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Legal Ramifications of failure to obtain consent to publish White House memoirs

What are the consequences to John Bolton or his publisher if they failed to get pre-publication approval of Bolton's upcoming book? In that same vein, if the White House were to disapprove of certain ...
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If someone backed into my car while I am in it and I wave like “it's okay”, is it illegal for me to leave without getting out and talking to them?

I was in a parking garage and there was a car in front of me going up a one way ramp with parking spots on either side. The car in front of me started to pull into a reserved spot and realized before ...
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What does “animus” mean in legal terms?

I am reading the article "The Measure and Mismeasure of Fairness: A Critical Review of Fair Machine Learning". In here there is a concept of "acting with animus", I wonder what this means in legal ...
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Why can't you say 'Superbowl'?

Around this time every year there are lots of ads talking about 'The Big Game' or the 'Suberb'-something. Essentially whatever it takes to say their thing is for the Superbowl without actually using ...
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Can I return shoes that hurt one of my feet in Germany?

I just bought a reebook shoes and I wore it today but after walking about 30 minutes my left foot top side(bridge) is hurting me so much that I can not resist. I wrote an email to the seller but they ...
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Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) is unsecular? (currently trending in india)

India considers themself a secular nation. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian ...
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Why do some contracts have provisions granting a license if ownership can't be transferred?

I've seen some contracts with an ownership provision: for example if an employee invents something, it belongings to the employer. Often times I see a provision beneath it stating "if this isn't ...
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Why would a sub-contractor lie outside s. 1 test of enforceability in the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999?

See the second para. beneath. Doesn't the bolded clause cover Fred? Here's s 1 of the CRTPA 1999. Poole, Shaw-Mellors. Contract Law Concentrate (4 ed 2019). pp 96-98. Template problem ...
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Why court action would probably be required to enforce the strict legal position so that it would be necessary to initiate proceedings?

Why would you "probably be required to enforce the strict legal position so that it would be necessary to initiate proceedings", when you have Tool Metal? Poole, Shaw-Mellors. Contract Law ...
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If you agree to appoint a valuer but then don't, why aren't you liable?

In example 1, Becky must appoint an independent valuer. In example 2, the "mechanism failed" because Becky has not. So isn't Becky liable for failing to appoint a valuer? Why "May & Butcher ...
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Why isn't a simple sales contract unilateral?

Poole, Shaw-Mellors. Contract Law Concentrate (4 ed 2019). p 5. The key distinction: bilateral and unilateral agreements Broadly, agreements will be one of two types: • bilateral • ...
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Why are “over-the-air” TV channels considered more important to regulate compared to cable and satellite TV?

I've always heard this legal talk about "over-the-air" television. That is, TV channels that you get into your TV through having a once-ordinary (not sure people still have such things at all) antenna,...
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Why can't I enter the country without a lot of BS? [closed]

I am US citizen with a valid US passport. For some twenty years, I have always been detained, searched, and forced to provide fingerprint identification. I have no warrants against me, but this ...
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Can the layout of a printed work be subject to copyright?

This is a follow-on to How can I determine what elements of a work are covered by a copyright mark? which dealt with sheet music for public domain compositions that, nevertheless, claimed copyright ...
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How to stop or postpone or stay NJ Superior Court Probate part eviction

How to stop or postpone eviction from house? The house is part of an Estate and I am a Beneficiary. The Executor is evicting me and I received a Writ of Possession from NJ Superior Court, Chancery -...
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Self defense after provocation on the part of the defender

A friend of mine in university wants to ensure he can defend himself legally. In a library a group of individuals were talking enough to annoy him and as the library has explicit no talking policy he ...
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Is there a way to enforce Facebook (and subsidiaries) to fully delete private message?

Facebook, whatsapp and similar US-based services need to comply with GDPR for customers living in Europe. The matter whether a private conversation online is personal data - or not - seems to be ...
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Can I sue for being banned from the mall if I didn't do anything wrong?

If I'm at a birthday party at a party rental in the mall and uninvited guests show up. They began getting aggressive and shouting. They leave before mall security and police arrive. The police then ...
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Should there be a tenancy contract even if I don't intend to charge rent?

I have a very close friend and we've agreed that she will move into the spare bedroom of my flat - viewed as her being an equal resident with me in a shared accommodation, not as a lodger in my spare ...
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What portion of a medical bill does the insurance has to pay?

In a car accident, not at fault, what portion of a medical bill does the insurance company of the other driver has to pay? The hospital will most probably bill my health insurance, and there is the ...
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Original author of project that a company abandoned

I'm the original author of a project that was made on company time and resources. While waiting for this project to come to life it just died without any support on marketing it and not using it at ...
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What is the difference between thinking auto insurance claim with or without a lawyer?

When in an accident, i contacted my insurance company to start a claim. My general understanding that if I'll take lawyer to pursue the other insurance company, any settlement would be split between ...
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Who is supposed to teach the law to the citizens?

As I understand, in general, not knowing the law does not excuse violating it. That should apply to most if not all jurisdictions in most cases with very few exceptions. From personal experience, ...
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Can you maintain your anonymous status when registering an LLC as a forgein entity in NY State?

I'm wanting to register a new LLC for an online company I want to start. I will be working from New York State but want the LLC ownership to remain anonymous. I would like to register the LLC ...
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After I register a copyright for my app, what do I get?

Lets say I took my app (source code) and registered it with the copyright office of my country. After that what form of proof do I get? Do I get papers that have my souce code printed on them and ...
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What if I use a Bulgarian emp generator against a neighbor? [closed]

Is it terrorism? Can they prove I used the jammer? Will their electronics be fried with impunity?
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What legal recourse do we have against Clearview AI's collection of our personal data and terrifying privacy policy?

TL;DR: how do we get the data this company collected on us without also giving them our government-issued IDs that they could potentially keep and tie to our "profiles"? A week ago (January 25th), ...
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What remedy does the Executive Branch have after Executive Privilege has been violated?

Claims of executive privilege seem to be a cautionary claim - cautioning someone to not disclose inner workings of the executive branch. It is a preventive claim - preventing someone from releasing ...
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Materially Non reponsive

A question is posed and an answer is supplied. If the response does not actually answer the question , is this what is meant by materially non-responsive?
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Does my personal website GDPR compliant? [duplicate]

I made a basic chat website. Shows active users with nicknames or if not given nickname, random given name. There is no register or login I take users nickname and save it to cookies. Nickname can be ...
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Will people under 16 in the UK be able to use WhatsApp when we leaves the EU?

In the WhatsApp Terms of Service (and yes, I generally read a service's TOS before signing up) it states that "If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use ...
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Indefinite leave to remain. Working abroad

I read that a person may lose ILR by leaving the United Kingdom for more than two years. Does this apply also to an employee who continued to pay taxes in the UK, continued to work by a British ...
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Was Scott Lively right to seek an appeal in his case?

As he explains it: https://www.scottlively.net/2018/10/31/great-spiritual-victories/ The cornerstone of the baseless and frivolous lawsuit was the claim that SMUG leader David Kato’s gruesome ...
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Do non-US companies have to pay US tax just because they have US customers?

I just came across some US tax forms for foreign entities like W-8BEN-E and 1040NR which made me ask this question. Suppose a company called Cool Stuff Ltd. runs some sort of online business serving ...
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Who are the copyright holders of softwares that students develop during their studies?

The outputs of a software developed from scratch by a student during his/her studies are used in writing his/her thesis. Can the student's supervisor or the University claim to be a copyright holder ...
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Commercial Use of File Icons of Trademarked Digital Products (E.g., Adobe Photoshop)

I came across what seems to be a gray area in IP which I cannot seem to find concrete information about. That is, whether the commercial use of the file icons of trademarked digital products (e.g., ...
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Does displaying the UPF value on a textile have any legal binding in the United States?

I read on https://blog.coolibar.com/whats-the-difference-between-spf-and-upf/: Currently, in the United States, the standards for UPF are voluntary. This made me wonder: Does displaying the UPF ...
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How do I handle software with conflicting licenses?

Software creator X has created two pieces of software; A and B. A is an original API which they’ve licensed under the GNU GPL. B is an implementation of that API which also packages a library ...
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Does the House of Representatives need a full-House vote to authorize a subpoena during impeachment?

There is currently an argument being made that - approximately: "The House of Representatives did not vote formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry until October 31, therefore any ...
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Can I hide my face from facial recognition and be fined for it?

I've been reading about the up and coming use of facial recognition by London's Metropolitian police service. I am aware there is no law against using facial recognition, but I am asking if there is ...
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Is it legal to use football players names and their football team names in my statistic app without permision? [duplicate]

I am getting all the data via webscraping. In the app there won't be any logos, only text with names of the football players and their teams. Also there will be modified photos of the players(drawings)...
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Signed off job as a freelancer, now wants more work

This is my first question on the Law Stack Exchange so hopefully this is the right place for it. To play out the scenario this is what's happened.. I used to work for a company that need the odd job ...
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Contingence in the law - citizenship or residence

Non-US individuals who get payments from a US company have to fill in a W-8BEN form and give the form to the US company and then the US company gives the form to the IRS. This happens for example ...
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Pipes Froze BC Condo Owner Blocked Furnace Vents

TL;DR: I live in a condo and a majority owner turned off the furnace which heats our crawlspace. Our pipes froze and I would like to explore legal actions to resolve this issue. Hi Everyone, I am in ...
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How long are warrants actually kept?

Are there warrants from 100 years ago? When do they assume the person dies? Does it go back to the digitization of records in the late seventies, or further back?
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Is it legal to keep a small amount of cash I found on the street?

I found a £5 note on the street tucked under some leaves a few months ago while walking a route I regularly walked. There was nobody around and there are no shops near to where I found the note for me ...
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Transforming and saving user uploaded licensed materials [closed]

Given I have a web service that processes files uploaded by users (for example images or audio) and lets them download the resulting assets (for instance same images or audio files after some filters ...
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is it illegal to download an appstore from the internet?

The app store is called happymod and you can download any game that exists on mobile devices for free, uploaded by users from the internet, is it illegal to download from the app store if the game is ...
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Employer ask me to work at a different location with very little notice (less than 30 days)

My employer just release a news that company will move to another state (30 miles away) and the move date is Mid-February. The employer doesn't plan to have any compensation for employee's commute ...
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A better tool for reading law than congress.gov

I am looking at the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, and interested in discovering how much spending the budget covers. Early in the bill, there is a reference to existing legislation: "--Section 251(c)...

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