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Forcing a reporter to disclose details of possibly illicit phone conversation

This question expands on a question I asked the other day (Can a reporter or journalist record your phone conversation without your notification?). Imagine the following scenario: A reporter working ...
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Criminal action for “accidental” property damage

I recently saw a story on YouTube about a family which had an issue dealing with a roofing company. The roofing firm somehow made an error about which house they were supposed to re-shingle and ended ...
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Did Saddam Hussein having his remaining charges dropped, equal an admonishment and not guilty verdict?

This is part of a bigger question being asked elsewhere. But i require to know what the law would say is meant by hanging someone before they have stood trial for the main offence. The Anfal trial ...
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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 Flynn and the Department of Justice are the parties in the criminal proceedings before Judge Sullivan and both ...
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Could a state allow non-citizens to vote in presidential elections?

On July 30th, President Trump suggested in a tweet that the US presidential election should be delayed due to COVID impeding in-person voting. Every news article I've read since (Vox, Slate, ...
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FL-150 INCOME AND EXPENSE DECLARATION - Have No Information

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California. I have a spousal support hearing very soon and I need to fill out the FL-150 Income and Expense declaration form. Found here: https://www....
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What is the legal take on the trolley problem?

From the Wikipedia page on the trolley problem: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley ...
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If an appeals court orders a lower court to throw out a case, can this be appealed by the lower court?

Background On June 24th, 2020 in a 2 - 1 vote, a Washington appeals court ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to throw out the case against Michael Flynn because both the prosecution and the defense wanted ...
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What will happen to all the pending green card family based applications (brother, sister etc..) if the RAISE Act is implemented?

What will happen to all the pending green card family based applications (brother, sister etc..) if the RAISE Act is implemented? Will all those years of wait and hope get slashed all in a moment?
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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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Dropservicing business in the US - is this legal for industries like law, accounting/bookkeeping and other regulated industries?

I am looking to get into the business of dropservicing - finding a white label provider of certain services and then re-selling those services to retail customers. For myself, I'm sticking to ...
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What happens if a country re-emerges?

Let's assume that early modern (think about 1900) Ruritania has a neighbor called Ruristan. The kings back then signed a treaty of allegiance and allowed free travel and residence between the two to ...
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Who has the jurisdiction over sushant singh case?

Sushant Singh was found to be dead in Mumbai. But after 1.5 months his dad filed an FIR in Patna now Mumbai police is asking to transfer the FIR in mumbai and let mumbai police investigate this issue. ...
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How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married?

How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married in Dallas, Texas?
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Can a reporter or journalist record your phone conversation without your notification?

In particular, suppose a reporter or journalist calls a candidate for public office and starts asking questions. Is the reporter allowed to record the conversation? If so, is he required to notify the ...
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How do you obtain evidence for GDPR violations?

What happens when say company EvilkorP sends untrue information and/or information that it is not entitled to share to company Y, and EvilkorP asks company Y to mention some fact about the victim (you)...
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Is ilegal use the index of a book as a guideline for make a few of youtube videos?

I want to know if is there any legal consequences if I use the contents of a book in order to make videos for youtube. For example, I want to make videos about Python Developer Language, and I use the ...
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Does my own company also need to be EU-US Privacy Shield certified if we use AWS to store data of European customers?

We're based in United States. We understand that any sub-processor that we use should be EU-US Privacy Shield certified and GDPR compliant. So, we can use AWS and Google Cloud. Both of them are EU-US ...
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Is the user agent string considered personal data?

I have a website. I would like to store the user agent string, current time and opened url (not the IP address or something else) in a database for each page visit to be able to build some statistical ...
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Breaking a lease without paying two months rent

What happens if you break a lease without paying two months rent, or whatever you are supposed to pay? What if I just get up, leave the country I am in and go to another country?
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Does the US provide countervailing duty relief, deferral, or refunds for re-exports?

A product, such as a widget, is imported into the US from country A. The US levies a countervailing duty on widgets from country A. There are no antidumping duties. The widget is re-exported by truck ...
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Blackmail inside Germany

I have a question about a common problem ... I have a female friend who lives in Saudi Arabia and her ex-boyfriend who lives in Germany blackmailed her with her own private pictures, that if she does ...
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Assigning intellectual property rights like a provisional patent to oneself while employed

A hypothetical: let's say I am employed in the U.S., and in a field where I am compensated for the results of my ideas or intellectual work, i.e. engineering. Let's say I have a roughly standard ...
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Hypothetical question about Whistleblower Protection

Let's say a US non-government employment comes in contact with very sensitive unprotected information on the web. The information was gathered using opsint (Open Source Intelligence) there was no ...
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Can a party decide that something that wasn't initially considered confidential, now is?

If I have signed a confidentiality agreement with an employer or client, can they provide me with information that would generally be considered non-confidential but then change their mind and require ...
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What does the patent litigation piece of the Apache License mean?

I am looking at this from Wikipedia: The Apache License 2.0 makes sure that the user does not have to worry about infringing any patents by using the software. The user is granted a license to any ...
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Do police have a civil duty to do their job?

If someone steals my car and the police refuse to respond, and in fact prevent me from taking action to recover the car. Can police be sued for not doing their job? I.e., if I spend millions of ...
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Is it legal for a company to offer free coding courses to women only?

A company is offering free coding courses to women and non-binary individuals only. Is this kind of sex-based discrimination legal?
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Can a lawyer take a ridiculous case?

The situation: A wants to sue B for some money. The reason why B should pay the money is totally ridiculous. Any judge seeing it would just laugh and send A home. But A goes to a lawyer, who tells A ...
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Perma-Banned from game for offsite comment - is that legal?

a friend and I play a pokemon-browsergame, which also offers monthly subscriptions for premium currency and benefits (=real money invested). We are also on a discord server with some friends, where we ...
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Self defense damages

Someone attacks me. I punch them in self defense. During the punch I dislocate my shoulder. Are there civil damages incurred when I injured myself in self defense and got a medical bill?
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Can the “Promise of leaving country after studies”, part of a student permit request be used to refuse a marriage?

This question concerns Switzerland, but I suppose this can apply to many countries with similar rules. When a foreigner (non-CH or EU citizen) applies for a student (B) permit, this person has to ...
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Is CNN Chris Cuomo right about Clinton's emails: “it's different for the media”?

In 2016, CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, said about Hillary Clinton's hacked emails: Also interesting is remember...it's illegal to possess the stolen documents. It's different for the media. So ...
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If a contract always uses the wrong name, is it still valid?

I was given a contract (NDA) that looks like it was from a template that was not retyped. My name is not stated anywhere on the contract, but rather someone else's name is on the contract. I do not ...
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Can a traffic citation be issued solely off of witness account?

In general, one driver reporting the plates of another is not likely to result in a citation being issued. Even if a citation were to be issued, I'd assume the initial caller would be required to ...
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What damages could one claim in a data breach, if the data was not subsequently used fraudulently?

Equifax recently announced they suffered a very large data breach, allegedly affecting almost half of all people in the United States. It's expected that lawsuits against Equifax will be popping up ...
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Sharing ad revenue [closed]

My friend and I own a website which hosts fan-created content for a video game (character skins, etc.), and make around 800$/month in ad revenue, which we're splitting 50/50. To thank the people ...
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Is ignorance of the law a valid excuse for not following emergency laws with no warning period?

Yesterday in Melbourne, Australia a State of Disaster was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new set of emergency laws came into effect, including an 8pm curfew, no travelling beyond a 5km ...
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Is it legal for me to prototype simulated gambling software in England?

I am a programmer in England, and am potentially interested in one day working to open a licensed online casino. I have several ideas about products I would like to work on, but am a bit confused as ...
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What counts as a surrounded perimeter in Ireland?

According to the 2004 amendment to the 2002 Public Health (Tobacco) Act, which I believe is still legally binding, smoking tobacco is prohibited except in certain conditions. Among them are the ...
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Risk/Information Regarding Copyright/Trademark Violation

I have previously participated in the illicit accessing of files (music, etc.) that were most likely copyrighted/trademarked/etc. as well as the distribution of modified versions of these files (...
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Are programming language names copyrighted?

Say I want to create a programming language with some name, but there already exists another programming language with the same name. Could I get in trouble (legal or otherwise) if I create another ...
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Technically, can the prosecutor have advocate?

I understand, probably for many of you, lawyers, the article you’ve read is ultimately crazy, but I just thought: if everyone is equal before the court, can prosecutor use the services of a lawyer (...
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Can a vendor cancel an order due to a pricing error?

I purchased some goods from a supplier which has now cancelled my order giving the reason as being a pricing error. However I had paid for the item and in their online portal it stated that my order ...
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Audio Recordings as Evidence

I have many a times seen people deal with their Stock Brokers telling them to sell or buy shares and as the prices fluctuate quite quickly they don't have the time to get everything in writing. I once ...
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Does the hit and run statutes also apply for accidents in private property in California?

I know that a hit and run is a misdemeanor in California when there are only property damages, but does this also applies to a collision in a private property? How is a typical bump in a parking lot ...
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Therapist-Client Confidentiality and Limits

Is the Therapist-Client confidentiality valid even after the passing away of the client? Also if not what repercussions could a Therapist face for revealing such details after the said person had ...
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Can you lock out a squatter the way they locked you out?

This is specific to France (and maybe other countries, but I doubt that there is any other with such a surrealistic legislation like ours) In France, when someone breaks in to your house and stays ...
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What are the conditions for a police to lodge an FIR?

It's been more than 1.5 months since the alleged suicide case of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput but Mumbai police haven't filed FIR. What can be the possible reason behind this? Even if it's a suicide ...
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How do banks (in Switzerland and elsewhere) protect bank secrecy while adhering to government oversight?

Are banks in countries with strong secrecy laws (like Switzerland) letting the government see their account balances for oversight and tax compliance purposes? If so, wouldn't that defeat the purpose ...

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