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In crimes prosecuted by local authorities, do they take the place off the police or the CPS?

For example, illegal eviction may be prosecuted by local authorities. In this case, does that mean that they refer the cases after charging to the CPS rather than the relevant police forces? Or that ...
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A state line passing through an incorporated municipality?

I recently learned that a boundary between two Canadian provinces, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, passes through the town of Flin Flon. At first I thought that could not happen in the U.S.A. because there ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

This is a continuance of this question regarding Interpol. The answer to that question left a hole; who's going to be the international pursuer in the classic, world-wide cat-and-mouse game? It is a ...
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To what degree can Interpol agents take part in an international pursuit?

I wonder to what degree Interpol agents can take part in the pursuit of an international fugitive. The whole reason Interpol exists is precisely because one country's authorities cannot simply pursue ...
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Boundary Fences UK: What Comes Under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)?

Edited Question for Improvement What residences/businesses come under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)? I am looking into the defintion of Free ...
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Is there any statutory timeframe for how long one may be forced to wait for a Care Act 2014 need assessment?

If one is left in housing limbo having applied to a local authority as homeless for an unreasonable amount of time (I've heard it may be six months), one may be entitled to thousands in compensation ...
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NSW, AU Living in a Class-1A approved shed, that's not a "dewlling"

We've been living in a shed as a house for the last ~12 years. Now it has come to the attention of the local council, and they're sending out inspectors, etc. The shed was approved (to 1A standards) ...
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Bellowing helicopters in the sky: insight and recourse

Exceedingly loud helicopters seem to regularly fly in the sky where I live in the London Borough of Islington, both in the day and night, and often on Sundays, when noise is supposed to even be ...
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Are community college instructors and students liable to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX laws as universities in the United States of America?

Are community college instructors and students in America subject to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX,non-sexual abuse, anti-hate-crime, identity, LGBTQ rights gender-abuse laws as universities ...
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Can the council cut down a tree I plant on common land?

This has been inspired by a previous question I have asked, but has not been answered. Please note that I have not actually planted any trees, this is just a scenario. :) Bob owns a house with a ...
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What is a landlords obligation and method of informing local authorities of a new tenant's occupancy?

What is the channel or method by which landlords communicate of a new tenants residence in a property to a council? And are they required to do this? Bonus points for the same thing but about ...
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What happens if one neglects, or declines, to pay one's council tax?

This link suggests that there are possibly no criminal implications, either summary or indictable, which is a little counter intuitive and somewhat hard to believe. As a form of tax, one would expect ...
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Do donations to only some primary candidates express favoritism?

A county-level political party committee donated to a few, but not all, upcoming primary candidate campaigns, despite the committee's bylaw that states "It shall be the policy of the committee to ...
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Do city regulations stating that food waste should be in "plastic bags" require bags specifically for food waste?

When regulations say that food waste should be in plastic bags, are these bags separate from the plastic bags everyone already uses for general trash anyway? For example, this source says that food ...
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How to compel small town government to take action when critical infrastructure (sewers) fail?

Upstate NY (USA) here. I live in a very small, rural village (only a few hundred people). The street we live on has a sewer line that all the houses connect to. Last week our neighbors noticed a very ...
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Are there de minimis exceptions to "food waste" for trash collection?

I'm interested in how de minimis principles can apply in law and especially started thinking about it after reading that certain cities require food waste to be put in a plastic bag. For example, this ...
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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it? [closed]

In some states like New York for example, there are many laws regarding the limitations of how one is allowed to rent out parts of one own's home (assuming one owns the building) or apartment. The ...
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If someone commits tax evasion, what organization will arrest them?

If someone commits tax evasion, will they be arrested by local police, or the IRS’s CI and Justice Department?
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Does precedent support Florida School district local officials deciding public interest health decisions?

Florida has the highest number of confirmed pediatric hospitalizations from the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human ...
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Is it legal for a US city to create its own currency?

Is it legal for a US city to create its own currency, and requires local businesses, or businesses and residents, to be willing to accept payments in that currency? That is, nobody would be able to ...
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Can a police officer be charged with despotism?

Can a US police officer be charged with despotism? Note: In Germany I heard it is possible
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Early morning parking enforcement without signage in California

I recently moved to Glendora, CA which has an early morning parking prohibition. I was unaware of this until I got a ticket. Where I got the ticket is a typical suburban street, no posted signs or ...
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Which local bylaw allowed the Wigan Casino to host all-nighters?

The Wigan Casino night club (1973-1981) was central to the Northern Soul movement. Club goers were known to use amphetamines so they could dance and enjoy music until morning. In the documentary This ...
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Rhode Island and Connecticut

My real property instructor wrote, "Connecticut and Rhode Island are divided into geographic regions called counties, but they do not have functioning governments, as defined by the Census Bureau." I ...
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Can State/City bar US Federal LEO from certain locations?

The Official Website of the City of New York claims: Federal enforcement officers, which includes ICE, cannot enter hospitals, schools, or shelters. What exactly does this mean? E.g., suppose an ...
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How to prepare for an interview under caution?

My wife and I have been asked to attend an "interview under caution" by Lambeth Council (a local authority in London) regarding our daughter's lack of school attendance (both her GP and a child ...
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Hello I need help with advice on where to go with the situation I'm in. I made a deal with the guy to trade my Dodge Durango and my Mustang for his Suzuki street bike and a $2000 digital water pump. I ...
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When is a place 'generally accessible'

In local regulation at a place I wish to wildcamp there is something like this (translated): 1) Within the city limits of Werfen, Austria it is not allowed to place tents, trailers. mobile homes ...
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In what legal form can one shape their de facto occupation of local authority land?

I own a section in a small rural town in New Zealand. The boundaries of it are well known as I did a redefinition survey to find them out. Let's call this land A. Historically, land A has had a piece ...
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Is investigative intimidation illegal?

I had an account a 'redacted' closed and they have told me that they are investigating my account and seeing if legal action needs to be taken. I take this as a deliberate threat of legal intimidation....
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Social Services - Legal Jurisdiction of Child Abroad

Does the child care department of social services have the legal right to interviene with a child that has a legal domicile (and juristiction) from another country? For the sake of argument: Child A ...
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Is it illegal to give handouts to panhandlers?

In our municipality we have a public safety bylaw, and one part of the bylaw clearly states that, "No person shall engage in panhandling." The definition of panhandling in the bylaw is as follows: “...