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Is there a list of doctrines and rationale in American common law that isn't based on codified laws and constitutional rules?

It would also be interesting if there were lists of this nature at the state level too.
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Looking up a Texas land title case from 1901

I'm a historian, not a lawyer. I would like to get the documents, including the plaintiff and defendant's filings, the witnesses' depositions, and the judgment, for a civil land title case from a ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

When reading laws of the Swiss government it just says: "The federal council decrees x,y,z.". Now I'm wondering who the author of some text was and there seems to be no way to find out. I'm ...
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How may one go about finding a definite reference to one or more examples of specific criminal cases that were prosecuted by or on behalf of TfL?

According to TfL’s official prosecutions policy, it seems as though they may do some of the prosecutions themselves. How could one go about finding examples of such cases that have been prosecuted in ...
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Where can one find the full decisional text of R v Hale (1979) 68 Cr App R 415, [1979] Crim. L.R. 596? [closed]

Can’t seem to find anything other than bare summaries. Can anyone find it anywhere online? https://lawprof.co/criminal-law/property-offences-cases/r-v-hale-1979-68-cr-app-r-415-1979-crim-l-r-596/
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Does the Canadian government translate court cases from English to French and vice versa?

I am currently reading through various tax judgments when a specific case caught my attention. Racine; Demers et Nolin v. Ministre du Revenu National, 1965 CanLII 1108 (CA CÉC), 2 RC de l'É 338 ...
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Have the notices to quit etc prescribed information regulations 1988 ever been subsequently altered or overridden?

Has UKSI 1988/2201 ever been amended, altered or otherwise affected by anything else given since it was made?
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Does the housing act 1988 have any associated explanatory notes?

I can’t find them where they would seemingly normally be at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/50/notes. Does this mean that they don’t exist?
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Credit union error on paperwork

Can a credit union be held liable for leaving off an account holder on a savings account? A friend is getting a divorce and just found out all her savings was placed into an account with only her soon ...
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Where can I find written decisions of the Employment Tribunal in England and Wales?

Are Employment Tribunal decisions required to be published and where can I find written decisions of the Employment Tribunal in England and Wales?
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Law on Forced Marriage in the USA

Main question: The specific US legal statutes on forced marriage (would expect federal, yet not sure)? Reading through Wikipedia, I was surprised to find that Forced Marriage only became illegal in ...
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Why are there two case numbers for United States v. Trump?

There are two almost identical case numbers assigned for the case United States v. Trump. The dockets are almost identical. 1:23-cr-00257-TSC USA v. TRUMP PACER CourtListener 1:23-cr-00257-TSC-1 - ...
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How do you find what regulations have been made pursuant to a particular enabling legislation in the U.K.?

How do you find what regulations or other statutory instruments have been made pursuant to a particular enabling legislation in the U.K.?
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Where do lawyers keep themselves updated with some specific laws?

Laws don't update often, unlike software, but we do see some of them update for many reasons. Let's say someone asked questions here, or someone visited this site, found a pretty good answers with ...
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What was the substantive issue in Halborg V Apple?

The case has become overshadowed by a procedural issue about solicitors’ agency which was prominently appealed with the result that I cannot find anything describing the original substantive dispute ...
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Access to US Supreme Court brief

does anyone have access to the American edition of Westlaw? I’m trying to get hold of a copy of the US Supreme Court brief under reference 2000 WL 432367, any pointers or help appreciated!
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Can a self-represented defendant call oneself as a witness? [duplicate]

You see this occassionally in comedy films and I have to wonder how legal it is. If I act as my own lawyer at a trial, can I call myself to the stand as a witness? Can I refuse to answer my own ...
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How can I tell if a court case exists?

As someone without access to pricy legal search engines, how can I tell if a given case exists? For context, a lawyer was recently found to have cited a number of cases hallucinated by ChatGPT. The ...
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How do you check the legality of a new business model?

How do you check the legality of a new business model to make sure it will be legal, and you won't be running afoul of some law you have no idea of?
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Finding citations

I’ve occasionally asked questions (example) that could be easily answered by Shepard’s Citations—if I still had access.  How should I search for citations of a statute or case without paying Lexis or ...
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I need help finding case law regarding CrPC 432 and 433?

I'm thinking of writing a hobbyist thesis on the parole and probation and mandatory minimum laws in Asia. And I've been looking for case law regarding the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc) ...
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Law Research Resources - Researching US Federal Law

I am currently a doctoral student in the medical sciences taking a health law course. We aren't provided many directions on researching the law, and I frequently need to cite/reference federal ...
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How can I learn information about the purpose, background, and other context of recent U.K. legislation?

Suppose I would like to know the purpose of an Act, or how it relates to other Acts or international obligations. How can I learn information about the purpose, background, and other context of recent ...
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The Effect of the Repeal of law that grants rights to a party has on a successor party assigned to carry out the duties described in the repealed law

Does the repeal of a statute granting a party authority to enforce a contract eliminate a successor-in-interest party’s ability to enforce the contract? 12 USC 1441a granted the Resolution Trust ...
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What is "18 C.J.S., Copyright and Literary Property, § 113"?

I am working on a research paper on copyright, and I was reading O'Rourke vs. RKO Radio Pictures. It cites "18 C.J.S., Copyright and Literary Property, § 113". What is it citing?
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What is needed to access the written materials in a case?

County court decisions tend to be public. Some refer to other case documents such as particulars of claim or defence statements etc, sometimes by precise paragraphs. Suppose a member of the public ...
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Is the Public Records Act of 1993 in force?

Jurisdiction: India Legislation/Statute/... The Public Records Act, 1993 Merely what the title states. I don't see anything mentioning explicitly whether it is the case. Is The Public Records Act, ...
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Why do some decisions reference case law that references other case law? Why not just reference the original case law? [duplicate]

I have seen this loads of times as I read through court decisions and case law. I am reading a Decision issued by an appeals court, and the judges cite a case that in turn cites a case. Here is the ...
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How to decode a citation to a case reporter

Citations to cases are often in the form Style of cause (year, if not reflected in the citation), [citation]. The [citation] element generally will include an abbreviated form of the reporter (e.g., S....
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Are there legal cases related to trademark infringement for using names inside a work?

Are there any legal cases regarding trademark infringement when a name is used inside a work? E.g a video game containing a location named using a trademarked name.
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What laws have amended the Equality Act 2010?

I find myself wishing to download a copy of the Equality Act 2010 in order to study it when lacking internet access. Of course legislation.gov.Uk offers a PDF kings printer version, but I fear this is ...
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Where can one find an up to date copy of sections 212-215 of the Housing Act 2004?

Legislation.gov.uk has up to date copies of many laws as they are most recently amended, but not of the Housing Act 2004. Where can an up to date version of this law be found online or in person?
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resources for reviewing legal cases in the UK

Is there a (free) resource in the UK for someone to obtain details of various cases brought to court, for example details of case history, court rulings? I have come across, for example, https://www....
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Similar website to TheLawPages in the USA?

I use a website called TheLawPages to research various crimes, and sentences given to offenders. It is an invaluable tool, especially because it allows me to pick the type of court, offence type, and ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

I just stumbled upon this article, where it talks about a recent law change: Norway banned Russian citizens or companies from flying drones or other aircraft in the country on 28 February I can ...
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Where can I go to find data on how many people were charged / convicted under a particular statute?

If I have a specific Federal Code and I want to find a rough estimate of (1) how many people were charged with breaking that specific law, and (2) how many people were convicted under that specific ...
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How can tourists compare Consumer Protection and Law, across the glut of Canadian jurisdictions?

What up-to-date resources compare the profusion of consumer protection legislations, particularly across Canadian provinces and territories? How can tourists pick the jurisdictions with the most ...
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Finding current case law for restatements

How do I find if/how a particular jurisdiction has adopted or implemented a Restatement of the law? For example, Restatement (2nd) of Torts §912 goes on at some length about standards that apply to ...
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Which part of the Constitution was cited in Jacobson v. Williams?

Which part of the Constitution did the SCOTUS majority opinion in Jacobson v. Williams cite?
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Responsabilities on data breaches UK Data Protection Act

Following a question from THIS StackExchange about Data Protection Act application in the UK, there is an aspect about "proactivity" and "responsabilities" that I do not fully ...
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When did the Mexican legal requirement to register a child with two last names come into effect?

In Mexico, children are given two last names at birth, and keep those two surnames throughout life. That's built into information systems and assumed on government forms. It's required by government ...
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laboratory results being withheld until payment received from self pay patient

Is it legal for a Laboratory to withhold results from the ordering provider until a self pay patient pays their bill in full?
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Which countries divide children as legitimate and illegitimate?

Back in the 1990s in Chile, the law separating legitimate and illegitimate children was abolished and all children started to have the same rights. I'm not sure, but I think the term "...
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How are Indian laws classified and how many types of law are there?

As a common man, with a limited to no knowledge about the Indian legal system... How are Indian laws classified? (Covering every law in India.) If I were to search and know about a law in India, ...
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Are non debtors/third parties discharged or released with a chapter 11 bankruptcy?

I am doing some research on third party releases and I just want to get some clarification. from this article: https://www.abi.org/abi-journal/requirements-for-the-approval-of-third-party-non-debtor-...
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Why is the Privacy Act called the Privacy Act?

The American Privacy Act allows subjects to access copies of records held on them by US government agencies. But what does it have to do with privacy?
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How can I gather data from past cases in the US? Is it possible?

I want to understand the following: Let's say I wanted to generate a report on the trends in outcomes of civil cases. Is there anywhere I could download any kind of data related to it? The parties ...
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Legal precedents or process in USA for removal or alteration of land restrictive covenants for a subdivision lot?

Are there any particularly helpful examples or precedent processes of having restrictive covenants lifted or lessened in the USA (specifically Ohio) when a property is still owned by the original land ...
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Mobile Application Trademark Dispute Help

I am owner of "EXAMPLE" word. This Trademark word is registered on November 2021. This trademark is registered in only India. Now one Android app in Google Play Store is using this trademark ...
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A departing director wants to convert his directors loan and owed salary into shares. How do we value the shares, and what are we obliged to pay?

We are raising investment with individual shares valued at £5. A founder & director is leaving the company and claiming owed salary and directors' loans need to be paid or converted to shares. We ...
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