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Did addiction rates and overdose rates skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US? [migrated]

I read on https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68716519 that: The law rolls back an experimental policy [Measure 110] - the most liberal drug measure in the US - that made possession for personal ...
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Why President's power to grant pardon to punishment or sentence are dealt separately in drafted language of article 72 of Constitution of India?

Constitution of India Article 72 : [Title: Power of President to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases] Sub Article (1) : The President shall have the power ...
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Could free speech be absolute? [closed]

Since the past few days, I have been spending some time on X (Formerly Twitter). I saw people being openly racist and calling it their "right to free speech". I personally don't give much ...
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Irreplaceability of Indian Reservation Law in constitution using Game Theory

Just to give the context: My underlying opinion here is that caste-based reservation should be abolished. And if any form of reservation is present it should be solely based on economic background. ...
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In the US, are there laws that discriminate against men the same way as in other countries?

In many countries of the world, men are discriminated against according to at least part of the following points: Army draft Retirement age Criminal punishment (either stronger punishment for male ...
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What were the negative effects that private companies had to face due to a lack of legal status in China?

In 2002, China promulgated the SME Promotion Law, which emphasizes SMEs’ scientific and technological innovations and upgrading. In 2004, China amended the constitution to grant non-state-owned firms ...
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How can Quebec restrict immigration if it's part of Canada?

When the government announced its aggressive targets of up to 500,000 new immigrants a year, the province of Quebec, which gets to set its own immigration limits, said it would not take in more than ...
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Is there any Western country that didn't ban the patenting of human genes?

When Finance Minister Paul Martin announced $160 million in funding for genome research in Canada in his Feb. 28, 2000, budget, the timing could not have been better. The first human chromosome had ...
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For countries without written constitutions, what power does the judiciary have to control laws passed by government?

In countries, such as the US, with written constitutions, courts can strike down laws they consider to be unconstitutional. For example, a law that prohibited people saying "hello" would be ...
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Do a majority of European countries accept LGBTI+ asylum seekers?

According to this paper: Even so, since 2002 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working on issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation through the ...
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Did any other country aside the Netherlands allow children access to some sort of physician-assisted death?

In 2000, the Netherlands became the first country to allow children access to physician-assisted death. In that country, there is an age-based regime based on the presumption of evolving capacity. ...
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Are any countries other than France considering making abortion a constitutional right?

According to Today Online: PARIS — France is set to enshrine the right to abortion in its constitution Monday (Mar 4) at a rare parliamentary congress at the Palace of Versailles after the bill ...
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What do people mean by saying that safe storage laws are unconstitutional?

Safe storage laws are laws that require guns to be stored in safes which cannot be opened immediately. They are there to supposedly reduce suicide and to reduce the chances of your own gun being used ...
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Which European countries have laws that closely resemble the Russian law against discrediting the armed forces?

European countries have a more restrictive interpretation of free speech than the US in some regards, e.g. many criminalize Holocaust denial etc. Are there some European countries whose laws (in that ...
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Which countries have jurisdiction to investigate the explosion of the Nord Stream pipelines?

Swedish officials said Wednesday that they have decided to close their investigation into the September 2022 explosions on the underwater Nord Stream gas pipelines which were built to carry Russian ...
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What is the distribution of illegal acts defined by the Computer Misuse Act actually done by children in the UK?

The UK National Crime Agency has annonced that one in five children are being criminalised by the Computer Misuse Act (CMA). They warn of life changing consequences for the children involved. They ...
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Explaining the yesterday vote in US House on Mayorkas imeachment [duplicate]

I read in today news the following sentence: Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), the chair of the GOP conference, flipped his vote to “no” seconds before the vote closed, a procedural maneuver that allows the ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

Tian Huiyu, former president of China Merchants Bank, was given the death penalty with a two-year reprieve for crimes including taking bribes, abuse of power, using undisclosed information for trading,...
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Was there any talk in the U.S. to reform the legal system and not rely on juries during patent litigation cases?

The legal processes and structures vary from one country to another. In some jurisdictions, patent disputes are resolved by specialized patent courts or judges without the involvement of a jury. The ...
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Are there other governments that broke promises to indigenous populations and might be liable to a lawsuit?

According to the Washington Post: More than 170 years ago, before Canada confederated in 1867, Indigenous people in what’s now Northern Ontario signed treaties, ceding a vast territory north of Lake ...
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How can the US lead the ally group for protection force for the Red Sea if they are not members of the Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982? [closed]

The US had not signed the UN Convention 1982, how their leading in this role (Operation Prosperity Guardian) can be legal? They didn't ratify the Convention, they didn't ratify any agreements. Thay ...
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Is there a court that does not enjoy a full separation of powers aside the ICJ? [closed]

The International Court does not enjoy a full separation of powers, with permanent members of the Security Council being able to veto enforcement of cases, even those to which they consented to be ...
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How common is it to price a law by the cost of putting up signs?

The BBC is describing the new 20mph speed limit in urban Wales as "the £34m law" which appears to be a reference to "the cost of bringing in the new signs". If one was to attempt ...
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Why was the age of consent as low as 13 in Japan for a long time, is there an official explanation for this?

Japan’s parliament on Friday raised the age of sexual consent to 16 from 13, a limit which had remained unchanged for more than a century and was among the world’s lowest, amid calls for greater ...
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Are there court proceedings records detailing why polygamy has been made illegal (in the U.S.)?

Polygamy (plural marriages) is illegal in all 50 U.S. states and outlying territories. I would like to know the legal justification for why this is. Are there records showing how judges interpreted ...
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Why is eighteen the age at which you can consume pornography?

It occurred to me, after these headlines in the last year about verification systems, that it seems like the norm to make the age at which you can consume or purchase pornography is eighteen. Why does ...
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Under what conditions do governments have a responsibility to curb overpopulation?

Many governments face problems of underreproduction and overreproduction. Some governments promote fertility, such as Japan and Armenia. China famously had a one-child policy to curb fertility. True ...
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How did the Colorado Supreme Court justify extending Section 3 of 14th amendment to the presidency? How did the minority opinion argue against this?

The NYTimes' December 19/20, 2023 LIVE: Trump Ballot Ruling; Trump Is Disqualified From the 2024 Ballot, Colorado Supreme Court Rules includes the following: The Colorado court’s lengthy ruling ...
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Which Western democracy has the harshest punishments for corruption charges?

Xu Guojun, the head of a Bank of China branch in Southern China from 1993 to 2001, was convicted of embezzling 2.3 billion yuan ($325m; £255m). The case is the latest development in President Xi ...
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Why doesn't the UK government end "bona vacantia"?

It has recently been reported that King Charles benefits from the estates of those who pass away without leaving a will or next of kin. Apparently this takes place via ancient feudal laws known as &...
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What could have been the intended purpose of Section 10(2) of the criminal law act 1977?

Section 10(1) CLA 1977 creates an offence of obstructing a judicial enforcement officer effecting enforcement of a court order for recovery of possession of property. But section 10(2) explicitly ...
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Why there seem to be no strict rules related to non-profit organization "overhead" in the US?

According to Investopedia, an organization can benefit from the non-profit tax status if it satisfies several conditions: have a purpose within a designated list an annual exemption form must be ...
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Is it legal in the US to offer a candidate money to drop off a senate race to run against another candidate?

Hill Harper just tweeted this: I didn’t intend for a private phone call to turn public. But now that it has, here’s the truth. One of AIPAC’s biggest donors offered $20m if I dropped out of the U.S. ...
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Who is the U.S. official with the highest position within the U.S. government who has dual citizenship?

Who is the U.S. official with the highest position within the U.S. government who has dual citizenship? I was thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I am not sure if he's the highest ranked, and I am ...
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If UK government "ignored the law" on asylum seekers, what are the consequences? [duplicate]

The UK government wants to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda, but the proposed policy has been ruled unlawful by the UK Supreme Court. The Conservative deputy chairman Lee Anderson is widely reported ...
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Are there countries, besides Israel, that declare themselves nation-states for a particular ethnic group?

The Israeli Basic Law, controversially passed in 2018, specifies that The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious, and ...
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Is there a democracy where the national government can directly determine the zoning of a municipality?

In urban planning, zoning is a method in which a municipality or other tier of government divides land into "zones", each of which has a set of regulations for new development that differs ...
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What are the factors that would make it difficult for the U.S. government to block Huawei's patent lawsuits in the U.S.?

https://rollcall.com/2019/06/19/sen-rubio-wants-to-stop-huawei-from-filing-u-s-patent-lawsuits/ Sen. Marco Rubio wants to make sure that the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies can’t ...
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To what was "victor's justice" used to refer to between 1971-1983 and 1991-2008?

In a comment on this answer the google ngram for "victor's justice" was shown, as a demonstration that the phrase was first used in reference to the Nuremberg trials. This appears true, as ...
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Where is the text banning live animal trade in China?

The first SARS virus of 2002 is described here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-1 SARS-CoV-1 passed through “live wild mammals in a retail market” in China. A source from 2003 published in ...
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24th (Poll tax prohibition) scope?

When it comes to the 24th Amendment there is view academic, judicial, and on,one resources (at least that I can find). The 24th amendment reads: Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States ...
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What is the relationship between Gov't economic policies/performance & collective action

Based on my reading of polsci and econ literature, I believe there is an extensive literature studying how collective action (e.g., through labor strikes or occupation groups) can influence economic ...
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Are there any countries with restrictions on the usage of religious names in certain contexts? [closed]

An example of such context(s) would be usage of religious names in computer/mobile apps or in dictionaries.
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Can the U.S. do anything to block China's ability to block merger deals?

https://www.reuters.com/technology/intel-walk-away-54-bln-acquisition-tower-semiconductor-sources-2023-08-16/ NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O) scrapped its $5.4 billion deal to buy ...
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Are there strictly political arguments why a racketeering case in a U.S. state court wouldn't move forward if the defendant became the U.S. President?

At 02:11 the August 15, 2023 video CNN's Haberman on the irony of Giuliani’s indictment for racketeering an exchange between CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins and White House correspondent for The New York ...
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Is former president Trump "out on bail" as Chris Christie asserts? If so, were campaign funds used?

to help answers along, this was just asserted by Jim Sciutto, CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent after 06:22: The previous indictments Trump has faced, he has not had to post bond. ...
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Alaska mayor offers homeless free flight to Los Angeles, but is Los Angeles (or any city in California) allowed to reject them?

Source: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2023/07/24/saying-sullivan-arena-shelter-is-closed-for-good-mayor-weighs-giving-plane-tickets-to-anchorages-homeless-this-winter/ To quote Anchorage ...
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Which "Bar" eviscerated US District Judge Aileen Cannon after granting the special master review of documents?

In CNN"s July 20, 2023 See ex-GOP lawmaker's reaction to Trump's trial date after 07:50 is the following exchange between CNN's Anchor and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash and Senior Legal ...
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When the majority votes against someone [closed]

Background Mr. X has recently joined a group of friends. The group voted that Mr. X has to buy lunch for the group. The group had two arguments: They argued that it's according to democracy and the ...
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Why do many liberal countries criminalize polygamy? [duplicate]

Polygamy is a crime in many liberal countries (such as all 27 countries of the European Union). It is theoretically victimless, however. Why then would a liberal country criminalize it? Things I can ...
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