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ANYONE BELIEVE USSC WILL DENY 2nd amendment APPLICATION TO THE STATES?

A:  I think that chances of incorporation look good. David...

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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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My husband has a PAST criminal record. He was recently pulled over for his exhaust being too loud and arrested?

A:  Your husband is in what has become a very interesting area of the law. He has admitted possession of a billy club. (I don''t know why people think saying ''it is for protection'' is a good idea--it shows intent to use it as a weapon. The best rule is always STFU.) That is a violation of Pen C 12020. (Being a felon has nothing to do with it; the law applies to everybody.) However, a club is certainly an ''arm'' under the 2nd amendment, which has now been ruled to provide an individual right which states must honor. So, does that right extend to keeping an arm in a vehicle? We just don''t know. There is no law in CA making illegal for a felon to own a club, so if this...

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Why do we need more gun laws?

A:  We dont need more gun laws. They don''t work. It is foolish to think... "hey, this doesn''t work - we must need more of it!" Gun control laws simply do not work. Why? Because law abiding citizens follow the gun laws, and criminals do not. Even if there were some way to magically remove every single one of the almost 200 million guns in the US, criminals would STILL get their hands on guns. How? They would manufacture them (case in point, guy in England that modified almost 100 track and field starter pistols to shoot live ammunition). If they could not manufacture them, they would buy them outside the country and smuggle them in. Here are some examples of what has happened with 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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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...