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Is it legal to hack a hacker back (in the US)?

Generally, no. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which is the law that generally forbids breaking into or damaging computer systems, does not have any exceptions for "hacking back." ...
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Are you allowed to disregard the spirit in which laws are written as long as you keep to the letter of the law?

You've basically described two of the ends of the pole in theories of jurisprudence (there are dozens of ends). There is no theory of law that relies purely on "spirit" (also no theory that ...
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Are you allowed to disregard the spirit in which laws are written as long as you keep to the letter of the law?

australia Statutory interpretation must use a purposive approach Even though this is mandated by statute, Australian courts still tend to lean more towards textualism than most other common law ...
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How can a person sue oneself?

You cannot sue yourself, although sometimes related entities or parties can sue each other.
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