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Could the proposed ban on extreme protest groups be considered a collective punishment?

There is an article reporting a new proposal to ban extreme protest groups. It states in the pertinent parts: Protest groups such as Just Stop Oil and Palestine Action could be banned in a similar ...
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Can police lie about your rights?

If you ask a police person a question about your rights can they lie? Are they allowed to remain silent when you ask them a question about your rights?
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Is it ethical for Victims Advocates to Be Paid By District Attorney Offices [closed]

I recently spent 2.5 years tied up in a case as a sexual assault victim. Since I had been intoxicated at the time I only had the knowledge that this person was over me and with his pants down, I asked ...
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Do student aid and tax-exemption qualify as "Federal financial assistance" in the sense of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 stipulates (emphasis by me): No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the ...
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How might I defend or promote more legal allowance to lie down in public? [closed]

I am a person with a history of intermittent homelessness, due to a combination of factors, some part of which being a personal interest in frugality, generally low standards or needs for material ...
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Are there penalties for someone who films you without your permission? [duplicate]

If someone films you in passing, is there any action that can reasonably be taken, if you did not want to be filmed and they did not ask for permission?
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What if Miranda rights aren't read?

So I know that it's not quite like you see in TV and movies where a dead-to-rights murderer or rapist will just walk free because the arresting officer forgot to read their rights during the arrest. ...
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I was asked to leave a store for no reason,then employee snatched item out my hand that belonged to me, I was the ordered out of the store,legal? [closed]

I went to the store to return a item but I didn't have the correct receipt,so continued into the store to purchase other items.The Mgr came up to me and told me to leave the store, I asked him why?He ...
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Arrested for trespassing in church open to public [closed]

A friend in WA State was recently arrested and indicted for criminal trespassing at a church. Video evidence is clear: no disruption. No outstanding warrants nor trespass. A member of the church said ...
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Was the recent ruling against Jordan Peterson an infringement of his free speech?

From what I've gathered, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson was taken to court by the College of Psychologists of Ontario on complaints of professional misconduct. This was based on him making public statements (...
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Legality of Housing Reparations

Evanston, IL is offering $25,000 grants for housing costs to black residents who owned homes before 1969, but denies assistance to Asian, Hispanic, or white residents. My impression is that the Civil ...
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May my business notify Christians that we won't serve them?

Hypothetically, suppose that I own and operate a small business in Colorado which expresses artwork for clients and that I do not want to express Christian concepts because I am a Satanist. Might it ...
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What does it mean to "prefer" a lawsuit, and how is it different from filing?

In an article quoted by a recent Skeptics.SE answer, there is the following sentence: We had preferred but couldn't file a lawsuit because no boy presented himself as a plaintiff for admission to the ...
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Can employment contracts force all litigation into arbitration?

Is it legal for an employment contract to stipulate that all litigation from the employee towards the employer must be in the form of arbitration or do you have the right to litigate in the court ...
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Is a police chief charging me again for same cause of action previously dismissed selective prosecution? [closed]

I live in a smal TX town (<850 people), with one policeman and a chief overseen by mayor and town council, where there is a 250ft rule for no livestock within city limits & an exemption noted ...
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How are suits filed against federal officials under the First Amendment if there is no implied or express right of action?

I construe a right of action to be the ability to sue somebody for injunctive and monetary relief. If there isn't a right of action for the First Amendment like how Bivens provided a right of action ...
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Legal recognition of polygamy around the world?

Are you aware of any country of the world in which polygamy (with no restrictions over the gender of the involved people) is legally recognized or at least there is some battle for it?
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Effect of Kennedy v Bremerton on political speech

Most media coverage of Kennedy v. Bremerton revolves around religious exercise and whether the school was hostile to it. However, the majority opinion holds that Kennedy's prayer was protected by both ...
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Can prosecutors and/or judges be sued for dereliction of duty when they change charges to avoid a jury trial?

Scenario (Utah, USA): A defendant is arraigned at a pre-trial hearing. Charges include driving without insurance and driving with an expired license. State law declares that those who do these things ...
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What is the legal ramifications of refusing a polygraph?

If an employer puts it in the work contract that they may require a polygraph (either to gain employment or keep it) can I refuse? The relevant statutory body regarding polygraphs in the US mentions ...
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Violation of disabled person's 4th amendment civil rights

Video for context: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5yNlwCQpO0&list=LL&index=1 Jim Hodges was walking down the street from jury duty. A female police officer stops Jim because she believed he ...
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Does this non disparagement clause have any legal standing?

My apologies about the tags, I was not sure exactly what tags to use. I was just reading Amazon developer documentation. At the top there is a paragraph quoted in full here: Amazon's trademarks and ...
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How would a qualified immunity defense be defeated in the Cantu San-Antonio shooting? [closed]

Given the video shown in the recent Cantu San-Antonio shooting: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2022/10/08/san-antonio-police-shooting-teen-vpx.cnn How would the teenager's attorney overcome / nullify a ...
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Can a U.S. state bring action before the Supreme Court against another state for equal rights of its own citizens when they visit the other state?

Let’s make this hypothetical. Two U.S. states, East Lumbago and West Lumbago, which share a common border. It’s a First Amendment issue, specifically: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging . . . ...
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What is the name of a U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that government cannot conspire with private companies to censor protected speech?

There was a supreme court decision that said that the government can't conspire with private companies to censor. Can anyone tell me the name of the case?
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Why are the other three police officers in the Murder of George Floyd case also charged?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_George_Floyd Kueng, Lane, and Thao: State charges: Aiding and abetting second-degree murder Particularly for Thao, he did not touch Floyd at all. So Thao ...
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Why are legal fees not unconstitutional where equal protection clauses exist?

I live in Canada, where the equal protection clause looks like this: Equality Rights Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law 15 (1) Every individual is equal before and ...
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Using a Bivens Remedy/Claim

I think I understand the fundamentals of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents. My understanding is that Bivens created a cause of action for the 4th Amendment. Without the cause of action, ...
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Are there any provisions in Britain which render improperly obtained criminal evidence judicially inadmissible?

If evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered through improper investigative measures, what protections are there for the subjects of these improper investigations in U.K. law? Must one still answer for ...
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May a US YouTuber video record in a US post office without obtaining permission, and post the video to YouTube?

Poster 7 is a source of much argument/confusion amongst the online Auditing/Frauditing communities. YouTubers bring their cameras into US post offices and video the employees, citizens, walls, etc., ...
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Forced to sign an affidavit not to violate the law in the future?

I applied to my Connecticut city’s Building Dept. for a permit to finish my basement, which will not have a bedroom and therefore not require an egress window. In order to issue me a permit, the ...
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What is the history behind the intangible right of honest services?

In 1988, the US Congress passed 18 U.S. Code § 1346, establishing that a scheme to infringe someone's right to honest services is sufficient to constitute mail or wire fraud: For the purposes of this ...
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Does Israeli law provide for Habeas Corpus and can detained Palestinians raise a petition for it?

According to a CommonDreams.org article, "Palestinian Prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash Ends Hunger Strike After Deal With Israel" Palestinians and human rights defenders around the world on ...
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Can you plead the 5th in a civil case?

There seems to be the idea that the right not to self-incriminate does not apply to civil cases. Is that true?
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Is there any other jurisdiction where a government-devised scheme similar to civil forfeiture for crime prevention exist other than the U.S.?

In the U.S., many states adopted laws that allow law enforcement to appropriate property that is liquid or easily liquidated (in practice predominantly cash) not only in cases where past criminal ...
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Liability in Loudoun county rapes [closed]

This is about the rapes in Loudoun schools perpetrated by a biological boy self-identified as a transgender girl. After he raped the first teenage girl, he was transferred into another school, where ...
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Does Alice have an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing duty towards appointed counsel, Bob?

Alice is charged under a criminal accusation, and counsel is appointed for Alice under the Sixth Amendment. Alice gives written notice to Bob (the appointed counsel) that Alice will always have at ...
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Ashli Babbitt: manslaughter vs. deprivation of rights under color of law

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Is it against the constitution to require restaurants to only serve people with a vaccine certificate in the United States?

I heard that New York is implementing a vaccine certificate for people who want to do certain indoors activities such as going to the cinema, eating and training, so I was wondering if that was ...
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What is the role and power of the Australian Defence Force in civil society?

The Commonwealth government has offered the assistance of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to the states from time to time. Most recently the New South Wales Government has accepted that offer of ...
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Can you sue the CIA for civil damages if it killed one of your relatives?

Can you sue the CIA for civil damages if it killed one of your relatives? I am wondering if a U.S. citizen can sue the CIA for civil damages and whether it can sue only if documents are declassified ...
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Would you be allowed to get a government ID if you had no fingerprints?

Would you be allowed to get an ID sans prints if you did not have fingerprints because you'd lost your hands in an accident or something? What if a construction worker who had accidentally sanded his ...
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What was wrong with the warrant application in Malley v. Briggs?

The beginning of the Court's opinion in Malley v. Briggs, 475 U.S. 335 (1986) describes a wiretapped phone call that led police to obtain a warrant against Plaintiff James Briggs: "General ...
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is it illegal to publish videos or photos of someone without their consent? [closed]

It it lawful for someone to publish on social media an audio-video clip of a private conversation without the other party's consent? Does the fact that the clip is accompanied by "nasty" ...
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Do sex specific apps violate any anti-discrimination law?

Would a private business that only intends to serve one sex or another be in violation of anti-discrimination law? if so which one? I can think of a handful of examples of businesses that cater to ...
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How do I discover an trust fund, or estate account, that is being hidden by a malfeasant executor?

I have documents indicating there is an estate account being held under a minority heirs name & SSN, but the bank agents refuses to answer any questions about the account! No local attorney will ...
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What laws cover patented DNA in humans in relation to the patent owner?

Some conspiracy theorists make the absurd claim that if patented DNA ends up in your genome, then you become a patented GMO, and thus the patent owner has some degree of legal control over you and/or ...
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To what extent is Carolyn Bryant Donham legally responsible for the death of Emmett Till?

I read that there is a campaign in the United States by Civil Rights/BLM campaigners to arrest/charge Carolyn Bryant Donham, who lied in 1955 and claimed that she had been wolf-whistled at and grabbed ...
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What happens when a public institution in the US engages in segregation?

After the passage of Civil Rights Act what's the formal process to bring charges against schools, government institutions, or businesses that engage in segregation or other variations of "...
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Lawyer-approved statement to say to the police to unequivocally retain all rights

I understand that I have the right to remain silent, and that I shouldn't need to explicitly say that in order for my rights to be in effect. But we don't live in a perfect world. And should we end up ...
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