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Federal bright-line forbidding shooting a non-threatening fleeing suspect?

Context: Re: Woman shot by school safety officer to be disconnected from life support The school safety officer had responded to an "off-campus" incident, Chris Eftychiou, public ...
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How do I challenge my HOA's decision on my request to modify my property?

I'm in St Louis, Missouri. My house is a part of a HOA. It has bylaws and the bylaws state that alternative dispute resolution may be done through the City of St Louis in accordance with Chapter 435, ...
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Filial responsibility laws across US state boundaries

So I just discovered that some states have filial responsibility laws and some do not in the U.S. https://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/health/NOA/30states.pdf My question is which states laws ...
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What is a good term to unambiguously distinguish the reach of law vs the claim of reach of law?

I wasn't sure if this is better for the site itself or for the meta site. But just in case there is a proper legal term, I figured maybe the question does belong on the site. We have some questions ...
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Are the proof of service requirements the same for reinstated cases as they are for original cases?

For reference, I'm referencing Michigan district court specifically. I know for a new case that is filed, the Proof of Service requires that a Defendant has to sign a summon's notice in order for the ...
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Why do some online services and cloud apps market their security and privacy based on legal jurisdiction?

I noticed many privacy focused apps make a point of selecting which country their servers and data is stored in. Why is this and is their reasoning valid? For example this article compares the cloud ...
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If cause for injunctive relief becomes moot while case is pending, can it affect jurisdiction?

Suppose there's an interference tort (trespass/conversion) filed in federal court, and there is a jurisdictional requirement that the plaintiff be seeking injunctive relief (both parties are based in ...
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By what power are High Courts in India able to direct the Centre?

I keep hearing a High Court has directed the Centre to do something. See example. It's a good thing in my opinion. However, the jurisdiction of a High Court as I understand is within that state for ...
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Analyzing the complaint and answer in federal civil case

I'm interested in understanding how lawyers and judges analyze the pleadings provided in the answer to a civil complaint. Therefore, I'll choose an interesting case I'm not involved in and provide a ...
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How is a US state court's jurisdiction over a case dismissed without prejudice impacted within the context of a private settlement agreement?

Context: The text in quotes below is an excerpt from a hypothetical Private Settlement agreement between a Defendant (debtor) and Plaintiff (original creditor) in a state district court (United States)...
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Can the US Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction over cases in which it has original jurisdiction be limited?

According to the US Constitution, the US Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party&...
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What state or country can have criminal or civil proceedings?

The hypothetical scenario below occurs in the United States. Suppose I live in State A, but am on vacation to State B. While on vacation, suppose someone living in State C, but currently in State D, ...
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Suppose Eviction bans are struck down

Suppose the Supreme Court strikes down both the CDC's eviction ban and all local bans. What happens if local governments ignore the Supreme Court and still refuse to evict? Can individual sheriffs, ...
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If the state is involved in a civil matter, can it use its criminal evidentiary powers against the other party?

I will preface this question by say I am a total layperson when it comes to the law so forgive me if I mix up ideas here. This question is based on the recent news that the EU is suing AstraZeneca for ...
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Local vs. State vs Sheriff police cruisers

I saw a sheriff's police cruiser having pulled someone over (North Carolina). It got me wondering. What defines the boundaries for each of state, local, and sheriff's jurisdictions? An example that ...
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Instituting a suit in another jurisdiction

Can I institute a lawsuit in the US where both parties live, but for a contract of sale of real estate signed in a foreign country by representatives of the parties living in the U.S.?
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Can state officials demand I-9s from a company?

I have a state official asking me copies of I-9 forms for my former employees. Does a state official have the legal authority to demand federal documents such as I-9s from businesses in the state?
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Constitutional Law in the absence of service-process

Can a Federal Judge make findings that substantially affects the property interests of third persons who are not and never were before the court {no action commenced against them, and no process) ...
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Resume Writer asks: Who owns the copyright - me or my client?

I'm a professional resume writer (among other things). Clients regularly pay me to completely overhaul their resumes. Over the years I've amassed a large collection of well-written resumes. I would ...
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What law applies in the case of a theft at a Border Patrol checkpoint? Who can make an arrest?

Travelers A and B are waiting in line at a border patrol checkpoint, when traveler B attempts to steal something of traveler A's. Can a Border Patrol officer intervene, or would they have to summon a ...
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If a person commits assault in Mexico and not charged in Mexico, can he or she be charged here in the U.S.?

A man assaulted a woman while in Mexico. She did not press charges there and they returned to the U.S. Can she press charges against him in this country for something he did in Mexico?
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Does Texas have standing to litigate against other States' election results?

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/states-blast-texas-bid-overturn-election-seditious-abuse/story?id=74656637 What standing is required (if any) for an entity (person, corporation, state, etc.) to ...
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Circuit court misquotes supreme court: what precedent does district court follow?

In United States v. Bowman (1922), the Supreme Court ruled that the presumption against the extraterritorial application of a statute does not apply to statutes that are "not logically dependent ...
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How can an app company determine the validity of legal requests for user data from various countries?

Context Suppose the following example (but I'd be grateful for clarifying comments and exceptions that make the rule): An app named Twombly is made by a company registered in the United Kingdom. Users ...
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Jurisdiction Over A Crime Committed In An Airplane Flying Over U.S. States

If a woman assaults another passenger while on a plane flying over the continental United States, which courts have jurisdiction to prosecute a criminal case against her? (This question comes up in ...
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Do any countries have effective policies that bolster common convention and the rule of law itself?

In the United States, we have a problem where a certain individual continues to flout long-held common convention, safeguards against autocratization, and even several very old and cherished laws that ...
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What is the difference between juridiction and law in a specific region?

The Wikipedia page of jurisdiction does not help me much to comprehend the concept. In my understanding it basically "law in specific region". I understand the concept is much more than that,...
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Contradicting laws

If one law is valid in one jurisdiction say country A Wich says you must use digital currency on Sundays and another law opposing that law is there in another jurdiction say country B which say you ...
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Does city municipal code apply to the towns that are part of it in New York?

I was reading the Towing Municipal Code for the City of Rochester (New York, USA) and was curious if the municipal code applied to my jurisdiction. Specifically I reside in the Town of Henrietta and I'...
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Does any legislature purport to legislate for everybody?

Is there any legislator or legislature that has regarded its laws as being of universal application? It is said in Wikipedia that the Emperor Qianlong was like this, and worked on the 'assumption of ...
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Do US coastal waters belong to specific states?

Do US coastal waters belong to the state adjacent to those waters? Ditto for the county, the city, and the school district. Here are some examples; assume for each of them that I am moored in Pacific ...
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Can an American sue their own state directly in the federal Supreme Court?

According to Article III, Section 2 of the constitution, The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties ...
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Who has the jurisdiction over sushant singh case?

Sushant Singh was found to be dead in Mumbai. But after 1.5 months his dad filed an FIR in Patna now Mumbai police is asking to transfer the FIR in mumbai and let mumbai police investigate this issue. ...
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What Relevance Does Litigation Misconduct Have In Custody Cases? Does The PKPA Play A Role?

I'm having trouble understanding how the parental kidnapping prevention act works. There is a case where a lawyer coordinated with a family member to file falsified domestic violence (assault) then 14+...
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Original work or derivative work if published posthumously and never previously registered?

I'm trying to determine how a literary work should be registered -- as a derivative work with two authors, or as a derivative work with me as claimant and author? Or neither? Details: My mother wrote ...
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If a US citizen murders a fellow citizen in a foreign country, where does the trial happen?

If an American citizen murders another American citizen abroad in a country which an extradition treaty exists, but is first arrested back in the United States where they have since returned to - ...
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Jurisdiction for international contracts where it is unspecified in a contract clause

Assuming a contract doesn't have a clause specifying jurisdiction how is jurisdiction decided. I am talking about international contracts and which country's laws would govern the contract. So to ...
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What consequences are there to ignoring GDPR rules as a non-EU entity?

If a non-EU entity ignores the GDPR rules, including not paying any fines they receive from not following them, what consequences are they subject to? Can a company simply decide to ignore GDPR rules ...
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Does the ATF have jurisdiction to prohibit gun sales to marijuana users when the marijuana used is not subject to federal jurisdiction?

Does the ATF have jurisdiction to prohibit gun sales to marijuana users when the marijuana used is not subject to federal jurisdiction? https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/commerce_clause If the ...
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The "focus" of a statute (RJR Nabisco v. European Community)

In the US Supreme Court's decision in RJR Nabisco v. European Community, the court utilizes a two-step framework for analyzing matters of extraterritoriality. In the second step of this framework, the ...
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Can the trial court's jurisdiction over new trial motion be extended by itself on the basis the court "tolled statutory time limit" due to COVID-19?

This is a family court DV case in CA, which a trial was held and both parties prevailed in prosecution but failed in defense. After the trial, a party timely filed a new trial motion seeking a new ...
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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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Does a U.S. District judge's decision set binding horizontal precedent in the same district?

Suppose a U.S. district judge in, say, the Southern district of New York writes a decision regarding some legal procedure. Can a different U.S. district judge in the same district write a ...
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Is the moon terra nullius, or do there exist property rights to the moon?

Is the moon terra nullius or do any property rights exist for it in any shape or form?
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What jurisdiction applies to invasions of privacy on social media? [duplicate]

Suppose user "M", a resident of Maine, posts on Facebook photos or other material that constitute invasion of privacy for user "W", a resident of Washington. Suppose also that the assertion of ...
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Can Australians Accept The Ritchey Permissive License?

According to this post, in Australia you cannot disclaim all warranties. The Ritchey Permissive License does ("The material is provided without warranties of any kind"), but it also states "You must ...
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What is the intent and limit of case law?

What is the purpose, intent, scope, authority and/or limitations of case law? Does case law have limitations? Can case law create procedural rules, civil and/or criminal? Can procedural rules be ...
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Can a U.S. phone call recorded in a 1-party state be used as evidence in a case tried in a state that is 2-party?

Hypothetically, let's say someone is involved in a case that was originally filed in a NJ court. The case was then transferred to FLA (after a motion to do so was accepted). If they have recorded ...
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Interview before court date

If you have gotten a court date for a civil case by the labor tribunal (violation of contract clause), is it normal to have some interview session asking for necessary documents before the court date? ...
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Sued outside a country

What happens when you get sued for civil matters such as breaching employment contract in one country, after you have already left to another country for good? What is the general protocol for these ...