Questions tagged [united-states]

For questions specific to the United States as a whole, or that span multiple state jurisdictions. If your question is related to a specific state then you should use that state's tag instead (or as well).

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Transit in United States on C1/D visa

I have a C1/D visa. I will be going to Mexico and the transit of the U.S. is 17.05 hours. In this case they will let me rest in a hotel?
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What should I have in writing to say that I'm giving someone an auto loan?

My mother has recently gotten a new car - something that has needed to happen for a long time. However, she's generally not comfortable being in debt - especially not to banks. I've agreed to lend ...
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In the United States, if there were no speed limit on the loop, how fast would you go? At what speed would you get ticketed? [closed]

Legally speaking, how fast should you go on a loop without speed limit? At what speed would you get ticketed? I am not looking for an answer like " Just go at a safe speed."
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If I am not a lawyer, do I have to include a disclaimer about an attorney-client relationship?

I'm not, by any means, an admitted lawyer, but I do study law casually in order to better understand the systems of our society. If someone asks a personal legal question, and a lawyer answers, they ...
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Promissory Note Versus Loan Agreement for Real Estate Investment

I have a friend that has been flipping houses for years and I have an opportunity to invest in one of her upcoming deals and would like to do so. However, I am not sure what the proper way for me to ...
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Do football players still get paid if they get sidelined?

What is the norm for big sports contracts? Does the player still get paid if he is injured, or otherwise cannot play? For example, in 2001 Drew Bledsoe, quarterback for the Patriots had just signed a ...
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Did the Fugitive Slave Act ever get repealed?

I know that slavery has been outlawed in the United States, but I was wondering if anyone got around to repealing the Fugitive Slave Act.
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Hos did the USA justify its war against Vietnam by way of International Law?

According to Shaws book on International Law: The Soviet Union made considerable use of legal arguments in its efforts to establish its non-liability to contribute towards the peace-keeping ...
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Will the license I am writing hold up? [closed]

I am writing a software license for my software that I wrote and I wondering if I could take someone to court if, for example, they shared the source code. My goal is to have a license that you can ...
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Bank negligence, checkings account compromised by id thief and bank on purpose holds me responsible to further my debt with interest

I been a victim of id theft. On the same day that there were two fake checks deposited that were bounced, money was withdrawn physically within a branch of the bank, that day and another time four ...
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Child legally required to be injured?

If you knew a child would be injured (not by a person or animal or medical treatment) if they did something and you insisted (without physical threats, just legal action against them if they did not ...
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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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Export compliance and iOS

I want to release my first app to Google Play and App Store. I have a question about Export Compliance issue. Since I didn't even know this is needed I am struggling. I already posted a similar ...
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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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How to list unknown company using fake Caller ID info in a complaint?

We've been suffering nuisance and harassing calls from one (or more) unknown companies going back to about 2008 or 2010 or so. Online searches does not reveal the owners of the number, and Verizon ...
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Can I sue the person who posted my private email online?

I reached out to someone who runs a niche website two times about a sad personal matter that fits their niche and after being ignored two times I sent an email where I blew up at the individual for ...
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Non real currency gambling website

Say i make a website, a website where you can deposit "virtual" currency, as in credits from an RPG or any other game that allows ingame trading with other players. after a deposit, players are ...
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Examples of shareholder derivative lawsuits where shareholders prevailed ( USA/EU/Canada)

When a publicly traded company's stock value falls due to some incident or event faced by the company, the shareholders have sued the company alleging breach of duty among other causes of action. The ...
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Deportation at port of entry in the US

I'm a legal visa holder and I was wondering what the process is if for some odd reason (I have done nothing wrong) I have been deported and I am asked to go back. My questions are: 1> Do I need to ...
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Company is being shady about giving me a refund

I bought a product for ~1800 dollars. Their company states that as long as the product hasn't shipped, I can get a full refund. They also say they have a 14 day money back guarantee even after the ...
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Are traffic court prosecutors required to watch dashcam videos before presenting officers witness testimony?

Dashcam video can contradict an officer's testimony or police report, so are prosecutors required to watch dashcam video before trial to ensure the officer's testimony is true? When a discovery ...
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Is it illegal to access another's saved email account from a personal computer?

Let's assume Gerry has a laptop and she lends it to Sarah. Sarah logs into her email account on Gerry's network, does some work and hands it back without logging out of her email. Does since Gerry ...
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Does Capitalization/Spacing Affect Trademark Protections

Does the capitalization style/usage or spacing of a registered trademark (wordmark) affect trademark protection? For example, say the name "MegaCorp" (no space) is a registered trademark with the ...
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Legal to create a backup of website that is shutting down?

Is it illegal for me to create a backup of a website that is shutting down, including all assets, etc., and host it on my website?
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Why are credit rating agencies in the US imune when giving false rating?

I need help understanding why does US legal system affords journalistic protection of free speech to credit rating agencies (CRA), especially those which rated mortgage backed securities (MBS) and ...
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What prevents the DOJ from charging Democrats in Congress under U.S. Code § 2383?

18 U.S. Code § 2383 states Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or ...
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Is it legal for a bank to discriminate against someone by the services they offer based upon their marital status?

A bank is charging me this kind of fee: The fee is $0 if you have over a certain amount, or if you have $500 going in through a direct deposit each month. I don't meet these requirements, so I don't ...
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Is It Legal to Marry a Jew?

Let's say an Eastern European woman is in Israel on a work visa and a Jewish man, for whatever reason, wants to marry her. Since it is practically speaking illegal to mix in Israel, could they ...
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Is there any US labor law which needs to be heeded by call centers staffed exclusively abroad? [closed]

It has now become a staple of everyday life in America that many of the call center which we reach when we call large corporations are staffed by individuals abroad. What is the legal basis for ...
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Can the government ban a substance made entirely out of other legal substances?

Marinol, as I am sure many of you know, is synthetic THC. THC is the main psychoactive chemical in Cannabis. It gets prescribed for numerous ailments. Apart from THC, all cannabinoids are more or less ...
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Possibility of credit card trolling strategy

Let's say I owe 100k in CC debt. The cc company goes to sue. Correct me but civil trials take months, more.for low priority crap like debt collection. Just before the trial date, I find one of the ...
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How does Judge Sullivan have standing?

As I understand it, Judge Sullivan is appealing a writ of mandamus in the Flynn case. As the Supreme Court has interpreted the Federal Constitution as having a case or controversy requirement that ...
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Is there a better state for men divorce?

I am currently overseas and will be returning to the state of my choosing soon. I need to get a divorce and don't want to land in a man hating state. I have 3 kids and have been married for 9 years. ...
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Bank manager withdrew funds from my account without my authority can I sue her and the bank

I deposited a large cashiers check payable to myself into my account this morning. I tried to buy eyeglasses but I only had $100.00 available in my account. I called the bank and the Mgr clms there’s ...
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Can I carry a knife at school?

Can I bring a 3.5in knife to school?
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Is onetoughnerd.me protected by the 1st Amendment?

I saw a website that appears to be making fun of Rick Snyder, and specifically his handling of the Flint Water Crisis and his Twitter handle. As the following log shows, it redirects to a URL ...
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How are US departmental policies enforceable?

I don't understand: what's the point in all those numerous policies issued by departments for their staff if, as I understand it, they are not enforceable? There is no legal punishment for not ...
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Is it fair use to buy a Mac, not use it, and build a hackintosh?

There have been threads like https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/107324/is-installing-mavericks-on-hackintosh-legal with some user's commentary amounting to "I purchased 4 iPhones! I'm entitled!"...
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Required to have a fishing license if homeless?

Lets say an individual is homeless. He has no source of income and simply wanders around with a small bag of personal items. Included in the items are a fishing pole and several fishing lures. He ...
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Term limits extensions

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/10/politics/michael-cohen-trump-cnntv/index.html What would need to happen in order to enable a US president to govern for a 3rd term?
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Statue of limitations and constant damages

Say someone builds a house improperly and damages accrue over the entire life of the house. Is the statute of limitations meaningless in these cases because it is constantly reset by the damages? Or ...
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Discrimination against male cheerleaders

I'm sure the average NFL fan prefers to watch female cheerleaders, but how does hiring only women comply with our Civil Rights Act (which outlaws discrimination based on sex)? For the record, some ...
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Would using a StableCoin bypass the “Money Transmitter” laws in the US?

I'm considering a startup that allows news/content creators to collect nano-payments (~$0.01) for their content. Since transactions of that size are unreasonable to charge individually by Stripe/etc, ...
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Is This Parental Leave Policy Compromise Legally Sound? [closed]

Locality: United States - Kentucky I work for a small (<10 employees) accounting business. The owner recently promoted me to an HR-equivalent position to handle internal payroll and time off, and ...
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Why cops, in this case, didn't simply seize the stereo?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_v._Hicks I look at this case. A cop saw expensive stereo. The cop check the serial number and found that the stereo was stolen. The cop move the stereo a bit ...
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Refusing to pay part of a installment plan

I know very well that not paying a loan of any sort can traumatize your credit score, and depending on the loan agreement could also impact you legally. What about installment plans? Where no ...
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Has a sentencing manipulation defense ever held water?

Has a sentencing manipulation defense ever held water? It seems as if this form of injustice is considered possible but being ignored by the courts.
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Hello I need help with advice on where to go with the situation I'm in. I made a deal with the guy to trade my Dodge Durango and my Mustang for his Suzuki street bike and a $2000 digital water pump. I ...
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If One Files an Official Complaint Against or Sues a University, Is It Retaliation if They Reject Your Application?

I've filed an official complaint against my university, but it was because they wouldn't allow me to retract a grievance that I filed against a professor during an acute mental health episode. ...
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What happens if a vehicle is reported sold and never registered again?

I understand the registration is suspended after x days if the buyer fails to register. But what if they never register, does the registration never get un suspended?