pursuit?

I wonder to what degree Interpol agents can take part in the pursuit of an international fugitive. The whole reason Interpol exists is precisely because one country's authorities cannot simply pursue ...
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Why is equality under the law, the ideal? Shouldn't high ranking government and military officials be given greater benefit of the doubt, trust, etc.?

I've always found the concept of 'equality under the law' to be self-contradictory in any society when there are very clear hierarchies in the same society, with explicit privileges granted as one ...
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Who creates uniform trial court & supplementary rules?

States and counties in the U.S.A. can have court rules, such as: New York State's Administrative Rules of the Unified Court System & Uniform Rules of the Trial Courts Oregon's Uniform Trial Court ...
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Authority of opposite decision on international law of other U.S. court of appeals in state court in instant circuit court

Say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decides that the provision of a self-executing, ratified-by-the-U.S. international treaty which provides for an individual right does not provide such ...
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Can the US Congress or Executive unilaterally change interstate compacts after they're established?

There are some notable compacts such as the Great Lakes compact, Atlantic Fisheries compact, etc… that seem to require a large amount of authority to enforce in practice. Theoretically it makes sense ...
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Are there federal or international law equivalents of the Maxims of Jurisprudence of the California Civil Code?

Specifically, does Civ. Code § 3517 "No one can take advantage of his own wrong" have such an equivalent? Any others are welcome or anything similar.
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