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0 Answers | Asked in Election Law for California on
Q: Sacramento changed CA election law behind the backs of the citizens in September 2021 and it’s unconstitutional.

I can provide the documentation of the Secretary of State and CA Attorney General’s changes to election law that now says signatures will no longer be verified on the ballot envelopes of mail in ballots. Ensuring that there will never be another Republican elected in this state because as you are... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: If a person is arrested while having a mental breakdown, can the jail keep him on suicide watch until his hearing?

My brother has never been in trouble & was arrested May 3rd during a mental breakdown. His wife felt scared because he wasn’t being himself. He was afraid that if she left the house someone would murder her just like his sister who was murdered when he was 19 year old. He hadn’t slept in 3... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Election Law for West Virginia on
Q: Can a candidate who loses in the primary run as a write-in candidate in the general election for the same position?

Is there a sore loser clause that says you can’t? If so I can’t find it.

0 Answers | Asked in Election Law for New Mexico on
Q: Can a 501(c)4 donate directly to a NM state candidate? When would such a group need to set up a PAC to make donations?

This group is a "social welfare" organization, working on policy changes.

0 Answers | Asked in Election Law for South Dakota on
Q: Is there a simple proxy ballot form for elections for South Dakota road districts?

We belong to the Knotty Pine Road District, Pennington County, SD. Some of our neighbors cannot make our annual meeting and would like to use a legal proxy vote. Is there a basic form that can be used?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Child Support and Election Law for Maryland on
Q: i received a ticket for driving passed a stopped school bus allegedly. I tried to request a court date but i was told

I was told that i waiting to look and can no longer receive a court date. But it say no where on the ticket the due date of requesting a court date.

Can i still get a court date to fight this ?

Is it true that a date should be on the ticket of how long i have to request a court date ?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Mar 4, 2022

The Maryland Uniform Citation form has an inset box on the lower right portion of the ticket that contains instructions on how to pay, plead to the ticket, and how to request a tial date, and it states the timeframe (30 days) you have to do it in. It is in small print, so perhapse yu overlooked... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Florida on
Q: Is there a way to Appeal there corrupt decision?

I had three witnesses they would not let me even start talking? I am 66 years old and have seen alot but this was corruption at its finest. I cannot afford an attorney because we are trying to buy a home.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 8, 2021

If you end up in prison, you won't need to buy a home. Get an attorney.

Q: Will I need to report to jury duty in Mississippi if I am stationed out of state as an active duty soldier?

I am an Active duty soldier who is stationed at Fort Drum, NY. I was informed by family I have a notice to show up to court on Oct 18th for jury duty but I am in NY at the moment. Am I exempt, or is there a way I can be exempt?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 13, 2021

You should be exempt from jury service; however, you will need to make sure that you contact the court and provide them with paperwork reflecting that you are on active duty.

2 Answers | Asked in Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a sheriff in an active election campaign threaten to fire his deputies if seen talking to any of his opponents?

This sheriff threatened to fire anyone seen talking to a particular individual that contributed to his opponents campaign also. The same sheriff in last election threatened to terminate anyone that he found that didn't vote for him? Are these things election violations? I was told possibly... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Aug 10, 2021

Please understand that I do not practice law in GA and will not pretend to know Georgia law or specific Georgia election statutes. However, the question I would pose is: is Georgia a "right to work" state? Another question might be: does Georgia law prohibiting harassment apply to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Election Law for Idaho on
Q: What if I have two addresses where I have my mail sent?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 12, 2021

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's usually not a problem in most settings. You included personal injury as a category. If that means the question is related to personal injury litigation, you could specify which address is to be used for process... Read more »

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Q: Can congress form a city in a state by overriding state and local government
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 26, 2021

This question could be beyond the scope of this forum. Congress does have certain enumerated powers granted under Article I, which include collecting taxes, paying debts, providing for the common defense and general welfare, borrowing on the credit of the United States, regulating commerce, etc.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A citizen of 4 years in our town did not transfer her voting location. Can she still run for City Council in our town
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

The specific answer to your question is too complicated to be answered on a forum such as this. To answer this question, you would need to review the municipal code's laws governing eligibility to run for city council in your town--presumably there is a residency requirement---and assuming... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: How can I get the work I did for and get paid? I just want what was offered to me, what I worked for.

My husband and I moved to Tampa because one of his friends was opening a restaurant, he offered him a partnership, but after us working for almost two months, he gave both of us a W2. Then we realized it was never his intention to treat us as equals. The biggest problem is me, he told me that he... Read more »

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Apr 23, 2021

You should be paid for all hours worked and at rates which are both consistent with the FLSA, and florida wage law and per any contractual promise. You have rights. Find a wage and hour lawyer or reach out to us. Most wage and hour employees, employment lawyers will be glad to review all of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: When the United States Supreme court says there no standing to take up a case what are they saying.
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 13, 2021

Legal standing basically means that the person/entity who is suing another has a reason to sue them - that they've been personally affected. For example (a silly example), if you and your spouse are having a hard time, a random passerby cannot sue your spouse for divorce on your behalf.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Florida on
Q: My ex stated that she “had dirt” on me after I asked her to stop communicating with me. What can I do?

I stated today that I no longer wished to continue communication with my Ex. She stated that she did not plan on it so I took that as an agreement. I stated that if she continued communication I would pursue legal action and she said that she “had dirt on me too” when I never stated that I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 15, 2021

You asked if it's a threat, but not all threats are illegal. If she is merely saying or implying, "If you sue me, bad things about you will be revealed", there's nothing unlawful about that threat. Of course, if she makes false statements to third parties that are damaging to... Read more »

Q: I don't believe there is a process for federal referendum or initiatives?

For instance where the initiative process enables citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes and, in some states, constitutional amendments on the ballot. - If you started at the state level could the citizens create legislation to have a federal referendum/initiative... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 7, 2021

It doesn’t work that way. There are two separate systems: the federal system, and the state system. There is no federal analog to an initiative process. It is not possible to begin an initiative process in the state and then have it transfer over to the federal level. The United States... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Florida on
Q: On the Constitution and election law:

How do I best respond to someone saying: "Apparently EVERYONE missed the fact that ALL early and mail-in ballots were illegally cast and must be void under federal law 2 USC 7 and 3 USC 1." ?

I've searched for an adequate answer but cannot find one.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 2, 2021

Start by reading the pertinent federal statutes. Try here:


Keep in mind that most election law is a matter of state law and therefore the US Code might not apply.

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