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State Constitutions Website

I've made a website to make it easier to access state constitutions. Help me figure out how to reach the people who will be most interested.
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Am I being legally surveilled?

My boss owns the apartment in which I reside. Above the front door is a large and ominous security camera replete with a bank of infrared lights. My comings and goings are recorded and accessible by not only the boss (who was unaware of its existence), but 2 other employees who have no right to watch what I do. Or do they? Can someone answer me: is this scenario legal?
posted by eedele on Oct 27, 2012 - 25 answers

"I would prefer not to produce my ID, thanks."

Do you have personal experience or anecdotes of what happened when a police officer requested an ID from you and you refused? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Dec 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Applying constitutional law abroad

Applying constitutional law abroad [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Constitutionality of US federal death penalty

How would a more qualified person refute my dumb legal theory regarding the death penalty? [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Aug 27, 2009 - 18 answers

What's the deal with UNCAT, the Genva Convetions, and the US?

I have some questions about torture regarding international and US law, especially the Geneva Conventions and the UNCAT. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

What (for him) to do?

ForA(Best)FriendFilter: What can a smart, idealistic kid do out of college in the DC area which relates to law & the study of the constitution? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 24, 2008 - 9 answers

It's been on my mind: what legal say do the dead have?

In the United States, what legal rights are there for dead people? Does the constitution have stipulations for the rights of dead Americans and non-Americans who die in America? Also, how long - hypothetically - does a person need to be dead until their body becomes public property and, in the case of those who die leaving kin, are dead bodies 'owned', and for how long?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Indians- Why and How?

What are MeFi's favorite resources about American Indian law? I'm a fairly well-read person on the letters of the law- I read the appropriate journals and legal briefs- but I'd like a more comprehensive set of rhetoric about the native peoples of the Americas. [more inside]
posted by thethirdman on Jun 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me sift through the deluge of potential topics!

What do you feel is the biggest case, or group of cases, concerning online censorship and a breach of first ammendment rights to happen in the past five years? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

I want my habeas corpus

How, with our system of law, can the Military Commissions Act be repealed? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Oct 1, 2006 - 25 answers

Must all statutory laws be written?

Is there a constitutional provision in the United States that all statutory laws must be written and/or available to the public for review? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Jul 20, 2006 - 18 answers

US drafted constitutions?

Besides Japan and Iraq, what other countries have constitutions that were drafted either by or under the direction or assistance of the U.S. (or allied occupation made up of at least the U.S.)? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Oct 30, 2005 - 13 answers

What legaWhat are the legalities around programs like US-VISIT?

Being a non-US citizen that has family living in the continental US I have noticed that border traversal has been getting exceedingly difficult and more intrusive. However, the US-VISIT program seems to take it a little far (IMO). [more inside]
posted by purephase on May 16, 2005 - 20 answers

What's so great about the U.S. constitution?

What's so great about the U.S. constitution? From a political science perspective, a legal perspective, a historical perspective? Non-USians without a written constitution especially invited to reply.
posted by insideout on Dec 4, 2004 - 33 answers

Were all 11 of the "defense of marriage" initiatives amendments to state constitutions, or were some just laws?

PoliticsFilter: Were all 11 of the "defense of marriage" initiatives amendments to state constitutions, or were some just laws? (I know Oregon's was an amendment, but haven't been able to find out about all the others) If they are amendments, are state constitutions superceded by the U.S. Constitution?
posted by RylandDotNet on Nov 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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