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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Remedy if our compromised City Council kills a public hearing request on Term Limits that apply only to themselves?

Many residents sent the following to city leaders: Honorable Mayor and Council Members, I would like to request that you lead a discussion designed to place a Term Limit measure for City Council Members on the ballot this November. I request you add this issue to the public agenda of your next... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In California, if a city council decides not to hold a public hearing or advance a term limit measure despite public request, residents have several options to consider.

First, it's important to review the city's charter and municipal code. These documents often outline the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Election Law for California on
Q: How do I report an election code violation for central committee in riverside county?

A member who was registered with a different party was appointed to NW caucus deputy vice chair we did not know he was a member of different party but we want him removed. This individual has now pulled papers to run for central committee but he hasn’t been registered with the party for a year so... View More

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answered on Nov 30, 2023

To report an election code violation in Riverside County, California, you should contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters. They handle election-related concerns and can guide you on the appropriate process for filing a complaint.

For the specific issue of a member being registered...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Election Law for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, if part of a college campus is used as a polling place does HB 280 still apply or is it a gun free zone?

This is assuming that the area of campus being used for polling is not regulated as a weapons free area under Georgia’s Campus Carry Law(HB 280).

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Under Georgia law, HB 280 allows individuals with the appropriate license to carry a concealed handgun in certain areas on public college campuses. However, this does not apply to buildings and property used for athletic sporting events or student housing, including fraternity and sorority houses.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Election Law for New York on
Q: Hi, I am a shareholder in co-op building in NYC We didn't have an election for the 4-5 years.

The shareholders lost trust in board directors members

We send a request for special meeting and immediate election , more that 25% of shareholders signed the letter.

The board didn't reply to our request, they just ignore us.

what can we do in such case.

Thank you,

Lola

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answered on Nov 4, 2023

If the board of your co-op in NYC is not responding to a request for a special meeting and election signed by more than 25% of shareholders, you may need to take further action. Check your co-op's bylaws for specific procedures regarding special meetings and the election of board members. If... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Wisconsin on
Q: can our westfield wi town chair person have a court record-where she owed the state of wisconsin considerable money in

income tax and also have small claims court date trying to get her out of office--

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

In Wisconsin, it's possible for a town chairperson to have a court record related to owing the state income tax or being involved in a small claims court case. Court records are typically public unless sealed by a court order. Such records can potentially impact her position in office, but the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Election Law for Washington DC on
Q: I am a shut-in. My husband won't allow me to obtain an ID. What can I do?

I'm 57 yrs old and suffered a medical emergency 3 yes ago. I have been homebound since.

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answered on Mar 11, 2023

If you are a shut-in and unable to leave your home to obtain an ID, you may still be able to obtain one through alternative methods. One option is to apply for a state ID card by mail or online, if your state offers these options. You may need to provide certain documents, such as a birth... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Election Law for California on
Q: Questions regarding legal career

I'm currently a Political Science student at UCLA. I am considering going to law school and I would like to talk to currently practicing lawyers to gain some perspective regarding law school and careers in law. Would appreciate if anyone would be willing to chat :)

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answered on Mar 8, 2023

Law school is typically a three-year graduate program that prepares students to practice law. Students typically study a range of legal topics, including contracts, torts, property law, civil procedure, criminal law, and constitutional law. In addition to classroom learning, many law schools offer... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for North Carolina on
Q: Do Parties Have To Spend Donations on What They Promise They Will?

In NC, if a Party sends a campaign donation request to voters and says they will spend donations on a specific thing, do they have to spend that money on that particular thing? Or can they spend it on something else instead?

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answered on Mar 5, 2023

In general, political parties and campaigns are required to use campaign donations for the specific purposes for which they were given. However, the rules regarding the use of campaign funds can vary depending on the state and the type of election.

In North Carolina, the State Board of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a lawyer do something about the nepotism going on at Washington county sheriffs office? Hello

We have proof.

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answered on Mar 5, 2023

If you have proof of nepotism occurring at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, you may want to consider contacting a lawyer who specializes in employment law or civil rights law.

A lawyer can advise you on the appropriate legal options available to you, which may include filing a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Election Law for Texas on
Q: As a notary public in the state of Texas, may I rescind a notarization?
John Michael Frick
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answered on Jan 23, 2023

Rescission is not really applicable in this scenario. The notary public is not usually a party to the substantive instrument notarized. The sole role of the notary is confirming the identity of the individual whose signature is being notarized. That’s accomplished by comparing the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Election Law for Kentucky on
Q: I received an election mailer called FREE THE VOTE. This is from FICPFM an advocacy organization for convicts.

I am a law abiding citizen and don't like the postal people seeing the implication that I'm not. Any information on what to do.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 31, 2023

Write them a letter and ask to be removed from their mailing list.

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Nebraska on
Q: In Nebraska, can they keep an eviction on your record if you never received the summons to the court hearing?

I was given my 7 day notice, and started moving, but haven't been able to get everything out in time. They had the court date, but I never received anything telling me when court was, so they ruled in favor of my landlord. I was only going to go to try to keep the eviction off my record. They... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Oct 27, 2023

If a court case was filed, it would be a matter of public record. Even if you were successful in defending against the eviction action, the case number and details would be public record.

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law on
Q: Good morning, Atty. I just want to ask regarding with exercising the suffrage of the citizens in this incoming election.

What will happen to me if I am a first time voter and cannot able to vote? Is there ramification on that?

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answered on Oct 24, 2023

If you're a first-time voter unable to vote in an election, the consequences for not voting can vary depending on your local election laws. In some places, there may be no legal penalties, while in others, there could be fines. Check your local regulations, explore options like absentee... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Election Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Hello, I am 64 and I am responsible for my 57 year old handicapped little brother. My son and daughter-in-law have been

My son and daughter in law have been psychologically and a little bit physically abusing us for years. They have neglected us horribly after promising to help us as we age.

They recently talked me into signing over my house and land to them and a couple weeks later had us evicted and put... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 27, 2023

Contact Adult Protective Services and report the abuse. If you signed your land away without fair market value, that is a prime example of such abuse. Call and report it immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Illinois on
Q: Questions regarding legal career

I'm currently a Political Science student at UCLA. I am considering going to law school and I would like to talk to currently practicing lawyers to gain some perspective regarding law school and careers in law so I can make an informed decision as to whether or not to attend law school. Would... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2023

Firstly, it's important to understand that law school is a significant investment of time and money, so it's important to consider your long-term goals and motivations for attending law school. Some common reasons for attending law school include a desire to practice law, a desire to gain... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Missouri on
Q: Does Foster v, Love decision mean that elections have to be decided by midnight on "election Day" otherwise it's void?

“When the federal statutes speak of ‘the election’… they plainly refer to the combined actions of voters and officials meant to make a final selection of an officeholder… By establishing a particular day as ‘the day’ on which these actions must take place, the statutes simply regulate... View More

John Michael Frick
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answered on Nov 24, 2022

True, a ballot completed after midnight on Election Day may not be counted in a federal election.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Collections, Election Law and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: 1) Hello. Is it legal for a poa/hoa board to elect themselves as members of the board without an election? If there's

2) supposed to be an election to vote for a member by the residents?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Please see my responses to your several other questions about the same thing. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Is there an example from California state La superior court to appeal to change my biased judge and continue trial soon

Is there an example from Ca state La superior court to appeal to change my biased judge and continue trial immediately? My current trial was wrongly decided as a mistrial when defendants attorney (all white ppl) pressured the judge (female Asian like me, my legal team are all Asian), after first... View More

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answered on Sep 23, 2022

You can put in a motion for a new trial and base it on those grounds.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Does this mean governor Ron DeSantis committed voter intimidation by using felons who unknowingly voted illegally?

Just days before the primaries, governor DeSantis made sure not to clarify that these voters were felons who thought their rights were restored. I cannot see how this is NOT being considered voter intimidation. If you think that what this man has done was legal, please explain. I appreciate your... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 22, 2022

I looked online for what you are referencing, and I see a story regarding DeSantis announcing that the Fla. Dept. of Law Enforcement arrested 20 people who allegedly voted illegally because their voting rights were not restored, even though they were allowed to register. (See, for example,... View More

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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... View More

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