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Can Tucker Carlson be sanctioned by the US government?

The first amendment to the US constitution says: Congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; [...] This constitutional hurdle is a very high obstacle to ...
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Can Tucker Carlson be sanctioned by the US government?

what are the chances of the US government sanctioning Tucker Carlson and can it actually be done? Nil. The memo does not allege collusion with Russia or any other foreign power, or working as its ...
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Open Source License restrictions and recent sanctions against Russia

For the GPL "family" of open source licenses, the answer is no. The GPL FAQ answers a closely related question: I'd like to license my code under the GPL, but I'd also like to make it clear ...
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Can Tucker Carlson be sanctioned by the US government?

I suspect that the legal threshold for such sanctions is very high. This is not surprising, given that the freedom of expression is an acknowledged value in the US: one can express whatever views they ...
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Why doesn't the U.S. sanctions against individuals violate the bill of attainder law?

The Constitutional proviso of Article I, Section 9, Clause 3 states that "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed". This does not preclude a legal finding against the ...
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Open Source License restrictions and recent sanctions against Russia

Frame challenge: why would you want to implement such a restriction with a license? If relevant laws/sanctions prevent conveying the software to a party in or associated with Russia (or whatever ...
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Open Source License restrictions and recent sanctions against Russia

As this answer and this comment point out, such a license would not be an open source license, nor a free software license as those terms are usually defined. I am not aware of any standard or widely ...
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Can Tucker Carlson be sanctioned by the US government?

Others have already pointed out the First Amendment issue, but I would also like to point out a potential Fifth Amendment issue (with the disclaimer that I'm not a lawyer): No person shall be held to ...
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Can one of my citizenships cause problems with investing?

To narrow this down to a specific country, you can read about the Syria sanctions here. Sanctions under US law are against a country, and against named individuals: there are no sanctions against &...
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Why there are no sanctions against head of state if his/her country violates the International law by performing illegitimate acts of war?

Your question is based on an incorrect premise Heads of State can be and have been held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. For example: Germany Japan Yugoslavia Rwanda
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Is it legal to buy something online from Russia when they're currently under sanctions?

The short answer is generally yes, but also.... it depends. The long answer is also... it depends. The first question is what (or who) is actually being sanctioned, second who is impacted by the ...
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On the acquisition of legal rights to sanctioned YouTubers' frozen funds

There is no law against driving a hard bargain If you were describing real estate owners rather than YouTube channel owners we’d have a term for them: a motivated seller. There is no law against ...
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Meet and Confer and professional practices

Asserting that a party will seek sanctions, with a good faith basis for doing so, is not improper. And, while it is rude to call someone an idiot or raising one's voice, it isn't uncommon for a pro se ...
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Meet and Confer and professional practices

Nope. Counsel are expected to behave professionally toward opposing parties and opposing counsel. If you've just had a meet-and-confer, you're probably going to have a case-management conference in ...
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How are sanctions on individuals consistent with the 5th Amendment?

When the power of Congress to exercise its quasi-war powers conflicts with the 5th Amendment takings clause right, and you are an "enemy" in a technical legal sense of the United States as ...
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International law: sanctions

I was wondering if in the Charter or any other UN documents are listed (in detail) the different types of sanctions that can be imposed Sanctions are specifically targeted to achieve a particular ...
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What happens to cloud data after a country gets sanctioned?

There is a specific answer about Iran, and a vague general answer. The vague general answer is "It depend on what the sanctions are". Here is the summary of the sanctions against DR Congo. ...
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Changing tax residency - how does it work?

The U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) manages about a dozen different sanctions systems, each with their own set of rules, and new sanctions don't necessarily have the same rules as old ones....
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As an Iranian, can I sign an Independent contractor agreement, and work remotely for a EU company from Iran?

There is a remote possibility that it could be prohibited, because there is no blanket exception of the type "unless working remotely". This regulation, No 359/2011, is aimed at specific ...
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Open Source License restrictions and recent sanctions against Russia

Does there exist an open source license like GPL, GPLv2, BSD and so on which allows author to prohibit usage of the licensed software in some country? Nope. And it's for the same reason you can't put ...
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Questions about details of the UK plan to seize property of Russian Oligarchs

Q1: The determination of eligibility is a political and diplomatic decision, not a legal one based upon evidence presented in an adversarial proceeding (which is the norm in matters of international ...
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Can one of my citizenships cause problems with investing?

From the link provided in this comment it seems that the broker is in the US, and indeed is in Illinois. As the answer by user6726 correctly says, there is no legal or regulatory requirement in the US ...
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Is the embargo against Cuba unconstitutional?

Citizens United The argument made and accepted by the court in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) was specifically that a total bar on corporate ...
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What happens to cloud data after a country gets sanctioned?

You lose it Just like you lose it if your country goes to war with another country. If you have assets in a foreign country (could be data, could be real estate, could be gold bricks in a bank vault, ...
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Do international sanctions have an impact on Open Source Software?

You can't make it illegal under copyright law to distribute the software. But copyright law is not the only law. If your government says "export this software to North Korea or Russia, and we ...
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