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What Exactly is the Law Regarding Retirees Who Start a Business and Collect Social Security Benefits?

I am under the impression that retirees who are collecting Social Security benefits and start a business are capped in the number of hours they can work between 15 and 45 hours per month. I thought ...
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Is generating automatic requests illegal?

TL; DR; Is generating automated requests to a government site illegal in some way? There is a government site (EU/Ireland) that provides a WebChat service as a contact option. When the chat is active ...
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Has any recent academic research been done on the comparative performance of FOIA response speeds by different European governments? [closed]

Recently, I took part in a large, international investigative journalistic project on dumps of oily waste water by ships. In that context, I did a FOIA request to the Dutch government. Whereas the ...
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Mandate vs Law Distinction

I have general concerns about government overreach and encroachments upon liberties. On several occasions during the last two years I've heard people mention that a mandate is not a law. I'd like to ...
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How long can the National Forest put off responding to my request?

I own an inholding within Inyo National Forest. I requested to gain motorized access to my property but was denied citing that it was reasonable to walk in or take mules. About a year ago, I emailed ...
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Can I freely roam on a government owned property, like a police station or a State Bank without permission from anyone?

I wanted to know if the law allows us to freely move or trespass in a government owned property, especially like a police station or State Bank. I know that different countries will have different ...
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Was the Constitution meant to be perpetual?

Was the Constitution of the United States meant to be perpetual? The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation which specifically says is perpetual yet the constitution has no such wording. ...
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Is it valid to pass a law that cannot be upheld?

Is it valid to pass a law that cannot be upheld? (Question applies to any jurisdiction) Example: Tax must be paid with legal tender. There is only so much money in the world that can actually be used ...
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Does the doctrine of sovereign immunity extend to state officials acting in their official capacities to serve the government?

Does the doctrine of sovereign immunity extend to state officials acting in their official capacities to serve the government? Or it doesn't and people can sue officials and the representatives of the ...
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Is there any entity legally responsible for the Highway 1 collapse in California?

It is lucky that no one was hurt, but someone could easily die in such a collapse. Should that happen, is there anyone legally responsible? The news coverage talks extensively about how “this should ...
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Architects Registration Board UK - Charging annual fee for use of protected job title

Background: The Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK has the following on its website The Architects Register is the definitive record of all UK architects. If someone is not on the Register,...
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Can the government tax itself?

This could the US government but it could be any government in the world. Is there any way for a government to tax itself, or for different layers to tax each other? If a local government has cash and ...
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Is local government a private entity?

Following up on this question, where it turns out police dont have any real power citizens dont have, isn't local government just a utilities monopoly? Property taxes are enforced with utility ...
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How does the FBI seize websites if they cannot use the law?

After doing some research about websites that have been taken down like Silk Road I have been extremely curious about the procedure that the FBI does to take down a website from the Internet. How do ...
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What effect does an event like the current Covid-19 pandemic have on contractural obligations?

Across the world, the current pandemic, and various government responses to it will impact on parties abilities to perform their obligations under a contract. What are the legal implications of this?...
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