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Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?

Impeachment of a president does not on conviction automatically disqualify the convicted party from becoming president again. However, after conviction, the Senate can vote to add to the punishment ...
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What are the effects on the Crown appointments following the death of a monarch?

Things like Queen's Counsel immediately and automatically become "King's Counsel" A whole group of barristers will have to get new paperwork printed! At some point, domain names will, too: ...
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What are the effects on the Crown appointments following the death of a monarch?

I'll note that traditionally the demise of the Crown did cause the authorities (the Parliament, courts, offices under the Crown etc.) deriving from the previous Monarch to cease as the personal nature ...
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Why was no constitutional amendment needed to change the rules on succession to the Canadian throne?

The top courts in both Ontario and Quebec have heard challenges to the Succession to the Throne Act, 2013, both upholding the Act, but for different and somewhat contradicting reasons. For reference, ...
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"Designated Survivor" scenario: What if a President is sworn in and someone earlier in succession resurfaces?

Once a person is sworn in as POTUS, there are only two legal mechanisms for involuntary removal of that person from the office: Article II Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution provides only that: ...
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Transfer of US Presidential power when both the President and the Vice President are incapacitated

Under article II, section 1 of the Constitution: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said ...
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Is the Acting Attorney General in the Presidential Line of Succession?

The presidential line of succession is governed by the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article II section 1: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or ...
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What happens if the cabinet does not want to trigger the 25th amendment even though the President is in a coma?

Most of the implications here are political, not legal. For that, you'd have to ask Politics.SE. The law, however, is quite clear: If the President is alive, and "a majority of either the ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

SHORT ANSWER Suppose a President can see that such a vote is coming and will pass, shortly before an election. Can that President resign just before the vote in order to effectively avoid the ...
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"Designated Survivor" scenario: What if a President is sworn in and someone earlier in succession resurfaces?

Not sure what you mean by "had become acting President and then sworn in as President". Only the Vice President can actually become President. Everyone else on the line of succession can only act as ...
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Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?

There is at least one currently seated House Rep who was previously a Federal Judge who was impeached by Congress but not disqualified from future office in US government. In the case of Moore, a ...
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Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?

Impeachment by the House does not legally disqualify someone from office, only the Senate can vote to "disqualify" an officeholder from holding any public office again, and only after a successful ...
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What happens if a person is thought to be dead and their estate is administered, and then they turn up alive?

This is a pretty detailed summary of the legal issues around missing persons. The relevant info is on p.8: Where a grant of representation is made on the presumption of death, the personal ...
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Intestate succession in Utah: Parent and Siblings

Yes, the mother inherits the estate Note that the estate is not "everything".
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Can MetLife Override Intestate Succession of Pre-Deceased Beneficiaries

Benefits from life insurance can go directly to a named beneficiary: there can be primary and secondary beneficiaries, and co-beneficiaries. If all of the primary beneficiaries are all dead, the ...
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What happens if a country re-emerges?

Ordinarily, these matters are governed by the Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties ("the Convention"). Assuming Ruritania ratified the Convention One could ...
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General Question about Last Will and Testament in India

Partial answer: Do i have to register my Last will (Eg, Affidavit, Notary, Stamp, etc) Does Last will requires any witness signature? This is not legally necessary. One needs a written document ...
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What is the copyright status, in the US, of the old USSR textbooks?

It’s no different from the multiple heirs of a dead author Copyright is jointly owned. That is, each of the successor states of the USSR own the copyright together. What joint authors may do with the ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

You asked: Suppose a President can see that such a vote is coming and will pass, shortly before an election. Can that President resign just before the vote in order to effectively avoid the ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

The case of William Belknap indicates that impeachment and trial need not end with the resignation. He was impeached by the House after his resignation, and was tried and acquitted by the Senate (...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

Yes That is, in effect, what President Nixon did. He resigned when the House was preparing articles of impeachment which seemed likely to pass. His resignation stopped the impeachment process. Of ...
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What happens if I die without a will?

This situation is called dying 'intestate'. What happens depends on statutes in your jurisdiction. In Victoria, the relevant rules are in sections 51 onwards of the Administration and Probate Act ...
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