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How many separate judicial systems are there in the United States?

Part of the answer depends upon how you count it. Also, before one gets lost in the "trees" of the many U.S. court systems, it is important to note that the bulk of litigation of ...
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In the 1920s, who would the US government hire to investigate damaged and missing Navy ships?

The US Navy investigates their missing ships themselves. This might belong to history, but lost ships have real world examples. For a missing navy ship, there's a perfect example: USS Cyclops was US ...
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Accidental intrusion into military airspace

What is the maximum punishment Alice can get jailed for? Probably no jail term at all. An 'Accidental intrusion into military airspace' would not be considered a fullment of the major condition ...
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Revolutionary war pensions

Everyone who might have been entitled to revolutionary war pensions is dead, and the statute of limitations to bring suit to collect unpaid revolutionary war pensions expired as to their survivors and ...
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In the 1920s, who would the US government hire to investigate damaged and missing Navy ships?

Navies self-insure their warships For two reasons: They are owned by governments who have deep pockets, They do hella-dangerous things that no insurance company will cover. When a warship is lost or ...
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I read Israel seeks advice for its military strikes, so if Israel is committing war crimes, then what does this mean?

Your lawyer can be wrong Assuming they sought legal advice: It can be wrong, It doesn’t absolve you if it is.
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How is the 'right to life' reconciled with the legal authority of military officers? (to issue orders that will cause deaths)

Answer regarding germany: It all comes down to proportionality between different (constitutional) rights and mandates. Most basically broken down: As the constitution (mainly Article 87a, Article 73, ...
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Can the USAF legally prevent me from walking on the beach waterline?

In most cases state laws do not apply to Federal lands according to the Supremacy clause of the Constitution. However, if the land is merely purchased land, such as a military base, then some state ...
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Does Posse Comitatus Apply To Errant Military Personnel?

The Act prohibits "execution" of the law, which to me implies use of police powers. I find it highly unlikely that merely investigating a crime would be considered a violation. The Act doesn'...
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Russian army refuses to demobilize a conscript on demobilization day?

As many Western analysts see it, Russia does not have the rule of law, it is an autocracy which makes use of the legal system to enforce the will of the central government. That is, in any important ...
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Can I avoid military service in Latvia if I am studying at universty

Yes and no, as you can see here. For now, the draft is "volunteers first" with an unspecified quota, so there is a universal possibility of not being drafted. If you are under 24 and have ...
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Can a state governor mobilize militias other than the National Guard?

A state governor acts as that state's Commander in Chief and gets full and ultimate control over the state's militia(except when that militia is federalized). In the modern day, "state militia&...
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Will I get denaturalized if I go to a medical school in Taiwan that is military-affiliated?

First, a correction about terminology: what you are describing is not "denaturalization", but rather "loss of citizenship". "Denaturalization" refers to the determination ...
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How many separate judicial systems are there in the United States?

It's hard to say, without a clear definition of "a court system", but there are hundreds even under the broadest definition of court system. There is a federal system, 50 state systems, also ...
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Can the USAF legally prevent me from walking on the beach waterline?

You do not have the right to walk on the waterline at Eglin Eglin AFB has water areas you are restricted from, and has signage on beaches where you are not allowed. You cannot lawyer your away out of ...
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How is the 'right to life' reconciled with the legal authority of military officers? (to issue orders that will cause deaths)

umited-states The basic issue is that no right is absolute, and that people have obligations as well as rights. It also reflects the fact that often it is impossible to prevent all grave harm or ...
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