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Red Flag laws, aka Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) are state laws that provide for a process of confiscating firearms that are accessible to persons... We seem to be in agreement that it is a process, what seems to be the contention is if "pre-crime" confiscation can ever constitute due process. But even that characterization can be challenged if ...


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AIDS Trump Administration Secures Historic Donation of Billions of Dollars in HIV Prevention Drugs. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Gilead will last until at least December 31, 2025 and possibly through December 31, 2030, and will provide medication to treat individuals who are at risk for HIV and who are ...


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Don't know how it's currently done, but during JFK it was split into groups, and everyone in a group had code-names starting with the same letter. The code-name and letter for a group, would occasionally change. Would imagine a similar system though... In William Manchester's book "The Death of a President" (about the JFK assassination) it's mentioned ...


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I would be surprised if any single agency of US govt would be permitted to create names for any person program or system since there would be a danger of duplication and possible confusion and damage to govt assets or personnel. In UK it appears the e.g. code names are taken in sequence from a centrally administered list that is common to GCHQ, MOD, MI5, ...


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SJuan76's answer addresses the political dynamics of a non-binding resolution like this very well, but it is also worth noting that this is not a joint political intervention that acts wholly independently of their regular duties. The tweets in question are direct attacks on Members of Congress themselves. While I don't think there is any explicit duty for ...


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why the House of Representatives needed to pass a resolution to condemn Trump's tweets? It did not need to. It wanted1 to. Many people in government have criticized Trump's tweets before [...]. For example, [...] Elizabeth Warren quickly condemned his tweets A single representative by him/herself has no power. All of their power is to vote to get ...


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The United States has presidential elections every four years. Absent some near total calamity like a nuclear war that prevented communications from occurring, there will be a presidential election in 2020. Impeachment does not interfere in that process at all. If Donald Trump were impeached and blocked from running again (which is one of the things ...


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Yes, it's less burdensome because states have less legal resources than the federal government, and their powers are correspondingly more localized and less sweeping than the analogous federal powers. Also, the conviction rate of federal courts is higher than state courts.


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There would still be a 2020 election If a President is impeached and removed from office, or stops being the President for any other reason, the Vice President serves the remainder of that President's term, according to the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. The 25th Amendment has been tested under Richard Nixon. Although he was not impeached, Richard ...


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If you actually watched the hearings, it was pretty clear that Mueller did not write much (or possibly any) of the report himself. He had trouble remembering facts, characterizations, and other statements within the report. I don't think Mueller personally indicated in any way that he was suggesting impeachment. It is abundantly clear that his team of ...


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