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Is it legal for a US state to use general anesthesia before executing a prisoner?

It seems that that the controversy regarding how much suffering an execution causes could be ended by just using general anesthesia ahead of the execution. Is it legal for a US state to use general ...
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Is mail valid proof-of-residence for Alabama driver's license?

Does anyone have guidance on official interpretations of the following listed option for “Proof of Principal Residence” in the context of Alabama Driver's License issuance?: U.S. or State Government ...
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Can I sue my job employer for false promises?

My employer, a chain restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama, promoted me to shift leader where I ran and closed a store for 5-4 months expecting to be paid $10 per hour and was told I would be getting paid ...
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Is a subdivision plat legally enforceable?

TL;DR: (details follow below) Can a builder be sued for deviating from the subdivision plat, assuming it causes problems? I live in northeast Alabama and have a drainage issue with my 11 month old ...
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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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Legal to walk around with a wooden rod in Alabama?

I am a very poor skateboarder, and would like to use a shovel handle as a "dry-land gondola paddle" to make navigation easier. Could such a thing be considered a weapon if I were to go about in public ...
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Marshae Jones' case: Manslaughter when shot, would it make a difference when baby was born?

This is very specific to the reported case of Marshae Jones, from what I learned in the article from The Guardian: Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus's death The given ...
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Does a quitclaim deed imply that the grantor has some interest in the property

Just found out that my wife's grandfather had intended to sell a vacant lot he owned to one of his sons (my wife's uncle), but through some error this never happened. For the past 15 or so years ...
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What can I not call my store?

I want a name that creates a reaction from the public. At the beach they have a seafood place called Dirty Dicks. When I left the beach that name stuck with me. How far can I go to having a profane ...
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Alabama Accomplice Law - Charging a person with murder who hasn't killed anyone

There has recently been a case of a teenager who was charged with 65 years because, during a robbery he and his accomplices were committing, a police officer shot and killed one of the robbers. The ...
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If a woman finishes before a man during sex and he continues is he raping her?

If I orgasm multiple times during sex and I am to exhausted to continue but my man partner continues to thrust in me then is he raping me or is it ok because it started out willing on both of our ...
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Failure to obey (Alabama)?

I have a friend who mouthed off to a cop, and was booked for, he says, "Failure to Obey". I'm no lawyer, but have googled about and found the following statute, Alabama Code - Section 32-5A-...
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Am I required to report my Multiple Sclerosis to the DMV?

I was recently told that in every state, you must report to the DMV if you have MS. However, I can not find anything to verify this. Is this correct? Specifically, I live in Alabama, but would be ...
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Hunting rights to land but do not own the land

If a person inherits the hunting rights that are deeded and recorded, can the land owner force one to give the hunting rights back to him just because he wants to sell the land?
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Traffic court processing time

I received 2 tickets nearly 13 years ago in Alabama. I went to prison on unrelated charges. I just got out, I tried to get my driver license, found out they are suspended because of the tickets. I ...
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Can customer initiate chargeback AFTER judgement won in court?

I am a small business owner in Alabama. We had a customer who was happy with the repairs we did to his vehicle. After picking up the vehicle he brought ANOTHER vehicle to us to customize and he was ...
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Is a payment contract invalid if one party doesn't attempt to collect payment from other parties?

I live in a neighborhood with an HOA. Everyone had to sign a contract with them to buy a house here (the company that built the houses owns the HOA). I recently found out, that for the past 10 years,...
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Is 5% the maximum income tax for an individual in Alabama?

Not talking about for businesses or fancy legal setups or anything - just someone who's working for somebody and needs to pay income tax, whether any has been withheld through the year or not. Is 5% ...
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How long can an unmarked vehicle follow someone before discovering an infraction?

How many miles is an unmarked vehicle allowed to follow closely behind a car on the interstate in order to find some reason or traffic violation (e.g. illegal lane change)? Isn't there some case law ...
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Under what circumstances is it OK for a layperson to shoot a fleeing burglar?

This question and quotes below (emphasis added) come from an article in today's paper titled "‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader." A known ...