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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

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 ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

In this specific scenario, not only is it not a crime, failure to do so is a breach of proper maritime protocols and could be illegal. A person manning a boat and sees a human in water in distress ...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

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 "...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

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 ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

Based on what we were taught when I was an EMT in New York State, there would not be a problem. Seeing a body float by, you can't tell for certain that they are truly dead, so you would be perfectly ...
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When a PI is conducting surveillance, why is audio enhancement considered wiretapping

The difference in their treatment is because of the asymmetry in the law. There are "wiretapping" laws pertaining to interception of voice communication, which do not include photographic recording. ...
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Are the U.S. military police allowed to operate on U.S. soil?

It's probably not a good idea to take action movies as authoritative sources on the law. The law that you're referring to is presumably the Posse Comitatus Act (18 USC 1385) which says Whoever, ...
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If someone under investigation is told they are not a "Criminal Target", what are the ways that they can later become one?

A subject can become a target, and this happens all the time. The subject/target distinction is not a statement about whether a person has done anything wrong; it's only a statement about how much ...
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Who investigates the Kidnapped Sheriff?

Because kidnapping is a violation of state law, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation would have jurisdiction to investigate. Assuming the crime occurred in the sheriff's home county, the undersheriff ...
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US Law on interfering in a federal investigation

This would be a serious crime Knowingly telling lies to a federal investigator is itself a crime, or can be. Threatening someone to attempt to indue that person not to cooperate with a federal ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

Probably the fisherman would prevail legally in the end, but he might get entangled in a very undesirable legal situation by recovering a corpse. There was a real world case around a team of deep ...
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Are online accounts and phone numbers frozen when "electronic devices" are seized by law enforcement?

Assuming that the police have a warrant to seize your cell phone, the scope of what can be seized is specified in the warrant. It is not automatic that seizing a phone entails seizure of some or all ...
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What is the Basis in Law that an "Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'" is Unlawful or Unconstitutional?

"Conflict of interest" has a specific meaning w.r.t. various federal laws, which have financial gain as their underpinning. The so-called conflict which your referring to is an abstract moral duty, ...
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Drug dealer & criminal signed the lease agreement

The police (and any other involved public agencies) do not work for Steve. They make their own decisions. You didn't specify a location, and requirements to consent to a search vary by location. It ...
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Can owner of stolen goods found for sale subpoena seller to disclose the source?

Civil claims have statutes of limitations too Usually shorter than 10 years. Therefore, Bob cannot sue anyone for recovery and therefore does not practically own the bike. In some jurisdictions, ...
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What methods do lawyers use to find hidden property and assets during divorce

In a typical divorce proceeding, both sides are required to provide a sworn statement of their finances, and to respond to written interrogatories, produce documents (e.g. financial statements made in ...
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Can police refuse criminal case about stolen mobile phone? How can such crimes be investigated?

Presumably, they at least took a report which could make it possible to file an insurance claim for the stolen phone. But, a good faith belief of law enforcement that is unable to figure out who ...
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Can a family ask the government to hide the details of a relative's death?

One often has to show a family relationship or other legitimate grounds to access a death certificate even though it is a public record and I suspect that this is the case in Nebraska as well. But ...
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How can i check a curent investigation of a company?

"Legal problem" is too vague to be included. "Investigation" needs a bit of refining; "lawsuit" is relatively simple (as long as you mean "actual lawsuit" not &...
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UK law: compromising digital material - compelling someone to inform who showed them a naked video

england-and-wales There is nothing in the criminal law to compel Party X to identify Party Y in this scenario - they are under no legal obligation to contact the police or anyone else, and a witness ...
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Is it legal to hire a Private Investigator in Korea? If not, what's the closest alternative?

It is illegal to advertise yourself as a "Private Investigator." However, businesses under the name of "흥신소(background checkers)" is legal and their scope of operation is hard to distinguish from that ...
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How do you obtain evidence for GDPR violations?

You can submit GDPR requests to both companies asking them what information they have about you and who they have disclosed it to. They are legally required to provide this information apart from ...
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Is a FBI background investigation for a DoD clearance any different than that of a Supreme Court Justice?

Kavanaugh has had two of the DoD background investigations at least, as they are required to get Yankee White clearance, which allows routine access to the President (He had two such investigations ...
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I believe my ex is using DHS to create problems for me, what can i do?

is there anything i can do to prevent my ex from costing us our home and my husbands job by making false reports, thus sending more police to our home for no reason at all?? Many laws are similar ...
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What is the Basis in Law that an "Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'" is Unlawful or Unconstitutional?

I think there is some confusion here between unconstitutional and just plain unlawful. Even leaving aside whether the President needs to order the Attorney General to perform the investigative steps, ...
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Accusing me of committing hit and run (when I didn’t)

There's a critical reference in your description. At some point in the incident, you write, "They lost the car." This means that there is a considerable possibility of error on the part of the ...
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What would happen if a minor was falsely accused of being a predator by an online sting group for sexting and an investigation started?

If such accusations are reported to the police or some other law enforcement authority, the authorities are likely to investigate. They are not required to investigate, but it is probable that they ...
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Do non-criminal investigations require consent of the subjects?

Obviously this depends on the specific jurisdiction. Social workers tend to be government employees with specific rights and duties set down in the relevant laws and regulations. Journalists tend to ...
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Is It Legal For Amateurs To Investigate Crimes / Cold Cases?

Is it legal for me to do so without informing the local authorities? Yes. Would it simply come down to I can do anything I want as long as I don't break any laws? Yes. Is it possible to legally ...
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