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What if a citizen does not accept all laws? [closed]

What if a citizen does not accept all laws? Are there exceptions, when it's not reasonable? Or are laws so "well-developed" so that one should believe in their rationality without ...
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Is a disclaimer of liability on a web page sufficient?

Cycling with a group is even more enjoyable than solitary cycling—most of the time anyway. But those who were tempted to organize murmur that organizing a biking trip presents an inherent risk. If/...
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Automatic Lease Renewal Laws in Washington State

Washington state has the following law regarding the automatic renewal of a rental agreement (link here) (1) Unless otherwise agreed rental agreements shall be for a term of one year. Any rental ...
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Dissolution of HOA

Florida requires HOAs to be registered as nonprofit corporations. If an HOA allows its registration with the state to lapse into dissolution: Does its officers and agents bear liability for any ...
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Does a product marked with a certain price have to be sold at that price (Ireland)?

This question is already answered here for the US but I'm wondering about the same case in Ireland. (apologies if this is a duplicate but I wasn't sure what to do in this case) My wife were attempting ...
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Would naming a bill payment app "Bill Nigh" be considered unlawful use of someone's name or likeness?

I thought "Bill Nigh" would be a punny name for a bill payment/management app. Would such a name be considered unlawful use of someone's name or likeness? Not thinking of anyone specifically....
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If a copyrighted image is used multiple times, how many infringements are there?

If I used a copyrighted image in 4 item listings on a selling platform (all using the same image), would this constitute 1 infringement, 4 infringements, or a number of infringements equal to the ...
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Can I copyright my home & yard to prevent online publishing [duplicate]

Since I built my house and designed my landscaping, can it be copyrighted? ie. Could I prevent someone from taking pictures of it and posting them online? I'm thinking of it like this... if there's a ...
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How to search for lawsuits where I know the plaintiff's name and a brief outline of the facts?

The Astronomy SE question Did a watch company really try to sue radio astronomers for using the word "pulsar"? If so, which astronomers? includes the following quote from Jocelyn Bell ...
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The right of self-represented detainee/prisoner to do legal research

Bob is arrested awaiting bail or trial (or imprisoned after conviction) but is adamant to represent himself vs get a lawyer. (I agree that practically/tactically this will often be the wrong call even ...
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Can books about a public figure use that person's image without their permission?

If an author writes a book about a public figure, like, for example Tonya Harding, can the book author then put on Tonya Harding's picture on the cover of their book without Harding's permission?
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Can you preemptively check local storage before user agrees under Cookie Law?

Pretty new to the idea of consented storage for a website because I'm American. I understand that if I want to store anything, I need to ask users for consent. However, I'm confused by exactly how to ...
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Can I add a deadlock to the front door of my unit?

I have recently bought a unit in a rough area. The front door to the apartment complex does not click shut properly so anyone from the general public can walk in. The door to my unit has one of those ...
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Was Lolade Siyonbola legally required to provide ID to police another student called on her for sleeping in a Yale dorm common room?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/09/us/yale-student-napping-black-trnd/index.html From what I've read, Connecticut is not a stop and identify state. However, I understand that people are required to ...
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Ryanair still hasn't refunded in cash, over 1 year later [closed]

Last year, a question was asked about Ryanair giving a voucher instead of refunding: Ryanair offering voucher instead of refund I applied for The replies say they are breaking the law. In my case (and ...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

I am situated in Canada. And go to a Canadian university (in Toronto). My university has a vaccine mandate for the Covid-19 vaccine, which I have requested an exemption to, due to issues with the ...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

I use an electric wheelchair. Upon leaving a bar, I notice I am pretty inebriated. Obviously I shouldn't drive an automobile, and I don't. But what about my wheelchair? I know some jurisdictions ...
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Does it constitute murder if the attempted murder fails but the victim dies anyway as a side effect of the attacker's actions?

For example, suppose an attacker is chasing a victim with a knife and the intention to kill. While running away, the victim falls, hitting their head, and dies. Assuming there is clear evidence for ...
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What legal recourse is available for a landlord trying to collect rent during an eviction moratorium?

What legal actions are available for a landlord who is trying to collect rent during the recent U.S. eviction moratorium? The eviction moratorium seems to challenge fundamental notions about property ...
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Can a divorced man win a downward modification of alimony and/or child support if he were tricked into a marriage by a child that wasn't his?

A man and a woman are dating, and the woman gets pregnant. The woman pushes the man into a marriage before the birth of the child, claiming that the child was his. A year or two later, he finds out ...
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Can a quorum call in the US Senate "annul" a pro forma session? Would this mean that the Senate would go into recess?

I recently watched CGP Grey's video on the Supreme Court nomination process, which discusses (among other things) the use of pro forma sessions of the US Senate to keep the President from making ...
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Copyrights for Popular Fairy Tales

I am building an app for children which has some popular fairy tales in it, like, the little red riding hood, Goldilocks, the ugly duckling etc. The stories will be in our own words and we are ...
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Why is it so hard to try Khalid Sheikh Muhammad?

Trials of major terrorists happen quite often in Europe, but in America, it has taken 2 decades since 9/11 for the trial of the confessed mastermind to even start in military court. (This is longer ...
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International law: sanctions

I am analyzing the United Nations Charters, specifically focusing on sanctions. I analyzed Art. 41 (Chapter VII) that states: The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of ...
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Publishing (non-commercially) a video-interview with a celebrity online, without written consent

Suppose that several years ago a non-profit organization made a short video-interview with one of the most famous US performers, who very rarely gives interviews. Suppose that it was recorded in ...
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Are gender-quotas lawful for academic funding bodies in the UK?

Background I am an academic, working in the field of medical physics. The UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a United Kingdom government agency which funds research into health and ...
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Can a contract be backdated to cover a previous gap?

I run a concession which trades on private property in the United Kingdom. My contract expired on 31 March 2021 and there was no correspondence to renew it. I have been allowed to continue trading, ...
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Does Double Jeopardy prohibit prosecution, for the same event, in both Federal and State court?

The common understanding of the 5th Amendment's prohibition on being tried twice for the same offense is that no trial can be held which would put a person in a risk of loss of liberty if they have ...
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Hardware principles / designs - can some be copyrighted or they are patented only?

I generally understand the difference of copyright and patent, however, as software programs are copyrighted, I began to doubt that all hardware specifics are patent protected only. I'm particularly ...
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If someone commits tax evasion, what organization will arrest them?

If someone commits tax evasion, will they be arrested by local police, or the IRS’s CI and Justice Department?
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Is it legal to run a business where members subscribe for a chance to purchase a product each month?

Trying to determine the legality of a business idea in the United States. The business would offer a monthly membership for a set price. This membership grants the member 1 entry per month. Each month ...
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Community College forcing Covid Testing

My community college in Illinois will be requiring proof of WEEKLY Covid testing to engage in campus activities. This change is being made mid-semester, after all refund dates have passed. Are there ...
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Cannabis Payment Processor based in the United States

I have been doing some research on the cannabis industry over the past couple of months, and from what I have been reading it is a consistently growing market, and the barriers to entry are now ...
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Insider trading and assertions made by influent agents

It is possible for an influent (private) agent, namely someone who has the power to direct the market, to buy a stock before giving a positive announcement about the stock itself? Does his investment ...
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Can you sue an underage contractor?

I recently got my garage epoxied. After about a week, it started peeling off. I was wondering if I can sue the contractor as they aren't answering my calls or replying to my messages. The reason I'm ...
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Legal status of pre-natal gender screening by Indians outside India

India has banned pre-natal gender screening under the The Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 Does the said law (or any other law or treaty) ...
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Can I get my deposit back from a builder?

In April this year I contacted a local builder who had done work for me before. The agreed price was £10,000 and he asked for 50% deposit and 50% on completion with the work to commence within 6-10 ...
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What would happen under Texas civil procedure law if multiple claimants file against the same defendant for the same SB.8. incident?

According to provision 171.210 of SB.8, Texas residents may sue the defendant in the plaintiff's county of residence. So what would the procedure be if multiple suits are filed for the same incident &...
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Creating a new Rest API that allow to download contents from publicly accessible website

Let say I am planning to create a new Rest API web service Which allows to download contents from a given URL End user can provide a URL and set which item they like to download, it could be images, ...
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If a pardon is specifically referencing a crime a person has been convicted of, can an individual sue him for a different crime?

Pardons, except for amnesties, are typically given after a person has been convicted of a crime, and they specifically reference that crime. In this respect, President Trump’s pardons of Scooter Libby,...
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Is Price Discrimination in the Software Industry legal in the US? (Sneakers resale software case)

There is a software manufacturer that advertises their product for $599 on their website. Conveniently, the software is always out of stock, while the manufacturer “backdoors” some licenses to a ...
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Can the US Federal Government Initiate Prosecutions in State Courts?

Does the federal government have the authority to file criminal actions in state courts?
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Can a court compel a particular doctor to treat a particular patient?

In episode 15 of the first season of House, Dr. House is served with a federal court order which specifically orders him to treat a particular patient who is needed as a witness in some kind of ...
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Under Texas SB.8 can physicians immunize themselves by paying damages to the person of their choice?

If a physician performs an abortion in Texas, then immediately makes a payment of $10k to the person of their choice for violating SB8, are they immune to further damages under the bill?
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How do prosecutors prepare to cross-examine defendants?

Prosecutor Peter is preparing for a trial. Defendant Dexter may or may not take the witness stand. Peter has no idea what he would say if he does (no disclosure obligation on the defendant) but still ...
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Use MIDI sys ex format from competing product

Suppose that Albert is developing a new music application that produces MIDI output for some hardware modules (LCD displays etc.) in system exclusive format. There is a competing music application ...
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What happens with the old records from before a country implements CRS?

More and more countries have become members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. It takes some time for a country to become compliant and implement ...
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In CA: If one borrows a phone to send text messages and returns the phone without deleting them, is it legal for the owner to read or share the texts?

In California, A borrowed a cell phone from B, which A used for months. Then, A returned the phone without deleting the text messages and even gave B the password to unlock the phone. Is it legal for ...
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If someone erroneously places a sticker on my car, are they obliged to remove it and, if necessary, clean any residual mark left by it?

I parked my car in some parking lot and the security mistakenly placed a sticker in it warning that it may get towed even though I did have the authorization to park my park at that location. I don't ...
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Can board members have unequal voting rights at a for-profit corporation in California?

California requires multiple board members when there are multiple shareholders. With equal voting rights, this can allow a minority shareholder, who is a board member, to have a disproportional ...

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