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Recording a conversation with a non-federal employee

I am considering recording a conversation or try to secretly record one between me and a non-federal employee. I am currently a federal employee, not FBI or CIA but am investigating on my own a ...
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Is it illegal to supply a false address to a bank?

Can somebody get in trouble for supplying a false address to a bank when opening an account?
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If someone has no hands or arms, how would they swear on a bible in court?

For example, if someone had some form of birth defect causing them to be born without arms.
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What are EU requirements for listing VAT on receipts?

I'm working with a U.S. dot-com that sells around the world. A lot of corporate customers, especially in Spain and Italy, insist that they need their VAT number listed on all receipts for payments ...
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How to create a state?

Please elaborate on the steps needed to create a new state in international waters whose existence could not be denied by, say, the U.S.A., Japan and France. that would permit commerce with minimal ...
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Did Alabama legalize gay marriage, or outlaw it?

On 4 March 2016, the Supreme Court of Alabama dismissed a petition by conservative activist group Alabama Policy Institute and a probate judge to halt gay marriages in the state. This was reported by ...
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Fraud or just forgery

Gaming machine clearances at a licenced club require two employees to be present to count the monies from the machines. One employee only has done the clearance by himself ( employee A) then signed ...
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Is it legal to use software that is no longer available for purchase?

The company where I work bought a Bootstrap template that suits my requirements at another company. This template is no longer available for purchase. Can the other company use the template?
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Why must resignation letters in Brazil be handwritten?

I resigned from two companies when I worked in Brazil and in both cases they demanded that I write a resignation letter by hand. In both cases the human resources department would not accept a letter ...
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Does the 1st Amendment restrict executive actions?

This question is inspired by this Washington Post piece ("Donald Trump is working his way through the 1st Amendment"). Here's the amendment text, emphasis added: Congress shall make no law ...
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When can a US police officer stop me from recording our encounter?

During any encounter with a US police officer, under what circumstances would the officer have the right to force me to stop recording our encounter with my smart phone, and can he prevent me from ...
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Does the presumption of innocence apply when deciding whether to exonerate a convict?

I just read an article in the Austin Chronicle (link) about Fran and Dan Keller, who were convicted of a felony in the Oak Hill satanic ritual abuse trial. Some quotes from the article: Their ...
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What is the difference between a vacated judgment and an exoneration?

I just read an article in the Austin Chronicle (link) about Fran and Dan Keller, who were convicted of a felony in the Oak Hill satanic ritual abuse trial. The article states that "their felony ...
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Can I use airplane brand names in a game

I want to create a for-profit AirlineSimulation game. But I need to use some airplane brand names. Is it legal to use them without permission of the trademark owner?
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Can I deny someone's request for me to be their Power of Attorney?

Let's say that someone has made me their Power of Attorney and I don't want that kind of responsibility on my hands. Is there a way to deny it? I am in the state of Wisconsin.
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Is it legal to keep a controlled substance at work?

If someone has a prescription for a controlled substance and stores it in their desk at work, can they get in trouble? Can someone get in trouble if it is discovered?
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Selling equity out of a subsidiary not yet formed

Sorry if wrong stackexchange, not quite sure where to post this. Background We're setting up a self-organizing, horizontal and open company where ownership is (de facto) defined by dynamic shares (...
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Is it legal to use TV network logos on my own discussion forums about those networks?

Let's say that I am making a forum utility to discuss topics of television ... ESPN, CSPAN, CBS, etc. If the channel is called ESPN and the forum is made specifically to discuss what is on that ...
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Legality of post-WWII expulsions in Australia

After WWII, most Japanese people were mandatorily expelled from Australia unless they were born in Australia or had an Australian or British wife, according to this site (the same may have happened to ...
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If a crime victim is a member of the US military, must local law enforcement defer jurisdiction to the military?

I was watching a cop show the other day, and city police were at the scene of a one-victim crime. It was determined that the victim was a service member. The lead detective then muttered, "which means ...
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Is there any law in France that gives medical patients a right to refuse treatment?

Is there any law in France that protects medical patients? For example, medication that excessively uses drugs as pain killers may result in bad effects. Can the family/relatives complain about it? ...
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Can my health care proxy make decisions over the phone?

I'm planning on setting up healthcare proxy paperwork, and trying to decide who to pick. I'm in the US, and the person I'd like to pick is in England and can't travel easily. I know it'll be harder ...
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Who has jurisdiction when someone says in a chatroom that they are being harmed?

Called local police in Ontario, Canada. I have evidence of the chat. They say they have no jurisdiction over this since they do not know where the user is from. Is this not a cybercrime? Could they ...
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Does a TOS also apply for third-party resources on a website?

Let's say there is a website X, providing some kind of information or service. I am not their registered user, do not go to their webpage. I open somebody else's webpage Y which somehow incorporates ...
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Is it legal to create a paid App that lists commercial businesses without their permission?

similar to this question - Listing clubs and businesses If i say created an android app that listed the names and locations of golf clubs and shops selling golf related things (without permission) ...
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If one gives a witness statement and incriminates oneself in the process, will that incrimination be used against you?

When giving a witness statement, if you incriminate yourself in the process will that be used against you? For example an article I read recently reported a burglar who discovered a stash of illegal ...
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Is it allowed to export drones from the US?

I wanted to export drone (DJI Phantom 3) from USA to another country, but mail forwarding company said that this is prohibited (for all drones with fly distance above 200 meters and cost more than $...
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What are the copyright restrictions regarding USA's icons/monuments?

I'm working on a project that will compile some of the most iconic elements of the United States of America (e.g. Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Navy, the Air Force, the Liberty Bell, the ...
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Soliciting a Criminal Action

If I approach a person and offer to pay them to assault a third party and the assault took place, I assume that I would be guilty of some crime myself. If, however, I approach a person and offer to ...
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Can I seek English court action against a debt that was created in the US?

I made an agreement with a friend to share a house while visiting the Massachusetts with said friend. Now we are both back in the UK and he is refusing to pay. Does the debt exist in a country or can ...
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Attributing Wikipedia articles in a book

I have written a book. It is a collection of texts copied from Wikipedia articles. Then I attach multiple-choice questions for checking students' reading comprehension. Is it enough if I state that ...
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What prevents companies form putting “You can't sue me” in their disclaimer?

In a disclaimer or a Terms of Use document, there are often pages and pages of statements like "We are not liable if you do this", "We are not liable if you do this", "We will not give more than $50 ...
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What is required to open a bank in USA?

What requirements should I meet to start a bank in USA? What are the requirements in other countries?
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How can testimony not be hearsay

The first defining condition for hearsay under Federal Rules of Evidence 801(c)(1) is that it is a statement which the declarant does not make while testifying at the current trial or hearing. As I ...
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Is MCLeaks breaking the Minecraft EULA?

I have been in an argument for the last twenty or so minutes regarding the legality of a website known as "MCLeaks" (link to terms of service), which is a purveyor of free Minecraft accounts by way of ...
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What is Official Oppression?

Maine lists "official oppression" as a crime. A person is guilty of official oppression if, being a public servant and acting with the intention to benefit himself or another or to harm another, he ...
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Can an unintentional creation due to a software glitch be trademarked or copyrighted?

Say that I write a computer game that involves a number of characters. I choose to trademark some of the characters I think are more marketable, and copyright my game. To my surprise, fans discover ...
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Does a cafe proprietor have a duty to look after an item of lost property?

This involves the UK. I went to the park with my grandson and his friend to play football. We had quite an expensive, high quality size 4 football. After playing around for a while we went to the park ...
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Contests and Promotions: Is a ticket to a convention where a contest is held “consideration”?

Various game shows and other contests have a rules clause like this within their official rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROMOTION. PURCHASE OF A TICKET WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ...
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What is position of International Treaty in the Law of United States?

If United States is signatory of an treaty signed with another state which is still valid, what is position of that treaty which regulates something (for example giving citizen of state which is ...
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Consequence for injury of child trespasser [closed]

My friend and I brought a rental house last year in Philadelphia, PA., and it was under construction for few months. While the house was under work, the kids from the neighborhood trespassed to my ...
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Is asking someone to take photos of houses illegal without permission?

For private purposes, would it be illegal if someone asked/paid a person to take photos of the outside of houses and send them to the person from which the photos are never publicly advertised or used ...
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Are there legal consequences for giving away my own musical transcriptions of copyrighted works on a website?

I've transcribed a lot of video game music in my lifetime, and am interested in making these sheet music transcriptions freely available for download on a website. I see that a lot of other websites ...
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Is attempting (committing) suicide a crime? [duplicate]

This post: https://law.stackexchange.com/a/7700/1272 Actually made me curious about attempting suicide is a crime in the USA? Since in germany it isn't a crime. Actually as far as I know, anyone ...
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Conflicting State Obligations

Let's say a State has two obligation, on one hand, it must return a person to country of origin under treaty law, on the other hand, the person seeks asylum and thus, under 1951 convention principle ...
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When can a country ask for a criminal suspect in another country to be extradited?

Most of the times in news I hear about someone doing some sort of crime and fleeing the nation and roaming freely in other nation. And the other country can't do any thing about it. What kind of BS is ...
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Is there a statute of limitations for discrepancies in court documents?

I was charged in a plea deal where I was offered a (PC 496) vs (PC 459). I have official court documents to support the these claims. After serving my sentence, I noticed the discrepancy in my ...
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Can you be arraigned for felony charges that you have not been arrested for?

The question I have relates to the fact that a warrant was issued for my arrest. When I received notice if this, I then notified the court that I have received such notice. At this point the court ...
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What is the purpose of a Notice of Understanding and Intent and Claim of Rights?

While looking up interpretations of the meaning of Karnivool's "All I Know", I saw the following meaning of the song: This is the Karnivool's Notice of Understanding and Intent. From Black's ...
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If you escaped from prison for a crime you did not commit, would you still serve the increased sentence once exonerated?

For example: you were convicted of murder and escaped and were then sentenced to years on top of your original sentence, but you were later exonerated of the crime of murder; would you still have to ...

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