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Is it considered kidnapping if an underaged teenager willingly goes with someone else without the permission of their parent or guardian?

18 votes
4 answers
8k views

If I use stolen money to gamble, do I get to keep the winnings?

15 votes
3 answers
8k views

What happens if the police discover evidence of a crime but did not have the proper warrants beforehand?

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3 answers
10k views

What happens to the possessions of a convicted person?

9 votes
3 answers
4k views

Why do corporate mergers require the approval of foreign governments?

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2 answers
3k views

What do people mean when they say "This Court"?

6 votes
1 answer
1k views

Can you initiate a lawsuit against Russia in the United States to recover seized assets?

5 votes
1 answer
297 views

Other historical forms of punishment besides serving time or money?

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2 answers
489 views

How are judges and lawyers usually protected in high profile cases?

3 votes
2 answers
244 views

If a former witness was found guilty of a crime or deemed otherwise unreliable, does it retroactively discredit their former cases?

3 votes
2 answers
123 views

Who gets to select/know the identities of the Jurors in an anonymous Jury?

2 votes
1 answer
178 views

Why are US convicts sent to prison with a public "rap sheet" detailing the charges against them?

2 votes
2 answers
227 views

Does the Canadian government translate court cases from English to French and vice versa?

2 votes
1 answer
139 views

Have there been any efforts to standardize the definitions of "Attempted Aggravated Assault" and "Attempted Murder"?

2 votes
1 answer
165 views

Is informal written consent, such as through text messages or email, legally binding?

2 votes
1 answer
207 views

How will the Trump administration ban TikTok, and are there any limitations on the use of these mechanisms against other companies?

2 votes
2 answers
935 views

Blackmail is illegal, but how is that enforced in practice?

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1 answer
86 views

Why does digital copyright appear to be less effective than physical copyright?

1 vote
2 answers
161 views

Does an individual's use of a tool or weapon affect their claim of self-defense?

1 vote
3 answers
242 views

Why can't ordinary people bring criminal charges against someone else?

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4 answers
1k views

Does someone get punished if they commit a crime outside of "legal jurisdiction"? (i.e. abroad in another country)

1 vote
3 answers
454 views

How drunk is too drunk? How does the law reconcile being drunk in sexual assault vs other crimes?

1 vote
1 answer
104 views

Do Canadian publication bans apply to the contents of court documents?

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2 answers
193 views

What is the point of a known jury? Why not make them all anonymous by default?

0 votes
1 answer
137 views

What is the term for the idea that a law should never "cover all the possibilities" for being guilty?

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51 views

Can you be prosecuted for doing something legal abroad (but that is considered illegal in your home country)? [duplicate]

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3 answers
1k views

What happens if the legislature passes a new law that contradicts historical precedents?

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0 answers
108 views

What is the term for when a person or company tries to avoid liability by not responding to legal proceedings or requests for information?

0 votes
1 answer
145 views

In criminal cases, are the charges for which a defendant is found guilty a strict subset of the charges listed in the indictment?

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1 answer
122 views

Do countries that are not members of the Berne Convention still enjoy the benefits it provides?