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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

Or maybe capitalization is not even part of the name That's pretty much it. No court would fail to recognize the name "John Doe" in the string "JOHN DOE"; similarly, if someone ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

This depends on jurisdiction and the general answer is yes/no/both/either/it depends. See this well-known essay about what is or isn't true about names in general: Falsehoods Programmers Believe about ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

Lowercase names are impossible in japan, prc, rc, rok, dprk Any name that is on a Japanese identity document (the "my Number" card/ID card) or in the official citizen register is written in ...
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Legal to "drive" without a license

Apparently, people are citing these cases for the proposition that there is a right to drive a car without a license (several facebook accounts making this claim have been shut down and a document ...
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If Trump's legal challenges to the 2020 elections are so bad, why haven't the courts ruled them as frivolous?

First, while most US court systems do have rules against frivolous lawsuits, most judges are loathed to employ them because the punishment is that the vexatious litigant would be denied the use of ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

In the U.S., names are generally left to the choice of parents and the person who bears the name, though as a convention of common languages spoken in the U.S., the name is likely to be given capital ...
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What are some remedies for a poor person if a petty rich guy buries him with frivolous lawsuits?

Such a lawsuit is known as a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or SLAPP. In the United States, several states have enacted laws that penalize those whose file SLAPPs. The provisions of ...
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Is a vehicle solely for personal use required to be licensed?

You are required by state law to register and license a personal (or commercial) vehicle because state laws govern vehicle licensing, not the federal government as you cite. See Motor vehicle ...
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Can a lawsuit naming multiple defendants be partially dismissed?

Can a lawsuit naming multiple defendants be partially dismissed? Yes. This happens routinely. As one random example, in a recent 7th Circuit case, there was no doubt that the Plaintiff had stated a ...
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Can we quote academics in our court applications and law suits to support our arguments?

You can use academic sources when arguing in court if you like, but be aware of the following: Academic texts are not primary sources of law in Jamaica. What is in them may be persuasive but does not ...
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As a US citizen, what law requires me to pay income tax?

Some important specific references were buried in comments, so I thought I would promote them to an answer. The general statement that income tax exists is in 26 USC 1: (a) There is hereby imposed ...
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What laws prove tax protesters are wrong?

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution says: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and ...
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As a US citizen, what law requires me to pay income tax?

Unsurprisingly, it is completely incorrect that there is no law requiring citizens to pay income tax. You can of course get more granular in your analysis, but the law on this question essentially ...
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Is there any way to penalize fundraising that is based in part on frivolous lawsuits?

Does using the courts in this way violate any law other than the individual sanctions for improper suits? Not really. Such an organization would probably have to be classified as some form of non-...
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Is there any way to penalize fundraising that is based in part on frivolous lawsuits?

Vexatious litigant The organization and its members risk overstepping a very thin but highly visible line very quickly: If the Courts believe they are just wasting the court's resources, they - and ...
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Frivolous / Nuisance Suit

Yes, the doctrine that costs follow the event. That is, you lose, you pay the costs for the winner. Also, if a plaintiff’s suit has no prospect of success, the defendant can file a motion for summary ...
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What are some remedies for a poor person if a petty rich guy buries him with frivolous lawsuits?

In the context of England and Wales (I don't know about Scotland), if the lawsuit is sufficiently frivolous, the defendant can engage a lawyer on a no-win, no-fee basis. The default in England and ...
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Why was Gwyneth Paltrow‘s $1 not either adjusted upward or deemed frivolous?

Without her counter claim, many people watching the case would be thinking "I bet she was guilty, but the poor victim didn't have enough evidence". With the judge ruling in her favour with ...
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Legal to "drive" without a license

Rights, even fundamental rights, are never absolute. They are always subject to appropriate regulation, restrictions, and conditions. It would be up to courts to determine when such restrictions ...
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