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Time between introduction of tattoo laws and surgery laws

Surgery was legal around 1900. Body modification laws were 1970s to 1990s. Tattooing being legal is much more recent than surgery. Given this, was tattooing being prosecuted as assault? Did surgery ...
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Is mass use of eminent domain legal?

California is considering using eminent domain to house homeless. Given the rapid growth of the homeless population this seems to be a major issue. Inevitably there will be underpayment- it is well ...
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Reading and discussing research articles on Twitch?

I want to start a channel on Twitch where I do academic research in philosophy while streaming. I'd like to be able to read significant parts of what I'm reading out loud and/or show part of the ...
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Is using Free apps in commercial services allowed by Google Play ToS?

Here are parts of the Terms of Service I find to be relevant: Free Content. Google may allow you to download, view or use Content free of charge on Google Play. Additional limitations may apply to ...
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Is it possible to look at illegal images legally?

There was a case in the UK a few years ago where Chris Langham, an actor, was arrested for looking at indecent images of minors. The actor's defense was that he was about to play a pedophile in a TV ...
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Who owns my website?

I started a website on Wix, and then I registered a limited company later. How does my limited company own my website? I paid for the Wix website and the domain myself with my own money under my own ...
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Is writing an article about a document that wasn't leaked yet a crime as severe as actually leaking the document in the United States?

Is writing an article about a document that wasn't leaked yet a crime as severe as actually leaking the document in the United States? Say you know someone from Wikileaks, and you read a classified ...
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Medication/Drug advice under trial required

Lorazepam, Adderall, Diazepam, Alprazolam I understand these are prescription medication but which of the above are classified as dangerous/non-dangerous drugs? And what of the above drugs result in ...
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Can the US Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction over cases in which it has original jurisdiction be limited?

According to the US Constitution, the US Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party&...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160

Please advise if there is a better community for this. -- Please advise if not. My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-...
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How does the court define “plain incompetence” in a case where qualified immunity may apply?

The Supreme Court has said that qualified immunity protects “all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law.” https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/blog/the-...
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Can a hedge fund manager in the United States be sued for taking on too much risk?

Can a hedge fund manager in the United States be sued for taking on too much risk? I am wondering if a hedge fund manager can take extremely bold risks with his fund as long as they state that such a ...
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In the US are you allowed to refuse a breathalyzer test?

If you are stopped by the police in the US are you allowed to refuse any test to prove your sobriety? I know you have to tell police your name, provide them with identification, insurance and drivers ...
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Realtor consistently does not provide notice before showing apartment

I asked this awhile back: Can a realtor show my apartment at will, with notice? I am renting an apartment that the owners are trying to sell. I am out of town. The realtor entered and showed the ...
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Can non-US citizens outside the US commit information sharing crimes under ITAR?

Wikipedia states of ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations): US persons (including organizations; see legal personality) can face heavy fines if they have, without authorization or the use ...
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Is a settlement agreement enforceable if it has only MONTH and DAY (but no YEAR) for the down-payment due date?

Let's say there is a settlement agreement states that Party A (Plaintiff) will agree to settle the debt if Party B (Defendant) makes down payment by a certain MONTH and DAY--with the rest of the debt ...
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Is there a burden of proof of a force majeure event occurring?

I have a contract with an equipment hosting company that contains a 'Force Majeure' clause. I was informed a few weeks ago that this clause was activated due to a blown transformer caused by unusually ...
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Healthcare professional and non-disclosure agreements

I'm just curious if it's legal for a healthcare professional to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in order to hide certain things from their patient? And also, if the patient asks the healthcare ...
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Has double jeopardy ever been used as an escape to any crime?

There are other questions on Law.SE asking about specific hypotheticals related to the double jeopardy rule, but are there any concrete, actual recorded cases of anyone, in all of history, in any ...
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Forum shopping in US Federal courts: is scheduling a factor

In filing a hypothetical federal civil case, it seems like some forum shopping may be possible. Might one of the reasons to select a particular court be to seek a speedier or slower trial? How would ...
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Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud?

Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud? In the United States, is there some kind of law that protects people when they violate their NDA ...
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What is the role and power of the Australian Defence Force in civil society?

The Commonwealth government has offered the assistance of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to the states from time to time. Most recently the New South Wales Government has accepted that offer of ...
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Legal Ethics: Government lawyers giving legal advice & ABA rule 4.3?

I submitted a request for information to a government agency and got back an answer from a lawyer that seems to constitute legal advice prohibited under DC bar rule 4.3. Would a government (law ...
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How is “publication” different in copyright and defamation cases

There has been some confusion here on Law.Stack exchange as to whether "publication" or "publish" has the same meaning in defamation cases as it does in copyright cases. I am ...
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Under international law, is a country responsible for the act committed by a private company?

Under international law, is a country responsible for the act committed by a private company? There are security company like Blackwater that acts like a private military group. While the government ...
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Is transfer pricing legal in the United States?

Is transfer pricing legal in the United States? Transfer pricing allows companies to sell to its own subsidiaries without using market pricing mechanisms to do so. Is this legal in the United States? ...
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Can the FBI take custody of a defendant in a state trial if they have information the FBI needs (possibly national security related)?

The premise of the question is based on Law and Order episode America, Inc. The situation is as follows: a person is facing serious state charges (murder), a trial is underway and jeopardy has ...
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I used a 3D asset in my game that was distributed under CC license. Later I found the asset's author stole it from another game. Can they sue me?

I am a Czech developer and the game company is British. I've already contacted them but they are not responding. I made a small indie game and released it on Steam. Few days after the game's release, ...
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When an old Supreme Court ruling is overturned by a new one, how is this explained philosophically?

When a new SCOTUS ruling overturns an old one, what is the philosophical difference between the two rulings? It seems to me that there are two possible explanations; either the old ruling was a ...
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Appliance store sold our custom order to someone else when it arrived in inventory that we had paid for

We bought and paid for custom appliances (5 items) that took about 2 months to get them in. We were told everything was in inventory and when did we want them delivered. We had to wait a couple weeks ...
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How to report copyright infringement in YouTube as a third-party?

I was about to buy some tales for reference purpose. Usually, I like to look for more information about the things I buy. Simply, by copying and pasting a title into a search engine, I found a YouTube ...
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Legal process for formally relinquishing property?

Suppose that in the US, Alice has some item in her possession which, for whatever reason, she no longer wishes to own. Does simply abandoning it (e.g. leaving it in a public space) qualify as ...
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What is it called when a suspect is questioned without their lawyer?

To elaborate, I know it is illegal for authorities to question a suspect when their lawyer isn’t present. Is this a crime or just illegal? If it is a crime, what is it called?
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Can we start a lawsuit against my colleges for having poor quality education during covid19

During covid19 most of the classes are basically shifted to online mode and all the awarded marks are just awarded based on googling skills as colleges have no infrastructure to conduct the courses ...
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Can recurring charges on a credit-card be considered “False Claims” or fraudulent?

Some online service providers list optional "free trials" for services when you make a 1-time purchase. Let's assume that someone marks the box for such a free trial, but never makes use ...
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Who is legally accountable for the action of the internal audit of a company?

Who is legally accountable for the action of the internal audit of a company in the U.S.? If the internal audit of a company doesn't do due diligence by not properly auditing the financial documents ...
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Can a Federal law allow suits in a US state court?

If a US federal law creates a private right of action, say for a privacy or consumer protection tort, can the law authorize suit to be brought in a state court, particularly a small-claims court? If ...
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Is it required to have someone on premises?

Let's say I have a premises that one can enter to do fun activities, costing €5 to enter. I was thinking that you could use a turnstile and an automated payment system to allow guests to enter the ...
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Personal devices subject to subpoena?

I work for a company in the US in IT, and don't have a company provided phone. I've resisted installing work-related apps on my phone (such as Skype/Teams, Outlook) out of concern that my phone might ...
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Do I still need to check if users are inside of EEA/UK for GDPR consent if my Android app is ONLY released in countries outside of EEA/UK?

Example: A US user downloads the Android app from the US Google Play Store The user does not view any consent form and begins using the app and viewing ads The user then travels to EEA/UK and ...
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Can a contract bind you to signing other agreements in the future?

I recently had an IP contract be sent to me, and the following term is putting me off guard: (The Participant) upon request, shall promptly sign all instruments and agreements and perform any action .....
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York-Last Will Date Witness

On page 1, #3 of the below form/link. I have the will. It has the date. There are no fields for printed names, witness, etc. It just has 2 signatures. One of the attorney and one I assume was the ...
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York - COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION what is SS

In NY, when filling out forms for Petition of Probate, it reads the following: COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION [For use when petitioner is an individual] STATE OF NEW YORK )_______ COUNTY ...
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does gaia.com break the law?

Gaia.com is pushing conspiracy theories about reincarnation and aliens which would hopefully be fake to a normal folk robbed by a gaia.com ad, this is another way of making money using lies, is this ...
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Taking donations on website with copyrighted material

I have a personal website where I post educational material and it contains copyrighted material. The legal owner requests to seek permission to use his material before anyone use it in his/her work ...
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If you win a family court appeal in MS can you request another judge?

If a person wins an appeal in MS family court due to no guardian ad litem being appointed when allegations of child abuse are made known does the appellant have grounds to request another judge or ...
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Should registered users accept cookie consent in GDPR?

I want to use cookie consent for saving user language, currency and affiliate marketing purpose. Can I store data without consent of the registered users? They are registered so do I need to take ...
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On what type of area, land or territory can you abandon your vehicle in California without providing a right to anyone to get your vehicle towed?

...Other than land, area or territory of your own or under your control or one you have contractual permission for. For 4 weeks? And for 3 months? More?
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Does the doctrine of sovereign immunity extend to state officials acting in their official capacities to serve the government?

Does the doctrine of sovereign immunity extend to state officials acting in their official capacities to serve the government? Or it doesn't and people can sue officials and the representatives of the ...
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Is the CEO always accountable for any crime and fraud committed within the company?

If a CEO was largely or completely unaware of the situation within a firm and some financial crimes were committed, is the CEO held accountable, or does it have to be a major financial crime or ...

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