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If Trump pardons himself regarding the federal crime he tried to hide by cooking the books, is the New York conviction void?

You say: Falsifying business records in New York is only a felony if it was done in order to hide a felony. That's the legal basis of Trump's recent conviction in a state court in New York. That is ...
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Are there any jobs that are forbidden by law to convicted felons?

united-states The conviction of any felony automatically disqualifies a candidate from working for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), whether as a special agent or on the professional staff. ...
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What is Donald Trump's crime? Why is it wrong to pay somebody money for confidentiality?

Mr. Trump's convictions are not based on any alleged illegality of Mr. Cohen's payments. As explained by Lawfare, this was about falsifying business records, with the aim to hide another crime. Trump ...
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Are there any jobs that are forbidden by law to convicted felons?

massachusetts You can't be a police officer in Massachusetts MGL Part I, Title VII, Chapter 41, Section 96A No person who has been convicted of any felony or whose name is listed in the national ...
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Are there any jobs that are forbidden by law to convicted felons?

Yes, but ... australia The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act (Cth) (HREOC Act) makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of a criminal record unless it makes them unable to perform the '...
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Falsifying Business Records; Why is Jury Unanimity Not Required

I wonder if Jen and I read the same article. It does give a number of cases the authors claim are similar enough: In fact, the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, considered this ...
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Falsifying Business Records; Why is Jury Unanimity Not Required

Quinta Juresic and Tyler McBrian explain this is their article for Lawfare, "What Must Prosecutors Prove in Trump’s NY Trial?" They acknowledge there is no case law directly on point, and ...
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Are there any jobs that are forbidden by law to convicted felons?

united-states Although the American federal government doesn't outright bar felons from most positions, it does require job-seekers to provide sufficient information so the hiring agency can determine ...
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Could Trump have just avoided the charges?

No Yes, people make mistakes in accounts all the time, and they can normally just be corrected. It may result in additional taxes and late penalties (or refunds), but its not a big deal. However, this ...
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What is a special verdict?

There are a couple of senses of "special verdict." A true special verdict is one where the jury simply reports findings of fact and leaves it to the judge to apply the law to them. These are ...
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In the Hush Money case, why was Trump not charged with the "other" crimes?

Maybe they didn’t happen The charge that was brought only requires proof that the falsification was done with the intention of concealing other crimes - it is not required to prove that those crimes ...
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In the Hush Money case, why was Trump not charged with the "other" crimes?

Well #1 is not a state crime so this prosecution couldn’t include it. The statue of limitations could be an issue but I think proving all the elements of either of the either of the #2 and #3 crimes ...
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Non accredited degree

The general rule in the U.S., including New York State, is that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason. This is called "at will" employment. The main exceptions are: ...
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Did the DNC essentially plead "no contest" to FEC charges in the Steele Dossier?

In US civil law, the mere fact that someone settled a claim that they were liable for some conduct X, is not admissible as evidence that they actually did X. See Federal Rule of Evidence 408, "...
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What is Donald Trump's crime? Why is it wrong to pay somebody money for confidentiality?

It's a complicated problem. Here's the shortest rundown I can provide Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly had sex in 2006 There's nothing illegal here. Trumps denies it happened. In 2016, Daniels tried ...
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What is Donald Trump's crime? Why is it wrong to pay somebody money for confidentiality?

Mr. Trump and Mrs. Daniels are quite free to have a sexual relationship in the USA (there are some exceptions based on someone in power more or less forcing another person). Mr. Trump and Mrs. Daniels ...
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Can a judge throw out a case where no material harm has occurred?

Many offences do not have material harm or financial injury to the state as an element of the offence (possession offences — of firearms or drugs or burglary devices, attempts, operating an aircraft ...
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Finding the text of the 2019 New York Bail Reform law?

The final codified law that resulted from the bill is found in Article 520 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law. The Senate Bill S02101A was referred to the Codes committee and was not passed as a ...
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