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USA PATRIOT Act and information access on “cloud” servers

I read this sentence on Wikipedia - Data at rest - §Federation: Under the terms of the USA PATRIOT Act the American authorities can demand access to all data physically stored within its boundaries,...
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USA - Can business deny service to individuals who have views on a protected class?

This question is probably a bit broad, but on what basis is an individual's views taken into consideration whether they should be provided service from both brick and mortar/websites? For instance, ...
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Are parolees required to report major changes of appearance?

This question is primarily about the United States, Oregon if a specific state is needed. Generally, parolees gain their parole only under a certain set of obligations that they must follow, a common ...
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Does USA have a law similar to GDPR that gives you the right to a copy of the information a religious organization has on you?

For some background: the EU "Data Protection Directive" is a European Union directive which regulates the processing of personal data within the European Union, as explained in this Wikipedia article. ...
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Stealing my property back?

So my sister has a few of my clothes and some personal items that she borrowed from me . She claims I gave her the personal items and I never gave her any of it . I’ve asked multiple times for it back ...
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Does CPLR 3119 allow for pro se litigants from a foreign state to take a deposition in NY?

Unlike Vermont which has recently amended their own version of the UIDDA statute which now explicitly states that the statute also applies to pro se litigants, the New York version of the UIDDA (CPLR ...
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Is it duress if you feel you are forced to sign a contract by an employer?

When I was promoted, I was given a significant sign-on bonus, but was made to sign a document that said if I left within 12 months, I would have to pay back the gross amount in around two weeks. I ...
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Home building inside my property

By the metal roof that matches my home, Next door people say heating comes into their side. what should I do for that
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Will I go to jail if I made an Artificial Intelligence?

I am a programmer, I'm always using different programming languages to make something like a hobby or just my playground. Now I have several insights of how can I make an Artificial Intelligence, ...
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Has the SC ever overturned a decision twice?

The nation's high court has overturned 236 rulings in its history, some of which marked sea changes in American society and rule of law. Well, has it ever overturned a decision which itself ...
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Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela only or of all Venezuelans?

Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) (mirror) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela or of all Venezuelans? https://helpx.adobe.com/la/x-productkb/policy-pricing/executive-...
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Would a Notice of Entry of Appearance be required in federal bankruptcy case going pro se?

Let's say someone were to initiate a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in federal court of course. And they had an attorney prepare the filing and take the case through confirmation. But a while later, the ...
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Service of Process to the Deceased

Hypothetically speaking; One party to a lawsuit is dismissed. A year later Notice of Appeal if filed and service of same is sent to the dismissed party via standard mail. Then a month later the ...
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What is the super-Wednesbury standard of reasonableness?

A brief Oxford law dictionary entry on Wednesbury unreasonableness mentions that recent cases indicate that the standard of unreasonableness may be applied with varying degrees of stringency. In ...
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Case in which the place of a defamation cannot be established univocally

I'm asking again about an other hypothetical scenario. Supposing that there are two countries having extradiction deals and treaties with one another (let's suppose for simplicity sake, two EU ...
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Is there any law in the Unites States (in NYC) requiring plumbing inspections after ___ years in apartment buildings?

I live in Brooklyn, NY and recently my apartment unit toilet had a minor clog and overflow (when I wasn’t home) that the landlord is insisting has caused water damage in his basement (I saw there was ...
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How to change the code so that it does not fall under the violation of the license “partial copying”

Good afternoon! I'm interested in a legal issue regarding code licensing. I am writing an Ansible role for two companies, and each company wants to impose its own license on this code: “full or ...
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How much time is allocated for analyzing case law during a trial

In a rather simple trial (driving infringement, penal court - NOT criminal), how much time is allocated to each party to analyze each others case law? Is it expected to be done during the hearing, ...
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Starting a business: is it legal to hire freelancers if you haven't registered the company yet?

The reasons I would want to delay the registration of this business as much as I can are: I don't foresee having a single dollar of revenue until at least 2 years later (the product I'm building is ...
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Subpoena across state lines

I am curious about how subpoenas work across state lines. Let's assume that a matter is before the county court in NJ but information is needed from a person domiciled in NY. It seems that an NJ ...
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Is a list of the most common English words copyrightable under US law?

I am currently interested in doing some research performing various measurements and algorithms on the most common words in the English language. I have found a few good word lists online that would ...
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What does O/C stand for?

The abbreviation or notation O/C appears in many references to legal proceedings in Georgia, such as: "O/C Theft by Taking" and "O/C Driving While License Suspended". What does O/C stand for or mean? (...
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How to start the “streamlined procedure” with the IRS?

I am a USA expatriate. I just learned about the IRS requirement to file tax returns no matter where you live. After some research, it seems the way forward is that I enter the "streamlined procedures" ...
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Striking a “ready willing and able” clause from an Estate Agent's contract

Uk-based I'm about to instruct an Estate Agent for the sale of my house. I asked for a draft of the contract and found that it included a "Ready, willing and able" clause. Full text: You will ...
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Does this fall under the “Commercial usage” definition?

I am working on a mobile application. It uses a third-party service (let's call it XYZ) which in its ToS has stated Use the XYZ Platform to develop and distribute non-commercial Streaming SDAs ...
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Would this situation be a counterclaim or a different claim?

Would this situation be a counterclaim or a different claim? If a landlord sues a tenant for damages done to the apartment. The tenant has been wronged by the landlord because the landlord has ...
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Is There a law in place to treat neighbors as distressing

Is There a law in place to treat neighbors as distressing? There are a lot of people who use words and actions that are meant to cause depression. Is there any legal action against those who use ...
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How can a company compel a W2 employee to sign a non-compete agreement?

Assume the company is in Delaware and been taken over by a larger corporation: If one already has the job, is it possible to for the larger corporation to compel existing employees to sign non-compete ...
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Legality of creating a SE replica using SE's content

Due to the recent controversy(s) regarding StackExchange, a couple other users and I were discussing the legality of creating a copy of SE and scraping the content. If we did not copy SE's actual ...
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How can you enforce repayment of a loan with no due date?

Suppose you loan someone money with an informal but written agreement. No due date is specified. You know they have since obtained a large sum of money, and could pay you back immediately. However, ...
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Copying job ads from top brands

Is it illegal to copying job posting from top brand's websites ie: Facebook, Google, Amazon, TCS, Tesla, SpaceX etc? Such brands always post open job position: Is it illegal to spider/crawl or ...
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What are the legal affects of not mentioning heirs or successors in this act?

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 starts with: Whenever his Majesty, his heirs or successors, shall be pleased, The Prorogation Act 1867 starts with: Whenever (save as herein-after excepted) ...
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GDPR on Proxy Users

I believe I have a good overall understanding about the GDPR legislation, in terms of what needs to be protected, etc... My questions here are about the scope of GDPR. Does GDPR apply to people who: ...
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Do “homewrecker” laws exist in any other western country than United States?

I was reading this article A North Carolina man just won U$S 750,000 lawsuit after suing his wife lover which mentions men earning figures such as U$S 750,000 or even U$S 8,800,000 for suing his wife'...
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Car parked at my residence was made dirty by neighbouring building construction: can I get compensated?

My car parked at my residence was made dirty by some neighbouring building construction. Can I get compensated in some way (e.g., paying for car wash)? I live in California, USA.
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What businesses currently in operation in the USA depend on the the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 (NCRPA)?

I am interested in knowing about the impact of the NCRPA. I wonder if it is possible to find structured knowledge about the state of affairs of joint ventures that have been using this piece of ...
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Is publishing a web scraping script on Github to get data from a website to publish it on another place, illegal?

I have written a script that fetches some information that is on a website and upon command it publishes it on another place. Is it illegal to publish it on Github and also if you use it?
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Is a notice of intent to vacate legally binding in California?

I am in the process of moving to a new apartment. I paid the security deposit, and signed the lease. About one week before the agreed move in date, the landlord informed me that the previous tenant, ...
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What are the range of legal limits on guests in a rental apartment

let's say I rent an apartment long term 1-2yrs what restrictions can a landlord place in me having guests? I'm curious about the range for example my impression is the landlord and claim a long term ...
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Transferring Paypal money to sons friend

I said my son is in prison and his friend. My sons friend has a girlfriend that sends money alot to him and it has to be sent through an approved account so she sends it to me. And the friend has a ...
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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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Is it possible to keep assets from being taken when a company is bought by another?

Say you have company A. They are being bought by company B, are there legal ways to permit company B to buy A but not permit B to own assets that company A had originally owned? Or in selling company ...
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What is the intention of the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797?

When looking at the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797, I cannot determine what it was designed to accomplish. It seems to me to be one of the following: To grant powers to the monarch Due to the ...
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What does “object to the form” mean?

I've been reading the notes for a recent prolific court case, and in the records of what was said the phrase "Object to the form." comes up quite a lot. What does this phrase mean? (If it is at all ...
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Why aren't Cabinet meeting records released after 20 years?

A page on the National Archives' website states the following: Records of cabinet meetings are confidential documents and only transferred to The National Archives after 30 years - the 30-year rule....
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Is it good legal strategy to consider public opinion (USA)?

I read an article in which the police asked for information about a motorist. The motorist had run a motorcycle off the road, although after the motorcyclist decided kick their passenger side door. ...
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Can I Sue the Police?

Long story short: My son was backed into by a truck earlier this month. They left the scene. I called the police, they showed, up I wrote a statement and everything. My son later was in the hospital ...
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How does “mistake of fact” apply as defense in the Amber Guyger Case?

Amber Guyger was convicted of murder: entering the apartment of Bothum Jean and shooting him. She claimed she thought she was in her apartment. How would a defense of "mistake of fact" apply in said ...
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Whether to disclose substantive evidence vs. using it for impeachment at trial?

What are the factors in weighting whether to disclose substantive evidence vs. using it for impeachment at trial? On one hand, the jury gets to see substantive evidence but the other side is alerted ...
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Parents don't support son they're aware of his self-neglect

In France(Europe), can a 17 year old person who recently became 18 sue his parents for supporting his self-neglect when he had an illness (acquired brain injury) since the parents didn't do anything ...

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