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What is the Basis in Law that an “Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'” is Unlawful or Unconstitutional?

In cases of investigating election fraud, there seems to be a potential for a conflict of interest no matter who investigates it. So, why can't the White House investigate campaign issues (involving ...
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Is there a (US-)legal case for forcing the government out of Syria?

Recently, US president Donald Trump said that the US was ending its involvement in the local internecine fighting in Syria, and staying there - military - to "keep the oil". Regardless of the blatant ...
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Contours of a national emergency in the United States

Are there any 'bright lines' that prevent an administration (not just the current administration, but future administrations as well) from regularly resorting to the national security argument when it ...
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How did the US enforce citizenship-based taxation before FATCA?

In 2010, Barack Obama signed "FATCA" (which has since been widely derided as a disaster) into law. FATCA essentially forces all banks in the world to help the US identify Americans who have money ...
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When does a person lose diplomatic status?

Ahmed Ali Muthana, father of Hoda Muthana, "claims" that he was no longer working as a diplomat at the time of his daughter's birth, thereby insisting that his daughter was born a US citizen under the ...
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Lying on FATCA form

I am a British citizen born to an American mother in Britain. I went to my local bank in England recently to open a high interest savings account. At one point the clerk asked me if I am a U.S. ...
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Is it possible to sue a UK based company from the US regarding debt collection?

I have a US-based LLC. The LLC is a service oriented company as opposed to product oriented. And all work is performed in the US. A UK-based client is delinquent in payments. The amount in dispute is ...