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 »
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 »
Yes. The 22nd Amendment, ratified by the states in 1951, sets forth the two-term limit standard. It was a reaction to Franklin Roosevelt's FOUR election victories ('32, '36, '40, and '44). He served a portion of his fourth term until his death in office in 1945....Read more »
No, you can't sue the Supreme Court on the basis of that case. But if you can show that one or more states has violated federal statute, it might be possible to sue those states, provided that you do it before the "safe harbor" deadline which will happen in a few days.
I am asking for a friend. They were granted a DVO from their abusive boyfriend back in May. The boyfriend will not stop retaliating and now his lawyer is trying to have my friend's DVO overturned because the judge was not reelected in the past election. I was wondering if this would be applicable.
The income tax code is not tied into voting. Think of childhood stars who had very large income (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Shirley Temple, etc.) They all paid tax on their income even if they could not vote.
I was told by TN Secretary of State office that majority party candidates are listed first on general election ballots. I cannot find the legal justification for this. Can you direct me to it? Thank you
You must find out whether your city has a process for petitioning to place a referendum on the ballot (also called initiative petition), and if so, what the petition requirements are (method, number of signatures needed, time restrictions, etc.). I would start out by calling the City Clerk's...Read more »
My employer paid for the license for the position he hired me for. I am now moving to another office due to moving and he is making me pay him back but I never signed any contract stating I had to pay him back for said license.
Rather than be concerned about whether you should have to repay your employer you should be more concerned about being terminated if you refuse. Florida employers can terminate employees at any time for any reason.
My driver's license is expired. I tried renewing online and was told I needed to show a copy of my birth certificate. I do not have a "valid" copy of a birth certificate. For those who are not aware, the Florida DMV is currently in the same state of collapse as most of their other... Read more »
It was brought to my attention that one of the previous board members who has now been re-elected for another term was in fact in violation of our rules and regulations prior to the nomination period being closed, which would be a direct contradiction of the amendments that they (previous board)... Read more »
Contact your local County Bar Association and secure guidance from their Legislative Committee. We are submitting a Proposal for consideration, and have found the San Diego County Bar's Legis. Comm. to be extremely helpful in guiding/assisting our office. Good luck!
She is the president of the Board and as such was the appointing authority for the director who conducted the interviews. There is a close personal relationship between the two. Do I have any recourse?
There isn't generally a civil cause of action for nepotism or conflict of interest for an aggrieved employee. Depending on who the employer is, there might be an internal grievance procedure. Or, if it can be established that there was discrimination against the employee on the basis of a...Read more »
HOA Elections are coming. 3 seats will be available. Because 1 person is stepping down, some recommend new person elected should just work to complete the term. Does new members' right to a 3-year service prevail or should staggered terms be prioritized?
The by-laws typically control how board members serve so they would control. Usually if a member resigns mid-term then the person replacing them would only serve out the remainder of that term. Staggered terms are in the best interest of the HOA.
Yes, it is improper. In the state of Georgia, voters are not permitted to wear campaign related materials, and T-shirts are considered “materials.” It will not matter that you are wearing a shirt for a 2020 candidate and voting in 2019.
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