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How can a defendant in a criminal prosecution move a court in a way that no oral statements of the defendant be considered in its adjudication?

Can you "plead the Fifth" in a motion and stipulate that no waiver can be deemed valid or legal unless made by the movant in writing and duly signed so as to prevent any oral hearings of the ...
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Is it allowed to work outside of EU for a long-term on Blue card

can someone (non-EU citizen) work from outside EU/Germany (on blue card)? If so, what are the rules and regulations. How long can the duration be. Any links for the law/policy would be helpful.
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Legality of software with web browser for playing music

I'm currently experimenting a bit with making a small piece of software for users to be able to play along with music videos with a MIDI keyboard. Additionally users will have some extra control over ...
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Is it perjury to break a promise made under oath?

Is it possible for a statement to retroactively become perjurious based on future actions? Suppose: I'm sworn in under oath (testifying in court, before congress, etc.) I make a specific promise, e.g....
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Germany - Non EU Citizen with Blue Card employment looking to start Freelance on the side

I am a non EU citizen living in Germany with a Blue Card - not tied to an employer - and a Zusatzblatt that allows me to take up freelance activities. My Employer has no clauses in my contract that ...
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Is it legal to publish free offline cheats and at the same time have a Patreon for donations?

I am a person who like to do a lot of things for living. I was wondering of releasing offline cheats for free with a Patreon for donations ONLY. Is it illegal to do that or legal? I really need a ...
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If you represent yourself, do you have a constitutional right to the assistance of counsel in a criminal prosecution?

In other words: Do you have a right to the assistance of counsel if you elect to assume charge of the strategic and tactical control of your own defense in a criminal prosecution and elect to speak ...
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Could attempting to codify case law that was decided many years ago open up the legal question again?

As of right now, gay marriage is legal based off of the case law resulting from the decisions of United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges. These cases struck down Sections 2 and 3, ...
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Can criminal law be retroactive in the United States?

I was watching a segment from CNBC on YouTube and was surprised by the fact that the government intends to make the tax rate retroactive after the law is passed so that the new tax rates will apply to ...
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Do tenant need to sign damage documents after leaving their rented appartment?

when my landlord checked my room on my leaving day he claimed that my room wasn't clean (for example the mattress under the cover were dirty with black spots on them). but the thing is they were ...
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Under what circumstances can a man avoid paying child support for his "stepchildren?"

A woman marries, has two children, and gets divorced. She is awarded child support but the first husband is a "deadbeat," and basically doesn't have enough income to pay reasonable child ...
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Is the estate of a deceased person a legal entity?

This question is inspired by the discussion in the comments of this answer to another question. In those comments I claimed that the estate of a deceased person is not a legal entity and that it is ...
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Leak Damage: Can sue for damages covering only damaged floor or floor in the entire property?

Apartment owner B, claims a leak from apartment owner A above, supposedly damaged a very small portion of B's hallway floor. Owner A offered to replace the hallway floor. Instead owner B insists that ...
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Do UK government ministers have any redress under employment law when they are 'reshuffled' out of a job?

There has recently been a 'cabinet reshuffle' in the UK. A number of ministers have been removed from their posts and have seen a change in their status and salaries. Are these changes covered by ...
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Having Stylised Lower and Upper Case in a TM Name - does it matter?

Am currently looking to register a music artist name as a Trade mark. For example, if I was wishing to register a name like RipTide (capital T) as opposed to Riptide (lower case t) ...on the ...
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Count visitor per day with GDPR & Cookies in EU

I have been talking to many people about this and no one can give me a straight forward answer. My problem is how can I calculate visitors per day without gathering some information about the users ...
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How does the issue of premeditation factor in when the death penalty is considered for felony murder?

How does the fact that felony murder is at least in principle murder without premeditation, factor in when the issue of the death penalty is being considered as punishment for the crime? Surely the ...
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Is it possible for a non-citizen nor GC holder do crowdfunding inside the US?

Supose that a person A is an international student in the US. A has an idea and like to launch a company on that. I know A doesn't have a work permission but also believe that A can register a company ...
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Transferring a lease after receiving renewal offer from landlord; would new tenant be able to take advantage of same renewal offer?

Location: California, USA I have a little over a month left on my apartment lease, and my landlord has given a lease renewal offer. (I'm actually thinking to move out even before the lease is up.) ...
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Can a landowner charge a dead person for renting property in the U.S.?

Can a landowner charge a dead person for renting property in the U.S.? Let's say my grandma died 4 months ago and the landowner only discovered that she was dead just now, can the landowner charge my ...
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Filial responsibility laws across US state boundaries

So I just discovered that some states have filial responsibility laws and some do not in the U.S. https://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/health/NOA/30states.pdf My question is which states laws ...
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If signing a contract with a contractee outside of the U.S., should you tell the contractee to write it using the standards of the U.S.?

If signing a contract with a contractee outside of the U.S., should you tell the contractee to write it using the standards of the U.S.? I am wondering if all contracts, especially business contracts, ...
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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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