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Is it legal for voters to take age of candidate into consideration?

Discrimination in employment The starting point is: discrimination is legal unless there is a law that says it isn't. So for example, when I advertise a plumbing position, I can discriminate on the ...
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Can a political party falsely inform its opponent's voters that their voter registrations have been cancelled?

The conduct described would be a felony. Two men where just convicted of state crimes this week for very similar conduct in Ohio. Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman pleaded guilty to felony ...
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When will desuetude apply to Julian Assange's bail violation in U.K. law?

Desuetude is the wrong concept. Desuetude relates to laws as a whole falling out of use; it doesn’t relate to individual cases. There is no question that the UK actively enforces their bail laws so ...
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What international law did Ecuador break by storming the Mexican embassy?

Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations regulates the rights of a sending country and how a host country can at all enforce its laws ...
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Was Alex Jones's attorney handing over phone-record evidence a "mishap" or required by law?

Was Alex Jones's attorney handing over phone-record evidence a "mishap" or required by law? The discovery phase, which concluded before the trial began, required Alex Jones to provide texts ...
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In the Trump Impeachment process what is the legal status of notes?

A quick answer: your analogy isn't quite right. The Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment." So unlike you, their work is never "going to court." No judge is ever going to look at ...
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Why is Star Wars a copyright issue but a MLB team is not?

From the mention of a MLB shirt, I am going to assume the OP is located in the united-states. Logos are (in general) copyrightable Anything with a modicum of creative input is by default copyrighted. ...
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Can defendants arraigned in federal court sometimes be "out on bail" secretly with no way for the public to know about or verify the bail?

Here is one of the three Trump appearance bonds. As you can see, it is a personal recognizance bond, and not a dollar amount bond. He promises to appear, as required, and there is no money involved. ...
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Could a high school teacher require their students to register to vote in New York?

According to New York law ELN § 17-142: Except as allowed by law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person: 1. Pays, lends or contributes, or offers or promises ...
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Why do some laws make saying "Heil Hitler" illegal when other laws allow freedom of political speach?

Any country is their own sovereign There is no international law that demands any state to allow anyone free speech of all kinds. Remember that your rights end where the rights of others [incl. ...
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Why is Star Wars a copyright issue but a MLB team is not?

Fair Use is in the eye of the beholder Fair Use is the idea that you can use copyrighted materials to the extent that there's no direct copying. The Copyright Act of 1976 is where Fair Use is defined ...
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Can defendants arraigned in federal court sometimes be "out on bail" secretly with no way for the public to know about or verify the bail?

It would be an extraordinary circumstance for a defendant to be out on bail or bond without that fact being part of the public record. In general, the public has access to court records under both the ...
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Was the banning of Alex Jones a violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241?

The right to free speech is a right that is guaranteed against the federal and state governments only. It is not a right that is secured against private individuals and corporations. It is also ...
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Can a president legally issue an executive order prohibiting someone form becoming the next president?

Under the Constitution, the president has to be a natural born citizen of the US, a resident for 14 years (relevant in the early years), and 35 years of age or older. Any action to preclude a ...
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In the Trump Impeachment process what is the legal status of notes?

The relevant phrase here should be "contemporaneous notes". Basically, by documenting something immediately after it occurs, then attacks such as "This was 10 years ago. How certain are you that you ...
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Are restrictions on candidates appearing on a party primary ballot consistent with the First Amendment?

A primary election is administered by and at the expense of state government. It is entitled to establish its rules for how it is conducted. More generally, a state government is allowed to set rules ...
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Can musicians effectively sue politicans that use their songs without permission?

It’s tricky. I’ll talk about the general then the specific. In general, your notion of "didn't get permission" doesn't really reflect how the music industry works. Generally, a venue pays ...
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Why is Julian Assange in jail?

There are two reasons for jail: Applying the sentence Denying the accused the opportunity of fleeing, destroying evidence or doing the same felonies again. The last part is always a difficult one, ...
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Why has there not been a SCOTUS interpretation of this?

Why has this never been interpreted by SCOTUS? It has never been interpreted by any court, because the interpretation you're advocating is nonsensical, and nobody has ever tried to advance it in any ...
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Was the Constitution meant to be perpetual?

Was the Constitution of the United States meant to be perpetual? Yes, the Constitution of the United States was meant to be perpetual, subject to the amendment procedure contained in the Constitution ...
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Why do some laws make saying "Heil Hitler" illegal when other laws allow freedom of political speach?

I believe that the OP has misunderstood what the "rule of law" is generally understood to mean. It does not mean adhering to or even being guided by one of the various versions of "...
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Why did Donald Trump waive executive privilege allowing Bannon to testify

Donald Trump did not waive executive privilege: it was denied to him. In Trump Loses Big on Executive Privilege (Thursday, January 20, 2022) the Lawfare Institute says The Supreme Court Wednesday ...
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Can I use "Donald Trump" in my brand name?

If you are Donald Trump posting under an assumed name then it is illegal, because he is currently president of the USA and not supposed to run any businesses. If you are not Donald Trump, then be ...
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When will desuetude apply to Julian Assange's bail violation in U.K. law?

The short answer is that there is no specific time limit for Julian Assange to be tried. In more detail: Julian Assange was granted bail in the extradition proceedings brought against him as the ...
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"Trump privately admitting it's over" -- can he be therefore be prosecuted for Raffensperger call?

There's also the matter of admitting its over is not admitting he lost. Trump could be saying privately that he thinks all possible attempts to contest were blocked, but that since almost all were ...
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Is it legal for voters to take age of candidate into consideration?

So will it be illegal for voters to think/decide on these factors? If it is illegal, how it can be proved? Take in consideration: The burden of proof is on the accuser. To press criminal charges ...
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Is it legal to crowdfund US federal legislation? Like a prize for whoever proposed an enacted law that allows abortions?

The First Amendment protects your right to financially support whatever viewpoint you want to express, which can include supporting law-making. However, various laws prevent you from paying elected ...
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Is there a way for participants of an industry to discuss how to keep a market healthy without it being considered collusion?

Under US law, referring to the rather broad range of anti-trust legislation, regulation and case law, the most important issue is whether there is a conspiracy. A public discussion of some policy ...
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