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If a power is given to a public body unlawfully, can the public body use that power?

The premise to the question is: A Secretary of State introduces a Regulation, granting a power to a public body. The Regulation is ultra vires - the Secretary of State did not have the power to ...
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Was the 2014 Ukrainian revolution legal?

In Russian state propaganda (especially right after the event), the so-called Revolution of Dignity was often described as an illegal coup. There were several federal elections in Ukraine after that ...
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Can a business run a contest that excludes residents of certain states?

Suppose a business in a state wants to run a contest for its customers. For this example, say it's a snowshoe race. However in order to make the competition more interesting, they want to limit the ...
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Would it be legal for a US State to ban exports of a natural resource?

I am interested in whether a US state constitution could be legally amended to ban exports of specific natural resources (such as coal, lithium or copper) outside it's own state borders. If such a ...
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