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All Writs Act (Apple case) vs the 13th amendment?

I'm just curious if there's ever been any case law on the kind of writs a court can write in reference to the 13th amendment? As a layperson, it sure seems to me that ordering a company to develop a ...
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How aggressive does a business need to be at preventing customers from bringing alcohol on premises?

I volunteer at a new 501c3 art studio in Washington state where you pay to have space to do art. The organization policy is no alcohol on the grounds unless we have a special event with a liquor ...
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Are there any laws against adding a second lock to a bicycle that isn't yours? [duplicate]

Imagine placing your bike in a bicycle parking rack and using your own cable lock to protect it from being stolen. What if someone came and added another cable lock that you don't own the key to or ...
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How would a city police agency get a fugitive extradited from another country?

I was watching a fake cop show on Netflix. There was a suspected murder, and the prime suspects lived in Russia. The original plan was for them to call Russia. Makes me now wonder. Suppose an actual ...
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FL, USA - Recording/Voyeurism Laws In Harassment Situation

A good friend is being harassed by his neighbor, and is at the end of his wits trying to get some recourse. Essentially the neighbor is belligerent: comes out when family members are home specifically ...
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Is there any cap in California on how much the less wealthy spouse can spend on legal fees (e.g., lawyers) in case of a divorce?

I read in this article: What caught me by surprise, and forced me to seek emergency loans from friends, were the enormous legal fees I had to pay my ex-wife's divorce lawyers. In a California ...
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Data scraping with an App and copyright violations (India)

During my college days, I developed an Android App for my university. I used the university logo and data scraped from their website to show results of respective students. It's a government ...
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For strict liabiity, how does a change in facts produce a different result, even when the relative weights of the policies remain the same?

Source: p 204, Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (2010, 2 ed) by Kenneth J. Vandevelde The imposition of strict liability on abnormally dangerous activities illustrates ...
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How has the “but for” test proven inadequate where two defendants jointly cause an injury that would have occurred even if only one of them had acted?

Source: p 200, Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (2010, 2 ed) by Kenneth J. Vandevelde   This “but for” test has proved inadequate where two defendants jointly cause an ...
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Performing a song with changed lyrics — is it a cover or a remix?

I rewrote most of the lyrics of a song, keeping just a few key phrases from the chorus. Most of the background melodies (piano, guitar) are the same, although there are a few small changes. I plan to ...
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Can the cashier be held liable for credit card fraud if procedure isn't followed?

Since the liability shift back in October, retailers are now liable for credit card fraud that occurs through them. This is to encourage them to move to the more secure chip and pin POS systems, but ...
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Extension of existing License agreement to a new Party

Two Parties have signed a software license agreement. Now one the affiliates of the Licensee wishes to extend the scope of such license in order to cover new software. But they want to sign this "...
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Does publication remove patent protection?

I found the following publication: Fast Multiplication on Elliptic Curves over GF(2^m) without Precomputation which describes an algorithm for computing elliptic scalar multiplications on non-...
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Severability/saving clause vs “to the maximum ammount permited by law”

If a contract contains one invalid clause, it may be thrown out completely. To compensate I've seen severability clauses like "if a provision is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining ...
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Is everything in a contract a “term”? What about meta info?

I was noticing on some contracts it says "attached is a 2 page addendum with 15 terms". Say the addendum states "if a discrepancy is found between this addendum and the rest of the contract, the ...
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Lease switches to month-to-month after a certain date, how can landlord end tenancy?

This is the lease I'm using for an example. If the landlord checked that it's for a fixed time and then checked at the end it switches to month to month, what must the landlord go through if they want ...
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How do I look up the trial experience of a lawyer?

I want to review the trial experience of a particular plaintiff lawyer in Ontario. Where can I get this information? . . . no answer Then how does one look up a lawyer's trial record in other ...
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Is there any law that can prevent China from restricting migration of STEM workers to the US?

Is there any law restricting China's ability to prevent STEM workers from coming to the US?
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Can a hacker be arrested without investigating his computer?

So I would first like to state I'm not asking this because I'm trying to find out how much evidence it would take for law enforcement to arrest me (I'm not a hacker). From what I've gathered, law ...
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Right of way between U-turning and Right-turning vehicles at traffic lights

At a traffic light controlled intersection, who has right of way between a U-turning vehicle and a right-turning vehicle? Consider the following cases, assuming no other applicable signage: Case 1 - ...
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On the intellectual property of animals, a story of monkeys and cats!

The story of the monkey who took a selfie is, by now, probably widely known. Summary: a court said that the owner of the camera is not entitled to rights because the picture was taken by the monkey, ...
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Protect publicly shared Information?

Idea Lets say I post some kind of information, for example a research on something, or for another example a new idea, lets say a new defined board game with its rules and all that is still in the ...
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The VW emission scandal, what laws or regulations were broken?

I'm a programmer trying to understand the minutia of the case more, but I'm having a hard time finding information that isn't simplified for sound bite eating public or thick legalesse. What laws or ...
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Are emergency alarms/notification systems required at places of employment?

Suppose I own a business and have lots of employees who come to a location I own, work eight hours, and then leave and go home at the end of the day. An employee points out to me that he is concerned ...
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Where can I find regulations for establishing shooting (firearm) schools in the UK?

Are there set laws or regulations that govern the setup of a clay pigeon school in the United Kingdom. If so, where can I find the specifications.
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The 4th Amendment and case law relevant to police power for arrests without a warrant

The 4th Amendment states that The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no ...
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Traffic ticket was never received by court, but I have to check on it forever

I received a traffic ticket. It's been a month and the court has still not received the ticket. I have been calling every few days, and they tell me to call again in a few days everytime. The court ...
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In what circumstances are police able to stop the traffic for a convoy?

A bit of context: Yesterday I was near oxford street, near a T junction that has traffic lights. A few policemen in motorbikes, using whistles (not sirens) stopped in coming traffic and allowed two ...
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What is meant by “each and every”?

In a contract, what is meant by "each and every"? Isn't this the same as just "each"?
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There was a bomb threat at my building and they didn't tell us about it and forced us to stay where we were

I had worked for the federal government in a building they owned. On a couple occasions all the doors leading to different floors where closed and locked. We were told to stay in our offices. I latter ...
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Is lying/faking income for loans illegal?

From what I gather people sometimes may devise fake proof of income to be granted loans -- loans they don't expect to pay back anytime soon or in some cases ever. It's probably very easy to fake ...
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Reselling of grocery store ice cream

Can I buy grocery store bought ice cream and sale it as individual servings (example, in a cone) at my retail store?
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Damage, or normal wear and tear on a rental?

Our landlord is claiming damage on some cabinet doors, and wants to completely replace them. We're trying to figure out if we can challenge him on it. Note that the pictures shown here still showed ...
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Which Arrival Date do I enter for my spouse's “Date Arrived” on form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative?

I'm a US citizen and marrying my Korean fiancee. We're working on immigrations forms and have a quick question about form I-130 'Petition for Alien Relative', Question number 14: (Question Marks in ...
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Distribute a XUL Application using Firefox binary

I'm going to release a XUL Application to my users. It's freeware (and maybe it will be opensource-ed later). Previously I used to package it with XULRunner and ship them all to the end user. Now I ...
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What counts as a do not call request?

Suppose the following exchanges: Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling from Company X which sells Y. Call Recipient A: Sorry, I'm not interested. and Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling ...
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“Plain English” website Terms & Conditions

I'm attempting to launch a website - to be specific a job portal. There will be two target users: 1 - Employees, 2 - Job Seekers I wish to offer a plain English Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions/...
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What law determines when you have been ordered to pull over for a traffic stop?

What laws in the U.S. (specifically, Massachusetts) govern when you need to pull over for a traffic stop? I understand that if a police vehicle comes up behind you with lights flashing it's clear ...
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Are PayPal reminders even valid by German laws?

What I learned so far about financial claims of outstanding payments and the ways to enforce it is: You need, at least, to let the person receive 2 reminders which have to name a reasonable period (...
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What counts as “Reisebedarf” at German gas stations?

According to the Ladenschlussgesetz, gas stations in Germany are allowed to be opened during the night and Sundays, but are only allowed to sell gas, car things (like oil) that are needed for people ...
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Why does the legal system allow lawyers to give purposely confusing instructions to jurors?

I just read this answer to a popular question here, where it explains why lawyers aren't allowed in juries most of the time; here's an excerpt: If a lawyer is in the jury, that person will ...
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If police get a search warrant, does it have any limitations? Must the person turn over all passwords?

I'm not sure how to phrase this question and I guess it depends on circumstances. Say the police suspect you of building a bomb and a judge issues a warrant. To what extent can they search you and ...
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Can law enforcement legally force someone to unlock a device themselves in the US?

We're all likely aware of the big Apple vs FBI case where the FBI wants to force Apple to open a back door in its encryption on iPhones, and we'll soon discover what the law will decide on that, but ...
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Who gets the interest on settlement funds after award but before transfer?

When a settlement is awarded to a plaintiff do the funds gain interest? I sued a city in New Jersey. We settled in September 2015, the funds were held then transferred from the city's private attorney'...
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Is “who has jurisdiction” the same as “which laws apply?”

This question asks "which laws apply" and this answer talks about "who has jurisdiction." Reading that led me to wonder if they are necessarily the same statement. Are they? Or, are there cases where ...
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Companies that self-insure for employee health plans in the US - reporting requirements?

In the US, do companies which self-insure for the health care plans they offer employees have any duty to make a publicly accessible financial report on their health care plans? That is to say - are ...
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Is unequal application of a site TOS either a civil or criminal violation?

If a site is not treating all of its users the same way, and is applying the TOS against some users, but not others, is this in any way a violation of civil or criminal law?
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Is it legal to use MP3 encoding on my website?

I'm currently developing a website that allows users to record voice notes and upload audio files and then share them to Twitter. I'm currently using the MP3 format, but it is patented. I wanted to ...
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Which state telemarketing laws apply to interstate calls?

Base question: Suppose a telemarketer in State T calls a consumer who is a resident of, has a phone number associated with, and is physically present in, State C. In addition to federal law applying, ...
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What law requires Canadian and South African citizens to do a mathematical skill test when winning promotional gifts?

In the terms and conditions of a keysight promotion to win an oscilloscope, I stumbled over the following sentence: In accordance with local laws, if the selected entrant is a Canadian or South ...

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