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Suing a Police Officer Instead of the Police Department

My car was towed in Seattle for an alleged parking violation. I paid $350 to get it back and then went to court and had the violation dismissed. The police officer who wrote the ticket and called for ...
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Can a US cabinet secretary be criminally liable for a misapplication of federal law?

I am a bit surprised that this hasn't been asked yet, but it seems indeed that it has not. A few days ago, CNN reported: President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner ...
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lying to lawyer illegal

It's against the law to lie to a lawyer, isn't it? This will vary by state, but I understand that almost any attorney admitted to practice in at least one court (that would be most attorneys by far) ...
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Identifying corruption in tendering process

Under Indian law, is it allowable for a department (or department head) to bypass the a formal open "request for tender" process, by instead calling limited tender among arbitrary selected venders. ...
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Redacted emails from public records request

Recently I did a Massachusetts Public Records request on a public school district for an employees email to and from a domain (ex: all emails from example.com and to example.com). For convenience, I ...
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Could a president sue a person for defamation during their time in office?

In this hypothetical (unless it's happened in the past), a prominent citizen or news agency makes statements about the president, or his decisions or policies, that are knowingly inaccurate or false ...
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In the United States, is there a Governmental Entity that oversees the auditing of various other non-governmental entities? [closed]

Certain businesses, non-profits, organizations, etc (referred to here after as "non-governmental entities") have certain government requirements they have to meet to stay a float; these non-...
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Has the Alien Property Custodian Office been abolished?

I'm doing research into Japanese internment, and I was reading about executive order 9095. This order created the Office of Alien Property Custodian (APC) as authorized by the Trading with the Enemy ...
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Encrypted emails sent by employee under FOIA

Under the Freedom of Information Act, messages sent by government employees and officials can be disclosed in response to a FOIA request. If an individual whose communications were covered by FOIA ...
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Why do prominent public figures resign, instead of being prosecuted, when they appear to have committed a crime?

A few examples: Iceland's prime minister resigned when his relationship to the Panama Papers was discovered. The police superintendent in Chicago, Illinois, USA was fired when a video containing a ...
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Can I publish correspondence with a member of parliament?

If I were to publish an email conversation that I have with a private individual then in many countries that could be found to be an invasion of privacy (it is a conversation that the other could ...