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I am a pro se Plaintiff, and was just deposed. During the deposition,

I am a pro se Plaintiff, and was just deposed. During the deposition, the opposing attorney told me to write down the exact laws that I allege he violated. And since I had not brought any paperwork with me, he stated that I must forward that information to him within 10 days.Question: Is it my responsibility as the Plaintiff, to tell him which laws he broke? If so, where is that requirement located in the FRCP? And if not, how should I proceed......Thanks

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I work in a public school in North Carolina. My

,Hello,I work in a public school in North Carolina. My position is curriculum support in the district office. None of us currently teaches.Every month, people in the same position in surrounding counties meet to go over updates for our position. For at least the past 2 years (as long as I have been in this position), someone has said a blessing before lunch, and no one has ever complained. It has obviously been a custom for a long time, and I'm perfectly fine with it.We have someone new on our team who attended this meeting with us in October. During the blessing, he was quite rude, whispering that "they better not pray in Jesus' name." After the blessing, he stepped out of the room and paced back & forth like a bull and complained that his constitutional rights had been violated and that the blessing was illegal. We were NOT on any school property, and NO students were present.He is going to be attending this meeting with us again tomorrow - probably for the last time, since his attending these two meetings is only for his certification requirements.A member of our team told him that someone would be saying a blessing before lunch, as that has been the custom for a long time. Again, this guy flipped out and said that the blessing would violate his constitutional rights and that it would be illegal. And again, the meeting will NOT be on school property, and there will be NO students present. There will be 40 people present, and he is the only person who has ever complained about this.My question is (for North Carolina):1. Is the blessing violating this man's constitutional rights?2. Is the blessing illegal?3. Just in case we ever do meet on school property (there would still be NO students present), would the answers to #1 & #2 be the same?Thank you in advance.

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We belong to a semi-private country club in Florida. It just

We belong to a semi-private country club in Florida. It just passed a new regulation that forbids social or athletic members from booking tee times and playing golf before 11:00 am. However, charter members and outside NON-CLUB MEMBERS (AKA:the public) are free to book tee times and play whenever they want. Isn't that discriminating against the social and athletic members if services are available to the public but not to them? Isn't that illegal? The social and athletic members think this was done to intimidate them into buying the more expensive charter membership.

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I am a female civilian that was sent to a military

I am a female civilian that was sent to a military installation to perform duties for my job. When I arrived at the gate they informed me that the base was under some high security alert and they asked me to follow them. I was taken to a room by three military males and was told to remove my clothing. I asked for a female to be present, but they never sent for the female. After I was down to just my underwear, I was told that they were going to enjoy this search. They began patting down my entire body including between my thighs. Is this proper protocol?

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I am a PhD-holding academic and I recently applied

Hello. I am a PhD-holding academic and I recently applied for an instructor position at a California community college. My application was not forward for consideration to the selection committee because I failed to include a "detailed transcript evaluation," required on account that my PhD-granting institution (University of Oxford) was foreign.I looked into the matter further. The community college lists four companies they approve to provide the "evaluation" service--for a PhD-holding applicant the fees range from $195 to over $300. I find it incredible that some applicants should have to pay ~$200 just to *apply* for a job at a public institution. I have applied for many academic jobs--several at public schools in California--and have never encountered such a requirement.I just write to ask if there are even the faintest legal shades of discrimination in this policy. I would never pursue the matter via a lawsuit, but I am deeply curious as to how it's possible for a public institution to require some applicants and not others to pay a large sum simply to *apply* for a job. Note: I am a US citizen.

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I understand that these days Psychology is taught at the gh

I understand that these days Psychology is taught at the High School level, and to some extent they work with experimenting and what not. If I work near a High School do I have the legal right not to be studied or have this practiced on I? Do I have a legal right not to be arrested by a Local Police Department for any Psychology study such as the Stanford Prison experiment? How would I protect myself from what I would consider a intrusion into my life? Would I be able to sue for monetary compensation?

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My son is a freshman at an Ivy League College. Because of s

Good morning...my son is a freshman at an Ivy League College. Because of his interest in many cultures (he wants to pursue an International degree) and his present studies in Hebrew, he was encouraged to visit the on campus Hillel which is located on the college campus grounds in a college owned building to meet with the Rabbi there to discuss possible study abroad programs (he's already visited India and Okinawa on similar type exchanges as a high school school student in the past). He visited the Hillel one evening and although he was told the Rabbi was not there that evening on introducing himself and explaining what he was trying to achieve, he was enthusiastically encouraged to return anytime by the woman there and to use the facilities study rooms whenever he needed so he promptly utilized one and studied until 2 am the next morning. On his return to the Hillel the next day however he met another woman and again introduced himself and explained his motives but this time the result was devastatingly different. My son being of black descent immediately received a cold reception, with questioning along the lines of are you from a country that is an enemy of the Israel and have you been to a country that is an enemy of Israel and told that there were no student exchanges that she could think of that he would fit into. Feeling even more uncomfortable after unsuccessfully trying to make small talk by observing that the school children (which the Hillel housed) were not around and if there were available study rooms and being told that she couldn't respond to that question for security reasons, my son decided to leave and was followed around until he exited. He was then halted in his tracks by the woman asking for his name and contact information to let the Rabbi know he had been to see him. Upon arriving back to his dorm, he was scared, shocked and embarrassed to find Dartmouth security banging on his door and subsequently questioning him about his motives for being at the Hillel earlier and whether he had any negative intentions towards them. After asking him to write a report on what happened and leaving, my son contacted his Hebrew teacher who apologized and said he had done nothing wrong but explained about misunderstandings so my son decided to return to the Hillel to apologize to the woman if somehow she had misinterpreted his intentions. As he approached he observed the college campus police car together with a local city police car outside the premises but thought nothing of it as he was allowed entry into the Hillel and waited for the woman to come out of her office. Soon she approached with a security guard screaming at him that he was a terrorist and an enemy of the Hillel and attempted to have him physically thrown out. My son scared out of his wits was able to extricate himself quickly from the situation without a physical altercation and headed back to his dorm room to again call his Hebrew teacher who appalled at what was happening, called the Rabbi himself to diffuse the situation. Trent was asked to come back and an apology was made by the Rabbi when he did and later that evening by the woman who followed my son in a car (with tinted windows so he didn't initially know who was inside) for a while and waited until his friends left to jump out and confront him with an apology. My son already traumatized by the events of the day just listened and nodded until she got back into her car and left. Since this incident my son filed a bias report against the woman encouraged by his RA. We spoke to the college's safety and security office who generated a report on the incident and he's been downgraded from a "suspect status" to an incident status and we cannot get a copy of the report. When they read it to us (we taped the conversation with their knowledge) the woman justifies her part in this altercation with some inaccuracies e.g our son gave her false contact information and he was asking wildly inappropriate questions. We as his parents have written the president of the college and have subsequently been in contact with the school counsel who has informed us that this woman who worked for the college in overseeing their Kosher food dept. had resigned and had actually put in for an extended medical leave before the incident occurred. Because we feel that this is a clear example of our son being racially profiled we feel strongly that the college should be held accountable for the events of that day. Do we have a case to seek compensatory damages for what our son endured that day?

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Given ab1866, in california, can an HOA enforce a

Given ab1866, in california, can an HOA enforce a restriction against renting a granny house?

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My former boss accused my of writing checks without

My former boss accused my of writing checks without permission, I wrote all the checks for the business at his request. I was arrested in April, the police questioned me about several checks which I had sign all but 1 that they showed me, the other was signed by my boss. When I got the letter when to me in court they accusing me of only 1 check, not even 1 of the ones I was accused of in the beginning. The bank denied any wrong doing on my part but my boss took it to his friends at the police department and I was arrested, spent 6 days in jail and we were supposed to go to court Nov 2 but now its been changed to Feb 16. They say I will have a jury trial. I want to sue Mr Reid and the City of Cameron for what they are doing to me. I am not guilty of anything and the bank confirms that. What can I do to stop this?

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