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Are they any presidents past or present that knew the constitution like James Madison?

A:  Since Madison was the most instrumental and influential person at the constitutional Convention, as well as the main author of the Bill of Rights; and furthermore since his contributions in the "Federalist Papers" on the meaning of the constitution are still regarded as authoritative (if not downright canonical), I'd have to say, no -- there is no president who understood the constitution and its meaning as deeply as did James Madison....

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How does the president use veto power to change or challenge new laws?

A:  The president''s power to veto congressional legislation?  Who is the person who has the power to veto laws?  The president has the power to cancel laws or?  Can you change laws when you become president?  Can the president veto laws made by congress?  ...

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does the president have the power to change the pledge or color of the flag?

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does president Obama have the executive power by law to demand Senators vote on any particular day?

A:  No. Nor does the president have the power to require Congress to vote on any particular bill. Under the separation of powers doctrine, Congress writes the laws and submits them to the president. The president can either sign them or veto them....

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What forms are needed to change beneficiaries on all my bank accounts?

A:  The form states that the power to change designation of beneficiaries is granted as to life insurance policies. The stated powers with regard to CD''s are to acquire and redeem. Under the Latin principal of interpretation, expressio unius est exclusio alterius, the express mention of one thing excludes others not mentioned. Where there is a list of words which is not followed by general words then the act will only apply to the items in the list. Therefore, the power to change beneficiaries on a CD are stated, however, it''s possible the power may be implied under a more general duty granted. The answer would depend on the facts and...

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power of Judges

A:  By virtue of their status as such, judges technically have the "power" to do almost anything. However, whether it is legally within a given judge's power to "change or undo something that [he or she] did" depends a number of factors, including the level of the judge, what the judge previously did, and how much time has passed. Yes, a superior court trial judge has the power to recall a sentence on his own within 120 days or at any time thereafter if case is returned him to correct the sentence for any number of possible errors. Judges have complete power to modify probation during the term of probation and revisit rulings. The only

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Bush''s domestic spying: constitutional? impeachable?

A:  Bookmark. I''m not well versed enough to contribute much here, but have the same questions so I''ll be reading along. Yes, same here. I won''t delve into the issue, and certainly won''t stick around for the sneering outrage of the usual suspects. I will make an observation on pragmatic politics. Impeachment simply means being indicted. The House of Representatives would have to bring a bill of impeachment. The Republicans control the House of Representatives. It ain''ta gonna happen . . . I don''t think it''s a constitutional issue. There isn''t anything that allows the president to direct foreign intelligence in the constitution either but no one has questioned their authority to do so over the decades. The issue...

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Demotion or encouragement to quit?

A:  quote:Originally posted by confused&abusedin N.C.:I have been employed with this company for four years as a typist. Although each department has their own secretary, I am considered back-up support staff. In my work , I have peak times and slack times. However for the most part I am extremly busy and at peak times I have more than one person can handle, but I''ve always managed to meet every deadline. My boss has been employed here 6 months less than I have and has not cared for me since he came here. Why? I don''t know. He has treated his assistant the same way that he has treated me, but I am the one who''s suffering because I went I reported his harrassment of me to his boss. At first his boss apologized to me and said she was sorry about my treatment from him, but after talking to...

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Any Dutchies Considering Dual Citizenship?

A:  The Kingdom of the Netherlands changed her constitution so that now, people with the Dutch Nationality, marrying and living in the country of their spouse, can assume that nationality without losing their Dutch citizenship. At first, I didn''t want to even consider becoming an American, as we discussed eventually retiring to Holland. I had heard that trying to return to Holland with a foreign spouse would be very hard, even harder than dealing with the INS coming here! In that case, I didn''t want to risk anyone having even a hint of a doubt as to my nationality. Now that we''ve thought more about it, and the situation on dual citizenship for Dutch nationals have become somewhat clear, I was wondering who else has considered this, and has...

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Will the Federal government stop Arizona?

A:  Without getting into my personal opinion on this, so far the judge on the case has agreed with the Federal government on several of the aspects of the Arizona law. (But not the entire law.) Part of issuing the injunction against the various parts of the law that have been enjoined is determining a likelihood of success. So, for the parts that are enjoined, the judge thinks the Feds have a likelihood to prevail at the end of the trial. At some point the case may be appealed, so what this one judge thinks is not necessarily the end of it, but I have also seen on some news reports that AZ might change certain parts of the law to try to eliminate some of the material...