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While it is hard to say with respect to the exact phrasing and psychology, this is one common way to pose what is called a "leading question" which is usually only allowed in cases of cross-examination or examinations of a hostile witness. A leading question is a question which clearly suggests an answer. The reason that leading questions are ...


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Apperently (trial) lawyers and prosecutors have the saying "Never ask a question you don't know the answer to". I guess when people ask a question for which they already know the answer it makes most sense to themselves to ask them in the form of "Isn't it true that..?", "Did you not say that..?" or something similar.


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There is a psychological basis for such questions, that people tend to get confused, and do not directly answer "I did not X" or "I did X". The answer "Yes" could be "Yes, I did do it" or it could mean "Yes, it is not the case that I did not do it". This has to do with the linguistic property of ...


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Every state grants a title of nobility to law enforcement officers: the penalty for harming one is much higher, legal process is notably different, and immunities are almost absolute. We have failed to maintain our republic.


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Up to a point australia Under the Australian Consumer Law, one of the statutory consumer guarantees is that: have spare parts and repair facilities available for a reasonable time after purchase unless you were told otherwise. "Reasonable time" depends on the particular type of product but for consumer electronics, 3-6 years would be reasonable ...


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The Constitution does mention the Articles of Confederation, in Article VI, Clause 1. It says treaties, debts, and other engagements of the U.S. under the Confederation are equally valid under the new Constitution. Does that constitute a formal repeal? I suspect not. But the content taken as a whole makes it clear that the document was intended to supersede ...


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There isn't a legal term The legally recognised doctrine of respondeat superior simply requires that an agent is acting within the scope of their obligations to their principal. If they are then the principal is liable for their actions. In a criminal rather than a legal sense, the relevant crime is conspiricy - where two or more people plan a joint criminal ...


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The language is worded broader: "A victim of [list of crimes] or that victim's representative shall have the following rights as provided by law:" The list is seemingly alphabetically, and covers besides arson injuring people, also aggravated arson & battery, misuse of explosives, negligent use of a deadly weapon, murder, [two other types of ...


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