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Applying for PHD in Florida. Application question

State: Florida Subject: Applying for PHD programs in Florida Question on Application: "Have you recieved disciplinary action?" "Have you ever been arrested for, been convicted of, or entered a plea ...
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Writing exam questions on docs.google.com, Legality?

Scenario: someone creates an excel sheet in docs.google.com. Make the document publicly visible. And post some exam questions that he/she had to write at the exam and the answers if possible. And asks ...
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Can a dark web site exempt itself from prosecution with an immunity agreement?

Is it possible in the United States for a dark web site operator (or potentially anyone involved in an illegal activity) to create a contract that legally binds a law enforcement organization to grant ...
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Police misconduct: Who could be charged?

Suppose a police officer commits a misdemeanor in the line of duty: Let's say that as an act of retaliation he seized something as "evidence," in such a way that he satisfies the criteria for ...
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Recording a phone conversation with customer support/sales

I understand the law about private communications in person and over the phone not allowing recording. However, in cases where a consumer records a conversation between him and a company offering them ...
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Can I be arrested if I'm not home and there are drugs in my room?

If I am out somewhere, and say my door is open and there are drugs in plain view, if a cop was in the house could I be arrested even though I'm not there?
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Who owns a recorded Skype conversation?

If someone records my Skype conversation, is that video his property or mine? Is there a law against him making that video public or even recording it to begin with? Country- India.
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Are there any limits on the crimes a corporation can be convicted of?

In the United States, a corporation can be convicted of criminal offenses (example). Can corporations be charged with any criminal offense, or are there some that cannot apply to anything except a ...
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Arizona form to allow victim to speak to defendent

Upon an accidental argument/fight in which the husband is being told of assault for pretrial and if the wife which is the victim is wanting to talk to the husband (defendant) then the victim should ...
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Is it a typo in an official document?

I am looking at a document about a criminal case, that is published here. Knowing from the document it was created in 1992, I suppose the line saying 'Age at time of offense' is wrong saying 21, ...
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What qualifies as “violent” and “assault”?

I was reading the following news: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150719/local/update-3-veteran-actor-john-suda-charged-with-violent-indecent-assault.577272 Essentially a person is being ...
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CPS Breaching Court Order [closed]

CPS were directed by the Crown court to provide the reasoning why the Police did not secure CCTV evidence. The court made an order to provide this to all parties by 28 July. On 30th July CPS ...
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When a criminal statute is repealed, are those still held under it automatically freed?

How was this handled in the past when things were decriminalized, e.g. homosexuality? Is there an automatic process that guarantees freedom for those held under an abolished law, or does this have to ...
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Are Captcha solver farms illegal?

Let say that captcha is a picture that prevents automated programs to do a certain task. Now imagine that we have a service in which some people works to solve some captchas. These captchas are sent ...
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How to find record of conviction?

My mother was convicted of something nearly 20 years ago in the UK, but since it was not worthy of prison forgot about the details soon after. I need to know about it in order to fully disclose ...
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Without sub judice rules, as exist in almost every other English-speaking jurisdiction, how can due process be assured?

I have watched the media circus surrounding the arrest of a 21-year-old male on suspicion of having murdered nine people in Charleston. Vast amounts of information are spewing forth from the news ...
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What is the difference between “murder”, “manslaughter” and “homicide”?

Do "murder", "manslaughter" and "homicide" have different legal definitions? Or are they just terms referring to the same act used in different jurisdictions?
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Does “furtherance of a crime” exception to attorney–client privilege apply if the attorney is unsure?

If a lawyer suspects that a client shall commit an imminent crime, then attorney-client privilege ceases and communication is not privileged. But what if the lawyer is unsure whether the crime is ...
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Are the relative levels of fines and imprisonment disproportionate?

Most non-violent crimes are punishable by fine or imprisonment. But the maximum term of imprisonment has often struck me as far out of line with the maximum fine. For example, even if I am a minimum-...
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Legal Identity for Conjoined Twins

Conjoined Twins are identical twins who share some physical connection. In particular, some share the same body, although both possess separate heads. As such, what are the legal ramifications for ...
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Diplomatic Immunity and Statute Law

I know an Ambassador who committed a crime and fled abroad on diplomatic immunity. Will he be able to return to his native country in the future under statute barred or statute of limitations rules? ...
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What happens if the Indonesian Constitutional Court rules in favor of an executed person?

Prior to the executions of drug smugglers in Indonesia earlier this year, Australian officials had pressed for a delay in the executions, due to a last-ditch appeal in the Constitutional Court of ...
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Legal definitions in the United States

When trying to learn about and understand law, one of the most important aspects of it is the legal definition of a word. Is there a source in which the courts refer to when looking to define a word? ...
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Is there any way to bring a criminal case before the grand jury without the support of the Prosecuting Attorney?

Is there any way to present a case to the grand jury if the prosecuting attorney is unwilling to do so?

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