Federal Laws

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.

Asked in Federal Laws

Is it a federal offense to stop someone else's mail?

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Yes, 5 yrs imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
Asked in History of the United States, US Presidents, Federal Laws, Office Supplies

Why does the US president use multiple pens to sign a law?

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Penchant Many people have asked this question; President Barack Obama used a whopping 22 pens to sign the health-care bill into law on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Why so many pens? It is a long-held tradition for US presidents to use many pens - simply because they become historic artifacts. Some are engraved by the White House and given out as gifts to those who helped pass the law. It is rumored that president Johnson used 75 pens to sign the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Other comments by our users: The pens are then presented to the sponsors of the bill and other interested parties. All can be said to be the pen he signed the bill into law with.
Asked in Personal Finance, Credit Reports, Federal Laws, Credit

How does the Fair Credit Reporting Act protect the rights of the consumer?

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Here is info published by the federal government on the topic: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, is designed to promote accuracy and ensure the privacy of the information used in consumer credit reports. Recent amendments to the Act expand your rights and place additional requirements on credit reporting agencies (CRAs). Businesses that supply information about you to CRAs and those that use consumer reports also have new responsibilities under the law. Although the FTC can't act as your lawyer in private disputes, information about your experiences and concerns is vital to the enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Send your questions or complaints to: Consumer Response Center
Asked in Federal Laws

Which US code is burning money a violation of?

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TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 17 > § 331 See below link:
Asked in Taxes and Tax Preparation, Federal Laws

Can you write off a firearm on taxes?

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If it was a legitimate business related expense you can.
Asked in Federal Laws, Discrimination, Anti-Semitism

Laws against anti-semitism in workplace?

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(in the US) The same federal laws that protect any other person against discrimination.
Asked in Custody, Civil Lawsuits, Federal Laws

Can you sue someone for falsification of signature?

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The offense of falsifying somone else's signature is FORGERY, and you can report the offense to the police and they may be prosecuted. If you suffered any 'loss' because of the forgery you could then sue them in civil court for damages.
Asked in State Laws, Federal Laws

What is legal sanctity?

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unbearable outcome
Asked in Local Laws, State Laws, Federal Laws

Which states require locksmith license?

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AL, CT, CA, IL, LA, MD, NE, NV, NJ, NC, OK, OR, TN, TX, and VA.
Asked in Federal Laws

Fugitive in a sentence?

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hi my name is bob and i like food. but fugitive people are my favorite!
Asked in Founding Fathers, Federal Laws, Political Theory

What does this statement mean Without your two great political parties cutting across economic and geographic interests democracy as you know could never have been made to function?

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This statement means that we need diversity and differing opinions to make democracy work. The fact that the parties aren't merely divided by class or region makes it possible to address concerns that affect a myriad of different social strata and geographic areas, rather than a bunch of different single-issue groups fighting it out amongst themselves.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Federal Laws

Is it a crime to open other people's mail?

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Yes, but only if done with wrong intentions... if someone has asked you to check his/her mail then you are not committing a crime. This is an international website. If you resubmit this question, please indicate what country you're referring to. the opening of another persons mail or not forwarding ie. 'not at this address' is a federal offense It is all about intent. If you opened in good faith...maybe thought it was yours, etc...if you did it out of curiosity, spite, or greed...yes it is a felony offense. Opening someone else mail is a crime. However, parents can open their kids' mail under 18. 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. It is a Federal Offense. Even the person who delivery your mail and keeps any mail or ceases to deliver that mail and keeps it can lose their job, fine or put in prison. If an envelope is addressed to two people then either of those two people have the right to open that mail.
Asked in Federal Laws

Where are federal cases tried?

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The initial case will always be tried in a US District Court having jurisdiction over that particular geographic area of the country.
Asked in Age of Consent & Underage Relationships, US Constitution, Federal Laws

Can a state leave the US?

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Supposedly they can. All that is really required is for the state assembly to vote in favour of cession from the Union. However, just look what happened when the south tried to do that. When several states seceded in the Civil War, their secession was ruled to be illegal and null and void. Although many people claim that states have the right to secede, the legal point has been clearly settled that states will not be allowed to exercise their right to sucession.
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Is it illegal to send anonymous mail without a return address?

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It is not illegal to send mail anonymously without a return address. If it cannot be delivered, the post office just won't have anybody to send it back to.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Federal Laws, US Government, Court Procedure

How many US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts are there?

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Thirteen. The US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts are the thirteen intermediate appellate courts immediately below the US Supreme Court. Twelve of the Circuit Courts hear cases on appeal from US District Courts (trial) within their territorial jurisdiction; the thirteenth court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has national subject-matter jurisdiction over cases initially held in the US Court of Claims, as well as appeals of patent, copyright, and a few other classes of cases. Each Supreme Court justice has responsibility for handling emergency petitions for one or more of the Circuit Courts, which is a remnant of the "circuit riding" tradition, in which the Supreme Court justices traveled the circuits throughout the year, hearing cases in local forums. US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit For more information on the federal judiciary, see Related Questions, below.
Asked in Taxes and Tax Preparation, Federal Laws, Income Taxes, Tax Refunds

What happens if you don't file an income-tax return?

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If you do not file an income tax return the IRS will send a request for it (assuming that they had enough income reported to them to believe that you were required to file one). If you still don't file one, usually within a few years, the IRS is authorized under Section 6020(b) to file a return on your behalf based upon the information that was reported to them. This is called a "Substitute for Return" in IRS lingo. Once they file that return, one of two things will happen: If they show that you were due a refund, they will stop the process (they will not voluntarily send you a refund if you did not go to the trouble of preparing a return). If you owe money, they will assess it and begin collection action against you. Of course, the IRS can only prepare a tax return based upon income that is reported to them. This means that if you do not have income reported to you via a W-2 or 1099, they likely have no idea what kind of money you are or are not earning. If you are in such a situation, it is possible that you can go years and years (or forever) without filing a return and, because the IRS doesn't have any information about your income, they will never prepare a return for you.
Asked in Local Laws, State Laws, Federal Laws

What is the purpose absentee voting laws?

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To allow eligible citizens who cannot come to a polling place on election day to exercise their right to vote in the election.
Asked in Firearms, State Laws, Federal Laws, Knives

Where can you buy a GRAD knife?

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The G.R.A.D. Knife/ pistol is regulated under Federal law as an "Any Other Weapon", and requires registration the the BATFE much in the smae manner as a machine gun. Your state laws may or may not permit possession. The company only made a few hundred before going out of business in the 1990s.
Asked in Local Laws, State Laws, Federal Laws

If you call a person a racial slur can you be arrested?

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no. but you can get in trouble if your a cop or a security guard then you can report them Added: It depends on the circumstnaces and what results from your useage of the racially charged language. Some jurisdictions have statutes that describe "Fighting Words." and you can be arrested if your use of that language results in violence.