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Are treaties on-topic?

I was "informed" via comment to a question that Treaties are not appropriate for this site. This seems at odds with various other posts and comments I have seen. For instance, cpast's Answer ...
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Can we auto-comment on a close vote?

I was reading through some of the posts here on Meta and going through some queues. There were a number of questions voted closed as a "Request for legal advice" but there was no comment ...
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Are questions regarding crime or law enforcement statistics on topic?

Over on Politics SE, we often have questions about law enforcement policies and crime statistics, especially when big events related to law enforcement occur (i.e, the last couple weeks in the US). ...
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Should there be a jurisdiction tag for the District of Columbia?

The District of Columbia (DC), USA, is governed by the US federal government, but it also has a local government with significant autonomy. Should we have a district-of-columbia tag for questions ...
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Is my question acceptable for this site?

I don't know if my question is philosophy, law, history, ethics or none of it, but I imagine a scenario where an obviously evil and criminal act with the intent of malice has the result of utility and ...
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Is the “don't ask” help page at odds with what's on topic here?

The very first page in the "Asking" section of the Help Center, What types of questions should I avoid asking?, has the following to say in the second line: You should only ask practical, ...
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Question about the temporary COVID-19 provisions in the EU on-topic?

I live in Romania, where the government deals with COVID-19 by passing temporary laws. My questions however, is with regards to the EU as a whole and any convention that may apply to cross-boarder ...
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Can one question posted on this Law site be simultaneously posted on the Politics site for alternative input?

I suppose there might legitimately exist different legal and political takes on some questions we have such as, "Does the President have free rein to discredit the mass media?" There are both legal ...
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What causes an old question to (seemingly) randomly be brought to the front/top of the Stack?

Relatively regularly, I'll come to the page and see an interesting question or one that otherwise draws my attention in some way. At some point while preparing a comment or answer I end up noticing ...
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Why does my question keep getting deleted even though it is relevant?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: illegal to taunt neighbor with their impending death by covid-19? I asked a question at https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/50097/illegal-to-...
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New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users?

The stack exchange network recently got a new question page). With it comes an expansion of customization for the individual site (which needs to be implemented by a Community Manager, who will do ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Nevada Vengeance

There has been a slew of questions about Nevada which seem to all be from the same person, despite using multiple accounts. The questions seem to be revolving around a neighbor dispute. The story as I ...
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Styles of use of terms like illegal, against the law, and others?

For various different questions or answers we may use terms like illegal, against the law, criminal violation, civil violation, non-criminal, etc? I am primarily interested in our stylistic choices ...
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How can we advertise Law SE on legal Reddits?

Does anyone here subscribe to, and is well known at, r/ask_lawyers, r/auslaw, r/law, r/lawyers (application and lawyer ID required), r/lawcanada, r/lawschool, r/lawschooladmissions, r/legaled, r/uklaw?...
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Why aren't my Contract Law questions and answers being upvoted more?

I'm forlorn and heavyhearted. I spent quite much time and effort to post referenced answers and deep questions on contract law to learn more, but too many of them are downvoted or get zero votes. Why? ...
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Why was my definition request migrated?

Why was https://english.stackexchange.com/q/524832 migrated from Law? An ordinary anglophone wouldn't know the legal meaning. Sven Yargs hints to it https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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How can we require jurisdiction to be declared?

Many questions like Can an unacceptable / illegal condition in a contract be ignored without voiding the whole contract? fail to declare the jurisdiction. Ought such failure be a close reason?
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Why was my second question regarding the Theft Act closed?

The reasons for closing Why potentially guilty of theft if you pick wild mushrooms on someone’s land for reward, but not if to deprive land owner of opportunity to pick? feel unjust. Does this ...
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Drawing the line on Impeachment

Questions about Impeachment have been popping up left and right and rightfully so, Impeachment can be a confusing process to understand because rules that govern Impeachment are changed by the House ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are theoretical questions about legal systems on topic?

Are theoretical questions about legal process on-topic for the main site? For example, I am curious about the inevitable complexity that follows the precedent system in the common law. If I were to ...
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Introduce yourself!

Just thanking you all for assisting with my questions, and thought to say hi and introduce myself! What do you think? Is this a good idea? I'm Pearl. I'm a teacher in Toronto, Canada. I've been ...
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What's the point of a locked post with no feedback?

While scrolling through meta I came across this question that is locked but has no feedback (answer/comments). It seemed pretty odd and without reason. I tried digging into the history of this post ...
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Is Law SE a good place to get feedback on briefs before they are submitted?

I have prepared an initial brief and I would like to get some ideas on how to make it better. I feel that my attorney has lost me my case and am not sure who else to get legal help from on a pro-bono ...
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Why are my EU Law questions being downvoted?

Some down-voter is un-ceremonious and in-sensitive to my time and learning, with no comment, my questions from Robert Schütze's European Union Law 2 ed. 2018. I have to learn EU Law myself and use my ...
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controversial question

A fraud in the terms of use There are completely different answers, some said it was a fraud, while some said it was not. How may I deal with that? I need some help.
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Can we remove DaleM's moderation privileges?

I could be on my own here, but there seem to be quite a few people in agreement that conferring moderator privileges on DaleM was a mistake. He is rather aggressive -- too aggressive, I'd argue -- in ...
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Current flagging policy

In my opinion, it would be useful for general users to know how moderators feel about comment-flags. I am specifically interested in moderator's view of what constitutes helpful versus counter-...
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Edit suggesting to remove meta-commentary was rejected

A good answer was posted, but it included a meta-commentary that is not necessary to be on a post (since Stack Exchange is supposed to be a repository of high-quality questions and answers). I ...
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What is wrong with this answer?

Is it legal to have unpaid volunteer moderators (or other types of volunteers) on a for-profit community website? DaleM was simply mad that I disagreed with him when he was obviously wrong. The ...
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Tag request: [directive]

I've asked 2 questions[1][2] about a directive here. Those are improperly tagged as regulation, simply because that comes closest and there is no directive yet. Could directive be created so I can ...
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Why was second question about Offences Against the Person Act 1861 closed as duplicate?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 — How's s 47 "in at least one respect, the narrowest offence of" ss 18, 20, 47? is about s 47. Why was it closed as duplicating Offences Against the ...
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Where to ask about Legal History, Roman Law and Comparative Law

I want to ask about the Civil Legal System and its 2 subgroups. Napoleonic and Germanistic. I am thinking of the tags History, Legal-History, Civil-Legal-System, Comparative-Law.
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Are there quality requirements for comments rather than the requirement of a specific purpose?

So a few days ago I coincidentally came to the topic How much of this image do I need to modify in order to avoid copyright violation?. There I figured in the comments, that apparently I had a ...
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Should this moderator have answered this question requesting for specific legal advice?

This question unequivocally asked for legal advice. Rather than deleting the question or improving it, this answer, providing advice as to liability and advice as to the law in the jurisdiction, was ...
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How do I check if and why my comments are deleted?

I wrote a comment under my answer here https://law.stackexchange.com/a/45200/10872 I'm not sure why its gone. Was it deleted, and by who? Is there a moderation log that shows this? The comment ...
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Can “*Why* a law exists” be on topic?

A comment on an answer to this question says: This question fulfills: Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory, because it asks for the reason why this applies and not the motive of those who ...
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How to deal with comments?

Without rehashing How long is an "Extended discussion" or Should Moderators be able to use their privileges to benefit their own posts, I am polling the community to establish a norm on this ...
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Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

Recently useful comments on questions are being moved to chat because they were marked as "extend conversation" More information here, even comments that contain open questions, are still ...
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How long is an “Extended discussion”

In this thread a group of -- oh horrors -- three comments, at least one of them potentially quite useful, and not constituting a back&forth between two users, was hidden -- oops, "moved to chat". ...
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What is the difference between these tags?

I am wondering what the difference between tag maritime and tag law-of-the-sea is. Does the former encompass maritime law in general, whereas the latter pertains specifically to the United Nations ...
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

This question was removed by one of our new moderators. It indicates being "marked as spam or rude or abusive", which by itself sounds ambiguous. The revision history is here. Besides the reason for ...
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What to do about answers that advocate breaking the law

Recently I've come across a couple of answers that acknowledge what the law is, but then advocate the user to openly break the law (without outlining the repercussions of doing so). For these types of ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Law's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Concern About New Member Whose User Name Appears To Be An Advertisement

New user @wm-wolff-law-exam-guides has a username that appears to be primarily an advertisement and a form of spam for publications by this author. I also note reviewing this new user's profile, that ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Legal theory and deference of a corporate law question de lege ferenda to https://money.stackexchange.com/

I earnesty appreciate https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/limited-liability-and-moral-hazard is interdisciplinary. What is legal theory? https://www.geo.sunysb.edu/esp/files/scientific-...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Law is scheduled for an election next week, August 12. In ...

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