Is Secession Legal

Is Secession Legal?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

Every few months, the Texas secession issue always seems to crop up. With renewed “Texit” calls, some of the questions on people’s minds are – Is secession legal? Can Texas secede from the United States? Why would a state want to secede anyway? Many political analysts and legal scholars believe that secession threats should not be taken literally. According to …

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What Is the Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Have you ever wondered what a world without the stock market would look like? Let’s just say things would be very different from what they are now. For one thing, getting business funding would be virtually impossible. Business growth would progress at an unbelievably slow pace, if at all, and the economy would stagnate. Now, picture a world where the …

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What Is a Government Shutdown and What Happens?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

2018 witnessed the longest-ever government shutdown when President Trump demanded more than $5 billion to fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall. In the standoff, Democrats refused to play ball, stating that they wouldn’t allocate any additional funds for it. Recently, Trump threatened yet another government shutdown after expressing his displeasure with the pandemic relief bill and the $2.3 …

What Happens if a President Refuses to Leave Office

What Happens if a President Refuses to Leave Office

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

In the time since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, the words and actions of President Donald Trump have raised fears that he might refuse to relinquish power. While no individual in US history has ever attempted to cling on to the presidency after losing an election, the possibility of Trump being the first has …

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What Is the Punishment for Cyber Crime?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

According to the FBI Internet Crime Report, the country loses more than $3.5 billion every year in internet crimes. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) receives an average of 1,300 reports a day from individuals and businesses that have fallen victim to cyber crime. Criminals are getting smarter by the day and are employing a host of highly sophisticated …

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Telehealth Laws by State 2020

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

What is telehealth? Imagine if your physician made a house call but didn’t physically have to be inside your home to treat you. That’s precisely what it is. You can think of it as a virtual consultation. A Zoom-call, if you will, with your doctor. Contrary to what you might think, the concept of virtual doctor consultation isn’t new. It’s …

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How to Legally Change Your Name

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Resources

You may want to change your name for any number of reasons. It may be because you’re newly-wed, or perhaps newly divorced. Maybe you don’t like your birth name and want something that’s a true reflection of who you are, to help people take you a little more seriously. Maybe you’re going through a gender transition and want to adopt …

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What Is Administrative Law?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law

You’re probably already familiar with how the US judicial court system works. What you may not be aware of are the number of binding legal decisions and laws that come from both federal and state administrative agencies. Federal agencies are created by an act of Congress or by the President himself. The ones created by Congress are referred to as …