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The reason abortion is lawful is not because the fetus is not human (it certainly is) and not because the fetus is not alive (it certainly is). It's because the fetus is inside another person's body and has no right to remain there without that person's consent. That is, abortion is not murder because the mother consents to the procedure and she has the ...


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In Germany, the situation is somewhat unique because (following a compromise reached in 1976 and a revision in 1995) abortion is illegal but the "offence is not considered fulfilled" if done by a physician within the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy on the request of the pregnant woman who has received counseling The case in question here violates all ...


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Although abortion is legal in the US, not everyone is allowed to perform an abortion. In Washington, the law allows a physician to terminate a pregnancy, and recognizes a woman's right to choose to have an abortion. An abortion performed by anyone else is not legal, and performing an illegal abortion is a class C felony. There are "plan B" pills which are ...


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Staff at polling stations have been told to stop people taking selfies - even though it is not against the law. The Electoral Commission fears the craze for taking self-portraits on phones and posting them on social media threatens the secrecy of the ballot. Anyone who inadvertently reveals how someone else votes in Thursday's local and European ...


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I believe you are correct about the children's British citizenship at birth -- the older one did not automatically get British citizenship at birth, and the younger one did. If you and the older child's mother subsequently married after birth, that would have been considered to have legitimated the child, and so the child would automatically have gotten ...


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No. Even if the comments were grossly offensive, there wouldn't be a legal problem. There could be a problem if the comments were such as to be "inciting religious hatred" (which is illegal, see Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006), but it doesn't sound as though that is an issue. Note that if you are publishing the journal on a website, the website may ...


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Interesting question. I can imagine two situations in which costs and benefits are such the ttenant might have good reason to reject your offer: 1) Suppose the MRC (the tenant) had already made improvements to the property. It expected to recoup the cost of those improvements over the life of the lease. If it simply walks away from the lease, it will lose ...


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There is a lot of confusion around the UK and its laws which supposedly require full log retention - the only law which addresses this is the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act (amended by the 2018 Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations Act) and this act requires you to retain full logs only on receipt of a valid "retention notice" from the Secretary of State....


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I agree that bright lines in wills are good. But I think that requiring a judicial declaration of incompetence may be too stringent. In my experience, many demented people's business is handled by a power-of-attorney. If that is the case, then requiring the person to have been found incompetent will defeat your intentions. Obviously, you should talk to ...


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Conditions stated in a will should be objectively verifiable, to avoid later ligation of the "yes he is / no he isn't" type. In this case, it would appear that your concern is over the beneficiary not actually being competent to take care of themselves. The courts often have to make that judgment, when a party seeks conservatorship over an adult. So it seems ...


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No You missed the flight. Thai is not responsible for your acts and omissions. As for the check in desk, they are often unmanned, however, Thai have an email address and a telephone number that is manned 24/7. I am surprised that you couldn’t find any Thai airlines staff in all of Bangkok airport given that it is their home base. This is precisely what ...


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The Person and the University do need to come to an agreement. Universities usually have clear guidelines and arrangements for intellectual property, eg. In line with UK legislation, the University owns all intellectual property or other materials developed by its employees, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Students are not employees of the ...


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Can I refer to another contract in a contract? Yes. However, your description suggests that you might be better off by using two separate contracts. Having your client sign two contracts instead of just one is not really an inconvenience, whereas mixing or cross-referencing contracts might needlessly convolute the task of ascertaining the parties' rights ...


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In term of international trade practice , "Taiwan" is technically the "Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei)" based on the entry agreement of World Trade Organization (WTO) . It's similar to "Hong Kong" even that's a little different in legal term and tax practice.


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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 makes provision for consumers to obtain a repair or replacement for an item on which a fault becomes apparant after the consumer has accepted the goods. For six months after purchase, the onus is on the retailer to demonstrate that the fault was not inherent at the time of purchase, while after six months the onus is on the ...


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The government website says: A full Council Tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a home. Spouses and partners who live together are jointly responsible for paying the bill. You’ll get 25% off your bill if you count as an adult for Council Tax and either: you live on your own no-one else in your home counts as an adult Who ...


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My advice: forget about it Even if you had grounds to appeal, the time for doing so is long since past. Such time limits are absolute so the matter is res judicata. Unfortunately, your not knowing the law and procedures doesn’t matter - you are deemed to know and if you don’t know you are required to learn (or hire someone who does know) before the process ...


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There is no specific requirement in the GDPR to inform users of an update to a company's privacy policy, nor is there anything to say it must be done by email. The GDPR requires businesses and organisations making decisions about the means and purposes of processing personal data ("controllers") to inform the people whose data they process ("data subjects") ...


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That is not the witness' role Calling out an improper question is the role of the opposing counsel or, in egregious abuses, the judge. A witness is required to answer the questions that are put to them as clearly and concisely as they can. If they don't, the come across as snarky and contrary - this rarely endears them to the jury.


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Talk to a lawyer about suing him and/or his landlord. I just want to preface this by saying that I’m not a lawyer, so take what I’m saying with a grain of salt, and consult with an actual lawyer licensed to operate in your area before you do anything. That said, it sounds like the neighbour’s actions have caused you damages; at the very least, he’s been ...


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There is no "truth" in court There are only facts that are either contested or uncontested. Uncontested facts are those agreed to by the parties, usually well before the hearing. They might be used in cross-examination to point out testimony that is inconsistent with what the parties have agreed and so cast doubt on the credibility of the witness. ...


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B has the same right to change the contracts that A had In general, altering a contract requires the agreement of all parties to the contract. So A/B and the customer have to agree to the change. However, most contracts for ongoing services (rent, telephone, internet etc.) have that agreement written into the terms. That is, the customer agrees that the ...


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Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Yes Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer? Report the scam to the relevant US authority (which is, I think, the FBI) They investigate and pass the information to the relevant UK authority (the Metropolitan Police, I think) They jointly investigate and if/when ...


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