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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: fhtagn for the People's House - April 2018 on: March 25, 2019, 01:43:06 pm
Endorsed!
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: March 2019-Lincoln Gubernatorial and Special Council Voting Booth on: March 24, 2019, 11:45:29 pm

WARNING: Do not vote until 0:00 EST (1:00 EDT).

OFFICIAL BALLOT
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Region of Lincoln
March 2019 Regular Gubernatorial and Special Council Elections




Instructions and important information

This election will last for exactly 72 hours beginning at 12:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time) [1:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)] on Friday, March 22 and ending at 12:00 AM [1:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)] on Monday, March 25. All votes cast outside of this period will be counted invalid.

Ballot instructions
1. Please vote for the candidate of your choosing on both races on the ballot. The election is carried out using standard Atlasian procedure in the Council race, so you may rank the candidates ss you choose.

2. You are permitted, but not advised, to edit your ballot within 20 minutes of posting it in this thread. Editing your ballot more than 20 minutes after posting it in this voting booth will cause it to be counted invalid.

3. Please check over your ballot thoroughly before you click "Post". You have no excuse for casting a ballot which contains errors or does not accurately reflect your preferences. Failure to correct errors in your ballot may result in its disqualification.

4. It is a crime against the Republic of Atlasia to a) delete your ballot after the voting period is closed and before the results are certified or delete your ballot after the 20 minute edit period and revote and/or b) intimidate or attempt to place undue pressure on a voter to delete their ballot as outlined in part a or invalidate their ballot.

5. Please note multiple posts within the voting booth (with the exception of the original ballot post posted by the election administrator) are prohibited and will result in your ballot being invalid

Eligibility
You are eligible to vote in this election if you (a) have registered with the federal Census Bureau as a voter of one of the states of this region; (b) have not had your voting rights stripped as the result of deregistration or court order; (c) meet all other requirements set forth in Article V of the Constitution of Lincoln; (d) have been a registered voter of Lincoln for the past week and (e) have made 10 posts in the last 8 weeks (posts only count if made before the start of this election).




General election ballot

There are two elections on this ballot.


Election one - For Governor of Lincoln
MARK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING.


[  ] Peanut of Illinois

[ 1 ] Write-in: Poirot _________




Election two - For the vacant seat in the Council of Lincoln
RANK OR MARK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING.


[  ] Ishan (Social Democrat-Labor) of Pennsylvania

[  ] PyroTheFox (Labor Left-Labor) of New York

[1] Wazza 1901 (Unaffiliated-Federalist Party) of Maine

[  ] Write-in: ___________



3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NCAA basketball 2018-19 megathread on: March 24, 2019, 10:15:56 pm
First time since 2009 that all teams on the top 3 seed lines make it to the sweet sixteen.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Discord Regulations Bill (Debating) on: March 19, 2019, 09:30:18 pm
I would like to thank the Senate PPT for agreeing to sponsor this bill. I agree with Yankee that this bill will need amendments before being passed. However this is an issue the senate needs to solve. Currently Discord is largely unregulated which has been rife with targeted harassment toward other players, leaks  from private server and private messages. It is important that we create some basic laws regulating discord in order to bring a level of civility to the platform which will create a welcoming environment for all Atlasians. We also need to clamp down on the leaking of private messages which have caused serious issues in the past on discord.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: March 19, 2019, 12:45:51 am
1184AZ
Atlas Conservative Party
Massachusetts


6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: bruhgmger2 for Fremont Parliament on: March 18, 2019, 11:01:25 pm
What is your position on gun control in Fremont?
How would you reform the current Fremont Tax code?
What specific changes if any would you make to healthcare in Fremont?
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: H-17.5: Federal Assault Weapons Ban Act on: March 17, 2019, 11:40:28 pm
I object to the motion to table. It is obviously far too early in debate to do so, as I haven't even begun to advocate yet. It is clear to me that an assault weapons ban is absolutely necessary, and the horrific shooting in New Zealand is just the most recent of many mass shootings that have been committed with these weapons. Atlasia formerly had an assaults weapons ban from 1994 to 2004, and we ought to again.

If the bill doesn't meet Paygo, I'll offer an amendment soon to fix it.
You miss the point where criminals will just find other illegal means to get their hands on assault weapon. Chances are if you are really ok with committing mass murder than you probably have little issue with breaking a gun law. Essentially if your going to go to prison for life for murder how is an additional penalty for use of an illegal firearm an effective deterrent?  As for the manufacturing ban you seem to ignore the fact that even though the manufacturing of hard drugs is illegal many still do so. I fail to see how your ban is going to stop the manufacturing of assault weapons.In reality this ban will just put a major damper on a the hunting industry and security industry. Ultimately anything can be exploited so the answer shouldn’t be just ban what can be exploited but instead go after those that abuse the item in question.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Atlas ESPN Men’s Basketball Bracket Challenge on: March 17, 2019, 05:42:09 pm
http://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2019/en/sharer?redirect=tcmen%3A%2F%2Fx-callback-url%2FshowGroup%3FgroupID%3D2824950&groupID=2824950

Password Leip
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: LC 1.11 LGBT protection Act on: March 17, 2019, 04:42:30 pm
Public organizations are already prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and Gender Identity under federal law.

https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=239985.0
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Lincoln constitutional amendment, March 2019 on: March 17, 2019, 12:41:58 pm
Nay
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Justice on: March 14, 2019, 11:21:59 pm
My sincerest apologies for the long delays in this case. While the crime of impersonation was almost certainly committed their is no conclusive evidence to convict someone for impersonation. This case is now closed.

x1184AZ   
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Legislation Introduction Thread on: March 12, 2019, 09:59:44 pm
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Discord Regulations Bill

To resolve leaking from private chats and harassment on discord  
1. Discord Crimes
A:Conducting official business on discord- This crime shall be considered the conducting or taking part of a formal votes and making of formal motions by any regional assembly or the federal senate or federal  house. Any legislative business conducted by the previous mentioned assembles  shall be considered null and void if done on discord.
B. Sharing of non authorized Direct Messages- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of direct messages either whole or in part with other citizens of Atlasia either on Discord or on the public forum without the express written consent of the other individual(s) in the DM.
C. Sharing of non authorized messages in locked channels in Atlasia serves- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of messages in a locked channel of a Atlasia affiliated server either whole or by part on either discord or in public without the express written consent of all individuals that posted in the shared messages.
D Spreading liable speech about another Atlasia citizen on discord- This crime shall be considered the spreading of knowingly false information about a registered Atlasian to at least one other registered Atlasia citizen.
E Harassment of other Atlasian citizens on discord- This shall be known as the public posting of vulgar or threatening remarks directed or about another Atlasian citizen.

2.Criminal liability and sentencing procedures- The above crimes shall be tried the same way  as Crimes against Atlasia. The above crimes shall have a maximum sentence of a 1 year voting ban and a 1 year ban on holding office.

3. This bill shall take effect immediately upon passage.

13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE RESOLUTION: The Recall of Senators Amendment (Debating) on: March 10, 2019, 07:01:25 pm
I would also point out that Rimjob took advantage of a pro-regional reform pushed by Maroduke, which regionalized the manner of administering regional amendment ratification, thus allowing them to opt for regional legislative approval.

There will also be hostile elements, seeking to cheat the system.

Strategic Registration has at various points crippled this game, typically via the Pacific by pulling out dissident residents to supply the numbers to go after another region. Most every example of such, has almost always involved pulling people from the West and this is one of many factors as to why the Pacific and subsequently Fremont has always struggled, since they are frequently the ones being strip mined.

If such were to be attempted again, on the scale Windjammer describes, I would aggressively push for harsh criminal penalties for the ring leaders and move restrictions.


Is it a crime to engage in strategic registration? I guess that could be an ammendment to the criminal code.

Also, it's worth noting that I think the fear of strategic registration is overblown. First, there is a 6 month cooldown on any region changes, which should work to discourage any strategic registration attempts.

Second, strategic registration is a double edged sword. Let's say Labor were to engage in strategic registration in Lincoln (since that was the closest region last election). That would mean moving voters from the South (probably losing seats in the CoD) or Fremont (risking their majorities there). Same goes for the Feds or any other party.

The risks of strategic registration are probably large enough for it not to be done.
Strategic registration is completely legal.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Justice on: March 10, 2019, 06:44:44 pm

Quote from: Final Text
AN ACT OF CONGRESS
To reintroduce and organize the distribution of classified information from the Game Moderator to responsible officials in the government.

Be it enacted in Both Houses of Congress Assembled,
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Reintroduction of Top Secret Classification Act
Section 1. The Game Moderator, or the officer acting in such capacity, shall have power to at their discretion classify documents and other intelligence of their genesis as "Top Secret" for the purpose of dissemination of information of vital national security or economic importance; and all such documents and intelligence so classified, shall henceforth be referred to as "classified material" or "classified correspondence" for the purposes of this Act.

Section 2. Classified correspondence must be clearly marked as "Top Secret" in the subject line of the message.

Section 3. Classified material may only be conferred, whether in full form or in summary, to the President, the Vice President, officers of the Cabinet and of the National Security Council, the Deputy Game Moderator, members of Congress, and to all other persons to whom the Game Moderator (or officer so acting) should so design to confer them; and all such persons must be named by the Game Moderator (or officer so acting) in the body of the original message, or else in subsequent correspondence.  Classified material may also be delivered to the Justices and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and to trial juries as necessitated for the just prosecution of cases outlined by this Act.

Section 4. Material classified as "Top Secret" by the Game Moderator (or by the officer so acting) shall remain so classified until issuance of a countervailing order by the same, or until 180 days from their classification.  If, at the expiration of the 180 days, the Game Moderator (or officer so acting) shall consider the relevant material too sensitive to be yet declassified, they shall have the option of extending the period of classification for an additional 180 days; but material once reclassified, shall not again be so, regardless of the opinion of the Game Moderator or any other officers.

Section 5. It shall be punishable under federal Law for any person entrusted with classified material to reveal that information to an individual not named under Section 3 of this Act.
(a) This crime shall be tried as though it were a crime under the Consolidated Criminal Justice Act.
(b) Use of classified material as evidence in such cases shall be revealed and discussed in private among the presiding Justice, Counsel and the jury, where applicable.
(c) Sentencing of the crime shall be by the presiding Justice; they may sentence the guilty party for up to, but not exceeding, a two month ban from voting and a four month ban from holding any office under the Republic of Atlasia.

Section 6. The Game Moderator, or officer so acting, shall bear responsibility for the archival of classified materials, and for the publication of such materials upon issuance of a countervailing order, or upon expiration of the period of 180 days established by Section 4 of this Act. It shall be at the discretion of the Game Moderator to determine a suitable system for archival; but however the archive may be established, complete and unabridged access must be granted the Deputy Game Moderator, the President, and the Secretary of State.

15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Justice on: March 10, 2019, 12:52:07 pm
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Section 4 (Criminal Liability)
i. In order for a criminal conviction in the Republic of Atlasia to stand it is necessary that the case against a defendant or against multiple defendants be proven beyond all reasonable doubt.
ii. The basic standard of liability for cases concerning both Crimes Against Atlasia and Acts of Treason shall be as in the Common Law: actus reas non facit reum nisi mens sit rea. It must therefore be proven not only that a criminal act has taken place but that the citizen charged can be reasonably held to be fully responsible, whether by act or by omission, for that criminal act.
iii. In cases in which it is certain that a criminal act has been committed by a member of a group of persons, but that it is not certain which of those persons has committed the criminal act, then it shall be possible to convict all said group of persons of the criminal charge in question, provided it can be demonstrated that there was no attempt by that group of persons to prevent the criminal act from taking place.

Section 5 (Criminal Prosecution)
i. Trial of all Crimes against Atlasia and Acts of Treason shall be performed in full compliance with the provisions of Article I of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia. Breach of these provisions shall render any conviction unsafe.
ii. Defendants shall not be denied access to legal counsel from an active citizen of their choice, and also retain the right to waive their right to legal counsel. If a defendant has attempted without success to secure legal counsel or has, after a period of more than forty eight hours, declined to either seek or affirmatively waive legal representation, then the Department of Justice shall nominate an appropriately qualified citizen to act as Public Defendant for the duration of the trial. Said nominee must meet with the approval of the Presiding Judge in the trial in question and must be a person of upstanding moral character.
iii. The Judiciary is hereby mandated to create and to uphold all rules with respect to trial procedure, up to and including the matter of personal conduct, so long as these rules do not contradict any part of this Act. In the event of a gross breach of trial procedure, the Presiding Judge may choose to charge the person or persons responsible with Contempt of Court which shall be treated as a Crime against Atlasia as per Section 2, clause i of this Act.

Section 6 (Admissibility of Evidence)
i. The Presiding Judge may admit the following as evidence at his own discretion:
(a) Any actual statements, whether quoted in full or in part, made on the Atlas Forum that pertain to the trial. If these statements have been deleted from the Atlas Forum but a copy in the form of a screenshot has been made of them, then that copy in the form of a screenshot may be treated as equally admissible to an original quoted statement. If these statements have been deleted from the Atlas Forum, but survive – whether in full or in part – as quotations in the post of another Atlas Forum user, then these quoted fragments may also be treated as equally admissible to an original quoted statement.
(b) The sworn testimony of a citizen of the Republic of Atlasia who has witnessed the alleged offence or its planning or preparation at first hand, or who has witnessed credible evidence of conspiracy.
(c) An admission of guilt or culpability by the defendant in a thread on the Atlas Forum, or in a place viewed or heard by other persons, with recordings or testimony attributing to the same.
(d) Evidence obtained through proper investigation of the IP address from which the offence was perpetrated.
(e) Credible evidence presented to the Court by the Forum Moderators or by Dave Leip, the Forum Owner.
(f) Other forms of evidence that are credible in nature and which do not contradict this Act or the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia may additionally be considered.
ii. The Presiding Judge has an absolute right to reject evidence (whether in whole or in part) that he or she feels to be tainted by procedural flaws, to be of dubious provenance or to wholly lack credibility.

Section 7 (Sentencing)
i. In the event of a conviction, sentencing shall be carried out by the Presiding Judge in accordance with the following guidelines:
(a) The standard punishment for both Crimes Against Atlasia and Acts of Treason shall be the removal of certain political rights – the right to hold office and the right to vote in federal or regional elections – of the guilty person or persons. The Presiding Judge may decide at his or her discretion on the exact combination of political rights to remove from the guilty person or persons. Subsequent references to sentence length refer to any and all combination of the above punishments.
(b) For all Crimes Against Atlasia and even for Acts of Treason there shall be no minimum sentence. In such exceptional cases as the Presiding Judge sees fit, he or she may opt to issue a Discharge, which shall mean that the guilty person or persons shall suffer no punishment further than the acquisition of a criminal record.
(c) The maximum sentence for all Crimes Against Atlasia other than Identity Theft or Electoral Intimidation shall be of one year in length.
(d) The maximum sentence for Identity Theft and Electoral Intimidation shall be of two year in length.
(e) The maximum sentence for all Acts of Treason and Terrorism shall be of three years in length.
(f) The Presiding Judge may decide, if there are adequate grounds, to suspend a sentence – in whole or in part – and instead place the guilty person or persons under a period of probation, the exact length of which shall be no longer and no shorter than the part of the sentence being suspended. Failure by the guilty person or persons to obey in full the terms of their probation shall result in the immediate imposition of their full sentence. Life Sentences may not be suspended.

16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Justice on: March 10, 2019, 12:19:38 pm
Attention Know the Law
If you believe any of the below laws have been violated please pm me with documented evidence of the alleged criminal behavior and my office will investigate the matter. 

Please note the below quote has been changed to reflect amendments to the criminal justice act.
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AN ACT
to establish the criminal code
of the Republic of Atlasia

Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, the Criminal Justice Act of 2016. It may be cited as the Criminal Justice Act or as the CJA.

Section 2 (Crimes against Atlasia)
i. The following shall be crimes against Atlasia:
(a) Impersonation. This offense shall be defined as the impersonation of another Atlas Forum member, be they a citizen of the Republic of Atlasia or not, within the territory of the Republic of Atlasia.
(b) Identity Theft. This offence shall be defined as the illicit taking of control by any means of another Atlas Forum member's person account, be they a citizen of the republic or not, without explicit and provable consent.
(c) Voter Fraud. This offence shall be defined as the creation of identities other than a citizen's primary identity in the Republic of Atlasia and subsequently entering this identity into the tally of registered voters.
1. If a citizen no longer has access to their previous forum account and wishes to register with a new forum account in Atlasia, then they shall be allowed to do so legally only if they make it clear in the registration thread who they are and which forum account they previously registered under so that the Secretary of Federal Elections may appropriately update the registration without having any duplicate accounts on the voter roll.
2. This shall exclude those who have had their previous account banned from the Atlas Forum.
(d) Electoral Fraud. This offence shall be defined as the manipulation of of the republic's electoral procedures and practices with the aim of fraudulently altering the results of a specific electoral contest.
(e) Obscenity. This offence shall be defined as the posting of any threads, messages, images, videos, links or other media of a pornographic or sexually explicit nature on the territory of the Republic of Atlasia. In cases where the material posted is of a clearly pornographic nature, the offence shall be known as Gross Obscenity.
(f) Electoral Intimidation. This offence shall be defined as the placing of undue pressure on a citizen of the Republic to cast a ballot in a particular way, to not cast a ballot at all, or to invalidate a ballot already cast via direct threats of revenge, blackmail, or retribution. In those cases in which undue pressure has been applied in the form of credible threats to disclose personal information, the offence shall be known as Grievous Electoral Intimidation.

(g) Ballot Tampering. This offense shall be defined as the deletion of a ballot during a period between vote was closed and elected officeholders sworn-in, soliciting to delete a ballot during the same period or deleting a ballot within the election period after 20 minutes of the vote being cast and re-voting within the election period.
(h) Misconduct in Public Office. This offence shall be defined as the abuse of office for provable personal gain by cabinet officials or deputy cabinet officials.
(i) Perjury. This offence shall be defined as "any person who takes an oath before a competent tribunal or officer that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, wilfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true."
(j) Breach of the Peace. This offence shall be defined as the wilful undertaking of activities that though not treasonous nevertheless undermine the stability and security of the Republic of Atlasia.
(k) Malicious Editing of the Wiki. This offence shall be defined as the editing of the Atlasia Wiki with malicious intent.
(l) Improper Behaviour on the Wiki. This offence shall be defined as the knowing violation or flagrant disregard of standards and guidelines for the Atlasia Wiki established by the National Archivist.
(m) Contempt of Court. See Section 5, clause iii of this Act.
(n) Terrorism. This offense shall be defined as the malacious deletion or destruction of threads housing government institutions, voting booths, or the legislation threads of any legislative body in Atlasia.
ii. In those cases in which a Crime Against Atlasia has been attempted unsuccessfully, it shall nevertheless be possible to charge a citizen with the offense that they unsuccessfully attempted to commit. In such cases the official record of the charge shall be prefaced with 'Attempted', but no other alterations to procedure shall be made. This applies to all Crimes Against Atlasia with the exception of Obscenity (including Gross Obscenity), Misconduct in Public Office, Perjury, and Contempt of Court.
iii. In those cases in which the perpetrator of a Crime Against Atlasia has been instructed, commissioned, mandated, or otherwise aided by other persons in the planning or execution of the offence in question, then those persons may also be charged with the offence that they conspired to commit. In such cases the record of the charge shall be prefaced with Conspiracy to Commit, but no other alterations to procedure shall be made. It shall not be necessary to charge an individual with a specific Crime Against Atlasia in order to charge other persons in this manner.

Section 3 (Treason)
i. The following acts are hereby declared to be treasonous:
(a) Rebellion. This shall be defined as the use of armed forces to overthrow the government of Republic of Atlasia or the government of any of its constituent Regions.
(b) Aiding Rebellion. This shall be defined as the intentional direction of funds, military aid, or strategic advice to any person, persons, group or groups engaged in or seeking to engage in rebellion against the government of the Republic of Atlasia or the government of any of its constituent Regions.
(c) Terrorism. This shall be defined as the use or threat of use of force or violence by a person, persons or organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating civilians and/or the government of the Republic of Atlasia or the government of any of its constituent Regions.
(d) Destruction of a Voting Booth. This shall be defined as the deleting of the thread in which a voting booth or an absentee voting booth for an active election is contained.
(e) Destruction of Public Records.  This shall be defined as the deleting of a thread in which legislation or executive actions are contained.
(f) Secession. This shall be defined as the declaration or threatened declaration of independence from the Republic of Atlasia by any territorial entity within the bounds of the Republic of Atlasia or by any group of persons within the bounds of the Republic of Atlasia, except according to the provisions set forth in the Constitution thereof.
(g) Refutation of Federal Supremacy in Law. This shall be defined as the denial – whether by word, by deed, or by omission – by any serving officeholder in the Republic of Atlasia or any of its constituent Regions of the supremacy of federal law, or of the decision by any person to serve in a Regional government that denies that it is subject to federal law.
Continued in next post.

17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Department of Justice on: March 10, 2019, 12:18:34 pm
Department of Justice
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Welcome to the Department of Justice. This thread is open for public questions on legal matters, as well as for press releases that the justice department may publish from time to time.

x1184AZ
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: March 10, 2019, 11:55:55 am
I, 1184AZ, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of Attorney General of Atlasia, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, so help me God.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Confirmed) on: March 10, 2019, 11:54:10 am
I would like to thank the senate for their support.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 05, 2019, 10:14:31 am
I realize this question is a bit late, but during the Rpryor hearing I asked about this and I don't think it was addressed in the short period he was Attorney General. However, going back to Dereich's time as Attorney General there were concerns expressed about the fact that the Department of Justice in Atlasia has a very weak mandate compared to rl and thus lacks the ability to engage in or at least clearly to engage in various legal actions that the RL Department of Justice can.

Would you be interested in pursuing an expansion of the department's mandate, have you discussed this with the President and if not would you pledge to being work on this with the President immediately, if confirmed?
I have certainly not discussed this with the President yet though this is something that we would definitely discuss if confirmed.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 03, 2019, 10:38:54 pm
I have a follow-up question: will you run for any offices (be it federal or regional) during your tenure as Attorney General, should you be confirmed?
I am not running for office right now or planning to do so as Attorney General.
You've stated previously that you will recuse yourself from conflicts of interest. If your plans change and you decide to run for office while Attorney General, will you resign to mount your campaign?
Yes honourable senator.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 03, 2019, 09:50:53 pm
I have a follow-up question: will you run for any offices (be it federal or regional) during your tenure as Attorney General, should you be confirmed?
I am not running for office right now or planning to do so as Attorney General.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 03, 2019, 09:13:44 pm
What's your take on federal antitrust law?

Also do you believe the seemingly forgotten Constitutional textual powers about patents, copyrights, immigration, bankruptcies, bureaucracies, jurisdiction stripping, means that all federal laws on those subjects are null and void?
I support the current laws and do not envision making any major changes to anti trust laws during my term.
This is something I would personally like to see the court rule on specifically. I would personally have to look into and research this some more before coming to a definite conclusion one way or the other.

24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 03, 2019, 12:00:04 pm
What is your opinion of the Supreme Court justices?
I have great respect for the courts authority and decisions they comes to.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Confirmation Hearing: 118AZ for Attorney General (Debating) on: March 03, 2019, 02:27:58 am
Thank you for joining us here today.

Mr. AZ, based on your previous statements, you seem to believe that it’s okay for the Attornet General to also hold positions in the regional governments. If I’m mischaractetizing your views please correct me, but you said, and I quote “I don’t view it as something that should be avoided at all costs.” Would you like to elaborate or clarify this atatement at all.

Furthermore, how can Atlasians know you’re not using this position to further future electoral prospects?
Yes that’s correct, we have seen others serve as both AG and elected office with no issues such as Harry S Truman being Fremont FM and AG. Ultimately as long as the Attorney General takes appropriate safeguards than it shouldn’t be a problem for them to have multiple positions. I can assure you that I have always separated my partisan affiliation from actions in upholding our laws and being a good public servant. As election admin for Lincoln all ballots were counted in an accurate and efficient manner while as Attorny General I took all complaints seriously no matter the source; while coming to a fair and accurate conclusion independent of my own political beliefs.
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