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That depends on how you define "legal", and the conclusion that "legality isn't a guide to morality" is potentially misleading. If "legal" means "allowed by the letter of the law", and you assume that German laws were legitimately applicable in the conquered territories, then yes - after the Enabling Act of 1933 gave the government the ability to pass laws ...


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Its complicated. As other answers have said, in Nazi Germany the Nazi party was the recognised government, and hence made the laws and administered them. The Holocaust was carried out under these laws, so from the practical point of view of someone in Germany or German-occupied countries at the time the Holocaust was legal. The concept of Crimes Against ...


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Starting in 1942 Hitler could personally dismiss any civilian judge. Also starting that year the Jewish prisoners became the responsibility of the SS (by an order of Thierack, the newly appointed Reich Minister of Justice.) [source: Law and the Holocaust, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum] So the only system in which the execution/extermination of ...


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According to the Nazis' definition of "legal", it was. According to the Führerprinzip in Nazi Germany, Hitler was above the law by definition. His directives were statutory orders, i.e. law -- even if... Many of them are direct evidence of the commission of war crimes such as the notorious Commando Order. Known directives included Aktion T4 (euthanasia),...


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A duel might be legal in Iowa (dueling is not explicitly outlawed, although a public duel would violate section 723.4 of the Iowa Code (disorderly conduct), a duel resulting in injury would violate 708.4 (willful injury), and a duel resulting in death would violate some part of section 707 (homicide)). However, the judge does not have the power to permit ...


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I would like to present the same evidence as DavePhD's answer, but with a different summary of what it indicates. In summary: NYC recognises 3 genders on Birth Certificates (M, F, and X) The number 31 probably comes from a list of gender-related terms which are not "legally recognised genders" There may be contexts where more than 3 options are recognised ...


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There is an official document on an official New York City website, which is a publication of the New York City Commission on Human Rights: BILL DE BLASIO, Mayor • CARMELYN P. MALALIS, Commissioner/Chair The document is titled, according to the URL, "Gender ID Card 2015". The document lists the following 31 descriptors: It is not stated that ...


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