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Is there a "court of law" for treaty disputes between nations?

For example, say the USA and Canada sign a treaty. But then Canada feels that the USA broke the treaty, but the USA maintains that they didn't. Is there some "court of law" equivalent where ...
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Internal country rules for repealing a treaty

Most countries have rules and procedures set (usually) in their constitution about how to sign and ratify international treaties and what standing they have compared to the laws and the constitution ...
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Is monetizing a piano video playing others' sheets illegal?

Say, I bought a piano sheet from a youtuber in websites like mymusicsheet. I made some rearrangement to it or not, (does this make any change?) then I uploaded a video playing it in youtube and ...
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What happens to the possessions of a convicted person?

What happens to a person's assets, such as a vehicle, house, or company, when they are given a long prison sentence, such as several years or life? Are these items automatically turned over to the ...
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I have copyright of a precious notebook that its thief bequeathed to a museum that refuses to give me back the notebook. What is my recourse?

The museum does not dispute that this historically important notebook belongs to my family. Nor does it dispute how it came into the thieving family's hands. In correspondence the museum offers a &...
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Is evidence of defendant's racism unhelpful in a defamation case involving accusations of cheating in sports?

Context: Would it be / have been unhelpful for Hans Niemann to bring up Magnus Carlsen's own cheating? and Carlsen–Niemann controversy Defendant accuses Plaintiff of cheating in a competition. ...
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Unduly lenient sentence and double jeopardy

In the United Kingdom (England & Wales jurisdiction) a convicted criminal can be resentenced under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme if their original sentence was too lenient. For example, ...
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How much violence is legally permitted to defend property?

Supposing a new business opens, and as usual the local criminals demand "protection money" under threat of property damage. If the business owner decides to spend the night at his business ...
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Is an employer required to provide full time sign interpreters to mute employees?

I visited a retailer and went through the self checkout till where I was assisted by a mute employee, who communicated with me through a sign interpreter whose job seemed to be to shadow and ...
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Age verification for restricted content access in the EU

As a website owner offering restricted content that may not be suitable for minors, I want to ensure that the age verification process on my site is compliant with EU laws. I also require users to ...
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Is it legal for ProtonMail to suspend access to your email until you pay for subscription periods that haven’t yet elapsed or for you’ve not had use?

ProtonMail runs on an annual subscription model. If your pre-yearly renewal payment fails, then you lose access to your data until you pay the yearly rate in respect of the year ahead of the date on ...
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What is the closest American analogue to the Care Act 2014?

Does the United States have any near equivalent to the Care Act 2014 that guarantees some degree of provision of care to people with care needs?
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Can a software include a list of deities/gods?

Consider a software that allows users to create profiles that identify the user. If this software includes and allows users to choose what god/deity they believe in (or their favorite god/deity), is ...
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Claiming a copycat version of a well-known, out of print board game is similar to the original

Under intellectual property law, is it permissible to create a version of an out-of-print board game that is protected by copyright, but not by patent, by changing its design elements (cards, game ...
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German law: Food in a coffee shop

I am planning to open a coffee shop in the near future (as soon as it becomes legal). I don´t ask for help about the entire coffee shop thing, however I want to know which requirements I must meet to ...
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What was the petitioner's argument for a rehearing of Harper v Hall?

I found the order issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court here: order for rehearing The order notes: The Rules of Appellate Procedure provide that a petition for rehearing “shall state with ...
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To what extent are state courts bound to the descsion of circuit courts? [duplicate]

It is my understanding that federal courts usually only bind other federal courts, not state courts. Similarly, state courts usually bind only other state courts. A decision by the U.S Ninth Circuit ...
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Which taxes would have to be paid for a €5000+ loan between individuals with zero interest rate in France

Question: In the context of french law and tax regulations, if a lender decides to lend more than €5000 with a 0% interest rate to a borrower, would the lender and/or the borrower have to pay taxes on ...
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Can a Lower Court Claim to be "Smarter" than the Supreme Court?

In Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski the Supreme Court agreed to review as to whether a denial of a motion to compel arbitration ousts a district court’s jurisdiction to proceed with litigation pending ...
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How can a finding of suicide (on the death certificate) by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner be legally contested in the City of New York?

Inspired by some real-life case, what is the legal procedure by which a finding of suicide by Office of Chief Medical Examiner can be contested in New York City? An article authored by some Centers ...
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(European law) Lawyer threatened to open case of theft against me for keeping company laptop during bankruptcy proceedings [closed]

The Luxembourg office of our company went bankrupt late last year. I, however, was requested by the CEO to continue working remotely for a different European office, which is owned by a separate ...
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Statute of limitations in the USA

I was reading this interesting article by Bruce Schneier, where he explains how a notorious hacker called Kevin Mitnick "hacked" California Law in 1983 by researching the statute of ...
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on what matters does the ICJ have compulsory jurisdiction?

in the ICJ statute it is stated The jurisdiction of the Court comprises all cases which the parties refer to it and all matters specially provided for in the Charter of the United Nations or in ...
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Selling Reading Guides For Novels

Can I create and sell reading guides for novels on teacher resource sites such as Teacher Pay Teacher without getting into copyright issues. I would, of course credit, the author for all of the book ...
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Leave provisions for part-time employees in Australia

What is the basis for the Fair Work Ombudsman's assertions that both: part-time employees entitlement to leave is pro-rata, according to total hours of service as compared to full-time employees, and,...
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Must medical providers/businesses give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient if the patient requests it in France?

In the US, medical providers must by law give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient within 30 days if the patient requests it, according to 45 CFR 164.524(b)(2): Timeliness in Providing ...
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Nokia G10 Android kernel source code availability and GPL request procedure [closed]

I'm thinking about doing a LineageOS port for the Nokia G10. One part of doing the port is getting access to the Android kernel sources. Since the Android kernel is GPL 2, HMD - the company behind the ...
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At what point does combining integrated circuits yield something patentable?

I am considering at which point an electronic circuit-based product becomes patentable. If I were to simply design a new electronic circuit by implementing a single integrated circuit (IC) from a ...
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How do I find out if I still have citizenship in a country (Romania)?

I was born in another country (Romania) and moved to the US but I haven't been back in a while and out of curiosity I wanted to know if I still have citizenship. I found a website (https://...
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If I use a CC-BY background music track in my video on YouTube, is it enough to give credits in the video description or must credits be in the video?

If I use a CC-BY background music track in my video on YouTube, is it enough to give credits to the musicians in the video description or must credits be shown in the video?
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Can private text messages be considered defamation in Canada? [closed]

I've had long chats via text messages with a friend, where I accused other people of sexually assaulting me (which was true, but I have no way of proving it really...), and mocking other people with ...
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Should a nondiscrimination policy include political views? [closed]

As a legal matter: Should a corporate nondiscrimination policy include protection against discrimination on the basis of political views?
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What are the possible copyright and other legal issues faced by an individual in the US running a Mastodon server?

What are the possible copyright and other legal issues faced by an individual in the US running a Mastodon server? The social network Mastodon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(social_network) ...
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Could open source software illegally provide legal advice?

There is a company called DoNotPay. It bills itself as "The World's First Robot Lawyer", and at least in January was providing services such as "Defamation Demand Letter", "...
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Is "not committing a crime" sufficient consideration?

Alice sees John attempting to steal her car. For some reason, instead of calling the police, she says "I'll give you $1,000 tomorrow if you don't steal my car." John agrees. Scenario 1 Alice ...
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Definition of original petition in Indian Law

I am trying to get the definition of Original Petition as per Indian Law. In this judgement by the Supreme Court of India https://main.sci.gov.in/judgment/judis/39301.pdf it says that Rule 3(9) of ...
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Is the China balloon breaking any laws?

It's reported in the news that China have sent a balloon over America. Some say it's a spy camera and some say it's a weather balloon. Has China broken any American or international laws, such as ...
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Can a State exploit the 11th Amendment to bypass Diversity jurisdiction?

It seems that the Diversity Clause of the US Constitution, which give jurisdiction to federal courts to hear cases between citizens of different States, was included by Framers to avoid a State court ...
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I bought a bottle of spirits with the security tag intact. Have I committed theft?

I bought a bottle of spirits from a local supermarket, when I got home I noticed the BottleLox anti-theft cap hadn't been removed. I paid for my shopping (including the bottle!) at a self-service till,...
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What type of human being can help? Which one specifically? [closed]

I have with me more than 1500 documents associated with abduction and human trafficking as well as probate fraud and political corruption associated with the district attorney's Office in Orange ...
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Are the loans on subreddits r/borrow and r/simpleloans even legal? [duplicate]

Many places have a max legal interest rate, and the loans on those subreddits surely exceed those rates. For example, a borrower might say I will repay $150 in 10 days for a $100 loan, and some lender ...
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Which statutes cover a customer’s rights to not upgrade software in an automobile?

Here’s a hypothetical scenario: A customer drops off a vehicle at the vehicle manufacturer’s service center for some repair to the body of the car (let’s say a broken bumper). While dropping off the ...
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ownership of images captured by camera owned by one entity but operated by a different entity [duplicate]

I'd like to understand the ownership of images in my perhaps unusual situation. We operate a network of automatic cameras that we have sold to our customers. By "operate" I mean that we ...
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Can a company own intellectual property created off the clock?

In an employment agreement, can a company claim intellectual property created off the clock unrelated to your their core business? Specifically if their core business is in a narrow domain of software,...
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What happens when the law changes?

Assume a criminal offence occurred in the past (for example 2015), before a new law was passed at a future date (for example 2016). What law would be referred to by the judge when it comes to ...
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three person contract mutual obligations

From my understanding of the contract law, I know that in a two person contract, there has to be a form of exchange, e.g. a promise of a future payment for a service being done. If three people (A,B,C)...
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Are loans protected by PayPal Goods & Services?

If a lender loans a borrower say $150 for the borrower to repay $250 in 3 weeks (very high/illegal interest rate) via PayPal G&S, and it turns out that the borrower refuses to repay the loan, what ...
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Denial of a motion to compel arbitration

When a motion to compel arbitration is denied in a lower court and the defendant files an appeal, does that automatically stay proceedings in the lower court? Since the rules and laws can vary from ...
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Is a auto body shop required to send me a copy of documents that they said I signed?

I requested through text message that they send me a copy of every document that I signed. They have not responded yet. In this situation, they have added $1300 of additional repair costs onto my ...
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Better Call Saul & The Practice - Is it realistic to be able to hide going to law school part-time from your law firm employer? [closed]

EDIT: I don't know what meta-commentary means, but I'm typing this paragraph to explain why this post shouldn't be closed: Lol opinion-based close vote? Why? I don't see it as any different as asking ...
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