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Which Presidential Candidate has the best solution to illegal immigration?

A:  Ron Paul Cut off entitlements, problem solved. Only a constitutional amendment will restore order, here. Pres is powerless. To understand why, see Plyler v Doe. The court disregarded the intent and language of the 14th amendment and literally inverted its effect. The debates leading to its ratification are recorded verbatim in the 39th Congressional Globe. The purpose of the 14th was to ensure citizenship to freed slaves. Ratification should have been really easy since southern states'' readmission was contingent on a "Yes" vote. But it was contested so hotly by the remaining few from the north that the debate went on for over a year and a...

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Should child of an illegal immigrant should have the right to stay in america even if they were born here?

A:  No. They should be deported along with their illegal parents. Regulate the law, and deny US citizenship to all children born on U.S. soil by illegal alien parents. The more incentives taken away from them, the less likely they''ll keep coming here. amendment to deny automatic citizenship to children born to illegals on U.S. soil... Where do I sign up to vote yes on this? Until we amend the constitution, children born in the US to anyone, legal or illegal, are US citizens. The US is one of the last countries to give automatic citizenship by just being born on American soil. I personally believe this should change. Unless one of the parents is a US citizen or legal permanent resident, then they should not be allowed...

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The Equal Protection Clause does not prevent the government from discriminating in all cases

A:  All laws discriminate.  laws against murder treat murderers differently than other types of people.  All laws classify people like that.  It''s just that some classifications are legal, according to the Court, and some aren''t. Most classifications (like murderers) get standard scrutiny and are always upheld.  But other classifications (race, national origin, religion) get strict scrutiny.  laws that discriminate on those bases must be very closely tailored to accomplishing a compelling state interest.  In other words, you have to have a really good reason to discriminate and there had better be no other way to do it. Gender has typically gotten a level of scrutiny in between strict and...

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How many states have constitutions or have passed laws that prohibit the feds from ...?

A:  Most state constitutions already have sovereignty clauses and many have made big deals out of passing sovereignty resolutions recently. The truth is though that most state and local governments have willingly sold their autonomy in exchange for funding from other entities and few would be able to survive on their own even if they wanted to. I''ve worked for a city government (in Texas), two county governments (one in Arizona, one in California) and a tribal government (completely dependent on Federal funding). The common denominator was that people wanted more than they needed and more than they could afford on their own so they looked to someone else (i.e., the Federal government directly, or the State government using funds from a Federal grant or program) to...

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Wills and the wording of them

A:  If one person dies, a joint account will automatically be changed into the name of the survivor, regardless of what the will says. That is because with joint accounts, you dont each own half the amount in it, you both own it all, jointly. There are two ways for a couple to own a house. The most common is that they can be ?joint owners?. This means that the house in its entirety is owned jointly by them. Neither of them owns a discrete half of the property. Should one of them die, the survivor automatically becomes the sole owner. No will is necessary for this to happen. The other way is for them to be ?tenants-in-common?. This differs in that each party owns a discrete half of the property. Should one of them die they can leave their half of the property (via a will) to whomsoever...

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Amending specification with original claim info

A:  I would guess that your example amendment would constitute new matter.  But it is possible to use words that were not in the specification before in a claim without introducing new matter.  I just don''t think that a description that includes gasoline would be helpful to get a beverage limitation added. Thanks Isaac! Original claims are considered to be part of the specification -  see MPEP 2163 (I).  I do not believe that you''ll have a problem if you import the laguage of the claim into the specification.  If you change the language or add anything else, you may create a new matter issue. You should also be aware that any prior art that anticipates the first claim also anticipates the second claim. By the way,...

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Are you able to help?

A:  Dear Mel and Guyna Horne, First of all let me appreciate for the good work you are doing. Only a few people has the moral courage to do what you are doing for hapless inmates of prison. Second one of my major for Post Graduation is indeed Criminal law. Having said that I would also like to add that I am from India and my expertise is largely in Indian law, though I have done a comparative study as part of my teaching assignment. Now on to the question: and the straight answer is no. NO person can be held in jail for more than 24 hours without either a charge or having been arrested on suspicious circumstances. Loss of data about the person from the State Computers is no reason to trample on the

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Lied to get police report and protection order--Q

A:  Maybe you impose a self-policed ban to stay away from her. Have no contact with her in any form (in person or electronically). If you did no wrong you have no worries. As Uncle Obama has yet to create a national legal plan (thank God), there is no national help available to criminal defendants. There will be a court appointed lawyer available to you. In the interim you want to talk. Resist that urge and speak about this ONLY to your lawyer. You''ve been through this before you say, so you know the courtroom is the only place to overcome her lies! jperdue: You are obviously pretty fed up with the situation and are looking for some relief from it, but it would be helpful if you could give just a bit more information as to what...

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I have a legal question I would like an answer to just to satisfy my curiosity?

A:  If they put up the entire piece of property as collateral, then that''s what the lender gets... the entire piece of property. Good luck!... ? The standard terms for repayment includes the principal, interest, and frequently legal fees. Any additional money from the sale of the property would go to the original property owner. Good Luck The whole thing. It is the collateral. The lender has 2 options after foreclosing. They can sell the land, or have an appraisal to establish fair market value. The cost of foreclosure and the cost of selling or appraising the property are added to the loan balance to determine the amount ''due'' to the lender. This amount is deducted from the sale price or appraisal to determine the amount the borrower is entitled to have returned....

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McDonald v. Chicago: 2nd amendment Incorporated

A:  @joefromchicago, joefromchicago wrote:The Supreme Court held today in McDonald v. Chicago that the second amendment is incorporated through the fourteenth amendment. wait a minute, doesn''t that make it the 7th amendment @djjd62, Is that what it means? A R T @failures art, "Incorporation" means the process by which the rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights are applied to the states through the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. Prior to the fourteenth amendment, the supreme court held that the Bill of Rights only restricted congress from passing laws that violated the rights guaranteed thereunder. The decision in...