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Could the Texas Heartbeat Law (S.B. 8) be used by a mother who had an abortion and then changed her mind?

Thinking about the risks imposed by Texas Heartbeat Law, it occurred to me that a potential plaintiff with the very highest chance of winning a case would be the mother herself if she later regrets he ...
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Is transporting people into the countryside and leaving them a legal response for private security?

It is reported that three 16-year-olds were found without appropriate authorisation within the camping zone of Reading Festival, UK. Despite police telling festival organisers no further action would ...
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Are there other laws that are (1) enforced only by the general public and (2) enforceable by someone not directly involved?

Typically you need some sort of standing like demonstrating potential damages for a court to listen to any request for action. For example, I can't bring a copyright suit for work where I do not own ...
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Why can't the Supreme court overturn Texas abortion law if abortion during the first semester is a constitutional right?

Texas designed its law in a unique way to allow abortions to be banned without a court intervening, by authorizing any private citizen to sue doctors and clinics who perform abortions on women more ...
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Is it legal that retail employees are threatened on a near daily basis (UK)?

My friend works in a 2nd hand electronics shop where often customers are less than happy at prices or quality of goods they received for whatever reason. These customers often will throw tantrums and ...
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Can I display a Rotten Tomatoes/IMDB score on my movie website under fair use?

I created a website which lists movies playing in cinemas in a geographical area. For each movie, I would like to show the IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes scores. I would not use their graphics, logos, labels (...
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Presidential duties in office

Is a U.S. President a fiduciary in the same sense a trustee or bank officer is a fiduciary? Does a U.S. President have a duty to apply critical thinking to his public acts and statements? By critical ...
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If Landlord is suing a former Tenant, can the Landlord be prevented from leasing the premise out to a new Tenant?

At my shopping mall in England and nearby malls, many shopfronts have been closed for at least one year, but don't advertise "FOR LEASE". Normally, these shopfronts advertise "FOR ...
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Can a new development connect to an existing private road without permission

I live in a neighborhood with private roads. The homeowners pay to maintain them. The roads, while still privately owned, were dedicated to the "public use" so that police, fire, utilities,...
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Plagiarism on an Affidavit?

Is there such thing as plagiarism on an Affidavit? In other words if my reasoning for a certain issue is best worded by an online source, can I simply copy the source and slightly customize it to my ...
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Can an indigent defendant pay for a lawyer of choice using any of the following financial arrangements?

An indigent person is accused of a serious crime. S/he knows, and would like to hire a well known defense lawyer (think Perry Mason) but is broke. An indigent defendant will be assigned a public ...
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Why is banning "vaccine passports" unconstitutional?

CONTEXT: Florida has tasked the Department of Health to fine businesses / government requiring proof of vaccination to be fined $5K: The Florida Department of Health will begin enforcing the state’s ...
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Would a S.B.8-style law that were to enforce a vaccine mandate be in the same constitutional bucket (as S.B.8)?

The Atlantic suggests this analogy-of-sorts regarding Texas' recent S.B.8 law, limiting abortions by allowing private citizens to sue providers to enforce the law's mandate: Imagine if Massachusetts ...
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Does Texas S.B. 8 actually "ban abortion"? [closed]

Note: I voted to close my own question. I agree, the way I asked it was too opinion-based. I've not read the Texas statute exhaustively, but as far I understand, it is not a criminal statute. ...
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I live in a city and I walk my dog on community college campus they come out say that it is policy not to have dogs on campus

The retort I had is that this is not posted anywhere, and even if it was what legal enforcement does the campus have against me. They can't find out who I am, They can't detain me. They can't hold me ...
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Travelling through New York with a firearm

I recently had a discussion with a gentlemen when asking about a scar on his body and it led to a shocking story that almost seemed such an abortion of justice as to not be entirely correct or ...
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Can state secrets be revealed in a criminal lawsuit?

Imagine if there is criminal lawsuit against a CIA agent before a U.S. court. To defend himself, he needs to reveal secrets. For example, he would need to reveal other CIA agents whose lives would be ...
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Under what circumstances can you be convicted of indecent exposure for being naked in a California changing room?

Recent events have seen a person (with a history of sexual offending) charged for indecent exposure in the changing room of a nude spa in Los Angeles. However, I am confused because surely a changing ...
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What standard of evidence is used in suits related to Texas SB8?

If someone sues another person over a claimed infringement of Texas' new professedly anti-abortion bill, what standard of evidence is used? The bill itself calls its enforcement provision a "...
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Are children allowed to pray at goverment schools?

I was once told on the internet that there is no actual ban on religion at government schools in the US. The issue is actually that public school teachers are considered agents of the state and are ...
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About the uploading my presentation video on internet and the Ethical Issues

I have one presentation about "the effect of AI on music industry" in one academic research NGO group which is created on WhatsApp, and I want to know if I publish the video of my ...
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Supreme Court of US, Roe v. Wade

Really confused by this Supreme Court decision: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/02/1033048958/supreme-court-upholds-new-texas-abortion-law-for-now Quote from the article. "It said the abortion ...
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GDPR Compliance - Password Protected Documents in AutoRecovery

I'm working with personnel data in my job, including lots of details which I know to be sensitive and most certainly covered by GDPR. In order to maintain compliance with the regulations while ...
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Can an amended bankruptcy schedule be submitted before getting a case number, or is it better to wait?

I filed pro se recently (in the US), and I feel pretty good and confident about my petition. I did notice though I made a minor mistake on one page with some amounts—nothing major and it isn't a big ...
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What does an administration need to show in court so that its change-of-policy decisions are not judged "arbitrary and capricious"?

Regarding a recent SCOTUS decision on the "remain in Mexico" program, I've read that: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end ...
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Would a Surrogate Parent's Right to Abortion Supersede Parental Rights?

Would a Surrogate Parent's Right to Abortion Supersede Parental Rights? Under the Hague Convention, Parental Rights are determined via the last shared and well-settled intents of the parents. (At ...
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Does a Good Samaritan law protect a person from murder charges if they kill someone who had been violently attacking a police officer?

I am wondering if Good Samaritan laws protect a person from being charged with murder if they kill a person who had been violently attacking a police officer. For example, say that a person is walking ...
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Can Someone Sue me For Lawyer Costs If I File a Police Report and they are Found Not Guilty?

The question is in the title, but I'm wondering if there's any risk to filing a police report against someone who broke a contract and stole $10,500 from me. The police report is being filed in ...
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Can a state governments outsource actions that are illegal for the state government to perform?

There is some history behind oppression by proxy: both Nazis and Communists sponsored pro-government militias that committed violence on the respective governments' behest while the governments denied ...
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Is it copyright infringement to take pictures of textbooks for personal use?

To save on textbooks in college, I intend to borrow someone else's and take pictures of the pages, and then read the pictures. However I do not intend to at any point publish the pictures, and would ...
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Can a state make a law that deputizes individuals to sue individuals in other states?

I've read briefly about the recently in-effect Texas anti-abortion law, and I'm perplexed at how it supposedly is difficult to challenge in court. If I understood correctly, it deputizes private Texan ...
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Can a delayed-formation of a condo association enable required back-pay of fees?

John owns a condo unit in Philadelphia, PA. This unit is part of a single building, which houses 3 total units. John owns A, Janet owns B, and Chris owns C. John and Janet both bought their units from ...
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Property Law - Professional Clean/Damage

My landlord is currently trying to charge me for professional cleaning even though the property was cleaned thoroughly prior to moving out and the inventory of the house says that many rooms were of a ...
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Helicopter landing rights on private land

Can I land a helicopter on my property in Palm Beach County? The property is 6 acres along the Loxahatchee River in Unincorporated Jupiter / Palm Beach County. What is the pertinent FAA or County Code?...
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Is it legal to reimplement iOS algorithm/framework on Android?

I'm a software developer with experience in CoreImage - very powerful native iOS/OSX framework for image processing. I admire its efficiency, understand how it works internally and want to roughly ...
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US: Is there any subject that it is unlawful to teach in schools?

In the US, are there any laws that restrict certain subjects or topics, or parts thereof, from being taught in schools?
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At what salary do I need to withhold taxes?

My wife and I recently hired a full-time nanny to watch our infant daughter. She works 42.5 hours per week. We're discussing what we should do when COVID finally wanes and we feel more comfortable ...
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How does California (CA) have standing in CA vs Activision Blizzard?

It's been reported that the state of California (CA) has sued Activision Blizzard as a result of its two-year-long investigation. The alleged actions are not alleged to be ongoing. It's been reported ...
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Is blacklisting allowed after I have put my notice in and acquired a new job elsewhere?

I am a Massachusetts citizen and I am also a disabled vet. I work at a large company as a programmer/developer, and I have decided to put my 2 week notice in after many frustrations and overall ...
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Site user posts data under licnese, can user demand erasure?

Suppose that a site, run as a free service, allows communication between users (a chat site). Suppose that the site also permits users to optionally upload text documents or images, which will be ...
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Conflicting Terms after Post-Merger of Companies

Company A has a contract to produce widgets for the State for $5 per widget. The State also has a contract with Company B to produce the same widgets for $4.50 per widget. Company A acquires Company B....
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Is it possible to enact legislation eliminating life without parole without first repealing an existing truth in sentencing statute?

I would like to advocate for legislation within my home state of New Hampshire which would allow for a parole hearing for anyone having served 25+ years. Such a law would eliminate life without ...
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Are US courts less likely to enforce the repayment of a loan if it is (ceteris paribus) without interest?

Apparently, in common law, a loan given without an interest being specified/demanded is at procedural disadvantage, in that a court may not recognize it as a contract, the plaintiff having to rely on ...
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Can the state/county post No Trespassing signs for private property?

There's a county park with some hiking trails near our house that my wife and I like to walk through in the mornings. We walk along the public road to get to the park, hike the trails, and return home ...
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Guarantor liability and e-signatures (UK)

I am based in the UK and have a tenant in a property that is not paying their rent. The tenancy agreement was signed in Oct 2020 and there are rent arrears for the last few months. I have a guarantor ...
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Under what statute can an English judge 'sentence' someone to read classic literature?

This story in the Guardian claims that a judge has imposed a suspended sentence on someone convicted of terrorism offences and has also insisted that he read classic literature by Dickens, Austen, ...
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Lord Hailsham and Learned Hand - Two Addresses

I've been reading some broad and general books on constitutional and public law of England and Wales. A number of works are often cited, e.g. Lord Bingham's Rule of law, Bagehot's The English ...
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Why TVs / laptops etc. do not warn about too brirght screen whereas many smartphones warn about too loud sound amplification?

I'm trying to comfortably use my laptop at night and now could not find an answer by web-search to the following: Why TVs / laptops etc. do not warn about too bright screen whereas many smartphones ...
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Minor Who Lied About Age Broke Contract and Stole $10,500 - What Can Be Done? [closed]

About a month ago, someone who I was friends with for 3 years and have done business with called me while he was down in Miami, telling me that he and some others were trying to rent a boat. However, ...
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UK company A owns some listed shares. Can company A transfer the shares into company B as assets? What's the tax implication?

UK company A owns some listed shares (in a brokerage business account). Can company A transfer the shares into company B (same owner in both companies) as assets without selling them first? Is it ...

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