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If there is such thing such thing as the Seperation of Church and State why is it constantly broken?

A:  There is no such thing as "separation of church and state." Read the First amendment to the US constitution. It is not there. You should understand there is no such wall in the constitution. The wall was made up by the Supreme Court in one of their decisions. The case escapes me now. Someone please name the case. I am to lazy to look it up. Its my observation that this so called wall is generally used to bash religion rather than protecting us from the views of others. Because even though we don''t want total dominance by any church, you have to remember that this country was established and based on Christian principles. Separation of church and state means that the Government shall...

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Not sure if I have a case?

A:  There is little you can do about it, or benefit from it legally. Legal action will generate bitterness and anemity perhaps for the lifetime. The best thing you can do, and you should do, ignore what the elder talked to brother and sister, get happy with you husband and live your life with your family and enjoy your friendship with all good will. It will not take long before they realize that they overreacted and will restor their affection with you, your husband and your family. For now, just ignore them. Avoid making a big deal of it. Your life with your husband should be all the happiness you are seeking. Congratulation for your wedding. Originally posted by NotaHappyCamper What is the name of your state? New York. I am so angry right now, I dont know where to start! I promise to be as...

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Can I sue and what type of evidence I have to have?

A:  "We shopped at this big establishment there,often times going there twice in a day.Then I began to notice that we become a subject of intense scrutiny by the security personell in that establishment. ..." It appears from your post this allegation is directed at a company in the Philippines. What kind of 'intense' scrutiny? Were you actually arrested for anything? There has to be more to this story. "After I wrote that said letter ,I now become a "threat" on any big establishment anywhere I go.Now that I m here in the US that had also become the case.I now believed that, that said Mall had used that information that I had given them in my letter to malign me,even now that I'm in the US." It is highly unlikely that this "Asian"...

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special ed child

A:  This is not a civil rights issue. Perhaps you can try the education board. The teacher was rude but I think all you are legally entitled to is an apology. I don't know if English is not your first language, but your post is very jumbled and difficult to understand (and your non-use of standard capitalization and grammar (per the terms of service) doesn't help). You don't have the right to get a teacher fired for making an insensitive comment. I'm not sure what the deal is with the band. If the school isn't following the IEP, consult with a local attorney who handles education matters. I ran your daughter's situation passed my special education teacher husband. He said: 1. Board of Education 2. Superintendent of Schools 3. Press in that order. Of course,...

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Denied medical coverage - -Super sticky

A:  "Is this the insurance company hiding behind the Catholic cloth?" Well, since this website is called lawyers.com and not clergy.com, I would say that a more valid question is: What are the terms and conditions of the policy that support or don't support the denial of coverage? Is the employer a Catholic school or agency? It's not at all unusual for such employers to have negotiated in their insurance plans that certain things that contravene their faith will not be included in coverage. I worked for the Catholic schools, and my insurance didn't cover birth control pills so I had to pay for that cost out of pocket. "What happened to separation of church and state?" Don't shoot me for this, but...

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BSA religious discrimination

A:  There are a number of things that can be done. 1. Complain to the council about the actions of the scoutmaster. Charter organizations have a great deal of leway in dealing with their troops, but univiting a boy because of his religion, may not be one of them. 2. Complain to the national council about the activity. 3. While all this is going on, have the boys join another troop. The Supreme Court has held that the Boy Scouts, as a private organization, can bar individuals with certain beliefs or lifestyles from being members or leaders, so this Scoutmaster may be thinking he is following this guideline. The BSA policy is that "A scout is reverent"... and in the scout handbook it says : "The Charter and Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America maintain...

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Is sexual orientation a protected class?

A:  This really should be on the employment board. BUT even if sexual orientation is protected in PA (and the section you quote would apply only to government agencies) he's not being fired because he's gay. He's being fired because of personal problems with a board member - and that IS legal. The Supreme Court decision in 2000 in the case of Boy Scouts v. Dale 530 U.S. 640 would lead me to say that since it's the Young Mens' CHRISTIAN Association that they have the right to not hire or retain people that don't meet their moral precepts. Consult local counsel. The person in question should consult with a local employment attorney. I don't know if any PA lawyers follow these boards. All I can tell you is that discrimination based on...

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What is the law that says that income tax is constitutional and where is it written?

A:  16th amendment, but does it make it right no. Some people like to ignore the fact that this is not how we should be living and if we stop questioning what our government does we are going to loose everything we have. The 16th amendment clarifies the income tax. While I agree that minimum wage is too low, I disagree with your overall idea. The taxes we pay go to many necessary things. did you go to a public school? Do you like clean water? Do you have police and fire protection? The list goes on and on, and I''m sure other people who answer the question will provide more example. Citizens of the United states pay the lowest taxes of any industrialized country in the world. The problem is...

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Can your the state take 20'' right of way from the homeowner without compensation?

A:  Eminent domain is the government''s right to acquire private property for public use. The governmental entity may be a federal, state, county or city government, school district, hospital district or other agencies. A public entity, rather than a private party, may pursue eminent domain, and it must be for a public, rather than a private use. The taking of property may be with or without the permission of the owner. The Fifth amendment to the constitution provides that ''private property [may not] be taken for public use without just compensation.'' The Fourteenth amendment added the requirement of just compensation to state and local government takings. The eminent domain process usually involves passage of a...

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What is the law intent protecting against illegal search and seizure?

A:  In the United states an American citizen is protected from illegal search and seizure by the 4th amendment to the constitution, ratified on December 15, 1791. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am4 This amendment was written to prevent Brittish general warrants. Granted to Brittish law enforcement enabling the to search any home they liked for any reason. Smuggling being a popular profession in the 13 colonies, the colonists were of course against such warrants. http://civilliberty.about.com/od/lawenforcementterrorism/p/4th_amendment.htm Recent changes in the search and seizure