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Before the 13th Amendment, could people sell themselves into slavery in the USA?

Classical (non-racial) systems of slavery in Western civilization, such as Greco-Roman, Celtic, etc. typically included provisions for selling oneself into slavery. This might be as a way to escape ...
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Driver's license renewal issue in Virginia

I was recounting an incident that happened to me several years back to a friend. While the issue is "resolved," I never learned of the proper, legal way to resolve the issue. I am curious if someone ...
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Are Ladies' Nights Legal?

I recently went to a Macado's, for karaoke night. When we went to enter, the lady said it would be a 2$ "Cover fee". I asked if it was for both of us (my gf and I), or total, and she said it was just ...
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Does marriage speed up the green card process?

I have a friend that doesn’t have legal US documents, but who got married about a year ago to a US citizen. As far as I know, he hasn’t ever applied for a greed card or anything like that. Now that he ...
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Is government housing for an undocumented resident a risk?

I live next to a government aided apartment complex (called APAH). I know of some people that would really benefit from living there with the reduced rent. The problem is that I don’t know if they are ...
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Illegal entrance into my car?

Is it legal for a tow company to enter my car to remove an expired parking sticker and then tow my car?
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Virginia employer terminated employee and wants signing bonus returned

A Virginia employee was terminated within 1 year of hiring because the on-site customer felt he was "too negative". Offer Letter: Along with this offer, you are receiving a $10,000.00 signing bonus, ...
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Does a statute of limitation apply to Virginia's mask law?

Virginia § 18.2-422 makes wearing a KKK hood or other face covering a felony, both in public, and in private unless it is with the owner's written permission. Could someone (not mentioning any ...
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leashed dog on community college campus

I live in Virginia. I am told that I am not allowed to walk my leashed dog anywhere 'on campus' of our local community college which, they say, includes the parking lots. Their website only addresses ...
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What, if any, accomodations does a landlord need to make while HVAC is broken?

The AC in the 3-story townhouse I rent broke and needs to be replaced. The landlord obtained several quotes and decided on a contractor to do the replacement, which hasn't been scheduled yet (but is ...
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Inverse condemnation case law in Virginia

I'm trying to research in the subject of inverse condemnation laws in Virginia. The situation is that the city is building a highway improvement project but the property owner is having a sidewalk ...
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Virginia prosecutor changed/added charges to original charge that one pled guilty to

I was charged by the police with two charges that were felony 5. I plead guilty. When I went to court the prosecutor added another charge and changed the felony 5 charges to felony 2 charges. The ...
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Virginia non-stock corporate board elections

Can a non-stock corporation with one class of voting members establish two classes of Board Directors, and then tell members to vote for a certain number of nominees from each class? Is that practice ...
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Can the city of Charlottesville, VA ban a group from assembling in the town because of religious or political views?

Richard B. Spencer (Wikipedia) organized and led a protest march on Oct. 7th, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, drawing this reaction from Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Twitter: “Another ...
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Any recourse to landlord wanting very early renewal?

Me and my girlfriend moved into our apartment on August 14th (the start of the 2017-18 term), just 37 days ago. The apartment complex is owned by a fairly large local company, owning many properties ...
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What is the speed limit with only one sign?

Ignore the side road I added (opps!) Basically if I am driving down the screen what is the speed limit? It is a workzone but the sign is only posed going up. The road goes back to 55 after the work ...
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Is it legal to grope an unconscious person in Virginia?

A friend of mine was groped by a man she knows while she was asleep. She didn't wake up because of her medication which makes her sleep pretty heavily. The man has fully admitted to doing this, so ...
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Is it legal for a restaurant to not accept cash?

I recently went to Sweetgreen (a make your own salad place) for the first time. When I got to the end of the counter and was ready to pay, I tried to hand the cashier a $20, but he said "I'm sorry sir,...
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Can my landlord enter without notice weeks after a maintenance request?

I put in a maintenance request at my apartment a few weeks ago. Someone came by the next day to inspect the issue and left a note, which basically said "We will need to call technicians to fix ...
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What would this VA bill have done?

Virginia's 2012 HB 1 sought to define personhood as beginning at conception: § 1. The life of each human being begins at conception. § 2. Unborn children have protectable interests in life, ...
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Do all the roommates have to be on a rental lease in Virginia, USA?

I'm looking to rent a property with my partner, but their credit is not great (lower than 650). Do they need to be on the lease too or can I rent the apartment and allow them to live with me?
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Alcohol discounts in VA

It has come to my attention that in some states such as Virginia, you may not be able to offer discounts on alcohol. Looking at the FAQ of a popular app that offers discounts at restaurants in VA I ...
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Penalty for greatly exceeding the speed limit in Virginia

This question is inspired by my GPS being overly literal-minded, and complaining about the fact that the airplane I was riding in was going somewhat faster than the speed limit for the road it was ...
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Gambling law in VA, raffles, lotteries and door prizes

I wish to run an event within the state of Virginia. The event requires that participants bring the equipment necessary to compete and pay an entry fee. Each participant is given a number for both ...
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What is the scope of a warrant in a shared apartment?

I live in a shared apartment in Virginia, USA with three other people. One of them is suspected in a criminal proceeding (that I am not involved with at all). I have no doubt that the police could ...
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Exemption from chapter

What does an the point #7 in § 46.2-2101 (VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY) exactly mean? Citing from the web (link here): § 46.2-2101. Exemptions from chapter. The following are exempt from this ...
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Should I return my signing bonus if I am fired from my job?

My offer letter states that "Should you leave within your first year, you will pay back the full amount." Does the term "Should you leave" mean, that I need to pay back I am fired or if I leave ...
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Are hospitals required to ensure timely follow up care?

I was discharged from a Virginia mental ward in late November. It was my fourth in a year. When I was discharged, they referred me to my local community services board. I can't get in until late ...
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Driving without physical copy of License

If you have a license and drive but forget your license and get pulled over what happens? Do you get a penalty for forgetting it at your house?
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Legal to dock pay for (alleged) damage to merchandise?

I got a temp job to make some money. I quit, as they were docking my pay so much that I made no money. I can't imagine this is legal. First, the backstory. This Virginia toy reseller purchased 20,...
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Constitutional Law - What is “the obligation of contracts”?

Why is this included in many constitutions and is it relevant today? Please link to any relevant case law. Thank you. Source: "that the General Assembly shall not pass any law impairing the ...
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What can be done if work is completed on a vehicle without consent in the United States?

Let's say you take your car to a dealership to get X and Y completed and you get a quote for $1000. You aren't contacted about any additional work that needed to be completed, but when you come to ...
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Transferring car titles between states

Just moved to Virginia from Ohio, already have a job, and trying to go through the steps here. I have a car right now, but my mom has the title, and she lives in Ohio. We are trying to transfer the ...
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What documents am I forced to sign?

I understand that there are some documents that I have to sign in order to have a benefit, for example, if I want to join a club I may need to sign the inscription form, but I can refuse to sign and ...
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Does a non-stock company in Virginia need to have a Board of Directors?

Do the articles of incorporation and/or bylaws need to mention how the board of directors is selected, of can it be in another document, or can the nonprofit organization not have a board of directors?...
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Do by-laws and/or articles of incorporation of a non-stock corporation need to be filed every year?

I'm part of a group that is trying to organize as a non-profit in Virginia, and we are trying to figure out when the articles of incorporation and/or by-laws need to be filed (original/updated) with ...