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The laws and regulations set by the United States to apply to all of the people in the country. These are the supreme laws of the United States and take precedence over all other laws, rules, and regulations.
The person with the criminal record can get married to the American citizen, BUT they will NOT be granted residence in the USA. The same applies to Americans who have a criminal record, they are BARRED from entering Canada. We don't like to swap criminals.The only alternative, and it takes a while, …
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Yes. Because you came into the u.s. legally that will help you when you get married. then your spouse has to file petition I-130, green card application and work permit. Please talk to a lawyer they will help explain the process.
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Yes, they do.   Why would an immigrant need to talk to INS about a marriage?Immigrant means they are already residing in the US legally as a immigrant.
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1. Move back to Mexico. if you voluntarily self-deport, the 3 and 10 year time bars do not apply. 2. Apply for a for a legal immigration visa at the US Embassy. There are many categories under which you can apply. It helps if you are educated and/or have a valuable skill. Another method is to appl…
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i married a illegal Mexican and the only thing i did was go to the court house to apply for a marriage lic..i had all his information they did not ask for a ss# and i paid $20.00 and got the license, he didn't need to go there at all, three days later we got married at the court house..this was in t…
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There are no "limitless" exemptions.There are states that have unlimited Homestead exemptions, thereby giving total protection to a primary residence.When searching state BK laws, it should say if Federal, State or a combination apply. If there are no exemptions listed, more than likely only Federal…
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After you graduate from high school your school records from k-12 become public information.   Ask to see the person's graduation certificate.
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Filing Single That all depends on whether you are married for the reporting year or not. If you are still married on 12-31 of that year you must either file jointly or seperately. But if you were divorced (not married) then you can file as single. If you support others in your home you may be abl…
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No something else they don't have to tell you,-they will give you an interest rate for your car loan and it may not be the best rate available because they can get a kick-back from some financial institutions for sending business their way-how do you combat this unethical practice? shop around and …
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No. Federal privacy laws prohibits the opening of another person's mail. Title 18-Part 1-Chapter 83-1703 states in part that "Whoever, without the authority opens or destroys any mail or newspaper package not directed to him shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year or bo…
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Answer No law on this, but yes a smart landlord will want to see proof of citizenship from perspective tenants, to protect his future rental income on that unit. Federal Law Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) "Any person who . . . encourages or in…
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The link previously shown in this answer has expired. Here is the new link: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov The new link is not nearly as informative as the U.S. Post Office's link used to be. Additionally, the previous answer discussed theft of mail, not opening someone else's mail. They are…
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Not necessarily. If the immigrant in question was inspected upon entry (meaning they originally entered legally and overstayed a visa) and do not have any criminal convictions either in the United States or abroad then their marriage to a US citizen can permit them to become Permanent Residents (and…
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Answer You don't have to be a citizen to marry someone as long as you are a legal immigrant..
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Answer NO You can certainly apply, but if you should slip through a crack in the system and get the permit, you would be facing a 10 year federal sentence when you tried to purchase a weapon to carry. If you slipped by again and made the purchase, you would be subject to the same penalty for pos…
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This question is a bit confusing. If they are registered in YOUR name, YOU must have registered them, you should know what agency you registered them with, and they should be in YOUR gun safe.
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There is a time limit to be deported. According to the Immigration Neutrality Act, ICE has 90 to deport an individual if they have been compliant in providing their travel documents and signing additional forms issued by ICE called and I-229. The I-229 states that the individual detailed will be com…
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Section 8 housing is government subsidized housing for low-income persons. Section 8 Housing is one of two programs: the Voucher program (known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program), and the Public Housing program, which, instead of a voucher, provides a home from a property owned by a Government …
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Answer http://frwebgate3.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/TEXTgate.cgi?WAISdocID=29350926904+10+1+0&WAISaction=retrieve http://frwebgate4.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/TEXTgate.cgi?WAISdocID=292897181601+28+1+0&WAISaction=retrieve http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00001702----0…
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-sigh- all these one word answers make me angry.... anyhow Yes it is illegal to marry a minor without parental consent but it is not illegal to transport cross state lines so long as they are age of consent and can legally move out, Title 18, chapter 117, section 2423 states; Transportation With Int…
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complicated question.. Ooooooooo, good question! In most states it is illegal for a convicted felon to possess a handgun, no matter what. In this situation you could legally protect yourself with a handgun (if the situation allows you to use deadly force that is), but you would still be breaking …
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Introduction of spending and financial bills.
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If you are on probation, you loose the right to vote until you go to the government and fill out an aplication to get your voting rights and your ability to carry a firearm. In addition, you may never have or carry a firearm, for any reason, not even for hunting purposes.
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Answer Federal laws are passed by the legislative branch or congress which is made up of the house of representatives and the senate.
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"Federal" laws in the US are those laws proposed and passed by the US House and Senate and signed by the President - or if he vetoes them, passed over his veto. Paragraph 2 of Section 7 in the US Constitution states: Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, sha…
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The executive branch of the United States government is the branch that is responsible for carrying out the laws and performing all government services not directly related to Congress or the federal court system. Defense, tax collection,social services, agricultural services, the FBI,support for bu…
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No, instead of lowering it, there should be stronger enforcement and sticter penalties assessed for violations.   The above is an opinion. In the US generally the drinking age is 21, in the UK it is 18 in public though if eating a meal you can drink at 16 and if at home you can drink from the…
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States and provinces are governmental units within a larger country, nation, or federation.
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This Branch administers and carries out the laws passed by the Legislative Branch. It is headed by the President. The executive branch basically makes sure the laws that the Legislative branch makes are followed. In other words, they carry out laws made by the Legislative branch. Except for Congres…
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there are legal drugs in some stated close to marijuana like k2 and salvia that cost a minimum of @50/gram..the way things are going these taxed drugs are worst to your body than weed so its a possibility it will be legal one day. === It is illegal in most jurisdictions, but in many of them the la…
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It is a Federal crime and up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine to hide keep or open others peoples mail without permission if you are reported you will want to return the mail to the post office. This is true even if the person the mail is addressed to lives in the same household. Even the p…
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- Congress - Senate - House of Reprensentative - U.S. or national legislature
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The question is .... when is this person going to ever learn? Sawed-off shotguns are made that way for a reason and it sure isn't for going hunting on a fall day. Think about it! If they are found guilty the first time they deserve and for a second offence they are just plain stupid!
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Im on commission and I'm driving in and most of the time not getting paid. I work for her answering the phone, booking appointments, and getting people drinks and leave at the end of an 8 hour day without making any money.
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Answer If you really think they are stealing your mail, report them to the local postmaster. They will initiate an investigation. Get a post office box and ruin all of their fun.
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Answer i am a u.s. cit. by birth and married a man who as been here for almost 6 yrs. we have been married for almost 2 yrs been together for 3yrs, we applied for his pappers a month after we were married and we are still waitting for the law to change. i also know someone who has been married an…
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The colleges of veterinary medicine are the sole arbitrators of who can become a veterinarian within the United States; depending upon the training and education they provide, society will get a certain blend of veterinarians working in the various aspects of the profession.However, if you are askin…
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An orderly society that guarantees certain rights and freedoms to its citizens cannot be maintained without written laws to govern the behavior of individuals.
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Habeas corpus is a Latin term meaning "Have the body". It is a writ (court order) which directs the law enforcement officials who have custody of a prisoner to appear in court with the prisoner in order to determine the legality of the prisoner's confinement. A court order requiring that a confine…
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the executive branch. The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our L…
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A law denying the right to vote...etc
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yes because no only they have to look presentable but they have to give a good impression in front of the other people inside the congress. yes, they look like regular people because everybody can dress formal if they desire, but to look good in front of the congress you need to look your best to gi…
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The Executive Branch is the President of the United States and his Cabinet. The main job of this branch is to veto or approve laws passed by Congress and make suggestions to Congress such as what laws should be passed and whether the United States should enter a war.
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No, you do not need a law degree to represent a person, other than yourself, in the U.S. Tax Court. However, both attorneys and non-attorneys must pass an exam administered by the Tax Court. To give you some idea about the difficulty of the exam, please read The Tax Court Exam, by Jay Starkman, on …
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you may move the body
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legislative branch makes laws.The legislative branch of Government, i.e. Congress( House of Representative and Senate).
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A writ of habeas corpus is an order to a detaining authority to show just cause for incarcerating someone. It literally means, "you have the body." It is one among four rights guaranteed citizens in the pre-Bill of Rights Constitution (the others being protection from bills of attainder and ex post…
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Legal action taken against a citizen to bring them to court.
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[It needed 60 senatorial votes to pass it but it was short by 5 votes. The republicans decided to vote on party lines. They thought that this legislation will just encourage illegal immigration the more. So it did not pass, unfortunately.] Whoever wrote the above needs help. The Dream Act is an ope…
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Answer Apparently there doesn't seem to be very many. Many known carcinogens are put into our food everyday. One big bad one, IMHO, is Red No. 3 that is found in Maraschino cherries, bubble gum, baked goods, candy, and oral medications. IMHO, the worst is chlorine and flouride in our drinking wa…
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The Dawes Act was an effort to make assimilation the government's official policy. The aim was to "Americanize" the Native Americans , cultivating in them the desire to own property and to farm.
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The Constitution of the United States came about because there was a need for a document which outlined how the new country would be run. Initially, the Philadelphia Convention was called to add some depth to the Articles of Confederation, which had proved to be inadequate. However, Founding Fathers…
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I don't think anyone is going to stop you. Unless USPS confiscates the package, no one is going to say anything. I've mailed OTC's to someone before, loose, so I don't know why you wouldn't be able to mail prescriptions. I have a family member that receives prescriptions all the time in the mail. Tr…
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i have been convicted of having small amount of cocain in car Answer Yes; it is possible. There are 3 ways: 1) You hire a lawyer to petition the courts to have your record expunged. 2) You submit a request to the BATF for relief from the disabilities imposed by federal law. 3) You petition …
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You don't have to "sue" for Social Security in any state. You file an application. If your application is denied, you are probably ineligible, but you can appeal that denial, and some people win!
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Laws that are passed in the Senate and House have to go to the President to be signed into law. So, the President can veto a law. However, if the President vetoes a law, it goes back to Congress and will still become a law if 2/3 of Congress votes for it.
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2007● Florida allows automatic approval of the reinstatement of rights for many persons who have been convicted of nonviolent offenses. Those convicted of certain violent crimes are immediately eligible to apply for review and approval without a hearing; others must still apply for reinstatement t…
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Federal law considers any person under the age of 18 to be a minor. That person is not able to enter into a contract and cannot be held accountable to any contract they might sign. The issue can become somewhat more confusing if the minor is involved with a criminal act. While still a minor, the ju…
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Yes, if it is delievered to the work address and it is not related to human resources. If you are not the persons boss, then i wouldn't open it.
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Not to give full faith and credit to the laws of another State of the United States would require that the law be deemed against the public policy of the State where enforcement of the foreign law is being sought. For example, in Illinois common law marriages (a man an woman living together and hold…
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Answer Mailbox heightAs quoted from the US Postal Service website: "You should install the mailbox with the bottom of the box at a vertical height of between 41-45 inches from the road surface." The front of the box should be 6 - 9 inches from the curb. But as for practicality, remember that your ma…
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it is illegal to steal mail, tamper with mail, or prevent mail from being sent. it is illegal to take mail from another mail box. there is no law against opening a letter sent to your address but without your name on it. so long as you do not perform the above violations, you are within your legal …
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"Without our two great political parties cutting across economic and geographic interests, democracy as we know it could never have been made to function." The author of this statement probably meant to suggest that only a two party system can function in a democracy
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No, they are not illegal as you can purchase and own them anywhere. However some states have laws prohibiting their use.
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It depends on whether the charge is still on your record, and what the charge was, and the local requirements for a permit in your state. You should probably check with an attorney or a permit instructor to get more information.
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When he or she completes the process to have his/her rights restored.
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Answer The Federal Law is known as the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. This applies to any product over $25 with a manufacturers warranty. In the automobile industry, we use this law when folks either suffer defects that are not significant enough to warrant a lemon law claim, or their age or mileage…
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The Contract Work Hours Act of 1962 is a Federal law that covers safety standards. The Work Hours Act sets the stage for overtime pay after 40 hours and prohibits unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous working conditions.
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Answer No. It is not an offense to open mail that has been misplace into your mailbox. It is an offense, though, to open mail addressed to another individual that has not been placed into your mailbox. However... Mail that is delivered to the wrong address should be returned to the postal carr…
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The judgment of the court will include the opinions of the judges, who supported it and who dissented.
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When a person is convicted of a felony in the state of Missouri, they lose many rights that are given to people that are not felons. Examples of rights that are lost include the right to vote, and the right to be in possession of a fire arm.
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Answer 27,000,000 people suffer from single indevidual poverty --$10, 400 a year
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Answer You'll find the current rules in Subchapter S of Chapter 1 of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26 US Code), starting at section 1361. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode26/usc_sup_01_26_10_A_20_1_30_S.html The definition of S-corp tells how many investors, how…
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Chemical cleaning products may be subject to a variety of federal labeling, hazard communicationand/or registration requirements promulgated by OSHA, EPA, FDA, CPSC, DOT, and otheragencies.
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In Canada, GST (Goods and Services Tax, a value added consumption tax) is added to most postal products, including stamps. The exception: No GST is charged on packages being shipped outside of Canada that require over $5 postage. Yes, Canada Post is a "Crown Corporation", which is a company owned …
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This is distressing, for sure. But REPORT THE INCIDENT FIRST, and give your employer a chance to address it. If the abuse continues and your employer does nothing, then you need to see how the company's policies and procedures can guide you. In the meantime, if your workplace is a big enough company…
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Yes you can! I am a felon that no longer has any restrictions such as probation. A passport is every citizens right to have, it is your prove of citizenship. You must not be on any kind of probation to get your passport. There are only a few crimes that will deny you for an application and odds are …
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18 U.S.C. 1725 states: "Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery …
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TDS has to be deducted based on the TDS Rates provided for different nature of transactions like 2.266% for contractors, 1.133% for subcontractors and advertisement contracts, etc., TDS is required to be deducted on the Payment being made / amount credited to the party account. for example Consu…
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yes it is legal but you cant be in possession of more that like a pound a time. The amount can vary from state to state, in some cases 50 pounds is the limit, but better to only make what you will use in a couple of months anyway.
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See Related Links Yes. See the Related Link for "usps.com" to the bottom for the answer.
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The dates mark different events in the creation, ratification and operation of the Constitution. Legally, the original Articles of the Constitution didn't go into effect until March 4, 1789; the Bill of Rights went into effect when it was ratified on December 15, 1791. May 1787 Delegates arrived at …
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Title 18, United States Code, Section 1302 is the Postal Lottery Statute. It discusses the mailing of lottery tickets or related matter. Section 1342 pertains to fictitious names or addresses.
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The agency that tracks counterfeiters is the US Secret Service.
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Yes, with some limitations. Private individuals can mail rifles and shotguns via USPS. Only FFL holders may mail handguns via USPS. Private individuals can mail a long gun or a handgun through a commercial carrier such as UPS or FEDEX. Check the carrier rules, they may have special requirements. YOU…
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first answer: The Fairness Doctrine has pros and cons. Many people say it is a violation of the first amendment, but other people say that it keeps the citizens informed about both sides of an issue. Many say that it restricts broadcasters from giving their own side, others say that is an excuse. De…
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Answer There are no requirements for Canadians traveling in the US just as US citizens don't need a passport to go to Canada although that is changing. Once you enter the US, you have met all the requirements according the US Border Control and the INS. You can travel freely just as any US citi…
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The Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military criminal code, bars married service members from having extramarital sex and unmarried service members from sleeping with married people. However, the rules come with qualifications. They say that the military will only prosecute when a case harms "…
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An Executive Order of the President can last indefinitely. However, the next President in office can overturn or modify it.
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See link below. ANSWER: What makes you think someone else's tax liability is your business? If you are referring to income taxes how could you possibly know that the person in question is actually liable for a tax to begin with? Have you read the entirety of the Internal Revenue Code? Do you u…
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You should be careful of the purpose of the money transfer. While gifts from Iran or non commercial remittances from family are allowed, if the funds are being transferred in exchange for goods, services or technology then U.S. banks will be prohibited from processing the transfer. Therefore, its wi…
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Australian voting requirements You have to be an Australian citizen either born here or naturalised Australian and over the age of eighteen. American Voting Requirements The Supreme Court decision of March 21, 1972, declared lengthy requirements for voting in state and local elections uncons…
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legislative branchThe Legislaitve Branch
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