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What Happens If a Presidential Candidate Dies?

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The US Constitution is quite clear on what happens when a sitting president or vice-president dies or becomes incapacitated during their term in office. What is not so clear is what happens if a presidential candidate dies before the general election or shortly after winning the election but before taking office. Although this has never happened in American history, there …

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Is Martial Law Legal in the US?

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Flashback to December 1941 when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor – a US naval base that was located near Honolulu, Hawaii. Within hours, the then civilian territorial governor handed control of the Hawaiian Islands over to the US commander of the armed forces. The new military governor immediately ordered a shutdown of schools and courts, imposed …

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Can I Sue Black Lives Matter? Maybe

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In March 2016, three protesters were allegedly roughed up at a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky. The three later sued Trump on the grounds of “incitement to riot,” claiming that they suffered injuries at the hands of his supporters after he yelled to “get ‘em out of here”. As a result, they were pushed, shoved, assaulted, and unceremoniously removed from …

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Can the Government Close a Business?

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As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, one of the measures that state governments across the country took in an attempt to contain its spread, was to shut down business operations and encourage citizens to stay at home. It meant that you couldn’t dine-in at your favorite restaurant, catch a couple of drinks with your friends at the local …

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How Does an Appeal Work?

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You believe that something went horribly wrong in your trial and are in complete disagreement with the final judgment. Maybe you’re happy with the outcome, but the other party isn’t. Either way, the court process is far from over. You’re now facing an appeal that could potentially reverse the existing verdict and secure a more favorable outcome for you or …

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Black Lives Matter Movement: What Is It?

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On the evening of February 26, 2012, George Michael Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, as the young teen walked home from a convenience store with an iced tea and candy in hand. No one could ever have envisioned the ripple effect his alleged murderer’s acquittal would spur a year later. What first started as a Black Lives …

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When to Hire a Civil Rights Attorney

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Every American citizen has basic rights that are protected under the US Constitution and civil rights laws. Despite this, people of every race, color, creed, age, gender, or national origin can illegally have those rights violated or taken away. Civil rights are basic human rights. These are infringed upon whenever human dignity, the right to defend yourself, the right to …