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Why are there two case numbers for United States v. Trump?

Court Listener explained by email: This is unfortunately a bug we have in multi-defendant criminal cases. Sorry! See a more technical description of the problem here: https://github.com/...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

Laws are collective works that often have multiple authors. Law do not have, in general, a single author, although minor, uncontroversial legislation that passed more or less unanimously without much ...
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Where can I access records of the 1947 Superman copyright trial?

You have a case name and number: Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster v. National Comics Publications Inc. et al., No. 1099-1947 (N.Y.Sup.Ct. 1947). That indicates that you should look for a New York ...
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Looking up a Texas land title case from 1901

How may I go about getting this case? UPDATE: Glad to see that others have found the data. Best of luck! The Final Decree Is Probably Easy To Obtain The final decree is the case is probably recorded ...
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Why are there two case numbers for United States v. Trump?

The extra number is typically added to the end of a case number when there are multiple defendants. Trump's case number ends with -1 because he is the first named defendant. I suspect you'd be able to ...
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Looking up a Texas land title case from 1901

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission indicates on this page that the records you seek may be stored on microfilm at the University of Texas -- Arlington. The case number would be on: Reel ...
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Is there a list of doctrines and rationale in American common law that isn't based on codified laws and constitutional rules?

Short Answer Is there a list of doctrines and rationale in American common law that isn't based on codified laws and constitutional rules? No. There is really nothing so compact as a mere list. Long ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

canada Public acts The legally relevant portions of the legislative process are public acts, not dependent on the identity of the person who actually chose the words, if such an individual could even ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

It doesn't matter The individual person who wrote a law is irrelevant to its application. The legislature that passed it matters, of course, but not the person who wrote it. It is important to know ...
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How often have unanimous decisions been overturned?

I was aware of one other instance: Valentine v. Chrestensen, 316 U.S. 52 (1942) was overruled by Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc., 425 U.S. 748 (1976). ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

switzerland In Switzerland laws are written by the administration (upon a motion by parliament or an initiative by the voters) and then debated, modified and approved (or not) by the parliament (and, ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

In the united-kingdom, there is one example I know of where authors are identified within the text of an Act. (There are also some historical laws often attributed by name, such as "Lord Brougham'...
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Does the Canadian government translate court cases from English to French and vice versa?

The language of the judgment and existence of an official translation depends on the court and sometimes even the particular judgment. Unofficial proprietary reporters may produce unofficial ...
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How often have unanimous decisions been overturned?

More than 300 U.S. Supreme Court cases have been overruled by later U.S. Supreme Court cases in at least 236 overruling decisions from its inception until 2024 (counting multiple decisions overruling ...
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Where can I find written decisions of the Employment Tribunal in England and Wales?

"Written judgments are always issued and "[t]he Employment Tribunals are required by law to maintain a register of all judgments and written reasons." Decisions of the Employment ...
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Law on Forced Marriage in the USA

The lack of relevant federal law in the US is because regulating marriage is not within the scope of federal law, it is a matter determined at the level of the state. Washington's RCW Chapter 26.04 is ...
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Where do lawyers keep themselves updated with some specific laws?

Laws don't update often Laws update more often than you think between new legislation, new regulations, and especially, new case law interpreting the statutes and the common law. As pertinent to any ...
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Where do lawyers keep themselves updated with some specific laws?

Laws update, collectively, very frequently. Laws are embodied in statutes, regulations, and court rulings, statutes being the most stable of the three. In terms of what an individual lawyer would do, ...
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Credit union error on paperwork

The credit union probably cannot be sued in this case, because there is no harm. One of the main purposes of a divorce is to divide the property of the couple (at least the property acquired during ...
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How may one go about finding a definite reference to one or more examples of specific criminal cases that were prosecuted by or on behalf of TfL?

The Mayor of London's Revenue Enforcement & Prosecutions Policy says that TfL Approved Prosecutors prosecute 'fare evasion': on TFL Rail & London Underground, contrary to the provisions of ...
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Where can one find the full decisional text of R v Hale (1979) 68 Cr App R 415, [1979] Crim. L.R. 596?

The Criminal Appeal Reports and Criminal Law Review are commercially published, by Thomson Reuters and Sweet & Maxwell respectively. They are not freely available on the internet; paid access to ...
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Does the Canadian government translate court cases from English to French and vice versa?

Here is the scanned English translation: Racine, Demers and Nolin v. M.N.R. 1965 (You can right click to open the images in a new tab and magnify them to see the hard-to-read text. They are high-...
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How do you find what regulations have been made pursuant to a particular enabling legislation in the U.K.?

The statutory instrument search site allows you to do an advanced search for all statutory instruments made under a particular enabling act. For example, these are all the statutory instruments made ...
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Is there a website where you can search court cases by keywords?

england-and-wales Free: BAILII Paid: Westlaw UK LexisNexis
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What (new) legal principles can guide the necessary changes in social-economic (tax, social, labour) law due to AI transformation of economy and work?

A google scholar search brought up this collection of papers - A History of AI and Law in 50 papers: 25 Years of the International Conference on AI and Law A link to the document that is not paywalled ...
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Looking up a Texas land title case from 1901

Some of the court minutes and records from Parker County, Texas, have been digitized and placed online at FamilySearch, a genealogy site provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ...
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Why don't law collections show who the author of the law is?

united-states This answer illustrates that "who wrote the law" is not a simple question in the United States. Passing a Federal statute In the US, one can look up the legislative history of ...
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Does the housing act 1988 have any associated explanatory notes?

Correct. Not all Acts have explanatory notes. Specifically (as the legislation website explains): Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, ...
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