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Is there a law that determines the punishment on the basis of quantity of narcotic drugs possessed by a person

Suppose a person was found with 1kg of a narcotic drug and another person with say 1000kgs does the punishment for the crime differ for both the people accused?
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Can service on a potential civil suit defendant be performed directly even if their agent has demanded otherwise?

Bob buys a car that meets the "lemon-law" presumption of California's lemon laws; to collect civil penalties for non-willful violations, he needs to serve a notice on the manufacturer. But ...
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Can you demand payment on a documented personal loan with no due date?

I loaned my sister $5000. She signed a note that says "I owe you $5,000 to be paid back sometime" I would like to enforce this now and get repaid soon. I could wait until I know that she ...
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Would a free lottery app be legal in the US and most countries?

Suppose that a developer builds an application that Is similar to a lottery app, the only difference is that a user will gain a ticket for watching ads (E.G videos, banners) and it will give the ...
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Would it be unconstitutional to store a picture of everyone before they vote?

Voter ID laws are currently a subject of great controversy in the US. One side claims that they are an attempt to raise the cost of voting, and by so doing suppress certain demographics' votes. The ...
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When bounties are offered for information leading to a conviction, how is it decided who gets it?

Inspired by this article, how exactly is it determined who gets the bounty? Surely the police get many tips, do all informants get paid? Is the bounty split or do they all get the full amount? If ...
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Which countries grant life tenure to judges?

In many secular legal systems judges are appointed for fixed, or effectively fixed, terms and can be removed by some higher authority. Other countries grant life tenure and only allow removal under ...
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Texas SB8 Consequences

ABC news reports: The Supreme Court will take up the Texas abortion law on the merits next month in a rare highly-expedited case that could definitively resolve the fate of its six-week ban and ...
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May the Justification of a "Legitimate Aim" in an Article 14 ECHR Case be Arbitrary in Light of Other Freedoms?

I'm learning about Article 14 of the ECHR and am a bit confused by the practicalities of its application. I understand something must fall within the ambit of another Convention right, and that there ...
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Can I store and serve images from another website/use screenshots?

A certain news website provides an image (updated each day) of the front page of their newspaper. There is no archive of this and once it is a new day, the image is replaced with the new front page. ...
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In Civil Procedural Pre-Action Protocol, are there time limits for the complainant to send further replies following an initial letter and response?

Let us suppose that a business A aggrieves an individual party B, and B has a limitation period of 3 years to bring forth a civil legal action. Within 10 months, they send a letter-before-claim ...
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Why do solicitor advice procedure regulations require collection of landlord details at client intake when solicitors advise on tenancy issues?

I've been informed by a law firm that they are required by national regulations of the solicitors' authority to collect a landlord's name and address (not the address of the property in question, but ...
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Were American lawyers ever required to know the Bible and if so which states

I heard this mentioned somewhere. Have also seen laws in some of the colonies that were almost verbatim taken from the Bible, however I can't find any mention of a particular state requiring (or even ...
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If notice in certified mail is required by statute, does that rule out compliance if one also asserts statutory confidentiality of settlement talks?

For example, the CLRA (Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1782, 1750, et seq.) requires notice of demand 30 days prior to the commencement of an action in certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, ...
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When an American citizen dies in Mexico without a will, which countries' probate law applies?

When an adult American citizen dies while vacationing in Mexico with no will but assets in both Mexico and the US, which countries' probate law applies?
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In what cases might you be required to provide proof of purchase of a game asset under a license?

There are some sites that sell 3D assets and textures, and generally other things that can be used in video games or 3D rendering. Some of these sites are Turbosquid, CGTrader, Sketchfab etc. I'm just ...
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is it illegal to falsely use an unrelated act to block/ban things?

My school blocks many random things (like duckduckgo and drifthunters) swearing that they did it because the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), but that only really says to ban obsene content, ...
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Are Federal Holidays business days?

FS718 indicates: The failure of an association to provide the records within 10 working days after receipt of a written request creates a rebuttable presumption that the association willfully failed ...
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Which choice-of-law provision applies when there are multiple legal agreements?

A consumer residing in North Carolina opens a credit card account with a national bank, "signing" three separate agreements: (1) a cardmember agreement, (2) an online service agreement, (3) ...
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Any cases in UK that the student is partly refunded with the student housing payments for not able to obtain a visa or other reasons like COVID?

Scenario: A student signed a contract with a Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in London, with the term starting Dec 2020. The student was not able to obtain the tier 4 visa on time. The ...
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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it? [closed]

In some states like New York for example, there are many laws regarding the limitations of how one is allowed to rent out parts of one own's home (assuming one owns the building) or apartment. The ...
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Can one download the original Hebrew bible text from websites that say "all rights reserved"?

For example, there's a website that has the entire hebrew bible text online [and I assume the original hebrew letters [without translation] is public domain [correct me if I'm wrong]] but the website ...
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What type of notices and licenses do I need to add when adding (and modifying) code from an apache 2.0 codebase to my own MIT codebase?

I want to add code from an Apache 2.0 software to my own code base which is MIT. I know that generally these are compatible but my worry is how to add the Apache 2.0 code with the appropriate ...
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Felony codes in Frank Artiles fake campaign case in Miami-Dade

Frank Artiles, a former Florida state representative and senator, was charged with felonies in connection to a scam candidate scheme in Miami Dade County. There was a general question asked about the ...
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What is the source for calling the panel in the JCPC 'the Board'?

For a long continuous line of case law, the panel deciding a case (or rendering advice to Her Majesty as to how to dispose of the case, technically) in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has ...
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Merchant Category Code for online education [closed]

I produce online courses and would like to sell them on my website. While setting up a PayPal for Business account, I am asked to provide MCC. The closest option I found is "Schools and ...
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A successful litigant complaining of bias

Are there any cases (from any jurisdiction) in which a successful litigant complained of bias? As in, even while the decision below was favourable to them, they are still aggrieved that a particular ...
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Motions in Hip Pocket Service?

Apparently, Minnesota and the Dakotas allow "Hip pocket service", where a case starts by just sending someone a demand letter by what appears to be certified mail. In Minnesota, these cases ...
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Washington State- landlord did not give proper notice for selling home [closed]

My landlord told me on September 10th she wants to sell the home we are renting. This was VIA phone call and not done in writing. She stated that she will be selling in the spring time. 11 days later ...
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What is the legal basis, if any, for the idea that sellers are responsible for lost packages?

I recently had a package misdelivered/lost by USPS, and the small e-commerce retailer I purchased from refused to refund or replace, pointing to their “refund policy” which does include a line saying ...
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How can a plaintiff dismiss their case in Maryland?

How can a plaintiff in a Maryland District Court case dismiss their civil case after the issue was resolved with the defendant out-of-court? What form is required?
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Family re-unification visa processing time

Is there anything in immigration law in Germany which enforces that a family re-unification visa process should be finished maximum in a defined interval? I am from Afghanistan and having EU Blue-Card....
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Can I store data from Google Maps API for personal, educational use? [2021]

On the one hand, in previous questions, people write that you cannot (but I am not sure what use they are talking about), and on the other hand, Google itself 'proposes' to store API data in its ...
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Why do unitary states have constitutional rights? [closed]

In a federal state the federal legislature and the legislatures of the regions within the federation each have their own particular roles and competence which is defined in the federal constitution. ...
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Can the Helvetica font be used in a commercial iOS app without a license? [closed]

Does one need to buy this font, or can they use it for free in an iOS app?
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Ahmaud Arbery defendants invoke Georgia State Law as a Defense in Federal Court

It is my understanding that three defendants face a Federal hate crime involving the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. In April 2021, all three men were indicted on federal charges of one count each ...
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What torts can a person not yet admitted to the bar represent before a California state or federal court?

A comment on a recent question stuck with me: "[L]ay people can't prosecute [torts] in California". Is this correct? And if so, to what extent? What torts can and cannot be prosecuted by a ...
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If you create something by following a YouTube tutorial, who owns it?

There are many videos on YouTube that teach you how to program. If you search "HTML/JavaScript/Python/[insert any programming language here] tutorial" you will find them. Some of these ...
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Could there be legal action against me for non-payment of rent with no written contract? [closed]

I have occupied a room in freehold from a family for about 2 years now. There was never a lease. For the past 10 months I have not been living there (but at my girlfriend's place), I go there once a ...
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Is a spouse financially responsible for another spouse after a divorce, even after the removal of Green Card conditional status?

I’m a U.S. citizen, and my spouse came on a K1 visa. We married on June 1, 2020. Then my spouse got a Conditional Green Card in December 2020. We divorced in August 2021. Obviously I’m not going to ...
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What can I do to protect myself if someone gets injured on my property? [closed]

I've got a large walnut tree in my backyard that I would like removed. I've been told that because walnut wood is valuable that if I post a local ad saying they can have the wood if they cut the tree ...
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If commercial use is not mentioned in a software license like BSD, is it implied to freely do so?

BSD talks mostly about redistribution and doesn't even mention commercial use or something like "for any purpose". Therefore they don't need to explicitly state "commercial use is ...
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Liability in Loudoun county rapes [closed]

This is about the rapes in Loudoun schools perpetrated by a biological boy self-identified as a transgender girl. After he raped the first teenage girl, he was transferred into another school, where ...
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Can I prohibit scraping of forum user posts on my website?

If I host a web forum, can I list in my terms of service that all users acknowledge I own their posts and no-one else can scrape them from my website? I.e. even though I just host the website, and all ...
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Must bystanders do anything if they witness an ongoing rape in the Pennsylvania, United States?

I read on https://www.cbsnews.com/news/philadephia-septa-train-rain-bystanders-shouldve-intervented-police-say/: A woman was allegedly raped on a suburban Philadelphia train last week while police ...
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Can I clear my record of a “pardoned” offence that was applied in error? [closed]

About 8-9 years ago, a stranger in my town, through utter coincidence and paranoia, decided that I was probably the person harassing his girlfriend online. So he asked the harasser if they drive my ...
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Can I remake Xenogears as a passion project? [duplicate]

So in 1998, japanese game developer Squaresoft released the JRPG title Xenogears. The game was very rough around the edges but gathered a cult following of fans that keep it kicking even to these days,...
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Is the embargo against Cuba unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that government restrictions on spending for political purposes are prohibited by the First Amendment. Would that make the economic embargo against ...
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Why does the open source license BSD-Clause 2/3 not have something like "to deal in the Software without restriction?

Every article that I've read about BSD-Clause 2 and 3 pretty much said that the licensed software is free of restrictions/any purpose as long as you follow what the licenses say, but the actual ...
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How to garnish a non-cooperative debtor's bank account in Maryland? [closed]

How to garnish a non-cooperative debtor's bank account in Maryland? Consider this hypothetical scenario: A Maryland District Court issued a judgement in favor of a creditor 10 days after that ...

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