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Legal Question : Precedent and how many times does one have to get a ruling on the same issue...

One of my pet interests is appropriate separation of church and state... particularly regarding public schools.

I regularly read stories of teachers, coaches, and school administrators preaching the 'good word' on school time to a captive audience.

Often, an organization like the Freedom From Religion Foundation will take up the case and write a letter and if the activity isn't stopped then a court case can go forward.

At what point is something, not even this specific issue, considered to have a legal foundation and bringing someone in a X vs Y court case in unnecessary?

IOW, at what point can someone make a call to the authorities and report that a law is being broken and it is on the government to investigate and prosecute as opposed to a private organization bringing the school etc.. to court?

"I've been robbed" " My civil rights were violated" etc.. etc..

Or is it always necessary?

I believe that I understand that the issues can be re-adjudicated at state levels based on state laws but what about a federal mandate such as the establishment clause?

Clear as mud I hope... I feel like this is a basic concept but I must have missed that specific day of civics...

Florida musician killed by plainclothes cop never fired gun: lawyer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida musician who was shot and killed by a plainclothes police officer after his car broke down on a highway exit ramp never fired the handgun he was carrying and was running away at one point, lawyers for the dead man's family said on Thursday.

Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black drummer, was waiting for a tow truck around 3 a.m. on Sunday when he was approached by Nouman Raja, who was driving an unmarked van, the lawyers told a news conference on the steps of the Palm Beach County courthouse.

Police say there was a confrontation with Jones, who was carrying a recently purchased handgun, that ended with Jones being shot and killed by Raja, who was on duty investigating a burglary.

The shooting is the latest in a string of fatal incidents involving police and black men across the United States that have sparked outrage and fueled questions about excessive use of force by officers.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-musician-killed-plainclothes-cop-never-fired-gun-151151385.html


Bit more clarity than there was a few days ago at least...

Jim Webb... Great line about who your biggest enemy was...

Won't get you elected but still... Nice...
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