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Questions tagged [us-constitution]

The United States Constitution is the primary legal document for the United States of America.

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To what extent can a public college regulate the speech of its students?

My community college's "Student Rights" webpage states that the College District will not tolerate any discriminatory behavior on the part of its students. Now, I'm not advocating discrimination, but ...
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Is what constitutes outrageous conduct clearly defined in the statutes?

Are there any objective rules or guidelines used to determine whether a police officer's conduct was outrageous?
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Must US public agencies accept electronic notarizations performed in other US states?

In the vast majority of the United States, notarizations are required to be performed on physical paper while physically in front of a notary. However, Virginia has authorized notaries within their ...
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Has the “right to assemble” (US 1st Amendment) ever been shown to apply to just two persons?

Has the "right to assemble" (US 1st Amendment) ever been shown to apply to just two persons? I was just wondering if it had ever been applied to as few as two persons. (Or even one person in fact.) ...
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Can a sitting U.S. president be imprisoned without impeachment?

A sitting U.S. president can not be indicted for federal crimes as a matter of constitutional separation of powers and DOJ policy, among other reasons. The president's constitutional protections and ...
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Can a judge compel a tech vendor to develop software that can then be used to decrypt data from a device designed by that vendor?

US federal magistrate Sheri Pym of the US District Court of Central California issued Apple a court order compelling it to give the FBI software that it can use to decrypt the San Bernardino terrorist'...
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Employer green card sponsorship after termination

This question is a follow-up of my previous question. So I've been told to leave the company yesterday. Now my question is regarding the Green Card application. So I've been sponsored for EB1-B ...
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Can Congress authorize suits against states in pursuance to the Fifteenth Amendment?

In Fitzpatrick v. Bitzer, 427 U.S. 445 (1976), the Court held that Congress may, in determining what is "appropriate legislation" for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the Fourteenth ...
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The necessary and proper clause

The Necessary and Proper Clause grants Congress broad authority to enact federal legislation” (U.S. v. Comstock) by “adopt[ing] any means, appearing to it most eligible and appropriate” (James Everard’...
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is a state-run monopoly a market participant?

Hypo: A state wishes to tax alcohol to raise revenue while at the same time protect their local producers. They have settled on accomplishing this by prohibiting the sale of liquor in privately-owned ...
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The nature of legislative consent for a merger of a U.S. state with a part of another state

It has been proposed to make a region of northern California and southern Oregon into a separate state called Jefferson. I think a number of counties in northern California have supported it in ...
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What does “support” mean, in oaths of office in the U.S.A.?

The third paragraph of Article VI of the Constitution of the United States includes this: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and ...