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High crimes and misdemeanors is interpreted by Congress While the concept is an import from English law as grounds for removing an officeholder from office, the conduct referred to is better thought of as a breach of trust rather than a specific (criminal) offense. One may commit a 'high crime or misdemeanor' without actually breaking the law. Because ...


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Reading the wikipedia entry on High Crimes and Misdemeanors probably suffices to answer the question. Ultimately this phrase doesn't mean what you think it means. Your modern notion of "crimes" and "misdemeanors" is not what is meant. It comes from England, with hundreds of years of history behind it. In short it (probably) means "anything outside of or ...


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In the cases where a federal official has been impeached in the US, the reasons have been: Drunkenness and unlawful rulings Political bias and arbitrary rulings, promoting a partisan political agenda on the bench Abuse of power Supporting the Confederacy Violating the Tenure of Office Act Graft, corruption Failure to live in his district, abuse of power ...


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Depends on the purpose of the society and physical location of its members. A secret society aiming to coordinate bank robberies would be pretty much illegal anywhere. A secret society sharing photos of cats would be fine in most parts of the world. I'm not sure about the jurisdiction. All the places in which members live? Where the servers are located?...


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It is probably illegal under Indonesian law for you to launch a cyber-attack on a website that you believe violates Indonesian law, just as it is illegal for you to shoot a person for fraud. The Indonesian government reserves the right to judge guilt or innocence, and to mete out punishment, within Indonesia. It is definitely illegal under US law, also UK ...


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"De Jure" and "De Facto" are Latin adjectives to describe a situation that legally might be different than how everyone actually practices it. In the case of independence, Taiwan is "De Facto" independent as it's highest level of government is not answerable to any other government (in this case, the government of mainland China) but it would not be "De ...


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As one might expect, this topic is quite complex, even by the standards of international law. A good start might be the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2003 paper "The Interface between Extradition and Asylum" particularly the parts around page 27 / para 74: The political offence exemption forms part of a number of multilateral ...


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Ignore high crimes and misdemeanors. Bribery is listed as an impeachable offense in the constitution. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.


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That's just called friends tbh. There's no laws about talking to people online, if you aren't doing anything illegal. Secret societies aren't a legal entity. It's just a group of people.


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It depends which law applies Contract law A contract is interpreted under someone’s law. For a competent internet company the contract will usually specify which law applies, if not, the court must decide where the contract was entered into - this may be where you are or where they are. While clauses allowing unilateral changes are legal, the power must ...


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Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Yes Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer? Report the scam to the relevant US authority (which is, I think, the FBI) They investigate and pass the information to the relevant UK authority (the Metropolitan Police, I think) They jointly investigate and if/when ...


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