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Are "home-rule municipalities" required to abide by minimum wage laws?

In the state of Colorado, there are various small "home rule municipalities" which supposedly exercise a certain amount of self-governance. In a home rule municipality, can an employer ...
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Does Minnesota Statutes 43A.11 apply at the County or Council Or Regional level?

I am a US Army Veteran and I applied to a few jobs position at the County and Regional/Council government agency level. I was told by the HR department that MN Statutes 43A.11 (which gives preference ...
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UPS UK terms of service gives them a blank check - legal?

UPS has terms and conditions (PDF) that include the following: 4. Customs Clearance When a shipment requires customs clearance, it is the shipper’s obligation to provide, or to ensure that the ...
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Can a US government agency create a private company outside of Congress or rulemaking?

Can a US government agency such DoD create a private company by simple mandate, without either going through formal rulemaking or without an act of Congress? Specifically, to create a single company ...
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If the govt. has an issue with me doing things on my own land, can I sue them?

Say I buy land in 'X' city and want to use it to build my own house (no permits), or run a hot dog stand or sell out stuff like garage sale clothes, or essentially anything "technically legal&...
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Freedom of the press regarding secret government information?

There's quite a scandal going on in Switzerland about secret government information that was leaked to the press during the pandemic. Some government employees apparently have mailed information about ...
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Is there a government department in the Netherlands regulating sex work?

Do the Netherlands have a government department that specializes in understanding and analyzing sex work, and is tasked with maximizing the legal rights, ethical conditions, and positive outcomes for ...
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What routes are there for citizens to attempt to change a law in Sweden? [closed]

If a citizen wished to have a change to a law voted upon by the government, in Sweden, how should they get into contact with lawmakers to discuss the idea, analyze the current law, provide ...
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What is the status of laws that refer to the Queen now we have a King?

For example, the Treason Felony Act 1848 refers specifically to harm to the Queen: If any person whatsoever shall, within the United Kingdom or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend to ...
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Election Campaign Restrictions In Georgia

I came across a GA gubernatorial campaign sign on the government property (public library). Is this legal? This place is funded by the taxpayers and they are very split on the election candidates.
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Must public content/data created by a US city have an open license?

I read on https://resources.data.gov/open-licenses/ that works created by U.S. Government employees within the scope of their employment default to the public domain: The Federal Open Data Policy ...
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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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