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DOMA v Massachusetts

A:  It''s an interesting case for sure, because the four or five Supreme Court justices who would strike down the 14th-amendment arguments against the Defense of Marriage Act will be quite sympathetic to Massachusetts''s states rights. @failures art, failures art wrote:What happens next? Is this a golden brick road to the USSC and end of DOMA? Possibly. Any time a judge strikes down a federal law on constitutional grounds, there''s a chance that the case might eventually end up in the supreme court''s lap. Those are the kinds of cases that the supreme court often takes. @failures art, It does seem an interesting argument. The Federal court doesn''t have the authority to regulate marriages in a...

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Same-Sex Marriages

A:  Have you got a point? Yeah. You cannot amend the people''s initiative. Under the Californina constitution, you cannot overturn the people''s initiative to define a valid marriage through a legislative amendment. Any attempt to redefine marraige must be placed on the ballot. BadCzech wrote:Yeah. You cannot amend the people''s initiative. Under the Californina constitution, you cannot overturn the people''s initiative to define a valid marriage through a legislative amendment. Any attempt to redefine marraige must be placed on the ballot. I believe that''s correct, insofar as it is a statement of California constitutional law. Re: Same-Sex...

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Unsuspend "suspended at-risk 6198 losses"? - Stock interest terminated

A:  At the proposed regs in Prop. Reg. 1.465-66(a) the same at risk rules apply when an S corporation redeems a shareholder''s interest. At Prop. Reg. 1.465-67 and 68, if the transferee''s basis in the activity or the entity conducting the activity is determined in whole or in part by reference to the basis of the transferor, any suspended losses are added to the transferee''s basis in the property, and if the taxpayer has an amount at risk greater than the losses from the activity, the excess is added to the transferee''s amount at risk. In a true bona fide sale, we would adjust the basis of the stock. It must be adjusted by the shareholder''s pro rata share of income, loss, and deduction items for the year of sale. Your problem is that, on a...

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Landlord, mailman or me?

A:  This is EXACTLY what insurance is for...... Let the mailman sue your step son AND the park, they will be able to figure out who is responsible. Just make sure the mailman sues BOTH parties, and if the mailman doesnt then your step son should demand from his insurance company the park be added to the lawsuit. Thank you Macktosh for your reply. We did also learn the other day that my step-son''s rules that he signed has a statement that he is responsible for any such accidents that happen on his lot. Thank you again, and things should work out good. You will quickly learn that Macktosh is the forum troll and has absolutely NO legal experience or knowledge. In fact, his post on this thread is completely wrong. Your stepson may or may not have...

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Probate nearing close but have a ?

A:  Laymans take: There is something wacko going on. Who is the executor in this matter? Names on tax accounts are often shortened to fit computer. Go read actual title--if it is supposed to read Jon Smith and Joe Smith as tenants in common then thats how it bettter read--if not-wave a red flag. It makes zero sense that you pay your money to dads attorney --for waht--and in what capacitu is he of counsel to you. If youare paying dads bills--be darn sure you know what you are doing!!! If you own the home outright it makes zero sense that it run thru estate. HOWEVER mobile homes can be a strange duck any you must proceed on a state specific basis. "Usually" the title to land includes all buldings constructed upon it--and you could be in for a rats nest problemif your home was...

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SF Mayor engaged in ultra vires act?

A:  The strain of balancing morality and law with The constitution is beginning to overburden our judicial system. qualified immunity The California Supreme Court''s ruling is at odds with well-established law concerning qualified immunity. Officials in the executive branch--the law enforcement branch--are subject to liability for violations of civil rights--especially the violations of fundamental rights. Government officials have a duty to support and uphold their state constitutions, but also the United States constitution. A public official''s enforcement of an unconstitutional statute may well deprive that...

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Social networking sites and termination?

A:  "Is this legal?" Yes, this has been discussed on the forums before many times. "Isn't this a violation of the first amendment?" No.  The First amendment refers to the government restricting citizens right to free speech not private employers.  Even though the school system is "technically" a government employer they can still restrict what is said especially if it has the possibility of painting the school system in a bad light.  The other issue teachers face is that their contracts typically contain a morals clause that specifically states they won't engage in any activity that might put the education system in a compromising position. "If confidentiality

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What do you think about suppressing certain evidence because it has been obtained illegally? How does it relat

A:  The right to exclusion of illegally obtained evidence and the right to due process are two separate areas. A right to a hearing on whether evidence should be excluded is encompassed in the right to due process. The fourth amendment to the US Const. provides a fundamental right to be free from unreasonable searches by law enforcement. The exclusionary rule is in place to deter police misconduct and protect the individual''s right to be free from unreasonable searches. If the police conduct an illegal search, they have violated a person''s right, and the person is entitled to suppression and exclusion of the evidence. Again, due process would mandate a determination of the illegality of the search, and pursuant to the exclusionary rule,...

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who owns artwork in trademark license?

A:  Who owns the new artwork can be determined based on the value of the agreement.  If the licensee is paying a sufficiently high royalty, the licensee may want to retain ownership of any new artwork.  On the other hand, you may feel that the royalty rate does not cover ownership of any new artwork.  So in the end, it is a business decision. Of course, if the new artwork isn''t created under a proper agreement, neither party may own the artwork, that right going instead to the artist. - Jeff Thanks Jeff. One thought though, if the artwork contains the trademark and is being sold as a part of the trademark and adding to the goodwill of the mark, doesn''t that means that the artwork is now a new trademark? It certainly can mean that. - Jeff So, regarding the new trademarks being...

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Why is it the The Federal Courts don''t allow The U.S. constitution and The attached Bill of Rights to be .

A:  I would love a link to the story. Sorry, but without some research my answer would be useless. I will star in the hopes of getting info. THX UPDATE OK, I am trying VERY hard to find the story, but the updates do not give me much direction. The paper name you gave doesn''t google. Help me! This is an issue close to my heart, I am a constitutionist before any political party. Please, I just cannot find the story. Can you give me a name, a paper, a charge, a city, heck, maybe even a county. Timeline would be great. I WANT TO KNOW MORE! UPDATE Urik Sorry, but the letter of the law is the law. Judges are not suppose to figure out what the law was suppose to say, they are to judge based on the