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What crimes did Rosenbaum commit when he engaged Rittenhouse?

NPR left out things that don't fit their narrative. According to testimony presented during the trial, from both Rittenhouse and Ryan Balch, Rosenbaum had told their group that “If I catch any of you ...
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What are the limits of religious freedom in the workplace?

The EEOC web site has much information on this topic including summaries of close cases that have been decided in court. To determine whether allowing or continuing to permit an employee to pray, ...
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Is it legal in the US to leave a gun in the hands of a minor without oversight?

Aiden4's answer about Winconsin's statute 948.60 is correct, but incomplete and the complete reason is interesting/funny, so I'll expand on it: The statute reads: 948.60  Possession of a dangerous ...
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What crimes did Rosenbaum commit when he engaged Rittenhouse?

Johnny Hurley shot and killed Ronald Troyke after Troyke had shot and killed Officer Gordon Beesley. Hurley was shot and killed by Officer Kraig Brownlow. Hurley has been declared a hero by various ...
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Is it legal in the US to leave a gun in the hands of a minor without oversight?

Those blogs are half right. The relevant federal statute is 18 U.S.C. § 922(x). I won't reproduce it here for brevity, but it prohibits minors from possessing or purchasing handguns*, with some ...
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Can killing be "self-defense" if you are committing a crime yourself?

Engaging in unlawful conduct does not completely preclude a claim of self-defense under Wisconsin law ...but it does raise the bar in some circumstances: Criminal conduct by the defendant removes the ...
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What crimes did Rosenbaum commit when he engaged Rittenhouse?

No Criminal Inference It is not possible to conclude that a crime was committed just because someone discharged a firearm in self-defense. We need look no further than Gaige Grossgkreutz. He claimed ...
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Could I get the money I paid to park back?

No. A ruling denying your appeal would imply a ruling that your evidence was not credible and that they concluded that you hadn't paid for the parking time, or that the time you had paid for had ...
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Is propensity evidence ever allowed as circumstantial evidence?

The short answer is that propensity evidence can only be circumstantial evidence and that it is generally inadmissible. But we should start by clarifying what "circumstantial evidence" means....
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Can the law limit what heath care providers I see if I have commercial and medicaid?

This is "Topic #601" in various ForwardHealth interpretative statements about BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid. The last 3 paragraphs say: When commercial health insurance plans require members ...
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My bank sold a local branch to another bank, including my accounts, without my permission. Is that legal?

Contracts are transferrable The default rule is that the rights and obligations that one person holds under a contract (your original bank) can be transferred to any other person (your new bank). This ...
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What crimes did Rosenbaum commit when he engaged Rittenhouse?

The attempt to "grab" the gun might have been charged as assault. Whether a prosecutor would have brought such a charge, and whether a jury would have convicted, is impossible to say. But ...
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Is propensity evidence ever allowed as circumstantial evidence?

For convenience, I am listing federal rules of evidence, but Wisconsin would have substantially similar rules. The law makes no real distinction between direct and circumstantial evidence. But many ...
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Can I deny someone's request for me to be their Power of Attorney?

The Wisconsin statute pertaining to power of attorney is here. 244.10(2)(b) indicates that the agent's authority terminates when they resign: there are other conditions, such as if the principle ...
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Does a landlord legally have to charge me pet rent, if they charge for other pets?

I do not believe that there is any such law, although it is conceivable that the landlord is confused about what laws, generally called "non-discrimination laws" actually require. It may be ...
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Insurance-Provided Rental Car After No-Fault Accident

As a former rental car employee I can explain why this is. Cars that are rented to customers for insurance reasons (accidents, etc) are supposed to match the size of the car that was damaged as close ...
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Can multiple states demand income tax from an LLC?

I wouldn't be surprised to see other states and jurisdictions with similar statutes. Fortunately, in the United States, there is a safe harbor against demands for state income taxes: For every dollar ...
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landlord having neighbor stalk the property

Approach the neighbor in your yard and ask him to leave. You are the tenant, you have full rights to do so. Once he refuses to leave he is a trespasser and you can call the police to take care of him, ...
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How does context nullify the Rittenhouse self-defense?

None of this affects a claim of self-defense I've described elsewhere the things that do affect a self-defense claim in Wisconsin. These do not affect it. Protesters I'm not sure what you mean by ...
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How can I liquidate alcohol as part of an estate in the US?

With forms AT-108 and AT-900 the license may be transferred to the personal representative and then the entire stock can be liquidated to any other license holding establishment. Licenses may be ...
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What authority do governors exercise to impose mask mandates?

There are 50 separate answers: here is the answer for Wisconsin, which you specifically asked about. The order is here: it cites the fact that Section 323.12(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes ...
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My bank sold a local branch to another bank, including my accounts, without my permission. Is that legal?

My first knowledge of it was that my debit card was declined. That is probably the only thing that you have legal standing to complain about. As pointed by Dale M, contracts can be transferred unless ...
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Can a judge's decision to admit or not to admit "character evidence" under Wis. Stat. § 904.04 be challenged (on appeal)?

Acquittals in criminal jury trials cannot be appealed (at least in a way that affects the outcome, Colorado and a few other states allow criminal appeals by the prosecution solely for the purposes of ...
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Can I deny someone's request for me to be their Power of Attorney?

You can not be "made a Power of Attorney." Power of Attorney is a legal authorization that grants authority to an Agent to act on the Grantor's behalf in some capacity. Because it is not a contract, ...
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Public accommodation arbitrary refusal of service example?

It is entirely legal to discriminate on arbitrary grounds. What is not legal is to discriminate on the basis of a protected category, for example race. The law say that you cannot favor or disfavor a ...
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Is the presence of a melee weapon such as a knife enough legal justification for a police man to shoot the possessor of the knife?

The mere presence of a weapon is probably not, on its own, justification to shoot the possessor. Ultimately, the actions will be judged under the totality of the circumstances related to the shooting. ...
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Can a minor possess an AR-15 rifle in Wisconsin?

I used photoshop to do rough calculations. Using Kyle's height as a reference point (162cm / 5ft 4"), as this is what was listed on his arrest warrant. I roughly measured his rifle to be 80cm (31....
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Can the law limit what heath care providers I see if I have commercial and medicaid?

Yes, the law can make such limits For another common example, an unlicensed person often cannot enforce payment if they carry out building work performed that requires a licence. It's worth being ...
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