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Why isn't there financial safety if I am arrested illegally?

The answer is basically, "because the law isn't fair". Arguments that this is a 5th Amendment taking or that there is some other reason that you have a right to compensation have been ...
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Why isn't there financial safety if I am arrested illegally?

I suggest this is a political outcome, based on the belief that giving police more power helps society. People are extremely surprised when they have to interact with the legal system how punitive ...
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Why isn't there financial safety if I am arrested illegally?

sweden The Act (1998:714) on compensation for detention and other coercive measures establishes a right to compensation from the Government for those who have been detained for more than 24 hours ...
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Do Trump's lawyers have a fiduciary duty to delay the proceedings?

No. Lawyers are also officers of the court and are specifically prohibited from taking actions in litigation with the sole purpose of delay. (The analysis would be different if Trump were facing the ...
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To what extent can US police lie to a suspect?

united-states For the most part, U.S. police are allowed to lie to suspects to obtain information, even if they are not undercover. This goes pretty far although the exact boundaries are a matter of ...
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False information on Florida Criminal History Report, can I sue the state?

You might be able to bring suit to correct an erroneous criminal history report as a claim for declaratory or injunctive relief, something that is not barred by governmental immunity. It is probably, ...
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Is/was there something in US law that terrorists could not benefit from funding/aid "even inadvertently"?

Yes Most statutes can be read broadly or narrowly. The relevant one here is: Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to ...
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What are some of the legal consequences of hiring full-time employees as independent contractors?

A worker can be a contractor or an employee But what's important is the contract, not what you call them Determining if a contract is an employment contract relies on a multi-factor test used in most ...
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What are some of the legal consequences of hiring full-time employees as independent contractors?

If someone is being a full-time employee, they legally are an employee (with all the tax etc. consequences). The fact that the company thinks they are hired "on contract basis" and deems ...
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To what extent can US police lie to a suspect?

canada Any confession made subsequent to those lies is at risk of being inadmissible. However, no particular lie, taken out of context, necessarily leads to a confession being rendered inadmissible. ...
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Is it legal to send pressed flowers to the United States via mail?

For intranational USPS deliveries, plants can be mailed. However, they are subject to numerous restrictions, covered by Publication 52.5.56 Plants and Publication 14 - Prohibitions and Restrictions ...
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Abortion and States' Rights in the US

That would make birth a process of naturalization (converting a stateless non-citizen fetus into a citizen) No it wouldn't. The immigration and nationality act defines naturalization as "the ...
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Does employment change during divorce proceedings affect spousal support/asset division?

colorado In Colorado, in a permanent orders hearing in contested divorce a judge must: (1) allocate each party's separate property, if any, to each spouse (roughly speaking this is property owned ...
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Can police lie about your rights?

That would violate Miranda Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966) demands in the holding: The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he has the right to remain ...
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Does a Durable General Power of Attorney extent to voting rights?

Does a Durable General Power of Attorney extent to voting rights? No. A voter who is mentally competent, but is not physically able to mark a ballot (to give a simple example, because they do not ...
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