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Can messages in messaging application be used as evidence to accuse someone?

For domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, abusive partners can misuse messaging to harass, intimidate, and threaten. How significant is evidence of messages in a messaging application (like ...
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Finding transcripts and associated documents for late 19th century Pennsylvania Orphans Court and Supreme Court decisions

Elisabetha Dietsche was my great-great-great-great-grandmother. She lived in Elzach, Baden (now part of Germany) from 1798 to 1844. Under the law in Baden at the time, she and her partner needed ...
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In modern day America, why are libel, slander and defamation covered by separate laws?

In 21st century America the laws governing libel, slander and defamation are wholly separate even through they overlap in substantial areas, rather than there being a single law covering all three. Is ...
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How to search for lawsuits where I know the plaintiff's name and a brief outline of the facts?

The Astronomy SE question Did a watch company really try to sue radio astronomers for using the word "pulsar"? If so, which astronomers? includes the following quote from Jocelyn Bell ...
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The right of self-represented detainee/prisoner to do legal research

Bob is arrested awaiting bail or trial (or imprisoned after conviction) but is adamant to represent himself vs get a lawyer. (I agree that practically/tactically this will often be the wrong call even ...
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How can I quickly narrow down publicly viewable lawsuits about a specific topic?

I imagine there's a way instead of going through a million cases but to be honest I don't know how. And would I have to go by each individual courthouse or county website to view public lawsuits or is ...
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What are some domains of law, where linguistic interpretations can be very vague and multi-interpretable?

What are some domains of law, where linguistic interpretations can be very vague and multi-interpretable? By this I mean domains, where it's not very easy to understand what has happened, what's right/...
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Fischer-Chauvel Agreement of 1948 : EN version?

Is there somewhere an English version of the Fischer-Chauvel Agreement of 1948 between France and Israel? I am only able to find the original French one.
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Lord Hailsham and Learned Hand - Two Addresses

I've been reading some broad and general books on constitutional and public law of England and Wales. A number of works are often cited, e.g. Lord Bingham's Rule of law, Bagehot's The English ...
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Removing deceased spouse from mortgage - TX | USA

A couple years ago, the lender on my mortgage approached me about refinancing the house to lower my payment, but my wife passed away several years ago. Being in our early 30s, and poor as could be, a ...
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Free database for research articles

I am from a biomedical background. In the biomedical background, it is very easy to get a research article for free. If you search in PubMed, Scopus, or Web of Knowledge, you will find lots of papers ...
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Is there a good standard for turning Laws into diagrams and flowcharts for ease of comprehension, study, and testing?

I'm a brick-and-mortar engineer who's forced by circumstance to study a lot of law, particularly Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and EU Law. I find the procedures and control flows (if A is ...
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LawTech: How to systematically express Positivist-Law frameworks as control flow algorithm systems and automate statutary-construction analysis? [closed]

I'm a brick-and-mortar engineer with very cursory coding experience (pseudo-code algorithms, formal logic gates in printed circuits, and Matlab/Simulink), studying to be a Civil Servant in a Romance ...
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During your trial, the Supreme Court of the US agrees to hear an appeal of a relevant precedent case. What is the law that you are presumed to know?

Imagine a court case in progress in the USA, specifically a case at the first level of the courts (i.e. it is a district court case and the court is a trial court, not any kind of appeal court). ...
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Searching New York civil litigation case law

Are civil cases litigated in the state of New York between private businesses back in the 1980s accessible to the general public somewhere somehow, either free or behind a paywall? Say I know that a ...
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Is it legal for an IT technician to register a Microsoft Office serial key onto his Microsoft account that I purchased?

Good day, I bought an office 2016 microsoft product from an IT store in 2018, or rather a work colleague did and I ended up taking over the whole process of sorting it out. Until recently we've had no ...
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are there studies done on how jurors respond to biased witnesses? [closed]

A witness, in theory, should not take a side. They should not be prejudiced or biased. They are only there to describe what they see, hear or witness in objective terms. They are only there to answer ...
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How to go about learning cyber security if possessing such software (hacking software) is highly and explicitly illegal in my and most countries?

A question for "ethical hackers" or cyber security professionals. I am very interested in the world of cyber security and all aspects of it. I am genuinely interested in the security aspect ...
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Are legal records usually fragmented in countries other than the U.S.?

In the U.S., lawsuits can be brought in federal courts, state courts, local courts, etc. Each court keeps its own records, making it hard to do legal due diligence on a single entity (firm or ...
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Are there databases that collect historical state and local government-initiated lawsuits against corporations?

For instance, this database collects federal lawsuits against corporations. Is there an equivalent one that collects state and local government initiated lawsuits?
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How/where to find precedent civil cases (Canada)?

I am interested in learning about some civil cases that happened in the past. What are the resources that one could use to find thematic breakdown of such cases? For example, where would I be able to ...
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Is there a website where you can search court cases by keywords?

By this I mean a site where you type certain keywords and it narrows down does a query of all court cases that have those keywords.
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Is the ORGVSM f*ck tee legal?

The ORGVSM f*ck tee is very explicit, and against many powerful luxury brands. One would think this was commercial disparagement (and perhaps other crimes besides, such as using the brand-name of ...
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Free websites to help me find influential or contentious state/local cases in the United States?

I am looking for free websites that contain (potentially partial) catalogs of state and local court cases in the United States, and allows me to filter and/or sort by any of the following: The ...
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Do we have access PG&E case files?

Is there any way to have access to PG&E cases in the recent bankruptcy court? Are they public?
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Corpus Juris Secundum request

This is an unorthodox request for this medium, and may not even fit the kinds of questions allowed here, but... if anyone has access to Volume 50 of the Corpus Juris Secundum, I need the full text for ...
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Is it legal for a non-lawyer to help another party with their California arbitration case?

With the cost of lawyers being exorbitant in most cases, what alternatives are there for people who are willing to pay a reasonable amount for help navigating the process of arbitration? Presumably I ...
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Is there a way to search a specific subject across state law?

I'm doing research comparing a specific type of law, for example regarding marijuana possession, across states. What is the best way to search state law? Do I need to go state-by-state to find a state-...
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Where on Pacer.gov should I look for affidavits authored by a certain expert?

I've heard that it is possible to search pacer.gov to find all affidavits authored by a specific expert. But I cannot find that function on the? I did not find anything on this in this training ...
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Wave Broadband service refusal

and thank you for your time, I have a question in terms of the legality of a dispute between wave and myself. My grandma is displaying the signs of altzheimers so my girlfriend and myself moved in ...
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Where can I find the progression of litigation?

I'll read a news article on a controversial arrest such as https://www.mtpr.org/post/montana-women-detained-speaking-spanish-sue-border-protection. But then I can't find the follow up. Sometimes a ...
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How can issues be solved with the IRAC method? [closed]

Can anyone help me showing the steps in IRAC method how to solve a particular problem?
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Can a country ban oversea biotechnology research out of an endemic plant that is only found in its territory?

This question was closed on biology.se and I was advised to ask it here. For illustration, say there is a plant that is only found in the Amazon rainforest. New drugs can be potentially invented ...
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Difference between the term "law" and "legal"

In one document, I found Indonesian term "asas ketertiban dan kepastian hukum" translating into “the principle of order and the certainty of law”. Instead of "the principle of order of law" and " ...
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Most cited contract law review article?

What is the most cited Legal review article about contract law on a federal level in the past ten years? "cited" in this sentence, refers to citations of the article in other published works (not ...
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Arizona laws regarding ownership of ground glassware for chemistry usage

I was watching a YouTube video that included an interview with a Clandestine Chemist, and at the 8:50 mark, he states: In Arizona, mere possession of ground glassware is a felony, if you're not a ...
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Suing a Cellular Company that Charged Me for Years Without My Knowledge

I am planning to sue a cellular company for charging me (for two phone numbers) for 10 years after a cutoff request. I contacted the company, and they admitted to wrongly charging me but only for one ...
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How to find commercial litigation in state of California?

In the state of California, how could one find out if a commercial company had ever sued another company? How could one get the records of that litigation?
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if I use a meme in a video game can I legally profit off of it

If were to be building a video game that I would be profiting off of (through ads or some buying feature), could I use memes that are derivative of copyrighted materials. For example, There is a ...
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Does a licensed driver need to be present while riding in the back seat of a fully autonomous car?

I have a friend that I fear will never have her driver's license. Now with the back seat type of fully autonomous cars does she have to be licensed to be able to use one?
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Is it legal to charge a percentage service fee?

The example is ACME Company has a payment processing system that companies X, Y, and Z can use. It enables more features than just "payment" processing, and it enables more than just "credit card" ...
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Is it IP infringement if I fabricate an object from a publicly available research paper?

I have tried searching for succinct answers to the following but that which I have found is ambiguous and murky. I am after black and white answers as many of us have probably come across this tricky ...
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Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR?

Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR? I am creating a new website, and my account creation is incredibly simple, consisting of username, password (stored as hash), and ...
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Does the United States legally not recognize phds from any specific country?

For example, If I got a PhD from a school in Pakistan or North Korea would the United States still legally recognize it?
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Can records of custody court cases be searched in NYC? If so by whom?

Person A has a need to find person B. They do not know person B's name or other identity, but know they are somewhere in New York City, New York, USA. But they know the following about B: within ...
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Motion or Demand for Discovery (NY) (Family Law) [closed]

Note: I am a truther-activist and a great father, I just owe the government a few thousand dollars. I am respectfully seeking your knowledge. Scenario: My legal fiction is being summoned; first ...
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Non-ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility for New York State

I would like to know ERISA equivalent for a government organization in New York State https://www.asppa.org/Resources/Publications/Plan-Consultant-Online/PC-Mag-Article/ArticleID/5217
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Can a paratransit company refuse to reimburse you even if you had a medical situation?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend of mine who is not on this site. They are blind and have a guide dog. We are both in Oregon, and we sometimes take the TriMet Lift paratransit service. Last Sunday, ...
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Do lawyers actually use big bookshelves filled with texts?

Both on TV and in the offices of lawyers I've been in, they always have huge bookshelves with numerous volumes of law, rules of procedure, references, and I have no idea what else. Why do attorneys ...