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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

It is legal, at least in the US, for a store (or other entity) to refuse to sell any item to any individual for any non-prohibited reason (prohibited reasons are typically things like race or religion)...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

new-york-state No. New York's DUI law forbids the operation of a motor vehicle when your "ability to operate such motor vehicle is impaired by the consumption of alcohol", but it defines &...
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What does "Have you been drinking?" really mean?

'Have you been drinking?' isn't a question with a strictly defined legal meaning. It's the opening gambit in a conversation intended to assess whether it's worth proceeding to a sobriety test. And ...
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

You go into a store, pick up an item, go to the counter and you think you are legally entitled to own the item provided that you pay for it? Wrong. Wrong for any item, not just alcohol. Items that ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

germany In Germany, the described situation could lead to a fine up to € 2000. As the rider of a horse, you are subject to the existing traffic rules and regulations for all vehicle traffic (§28(2) ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

In New Hampshire (USA) our law was as you stated until 2020. That is, if a person over the legal limit was sleeping it off in a car and either had the car keys in their possession or had unrestricted ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

169A.20 MN Stat. states that It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle, as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 15, within this state or on any ...
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

The answers here are already correct, but wanted to make a quick comment over this Even when I left the store to wait in the car they made him check out at a different register. It is of course ...
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Why don't alcoholic beverages have the ingredients list?

Is there a special exception for alcoholic beverages? Yes Standardized alcoholic beverages (those with compositional standards in Division 2 of the FDR such as beer, wine, rum and bourbon whiskey) ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

germany TL;DR: You can sleep drunk in your car but you shouldn't give the impression that you're attempting to drive. The German criminal code says, in section 316: Whoever drives a vehicle in ...
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What does "Have you been drinking?" really mean?

Words and sentences have their ordinary meaning, unless a special meaning has been assigned by the legislature or (sort of) by the courts. The legislature may therefore specifically define "...
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Has anyone been prosecuted in the US because a minor consumed alcohol for religious purposes?

No. Not to the best of my knowledge. To quote Wikipedia on the subject found here: In the United States, the minimum legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages is 21 years of age; the two exceptions ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

Don’t be in the driver’s seat new-south-wales If you are in the back seat or passenger seat or boot (trunk), you aren’t in control of the vehicle. s112 of the Road Transport Act 2013 says: (1) A ...
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List of state and federal authorities having regulatory control over microbreweries

You're forgetting city and county health codes, business permits, zoning regulations, fire and occupation regulations, business and property insurance, labor laws, etc. These can differ between the ...
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In Washington: Is it legal to sell alcohol to someone without an ID who looks 90 years old, after asking to see their ID?

It is illegal to sell alcohol to a minor in Washington (RCW 66.44.270). The seller can get into various kinds of trouble, including losing their license, under liquor board regulations. However, as ...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

finland Yes, if you endanger others In Finland, the traffic law (Finnish text) defines users of mobility assisting devices as pedestrians. However, the criminal code (Finnish, or out-dated English ...
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Alcohol purchase refusal

Assuming US jurisdiction. Most forms of discrimination are not illegal. In fact some forms of discrimination are mandated by law! They are only illegal if they are used against protected classes as ...
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How to stop an alcoholic from driving?

Is there anything I can do so that the authorities investigate and revoke his privilege of driving a car? Yes. Next time he drinks and gets behind the wheel, call the police and tell them that you ...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

new-south-wales Yes A wheelchair is a vehicle under the definition in the Road Traffic Act. Further, an electric wheelchair is a motor vehicle. It is illegal to operate either while over the legal ...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

sweden Probably not in Sweden. The transport agency says that Trafikregler för rullstolsburna Trafikreglerna för gående gäller or in English Traffic rules for wheelchairs The traffic rules for ...
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DUI question with keyless ignition

Pennsylvania is one state sometimes cited as having such a law, but the law does not refer to "keys in the ignition", instead, An individual may not drive, operate or be in actual physical ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

australia It’s legal to ride a drunk horse: Drink riding? It’s possible to be convicted of ‘horse riding under the influence of alcohol’ or ‘horse riding under the influence of drugs’. Strangely, ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

oregon For a horse on the road, Oregon law says: (emphasis added) Every person riding an animal upon a roadway and every person driving or leading any animal is subject to the provisions of the ...
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

Because there’s an exemption Which requires denaturing. But there’s also an exemption to the exemption for when denaturing is not appropriate. Such as for laboratory use.
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

Medical or Lab Alcohol are taxed differently For the excise tax, some alcohols are not counted, as the government (Customs Administration of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance) themselves say: ...
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What does Section 2 of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution do?

State laws that impair the ability of businesses to operate on an interstate basis can be held unconstitutional and invalidated pursuant to a U.S. Constitutional law doctrine known as the dormant ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

england-and-wales Yes, it is legal to sleep in your car when drunk, but... This is the law (Road Traffic Act 1988, section 4) that covers the offence: (1)A person who, when driving or attempting to ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

The UK's Highway Code states in relation to using horses and horse drawn vehicles: Rule 52 Before you take a horse or horse drawn vehicle on to the road, you should ensure all tack fits well and is ...
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