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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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In this context, the phrase "use all means necessary and appropriate" should be viewed as a single phrase rather than words in isolation, and it essentially simply confers discretion on the President to decide what is necessary and appropriate, rather than being a limiting direction. The word "appropriate" is included in the phrase to ...


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Put most simply: A "score" is the examination score for a job candidate who performed well enough to be considered for a position. It is more helpful to think of it as the candidate himself. "Certifying" a score mostly just means that the commission transmits the score to the hiring officer and promises that it's accurate. So whenever ...


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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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