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Can a political party falsely inform its opponent's voters that their voter registrations have been cancelled?

Location: Michigan, United States Let's say we have two major political parties - let's call them YellowParty and PurpleParty. YellowParty obtains a list of reliable PurpleParty voters and sets out to ...
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Was Alex Jones's attorney handing over phone-record evidence a "mishap" or required by law?

CNN reports on Alex Jones's case regarding Sandy Hook as follows: Jones, who was the sole witness for the defense during the trial, did not fare well Wednesday as he was cross-examined by the ...
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Why is Star Wars a copyright issue but a MLB team is not? [duplicate]

Over the weekend, I was asked to be part of a photo shoot for a political candidate. I was wearing a t-shirt that featured a Star Wars character and the photographer stated that he wanted to position ...
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What international law did Ecuador break by storming the Mexican embassy?

It is in the news that Mexico is cutting ties with Ecuador after police stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice-President Jorge Glas. Mexican President Andrés Manuel ...
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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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In the Trump Impeachment process what is the legal status of notes?

Let me give some background. In my life I make reports on people's homes. My insurance company forces me to use a standard report report that they issue. Why? Because if I used my own format or my ...
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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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Is it legal for voters to take age of candidate into consideration?

Some times in conversations that a candidate is too young/old. I wonder as it is illegal for companies to discriminate on basis of race/age/gender etc. So will it be illegal for voters to think/decide ...
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Can defendants arraigned in federal court sometimes be "out on bail" secretly with no way for the public to know about or verify the bail?

In this answer to my Politics SE question *Is former president Trump "out on bail" as Chris Christie asserts? If so, were campaign funds used? which ends: Bail is a particular type of bond ...
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Can a president legally issue an executive order prohibiting someone form becoming the next president?

Source President Donald Trump ramped up attacks against his opponent, Joe Biden, calling Biden the "dumbest of all candidates," and went so far as to declare, "maybe I'll sign an ...
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Why is Julian Assange in jail?

Further to another question asked on these boards: Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks for jumping bail on 1 May 2019 Presumably, his jail term began immediately upon sentencing, in which case he ...
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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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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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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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Can musicians effectively sue politicans that use their songs without permission?

Just about every presidential election cycle I can recall has multiple stories of candidates using songs at their rallies which they have failed to secure permission for. Afterwards, there will a ...
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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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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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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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Can I register to vote in Connecticut?

I'm attending college in Connecticut, where I've lived on-campus for approximately 3 months. I'm from out-of-state, however, and reside in Connecticut only during the school year. Am I eligible to ...
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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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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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Can public elementary schools present material with a partisan viewpoint?

I was listening in on my 3rd grader's online lesson about environment. The pre-recorded video went more or less like this: Environment needs our protection; otherwise you the kids won't have clean ...
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Placing bricks on a sidewalk to instigate protests

Larry is a Marxist-Leninist-Bolshevik revolutionary who wants to instigate a communist revolution in the United States. One day, before a contentious election, Larry unloads two tons of bricks in ...
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Now is it legally possible to hold political office in two countries at the same time?

For example, are there two or more countries where there is no requirement on a head of government to give up dual citizenship? If so, the technical possibility of becoming the head of two countries (...
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How corrupt does a contract need to be for a country to invalidate it?

It is in the news that there is a case in the UK High Court regarding a contract between Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID) and the Nigerian state. It involved gas extraction, but the ...
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Secret Service Protection for Former U.S. Presidents During Incarceration

Under the provisions of the Former Presidents Act (FPA), is there any legal precedent or relevant existing laws that address the issue of Secret Service protection for a former U.S. president during a ...
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Why did Donald Trump waive executive privilege allowing Bannon to testify

I was wondering why Donald Trump would waive Bannon's executive privilege in reference the the Jan 6th committees investigations. It doesn't seem like it would be in HIS best interest, especially if ...
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Is it legal to crowdfund US federal legislation? Like a prize for whoever proposed an enacted law that allows abortions?

Is it legal to crowdfund US federal legislation? Like a prize for whoever proposed a law that gets enacted that brings back the protections for those seeking abortions? One way to fix the Roe vs Wade ...
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Is it legal to collect data on "Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented... " of Trump administration

AOC tweeted: Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in ...
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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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PAC spending limits

Based on a Google search, it is my understanding that POTUS post-election PAC fundraising is in the hundreds of millions. Does PAC and campaign finance law permit (or prohibit) the money to be used to ...
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Is There a Deadline for Forming Political Parties before a US Presidential Election?

Can I legally, with respect to the FEC, form a political party such as Kanye's "Birthday Party" just before a national election as he has? This article suggests not: "... you can only ...
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What happens if nobody "stands in defense" of a lawsuit against the US government as administrations change?

This answer to the Politics SE question What happens to lawsuits against US presidential administrations when the administration changes due to an election? has been well received and so I've accepted ...
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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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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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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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Why do some online services and cloud apps market their security and privacy based on legal jurisdiction?

I noticed many privacy focused apps make a point of selecting which country their servers and data is stored in. Why is this and is their reasoning valid? For example this article compares the cloud ...
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Are restrictions on candidates appearing on a party primary ballot consistent with the First Amendment?

In Trump v. Anderson, the Supreme Court is taking up the questions of whether Donald Trump can appear on the Republican Party primary ballot. This ballot is administered by the State of Colorado, and ...
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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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What would most likely happen to this National Guard Commander?

In the TV Shower Designated Survivor:
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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 ...
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Effect of Kennedy v Bremerton on political speech

Most media coverage of Kennedy v. Bremerton revolves around religious exercise and whether the school was hostile to it. However, the majority opinion holds that Kennedy's prayer was protected by both ...
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If a Politician uses an Organized Crime Syndicate to extort a Business, is the Politician guilty of the same crime as the Syndicate?

In the United States, let's say you have: A generic POLITICIAN of any type A generic ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE of any type A generic BUSINESS of any type If an ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE pressures a ...
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In which parts of the world is it legal for a registered member of one party to run for/hold office as another party?

I learned that Mazi Melesa Pilip, a registered Democrat since 2012 who campaigned to fill George Santos' vacancy ran as a Republican. I was confused since this would have been impossible in my country....
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Would a political poster implying that a politician will be killed by angry citizens constitute a legally-actionable threat under U.S. law?

In the U.S., freedom of speech does not extend to serious threats to cause harm to another. Don and Ron are two reactionary politicians. One election season, John, who hates reactionaries with a ...
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How complicated can political donations be before they are bribery? [closed]

In the US, bribing federal or state legislators to vote the way you want them to is illegal. But donating (or not donating) to their election campaigns is legal, as is telling them what you want them ...
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"Trump privately admitting it's over" -- can he be therefore be prosecuted for Raffensperger call?

Not a lawyer, but if this reporting is correct, wouldn't it greatly increase Trump's legal exposure for the call with Brad Raffensperger about "finding 11,780 votes" this past Saturday, ...
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I read Israel seeks advice for its military strikes, so if Israel is committing war crimes, then what does this mean?

Related: How is Israel's situation vs Hamas in Gaza/Palestine remarkable when it comes to evidence? Re the ongoing Israel vs Hamas war, I've been reading about some principles of war / ...
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Why do some laws make saying "Heil Hitler" illegal when other laws allow freedom of political speach?

In the German Federal Republic is illegal to say "Heil Hitler" which is basically a restriction of laws relating to one's freedom of opinion, freedom of speach and political freedom. Why ...
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Is the Nazi party legal in the German parliament? [closed]

We are in a private community and we are discussing. So the question is : Does the Nazism party exist and is legal in the German parliament? We assume that This party is the same as the Hitler party ...
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