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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?

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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

This is totally, flat out wrong. Quite frankly, it is immoral, although not illegal, for the producers to even cause some viewers to believe it is true. The United States criminal code (Title 18) in ...
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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 true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

I don't know of any crime specifically addressing the sale of a child, but a good prosecutor rarely needs such a narrowly tailored solution to bring charges against anyone. In real life, I imagine a ...
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Do Legal Documents Require Signing In Standard Pen Colors?

No, Specific Ink Colors are not Required That is not correct. If the purple will not photocopy well, the other party might reasonably ask for a color that will. But a signature is normally only ...
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If I ask my doctor to order a blood test, can they refuse?

There is no such legal requirement coming from federal or NY state law. Doctors can refuse treatment when the patient is abusive or the matter is outside the scope of their practice, and that can ...
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Can a real estate agent refuse to show a rental property (apartment) in NYC if I don't provide my eligibility information?

Yes Businesses (and consumers) can choose who to do business with and what information they ask for and disclose and when they do that. If you’re uncomfortable with how they do business, don’t deal ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

The relevant NY law originally said that "Written instrument" means any instrument or article, including computer data or a computer program, containing written or printed matter ...
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Under which legislation was the NYC travel ban during the Jan 2016 blizzard permitted?

It looks to me like this is authorized under New York State's Executive Law Section 24. The text is long, but I think it addresses most of the points in your question. The law allows the chief ...
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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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I lost my jury summons, what can I do?

For the New York State Unified Court System, you can consult their Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.nyjuror.gov/juryQandA.shtml#Q6. What if my summons or questionnaire is lost? Contact ...
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Is a US (New York) police officer allowed to take your keys at a traffic stop?

The policeman ordered, right as he took a step out of his car "Turn it off!" - which is a lawful demand to prevent the biker from possibly kicking the gas and running. As the driver did not ...
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If I ask my doctor to order a blood test, can they refuse?

If I go to my doctor's office and request that they order a specific blood test for me, can they refuse? Yes. Is there anything in HIPAA (or other laws) that compels a medical professional to order ...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

england-and-wales NO The drink related offences are at sections 4 to 5A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and all require a person to be driving a mechanically propelled vehicle. However... an invalid ...
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Do Legal Documents Require Signing In Standard Pen Colors?

My best advice: purple ink is fine, unless they object, then find a color you both agree to. Everything past this point assumes an adverse relationship. Think about the dismal shape of things. A ...
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Is signing a document that I have not seen legally binding?

You are entitled to at least see, and probably get a copy of, any document you sign. If you insist, they will have to show you or give you a copy. It may well be that they are supposed to give you a ...
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Does the adultery law in New York affect the person being used to cheat with?

The statute reads (emphasis mine): A person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse with another person at a time when he has a living spouse, or the other person has a living ...
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Can a website incur liability for linking to a funding campaign for a lawsuit against it?

Yes The directors of a company have a fiduciary duty to act within the law for the benefit of their shareholders - not to their customers, not to the government, not to the environment and not to the ...
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Is the plot of Fatal Attraction legally accurate?

1: What's the correct process to get a restraining order? The police aren't involved in the formal process, although sometimes people go to the police and are told that they have to go to a judge ...
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Could a high school teacher require their students to register to vote in New York?

According to New York law ELN § 17-142: Except as allowed by law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person: 1. Pays, lends or contributes, or offers or promises ...
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Can I keep my last name if I get married?

You can keep your name; this is the default. Source: Your surname does not change automatically upon marriage unless you elect to change it. Nothing in the law requires you to change your name ...
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Can gold/silver bullion be used to buy/sell market goods?

It is currently legal to barter goods or services in exchange for gold or silver bullion in the United States. Gold and silver do not have to be registered or certificated, although a prudent person ...
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What exactly are an officer's requirements in order to demand ID in the US (New York)?

There are a variety of situations like border crossings, entry into official buildings, etc. in which there is a general right for law enforcement to demand identification on a suspicionless basis, ...
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Does the New York State Governor have the authority to impose fines?

Public Health Law PBH §12(1) says Any person who violates, disobeys or disregards any term or provision of this chapter or of any lawful notice, order or regulation pursuant thereto for which 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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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

Human Trafficking Laws Since the date of the episode, the US Federal Government passed the The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) which forms 22 U.S. Code Chapter 78 which makes ...
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Can one be fired for "not being a good fit"?

Yes, you can be fired for "not being a good fit": New York State is generally considered to be an "employment at will" state, which means that a private sector employer can pretty much hire and ...
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If an adult is raped by a minor, is it statutory rape?

This article1 directly addresses the question, "If a juvenile rapes an adult, does the adult thereby commit statutory rape?" It concludes: When an adult is raped by a juvenile, the offense of ...
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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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