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Does the House of Representatives need a full-House vote to authorize a subpoena during impeachment?

There is currently an argument being made that - approximately: "The House of Representatives did not vote formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry until October 31, therefore any ...
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Can I hide my face from facial recognition and be fined for it?

I've been reading about the up and coming use of facial recognition by London's Metropolitian police service. I am aware there is no law against using facial recognition, but I am asking if there is ...
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Is it legal to use football players names and their football team names in my statistic app without permision?

I am getting all the data via webscraping. In the app there won't be any logos, only text with names of the football players and their teams. Also there will be modified photos of the players(drawings)...
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Signed off job as a freelancer, now wants more work

This is my first question on the Law Stack Exchange so hopefully this is the right place for it. To play out the scenario this is what's happened.. I used to work for a company that need the odd job ...
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Contingence in the law - citizenship or residence

Non-US individuals who get payments from a US company have to fill in a W-8BEN form and give the form to the US company and then the US company gives the form to the IRS. This happens for example ...
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Pipes Froze BC Condo Owner Blocked Furnace Vents

TL;DR: I live in a condo and a majority owner turned off the furnace which heats our crawlspace. Our pipes froze and I would like to explore legal actions to resolve this issue. Hi Everyone, I am in ...
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How long are warrants actually kept?

Are there warrants from 100 years ago? When do they assume the person dies? Does it go back to the digitization of records in the late seventies, or further back?
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Is it legal to keep a small amount of cash I found on the street?

I found a £5 note on the street tucked under some leaves a few months ago while walking a route I regularly walked. There was nobody around and there are no shops near to where I found the note for me ...
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Transforming and saving user uploaded licensed materials

Given I have a web service that processes files uploaded by users (for example images or audio) and lets them download the resulting assets (for instance same images or audio files after some filters ...
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is it illegal to download an appstore from the internet?

The app store is called happymod and you can download any game that exists on mobile devices for free, uploaded by users from the internet, is it illegal to download from the app store if the game is ...
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Employer ask me to work at a different location with very little notice (less than 30 days)

My employer just release a news that company will move to another state (30 miles away) and the move date is Mid-February. The employer doesn't plan to have any compensation for employee's commute ...
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A better tool for reading law than congress.gov

I am looking at the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, and interested in discovering how much spending the budget covers. Early in the bill, there is a reference to existing legislation: "--Section 251(c)...
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Is it legal for a District Attorney to choose a policy to not prosecute certain crimes?

San Francisco DA announced that he won't prosecute certain crimes like public camping or public urination (second source). "San Francisco's new district attorney has chosen social justice over the ...
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Causing death by driving on the wrong side of the road

This question is inspired by the Anne Sacoolas incident, but I'm asking about the law rather than the politics. Suppose that an Englishman with no diplomatic immunity were to absent-mindedly drive on ...
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Why doesn't Habitual Offender Laws violate rule against double jeopardy?

Some countries have rules against double jeopardy, yet the same countries also may have rules stipulating more severe punishment to habitual offenders (or practice less severe punishment if the ...
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What happens to Rights and IPs after a company dissolve?

So I'm currently trying to figure out what happens to IPs, Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, etc. that a company owns, if said company decides to dissolve itself and cease all operations entirely. Are ...
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How would the actions of Hansel and Gretel in the Grimm tale be interpreted in modern law?

This came up as a laymans law question. I thought of this when reading the classic Grimm tale 'Hansel and Gretel' to my children. The situation is as follows: The witch imprisons Hansel with the ...
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Are banks in the US allow to publicly disclose the amount of the checks a bank customer is trying to cash in at the bank along with the customer name?

I read on https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/black-man-sues-detroit-bank-alleging-racial-discrimination/story?id=68484056: Gordon said a confidentially clause in his settlement with his former employer, ...
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Do I have to pay child support if we are just dating and not married?

Do I have to pay child support if we are just dating and not married? Like I don't want a child but by some odd chance she gets pregnant? Does it depend on where I live? Like Toronto?
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Why does appointing a director need to be unanimous in Delaware corporations?

From https://delcode.delaware.gov/title8/c001/sc07/ (b) Unless directors are elected by written consent in lieu of an annual meeting as permitted by this subsection, an annual meeting of ...
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text about a deposit held by the landlord

In the hope of salvaging some of the deposit held by the landlord, my husband exchanged texts with the landlord. She kept coming up with all kinds of excuses why she wishes to deduct the cost of ...
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What evidence is needed to arrest someone on a restraining order?

My ex boyfriend approached me in violation of the order. Nobody I know was around. Police said I need to file a violation with the court I obtained the order. Is this a civil or criminal matter and ...
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Florida statute 790.053. Is daytime camping (hiking) covered under the open carry exception

Ideally I'd like to find a legal definition, statement, document to help interpret/answer my question. I have been combing through the definitions (790.001) and have not found anything that defines ...
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Is a privacy policy required for storing user preferences?

I wanted to use localStorage (which I think technically counts as a cookie) to store a user's preferences in a simple web app. The stored data doesn't identify the user and is never sent to any sort ...
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If I enter into a contract that a previous contract I entered into says cannot be entered, what happens next?

What happens if the person of the second 'not allowed' contract sues me for breach of contract? Or if the person of the first contract sues me? Is the second contract nullified? Is the term of the ...
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Can i get tenant evicted from my property if there is no eviction clause in lease?

I have rented my newly bought property in Illinois state to a tenant a few months back. The rental transaction happened with the help of real estate agent. I have not yet met the tenants. I am not ...
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What is the legal theory which allows members of active military service to be legislators?

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a Hawaii Army National Guard major. She is also a serving member of the House of Representatives. On the face of it, it seems to be a violation of the separation of powers ...
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Roomate put a turd in my bed. Who is in the right?

TL;DR Roommate pooped in my bed as punishment for me not flushing. Which one of us can demand for the other to move out? Has a law been broken? I live in one of those old buildings that has bad ...
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What legal precedent is there for defining abstract formulas?

For context, I'm in a failure-is-acceptable scenario, attempting to learn/do my best. It's okay if I mess up. I'm trying to write a software license which has a dependency on company value, but ...
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Child Support with children of multiple relationships

An unusual situation regarding child support came up, in New York, for which I have not found any relevant and/or favorable case law. Mother had 4 children in a marriage. Husband died suddenly, ...
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Can’t Justice Roberts even veto unusual hours for impeachment trial?

Granted that the Senate sets all the important rules for the trial, John Roberts is still the presiding officer. I would have thought he has more authority than a court stenographer has. Since there’s ...
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Is a pedestrian crossing on red light responsible if a driver steers away from them, killing someone else?

Suppose that a car is going fast towards an intersection right when a pedestrian decides to cross it on a red light. The driver, out of reflex, steers away from the pedestrian to avoid hitting him. ...
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For amateur recordings, who owns the video? The camera man or performer?

I would like to make a video where I teach something. My friend has a video camera and is willing to record me. Who would own the video? I ask because I plan on uploading it to some sort of streaming ...
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Is the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem French territory?

According to news reports, there were altercations between French and Israeli security personnel when French president Macron visited the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem's Old City, with a BBC ...
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How can I determine what elements of a work are covered by a copyright mark?

I have sheet music for a piece of classical music that bears the following copyright claim: © 1927 Carl Fischer, New York. © renewed 1955 Fritz Fischer Fischer is a well-known publisher of ...
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Is it possible to legally migrate subscription payment data across Stripe accounts without interruption to the subscription?

I (Company A) have a subscription where payment data is stored in my business partner's (Company B) stripe account. But as a customer, you are subscribing to Company A's product on www.company-a.com. ...
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Handling of names, emails, phone numbers and messages submitted through website forms under GDPR

I am developing a website for a one-man, Swedish, acupressure company. The site contains a contact form that requires the user to submit a name, email and message. It also contains a booking form that ...
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Is an abuse of power necessarily a criminal offence?

Trying to make sense of the conflicting opinions regarding the 2020 impeachment proceedings in the USA. In particular, is the claim that an abuse of power does not necessarily has to be a criminal ...
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Legality of “wellness checks”?

I have a friend whose apartment was broken into at night while he was sleeping by the police with guns drawn to do a "wellness check" because the mother of a friend of his called 911 and reported him ...
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blocking exchanges in a 401-k

My company is changing my 401k from Fidelity to Principal in the process I am not allowed to make an exchange for 30 days is this legal
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Is it legal to create an app, that “streams” a specific game from a website?

It's hard to tell what I mean in just one sentence. For example: If I would create a mobile JnR-App, with Super Mario Textures, Nintendo can sue me. But now, for another example let's take "Gravity ...
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How do I prevent my forced marriage?

I'm an 18 year old girl in Philippines studying in a college, the thing is that my father wanted me to marry to someone and already arranged it without even asking me .But I don't want to marry that's ...
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Hypothetical terrorism

Let's say I land a drone on someone's roof. They spend $1000 removing it and I buy the drone for $40. I know that technically I could be charged with multiple things, I am asking: Is it likely law ...
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Under the new IR35 guidelines.. what if I don't have a contract at all?

Say i go into work every day and am essentially an employee. But as I was found through a friend of the boss, there was never a contract. I just get paid into my company and draw dividends from it. ...
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Canadian Lawyer Ethics

In Canada/Ontario, lawyers are bound by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Is there some specific statute/law/code that one can cite that prevents lawyers from harassing clients of the other party in ...
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If the law specifically disallows a criminal charge under a condition, does it still go before a jury if the condition is met?

I have a friend who has been charged with criminal threatening. This kind of law is not supposed to be applied when a person makes a threat against someone attacking them. In NH the phraseology is as ...
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Is it legal to film and record in public areas in Sweden?

The title says it all: Is it legal to film and record anything in public areas in Sweden (e.g. using a mobile phone)? Starting from roads/trees/object to people and especially the police (e.g. in a ...
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Share option pool in UK template of articles of association

This is a hypothetical situation. Suppose person A wants to incorporate a company in the UK, hold all shares, and include the option to issue shares to other people, such as "late co-founder" B or ...
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What is the official Schedule of Basic Child-Support Obligations for Alabama?

I've looked online for a table of what child support would be in Alabama. All I can find is this: Schedule of Basic Child-Support Obligations for the State of Alabama. Is there a more recent version ...
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Can IT remove access before running extract for Audit? [closed]

I've heard this summary at least once at a party once a upon a time. I suspect this is common and therefore useful to many others out there. Company X is regulated. Auditors request a list of ...

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