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How can one find a comprehensive enumeration of all the precedent setting cases that pertain to a particular issue or rulings on a given statute?

how can one find a comprehensive enumeration of all the precedent setting cases that pertain to a particular issue or the application of a particular statute?
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How can one become comprehensively aware of all applicable statutes/remedies to a given situation when they are scattered between different acts?

For example if one is illegally evicted there seem to be remedies provided by the protection from eviction 1977, housing, deregulation, and housing and planning Acts, off the top of my head, but I ...
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How do I check the texts of New York State laws online?

I want to read up the text of laws online. I am specifically interested in New York State laws. Is there a webpage where I can read up on the text of laws in New York State, or perhaps some other ...
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As IPC 497 is struck down - can any married person now file a divorce based on the fundamental 'right to choose'?

Supreme Court of India has struck down IPC section 497: A five-judge bench of the court ruled that section 497 of the Indian Penal Code violates women’s right to equality and treats them like the ...
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is it necessary for India to have a war crimes act to prosecute war criminals in India too?

Many EU nations have a war crimes act in their countries to prosecute e g. Germany and the UK. war crime act 1991 war crime act in india Section 120A and 120B of IPC,1860 says that when two or more ...
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How many British statutes are in effect?

How can one find the full enumeration of presently effectual/binding laws making up the statute book at any given time? If they can endlessly be amended by each other then surely they must all be ...
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Is there a way to look up results of a case in the United Kingom just by having the case number?

I recently found a case on law360 that I want to know the outcome of. In the article, they mentioned the following information: case number (HT-2021-000213) High Court of Justice of England and Wales ...
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Is the law of Accord and Satisfaction a very undeveloped field?

I have tried to find cases of Accord and Satisfaction in the Jamaican Jurisdiction but there are hardly any. And the UK courts also only have a few of them. Do you know where I can get it? Moreover, ...
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Correlation between wealth and win rate

I’m trying to find out if there’s a correlation between win rates in civil cases and the wealth of the parties involved. I’ve searched google scholar but the only thing I can find is a paper regarding ...
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Can two legal complaints be combined in one lawsuit? How does that work? [closed]

Our craftswomens cooperative would sue under Chapter 2741 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) prohibiting use of an individual's "persona" for "commercial purposes" without written ...
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Where can I find ‘The Common Law: Judicial Impartiality and Judge-Made Law’?

I’m working on the translation of a document, which quotes a substantial part of this text: ‘The Common Law: Judicial Impartiality and Judge-Made Law’ by H. K. Luke. After some research, I realized ...
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How to contact pre-law students and teachers for a legal research project?

A True Crime Youtube creator features high-school pre-law students to read the female part in a deposition he publishes in video form. The young women I have seen are unpracticed and intimidated by ...
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Why there isn't any law resulting from the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019?

It was stated that no later than 2 years, law must be created according to this bill. I can't find the law anywhere. Talking about this bill: H.R.2231 - Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019
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Is there "evidence-based" practice in law?

"Evidence-based practice" (sometimes colloquially called "what works") is a buzzword floating around many professions nowadays, especially medicine and education. The idea is to ...
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How to find a good HOA Lawyer to deal with confrontational HOA [closed]

Suppose that a person's current HOA is very aggressive with increases, fines and attorney fees that tends to silence community members rather than empowering them. Suppose that the management ...
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(Online) Dictionary for German legal terms

Where can I find a search engine or (online) dictionary which returns the definition and usage of a given term? Example: Search: [Fachkunde ] Returns Type Source ...
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Law Firm with one lawyer and hundreds of legal experts who haven't passed the bar

In this hypothetical scenario lets say there was a law firm that has only one lawyer to file all paper work, make all court room appearances to represent the firm. All of his work, however preparing ...
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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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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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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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Where/How can I find law abiding non-lawyers to provide high-quality information and assistance for pursuing a California arbitration case?

The reason for choosing a non-lawyer rather than a lawyer is to reduce fees.
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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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