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When did criminal discovery rules substantially form?

When did the discovery/disclosure rules as we know them today substantially form? In the United States, the constitutional right to criminal discovery was established in Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. ...
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What would you be charged with for covering up a rightful death?

Probably murder. Because "victim 2 was then shot by this man in self defense" hasn't been determined by a neutral third party investigation or jury - it is just his own rationale for ...
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What would you be charged with for covering up a rightful death?

sweden An Offence against the peace of the grave Gravfridsbrott Brottsbalken 16 kap. 10 § A person who, without authorisation, moves, damages or treats with disrespect the corpse or ashes of a ...
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Reasonable doubt of eye witness's need for glasses in 12 Angry Men

canada Both of the concerns you mention may be taken into account by a juror when assessing whether the prosecution has proved an element of the offence (identity, in this case) beyond a reasonable ...
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Does withholding non-medical information affect medical consent?

The primary question is whether remaining silent would constitute a breech of medical ethics. The pertinent ethical principle is AMA Opinion 2.15 One of the requirements is that the donor be assigned ...
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What offences are made out by John Kramer's acts, if proved?

new-south-wales but all jurisdictions will have similar offenses. Murder Or attempted murder - we can take the attempt as given from now on. Murder shall be taken to have been committed where the act ...
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Can a judge vacate a conviction and then reinstate it?

Courts have inherent jurisdiction to reconsider/recall their own decisions. This rarely happens (especially if the decision has already been "sealed" i.e. issued in writing) but still ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

I realized recently I have no idea how reality-based any of these underlying premises are Unless the plot is staged before November 10, 1986, such effort would have been in vain. This is because ...
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What would you be charged with for covering up a rightful death?

westvirginia The person may face felony charges leading up to 1-5 years in jail and a fine for each count. Even if the self-defense argument prevails and no other charges are pressed against them, ...
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What would you be charged with for covering up a rightful death?

Charged? new-south-wales Crimes Act 1900 Murder or manslaughter s18 An assertion of self-defence would not necessarily be agreed with by the prosecutor. Especially in circumstances where it seems the ...
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Were any crimes committed in The Duck Song?

Ducks are ducks, not people. It might surprise you, but even a hypothetical duck that could talk is a type of bird and is considered a waterfowl and wild game but not a person or human. As such, you ...
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At what point does a DUI begin?

canada Assuming impairment or a blood-alcohol level above the prohibited amount can be proved, the complete offence is made out at least as soon as the accused occupies the driver's seat. This is ...
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Reasonable doubt of eye witness's need for glasses in 12 Angry Men

united-states Is there any legal guidance or writings on jurisprudence about whether evidence of a potential reason to question a testimony (though it could also have a different explanation - let's ...
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Do directors at defense contractors have a fiduciary duty to promote instability and conflict?

Do directors at defense contractors have a fiduciary duty to promote instability and conflict? No. A board of directors member has a duty of loyalty and a duty of care. Neither have such broad ...
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Was being left in the Pacific in a lifeboat considered attempted murder in 1872?

It depends upon the intent and knowledge of the perpetrators. If there is knowledge that this is almost sure to cause their death, or an intent to cause their death, or depraved indifference to human ...
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Were any crimes committed in The Duck Song?

The song question is a variation of a joke with the punchline being about the proprietor's inability to follow through on the threat made and the duck calling the bluff. In the U.S., generally when ...
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On the legality of booby traps in a far future united states

canada It would be prima facie setting a trap or causing bodily harm with a trap The act of deploying Material X would be the offence of setting a trap likely to cause bodily harm. If Material X is ...
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Was being left in the Pacific in a lifeboat considered attempted murder in 1872?

It's attempted murder new-south-wales Murder shall be taken to have been committed where the act of the accused, or thing by him or her omitted to be done, causing the death charged, was done or ...
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How do you write a prenup purely for the benefit of your child(ren)?

It is hard to understand what you are saying, but here is an attempt. Prenuptial agreements must be entered into with full financial disclosure, opportunity to be represented by counsel (at the other ...
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Legality if breaking in for medical reasons?

They get a $550 fine new-south-wales Entering a building without permission is an offence under s4 if the Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901 In addition, they would face discipline from the Medical ...
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Legality if breaking in for medical reasons?

england-and-wales If the doctors do not damage the property and if they do not remove anything with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it, then they haven't committed any criminal offences. ...
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What would you be charged with for covering up a rightful death?

nebraska While this isn't a great match for your case it does give some insight into what could happen. In the case I am using most of the charges center around damaging the human remains as well as ...
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Can a minor advise an adult on how to gamble?

nevada I don't know if it's the same at Indian casinos, but the Nevada law regarding underage gambling says: 1.  A person under the age of 21 years shall not: (a) Play, be allowed to play, place ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

Another answer is correct, but doesn't get to the point as quickly and directly as this one does. Are there in fact felony charges that could be brought in the USA on the basis of a "fraudulent ...
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What would you be guily for legally killing someone using illegal means?

"It was necessary to break this law in order to save this persons life." is, if truthful and convincing, a pretty broad defense. The main exception is that you may only kill an attacker to ...
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