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Are Congressional calls for Barr to resign tantamount to obstruction of justice?

A number of members of the US Congress have stated the opinion that the fact that President Trump twitted his opinion of Muller's investigation, before it concluded, amounted to an obstruction of ...
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Is it justifiable to disarm a policeman who is tasing an unhealthy person?

Is a citizen justified in disarming a policeman who is applying a taser to a suspect who committed a misdemeanor, but who is at an elevated risk of dying due to health conditions of which the police ...
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Can use of a pre-emptive pardon also be illegal obstruction of justice?

It seems well established that the President does indeed have the right to preemptively pardon people for crimes they have not yet been convicted of, so that is not my question. Right now there are ...
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How does the US legal system prevent successful evidence tampering from reducing total punishment?

Flavor text: You're suddenly startled by the feds knocking on your door. Someone must have squealed about the methamphetamine operation you've picked up as a hobby to try and save some money for your ...
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What if you follow the kidnappers' instructions to not talk to police?

Suppose your child is kidnapped. The kidnappers call you, give you "proof of life" (i.e., irrefutable evidence that they have your child in their custody and that the child is unharmed), and tell you ...
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Legal to demand payment for information of interest to criminal investigators?

Suppose I have a video surveillance system. Down the road from me a serious crime occurred. Investigating officers canvass the neighborhood looking for leads. I, being a "good" American citizen, ...