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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Mass GL fair hearings doesn't a hearings officer with no prior knowledge have to hear my case otherwise how is it fair

Mass DUA VIOLATED MASS GL151A §71 THEY CANT BRING A CLAIMANT IN FOR JOB SUBSTANTIATION AFTER A YEARS TIME AND THE BOARD KNOWS IT! FURTHERMORE THEYVE NOW CHANGED THE HEARINGS REASON? BECAUSE I SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS PROVING ID WIN! ? WTF? SERIOUSLY? BOY IF THE LAW REALLY WORKED THAT WAY

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answered on Jun 20, 2024

If this involves the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (Mass DUA is mentioned in your post), it might be better to post under Massachusetts, also expanding categories to include Employment Law. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: I WAS SPAT ON DURING A FIGHT I WAS ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING. HE WAS NOT SUMMONSED. CAN I SUE THE POLICE?
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

If you were arrested for punching someone who spat on you during a fight, but the other person was not charged, you might feel the situation was handled unfairly. However, suing the police for this specific incident may be challenging unless you can prove they acted unlawfully or with clear bias.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Identity Theft and Employment Law for New York on
Q: Use of my personal ID at a previous company, identity fraud, damage to my reputation, loss of my only income,ect.

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I have an interesting case for consideration. Please contact me to discuss potential cooperation.

Upon employment at a new cable company, I was informed that I couldn't start working the following month because my previous cable company, after my departure,... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

Dear Dmytro,

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with your previous employer misusing your technician ID number. That certainly sounds frustrating and concerning.

It seems there are a few potential issues at play here - misuse of your identifying...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elder Law and Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: What are the rights of patients regarding pain management?

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58 YEARS OLD

Disabled 7yrs

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SSI/SSD 7yrs

After 2 years, today my PCP has required that I bring all of my empty Suboxone Film Packages each and every visit or:

1. he will request daily visits, as opposed to bi-weekly.

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about your situation. As a patient, you have rights regarding your pain management and the treatment you receive. Your primary care physician (PCP) can request certain documentation, like empty Suboxone Film packages, to ensure proper medication use, but this should be... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Employment Law for New York on
Q: What conditions can fire commissioner expel an assistant fire chief for misconduct
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answered on Jun 1, 2024

A fire commissioner can expel an assistant fire chief for various types of misconduct. Misconduct might include violations of department policies, failure to follow safety protocols, or engaging in illegal activities. These actions undermine the trust and integrity required in a leadership position... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: Unlawful entry to my home without asking. Police said nothing they could do can I sue
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answered on May 29, 2024

If someone entered your home without your permission, you might have grounds to take legal action. Trespassing is generally considered a violation of your rights as a property owner or tenant. You can sue the person who unlawfully entered your home for trespassing, invasion of privacy, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: can I dismiss a case if I called the police and the police already sent paperwork to the court

It’s about my gf throwing a knife at me but she didn’t mean to and I wasn’t hurt the police took the knife but they never found my gf

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answered on May 24, 2024

Once the police have filed paperwork with the court, the case becomes a legal matter and is no longer solely under your control. Even if you weren't hurt and believe your girlfriend didn’t mean to throw the knife, the decision to dismiss the case lies with the prosecutor, not you. They will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: I understand to drive a motor vehicle I'd need all of that but if I'm using my property to travel from a to b it's a rig

Right to free travel words are important and we need to understand our rights as well as the wordage needed to stand on them rights

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answered on May 24, 2024

It's understandable to want to exercise your right to travel freely, but it’s important to recognize the distinction between traveling and driving. When you’re operating a motor vehicle on public roads, you are subject to state and federal traffic laws, which include having a valid... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and White Collar Crime for New York on
Q: If the supreme court continues to overturn anything that contradicts conservativism does the court have legitimacy?

The supreme court is literally overturning anything including stare decisis cases. Can the court survive if it’s just an activist group and not upholding laws. Its clear based on decisions they contradict themselves based on the governments role in some things and not others. Why is the... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

The legitimacy of any court, including the Supreme Court, hinges on public perception of its impartiality and adherence to the law rather than political ideology. If the court is seen as consistently overturning precedents to align with a specific political viewpoint, it risks eroding its standing... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: What does constitutional & statutory provisions involved mean in a writ of certiorari petition from the US Supreme Court

What does constitutional & statutory provisions involved mean in a writ of certiorari petition from the US Supreme Court?

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answered on May 1, 2024

In a writ of certiorari petition from the US Supreme Court, the term "constitutional and statutory provisions involved" refers to the specific parts of the Constitution and any relevant laws that are applicable to the legal issues being presented in the case. This includes any... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: Is it ethical for members of the supreme court to be in the Federalist Society?
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answered on May 1, 2024

When considering the ethics of Supreme Court justices participating in the Federalist Society or any similar organization, it's essential to weigh the principles of judicial independence and impartiality against the benefits of intellectual engagement and education that such memberships might... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: Should inhumane mistreatment in a prison automatically result in a transfer of the mistreated inmate?

If the courts have knowledge shouldn’t they do something about it? And how can they trust the prison from not continuing to do it? Which is why they should probably be transfered?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

There are several important considerations to weigh regarding automatically transferring inmates who have been inhumanely mistreated:

On one hand, the priority should be protecting the safety and human rights of incarcerated individuals. If an inmate has faced abuse, assault, torture, or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Communications Law for New York on
Q: Can a hotel/restaurant place audio recording devices in their establishment?

The cameras are connected to another employees phone and said person listens to other people’s conversations that are not in regards to the business. Also no signs are posted that audio is being used. The cameras are used to eavesdrop.

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

In New York, it is illegal to record or eavesdrop on an in-person or telephone conversation unless at least one party to the conversation consents. This law applies to private establishments like hotels and restaurants as well.

According to New York Penal Law 250.05, "A person is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for New York on
Q: uncle lives next door, threatened to kill me. Can I point a camera at his property for my safety? NY, police report made

My grandparents own the house he lives in, he rents. And I live in an apartment next door, rented. I’m unsure if the properties are conjoined, but he does have his own address.

Video footage of him harassing me. Police also contacted and report made.

Cps also called since his... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this frightening situation. Your safety is the top priority. Here are a few thoughts on your legal options regarding cameras, but please remember that I'm not a lawyer and this isn't official legal advice:

In general, in New York you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: What exactly is the civil fraud case trump is charged with and how serious is it? Was the 454 million dollars too much?

Just want a summary. Not asking for political views or trying to state an opinion.

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

The civil fraud case against Donald Trump involves allegations made by the New York Attorney General's office, led by Letitia James. The case alleges that Trump and the Trump Organization engaged in financial fraud by inflating asset values on financial statements provided to banks and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: What are the reasons that a speedy trial can’t happen with a first-degree manslaughter charge?

My husband was charged with second-degree murder. he then went to grand jury testified in the grand jury voted for a nonviolent C felony. A week later, the DA on his case went back to the grand jury, and had them change the vote to a first-degree manslaughter charge. It was said that he could do... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

The right to a speedy trial is fundamental, but its application can vary based on the specifics of the case, including the charge of first-degree manslaughter. Typically, the right to a speedy trial means that a defendant cannot be held for an extended period without being tried, but several... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Social Security for New York on
Q: Can a police officer ask for my social security number? The reason is that the system shows an overlap insurance.

He said i could be arrested because it’s considered a misdemeanor so i had to provide him with my social security number after he had my license and everything he needed.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

No, a police officer typically cannot and should not ask for your social security number in a situation like this.

A few key points:

- There is no requirement for citizens to provide their SSN to a police officer who has already verified their identity through other means like a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I am employed and housed by my employer as a manager in upstate New York Jefferson county. I have privacy concerns

I work on property on site and live in a separate dwelling on site. I have concerns of audio being listened in on any particular camera at any time at two separate company properties and I have concerns of my private Internet traffic being stalked by the employer as well. I am finding difficulty... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

It's understandable that you have privacy concerns given your unique situation of living and working on your employer's property in Jefferson County, New York. In the United States, employees do have certain rights when it comes to privacy in the workplace.

Firstly, you should be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: When stopped for a traffic violation can police detain me for failing to provide any ID? Any case law re: same?

After being stopped for a traffic violation (stop sign) a officer requested identification which was refused to be given. Officer stated that the driver can be held in custody until he was properly identified so that a traffic ticket could be issued. Eventually ID was given and the driver was... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In New York, when a police officer stops a driver for a traffic violation, the officer has the authority to request identification. This is to ensure that the driver can be properly identified for the purpose of issuing a traffic ticket. Refusing to provide identification can lead to further legal... View More

Q: I was in a dv situation where I had to relocate and leave my home. Rochester housing authority didn’t recognize my dv

Section 8 refused to allow me to move and I had to return to Rochester and pay my landlord to let me move and keep my section 8. My landlord even attempted to sue me for late fees while I was staying with family hiding from my abuser. Also the fire investigation department and the RPD did nothing... View More

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answered on Dec 7, 2023

In situations involving domestic violence (DV) and housing, there are legal protections in place, but navigating them can be complex. Under federal law, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offers certain protections for victims of DV living in federally assisted housing, which includes Section 8... View More

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