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Is it legal for officers of one sex to strip-search detainees of a different sex?

I believe there is a law that states strip searches are performed by officers of the same sex as the detainee, and not by officers of a different sex. However this did not occur in the following cases....
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Is port-scanning my own WiFi network illegal in Australia?

I've recently been drawn into pen-testing and port-scanning and I wanted to give it a try. I am unsure of the laws around port-scanning in Australia. Could I get in trouble with my WiFi provider if I ...
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Is internet tracking “public info” for insider trading purposes?

Suppose I own a search engine. I look at my server logs and see that the query "how to fix exploding engine" is very popular in the area around Tesla headquarters. Would it be legal to act on this ...
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

Today I went with my dad grocery shopping at a supermarket in New York (ShopRite) and he put a six-pack of beer in the cart. They then wouldn’t let him buy the beer because they couldn’t ID me (21, ...
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Is it legal to make money off a youtube downloader or similar unofficial YouTube service?

There are many online services that let one download the audio and video from YouTube videos. Is it legal for the owners of such services to make money off these services, for example, to charge per ...
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Is it truly illegal for the US army to hire someone with IQ less than 83?

In this video Peterson says that ... anybody into the Armed Forces if they have an IQ of less than 83... Is this true? What law is this supposed restriction based on?
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Video Copyright: Can I mix my videos to one video and copyright one time?

Suppose I have a large number of videos and I want to register the copyright on them so others can't copy them and use them. Instead of paying for each registration alone, is it okay to mix all of ...
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Is a debt canceled if the creditor refuses a settlement offer?

I've been told by several people on several occasions -- in several jurisdictions within the US -- that if you owe someone money, you can offer some stupidly low amount of cash (most versions include ...
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Tear gases/chemical weapons for civillian use?

I was wondering if civilians can legally carry and use a chemical weapon/tear gas in an event where you need to protect yourself. I have found that pepper spray is okay for self defence in the USA, ...
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Landlord wants to include a clause where tenant pays rent if property is vacant after leaving. Is this legal/enforceable?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend. I don't have the contract to copy in relevant clauses. A landlord proposes to change the rental agreement. The new clause states that when a tenant leaves, they pay ...
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Is it illegal to carry a foam baseball bat as a prop on Halloween in the UK?

I am thinking of doing a 'Jacket' from Hotline Miami cosplay/dress up perhaps for Halloween or a convention. I am trying to think about props, but I am worried about the laws against having anything ...
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Is it legal to post my experience about my landlord?

I had a horrible experience, wanted to move out and the landlord reactivated the ad. Is it legal to post a comment to highlight my negative experiences? To me it seems like giving 1 star to a product ...
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Can a psychotherapist offer lower rates to African-American clients as reparations?

I have a friend who has started offering lower rates to African-Americans, as her contribution to reparations. She is a psychotherapist in private practice. My loose understanding is that civil ...
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Is it legal to impersonate an abstract lawyer?

I would like to request a copy of my contract from a previous employer, where most of the staff is juridically uneducated people. I'm afraid that if I introduce myself, HR would realize that I am a ...
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Is it legal to live in the woods in the USA?

Can one chop down trees, build a cabin, and just park there? The question is about living on land that is not owned by a private individual in the USA, and is not designated as a state park or ...
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Manager asks for car keys. Is this illegal?

This question stems from this question on TheWorkplace.StackExchange. If a manager with no power to fire an employee, but who can still "discipline" said employee, demands that everyone surrender ...
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Hate-Speech website hosted in the USA, but targeting an audience overseas

A website promoting Nazism and Racial hatred is hosted in the USA, but targeting an audience overseas - specifically Australia. Does this break any obvious laws? EDIT: I strongly suspect that the ...
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Is it legel to sell used bikes online as a business?

I am thinking about buying used bikes from China, shipping them to the US and selling them online. I would like to sell branded used bikes. Is this legal? Are there particular copyright or customs ...
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Are social network companies legally permitted to tell police about users at risk of suicide?

In the United States, do social network companies have the legal right to provide user information directly to police, without order or subpoena, when such users post content about depression and self-...
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Is there an offence when you kill to prevent a murder?

Suppose Person A shoots and kills Person B, who was about to shoot to kill Person C, and Person C makes a statement to police to say that if Person A hadn’t intervened, there was no doubt they would ...
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Is it legal to make two competing brands of the same product without making the public aware of the common source?

Suppose I create rocket boots and brand them as "Super Jumpers". After a couple months of selling them, I stealthily create a new brand of rocket boots called "Mega Fliers". I do not publicly reveal ...
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Is refusing to give free water in a business establishment illegal?

I thought it was illegal to refuse free water to a patron, is this true in the United States? Does it vary from state to state?
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Can customers be kicked out because a store employee personally dislikes them?

An ex-friend works at a store. I know she has a way of manipulating situations in her favor. If I go into the store to purchase items without causing any trouble, could they kick me out of the store ...
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Is it illegal to purposely arouse police suspicion?

I ask this strictly as research for a work of fiction A person purposely acts in a manner to attract police attention and arrest as a form of protest. The goal is to inspire an arrest or use of force ...
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Can an illegal immigrant be buried in the United States of America by relatives?

I have heard it said that an illegal immigrant cannot be buried in the United States. That makes no sense: if an unlucky illegal immigrant with no family is killed, I am sure the Government would ...
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Is threatening to share copies of an online discussion with an employer, in order to stifle opposition, illegal in any way?

Some political groups use the practice of threatening people with sharing screenshots of an online discussion to the debate opponent's employer, to get the debate opponent fired. This seems like an ...
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Is it legal to download progamming eBooks from GitHub?

I recently planned to buy one of the book from Microsoft Press Store online. But browsing through one of the technical blog, I found the blog author providing link to download the same eBook for free....
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Is it illegal to publicly share technical information discovered by tinkering, if information is used to modify the device?

I recently bought a product, let's say a car, with limitations intentionally introduced to the design, for example an electronic speed limiter. Being a bit of a tinkerer, I messed with my model until ...
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Can a shortened name be used in legal documents in the UK?

Suppose a person in the United Kingdom has a name in their birth certificate and passport, with a contraction of this name being common. Can this person use the contracted form (e.g. Chris instead of ...
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Were the American strikes on Syria legal?

On the recent American strike on Syria, Leeds University, UK writes: Demonstrates Trump is willing to go it alone and conduct illegal air strikes if needed by appealing to the moral necessity to do ...
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Is it legal to put competitor name in commercials in USA?

I saw Google Ad showing "Wikibuy Beating Amazon" on website. Website is US Based & also I am using USA Net Connection. Is it legal to put competitor name in commercials in USA?
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Can a community college hold commencement at a church?

The commencement ceremony at my community college is set to take place in a church. I have a meeting with a school administrator to talk about changing the venue because I want the ceremony to be in a ...
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How can one validate an assertion that “X” is not legal?

How can one determine if an alleged legal requirements in the form of "this is not legal" or the "law requires this" is valid? Is there a quick and effective spot-check similar to Google that would ...
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Can I take a bow and arrows on the train in the UK?

I'm interested in taking up archery. Attending the closest club would require that I take the train there as I cannot drive. Would I be able to take a bow and arrows, secured in a case, on the train? ...
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Copyright of user-generated content

My partner and I created a pre-employment testing website. Users come to our site, pick and choose questions they like from our library and then invite their candidates to take the test. We (owners ...
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Legal to post picture of a trespasser?

Can I legally post a pic of a trespasser on (Facebook for instance) who came onto my property while I was on vacation without my permission? Do not know this person and they did something on my roof ...
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Insider Trading

In Australia there are two major grocery companies, Woolworths and Coles. Now suppose I work for Woolworths and I become aware of a technological breakthrough that will dramatically increase the ...
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Can only lawyers write DMCA takedown letters, or can anybody?

My friend and I have been debating whether a DMCA takedown request technically counts as a legal document, therefore requiring a lawyer to provide legal counsel for it. I understand that you are able ...
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Legal to restrict tenant parking to leaseholders with valid driver license?

So I must begin with saying that the parking at my apartment is first come first serve, free for all kind of parking (as long as you're a tenant). There is no off-site parking. The management team ...
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Can my apartment neighbor install a camera that looks at my door?

I recently noticed that my neighbor installed a camera that looks from inside of his apartment straight on my door. This could be interpreted like that camera is pointed at whomever is potentially ...