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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

Is it possible a politician, or has it ever happened a politician run under certain campaign promises, whatever they are (lower taxes, raise pensions, or whatever from whatever political spectrum), ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

Just on a general level, I think you've answered your own question. The Clinton campaign could have been in complete compliance with FEC rules simply by changing the filing status. They had no ...
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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

germany That would be unconstitutional. The people elect legislators who elect a government, and §38 GG says that legislators are only subject to their conscience. That's the theory. In practice, ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

Here is the portion of New York State law that Trump was charged with as part of the hush money case: Any two or more persons who conspire to promote or prevent the election of any person to a public ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

Trump wasn't convicted of failing to file a claim about hush money but rather falsifying records about that payment. What was Trump convicted of? Details on the 34 counts and his guilty verdict Trump ...
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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

france That is explicitely forbidden by the constitution. Article 27 of the Constitution states: "Tout mandat impératif est nul". Official translation: "No Member shall be elected with ...
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What would have to happen for the recently passed "reform" bill in Taiwan to become law?

It is analgous to a presidential veto, but there are two separate actions being referred to here. The first action is a request by the Executive Yuan to the Legislative Yuan to reconsider the bill in ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's? Because the FEC deadlocked, 3 Republicans vs 3 Democrats, so Trump was never charged by the FEC. Despite someone going to jail for ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

The biggest difference here would be Michael Cohen. It's one thing to have an investigation from the outside, but quite another to have someone from the inside, who can testify as to what went on. ...
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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

It's pretty much universal that politicians fail to keep campaign promises for a variety of reasons. It could be naivete - prior to attaining office they have no access to information that a given ...
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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

In a way, the electoral laws are such a contract - the politician that does not keep their promises may not have their contract (i.e., their mandate) renewed, or in some cases may be even fired ...
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Are intrusions within a foreign embassy considered an act of war?

In the case given in the OP the US allowed China to operate a embassy an in it's territory. Once it did so there is a recognition of diplomatic immunity. Many people have abused that and hid in ...
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