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Which US law transfered the power to declare war from Congress to the President? [closed]

The last few wars have been declared by Presidents without an act of congress. Yet the Constitution says that only congress can declare war. What is the specific legal justification that ...
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Legacy commitment of a new government [closed]

A commitment is made by a political party's ministry in power to a segment of people through an agreement. Then the party is voted out in election. What happens to commitments and contracts earlier ...
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How binding is a sentencing recommendation by the Department of Justice? [closed]

Regarding the sentencing of Roger Stone, the original recommendation, which had been made according to official guidelines, was for a sentence of 7-9 years in prison. Then it was changed, and ...
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Do Polish citizens support law that allows judges to be disciplined for criticizing the system?

Polish President Duda has adopted on October, 2nd 2020 a divisive law that allows judges to be disciplined for criticizing the system. The legislation, which has drawn condemnation from the European ...
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Is there anything to prevent the U.S. Attorney General from helping political allies convicted of crimes?

Attorney General William Bar is in the news recently for pushing four federal prosecutors on the Roger Stone case to resign from the case. What, if any, checks and balances are there to prevent this ...
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Who has standing to sue for Emoluments violations?

Almost a week ago, the DC Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit by two hundred out of five hundred thirty-eight congresspeople against the President, claiming that he has violated the Emoluments clause ...
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Are there any formal steps that legislators use in the US when creating positive or negative law?

For example: Someone has a problem or unmet need. That person approaches a legislator with the problem or unmet need. The legislator follows a process to reason. The legislator follows a process to ...
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Can people who aren't exactly suffering more pain than the average citizen choose to legally end their life by active voluntary euthanasia?

Preliminary information: I have asked the question What age was the youngest person without any illness to die by euthanasia by own sane willingness? [closed] in the History Stack Exchange site and ...
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Is there any European country that requires or required its citizens to have completed the compulsory school as a driving license precondition? [migrated]

One of the many recent Romanian governments tried to introduce a restriction for getting the driving license: Romanians will no longer be allowed to get driver licenses unless they finish ...
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The political risk of a law that allows traffic camera be installed in all intersections [closed]

In all the cities I have lived in in Canada, I do not see a lot of traffic cameras in intersections. There seems to be only one or two in the intersections with the most traffic. That gets me thinking ...
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Does setting precedent automatically make something ok for subsequent politicians to do the same thing?

Surrounding the Impeachment trial of President Trump many news outlets have voiced that an acquittal will be setting precedent. Does this mean that subsequent presidents will be able to do the same ...
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Impoundment Control Act clarification

You can see the text of the article here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title2/chapter17B&edition=prelim Here's the relevant part for this post: Suits by Comptroller ...
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Flaws of US impeachment process? [closed]

It's strange that Bill Clinton's trial was voted to have witnesses and Donald Trump's trial was voted to disallow witnesses and there seems to be the legal viability of discarding subpoenas. This ...
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Is there any evidence of a “cop free” society? [closed]

Has society existed before Cops? Are Cops integral to society? Obviously Somalias militias are backed by foreign governments, and their Cops, so I want to understand if there has ever been such a ...
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Why is Hunter Biden's testimony in the impeachment trial relevant?

During President Trump's impeachment trial the White House counsel have sought bringing Hunter Biden in several times for testimony. How is Hunter Biden's testimony relevant, opposed to that of John ...

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