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Does annexation of state apply to territories under dispute e.g. Kashmir?

I am not clear on the legal definition of annexation. Can we say India is annexing Kashmir, or Jammu and Kashmir? Or does the word strictly apply to two nation-states only? Many definitions are ...
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How is a US political campaign supposed to verify that donors from abroad are US citizens?

According the US laws, only US citizens may contribute financially to political campaigns - especially presidential campaigns. Suppose you are running a campaign. How are you supposed to verify that ...
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GDPR and collecting politician's social media posts

I am interested in collecting tweets and social media posts from politicians in the USA. Specifically from their political social media accounts. After reading this finextra article, I believe this ...
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Throwing tomatoes at a poster of a politician

As a form of protest, imagine: Printing a poster of a politician's face Placing it on a wall (with permission of the wall's owner) in a generally public space Handing out tomatoes to be thrown at ...
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Can I use “Donald Trump” in my brand name?

I am creating an apparel brand and want to use the words "Donald Trump" in the company name. Is this illegal? I will be selling political apparel.
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Are there laws that govern what you can say or can't say in political attack ads?

I was wondering if there is some sort of law that governs what you can say or can't say when it comes to attack ads against an opponent during election season. Shouldn't dissemination of political ...
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Are political deals legally enforceable?

Are political deals legally enforceable if they are in writing? For example, let's imagine a candidate makes a deal with a political party: "I agree not to run for office in race X right now, if you ...
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What would most likely happen to this National Guard Commander?

In the TV Shower Designated Survivor:
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For a politician, is a lunch outing with Warren Buffet considered a $650,000 gift?

There is a story in the news about Nikki Haley (now former US ambassador to the UN) taking trips in a friend's (and political supporter's) private jet. See story: Watchdog wants investigation of ...
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Bribery? $1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh "The senator and her Republican colleagues are decrying the effort in Maine as attempted bribery, as attention shifts from Kavanaugh's ...
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Has anyone been convicted of campaign finance violations by paying an informant before an election?

The Atlantic reports In pleading guilty to violations of campaign-finance laws, Cohen said that the then-candidate Trump had directed him to do so, arranging payments to two women who alleged ...
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Was the banning of Alex Jones a violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241?

18 U.S. Code § 241 - Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or ...
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What case was it where Clarence Thomas sided with the liberal justices in order to remain consistent with a previous ruling?

I have a memory of a case but I can't seem to find it. What I remember is that there was a case in which the court split along partisan lines. Then, a few years later, a similar case came before the ...
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Could a high school teacher require their students to register to vote in New York?

Suppose that I'm a social studies teacher in a high school in New York state. Odds are good that I'm teaching high school seniors about American history and politics. I want my students to get ...
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When will desuetude apply to Julian Assange's bail violation in U.K. law?

In most legal systems, there is a timeout after that a crime can't be punished any more. It is desuetude. Currently, Julian Assange can't leave the Equadorian Embassy of the U.K., because he will be ...
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Is there a way for participants of an industry to discuss how to keep a market healthy without it being considered collusion?

For a particular niche in demand but broad in utility industry, I am both a consumer and producer that participates internationally. Within segments of the participants, there are public informal ...
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Can a political party name be trademarked in the United Kingdom?

Can a political party name be trademarked in the United Kingdom? I appreciate that the name could be registered with the Electoral Commission, but the application process for that requires at least ...