we have 212 questions containing the keyword Trump, many of them focussing if things he did or ordered are legal.

That's more than our Treelaw questions, so a trump category of questions might be worth an investment.

On the other hand, a category like that would require a similar tag for questions on other presidents actions and their legal ramifications, for example, one might need to sift through Nixon (17), Obama (33) & Clinton (20)

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    treelaw seems totally unnecessary, both of those questions are covered by topics around access, trespass, "the right to a good view" and similar.
    – user4657
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 23:01
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    @Nij r/Treelaw ?
    – Trish
    Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 0:03
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    I presume you're mention r/ for a reason, but this being SE (that is, not Reddit) you'll need to make its relevance more explicit.
    – user4657
    Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 2:29
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    @Nij it's a reference to the fact that cutting down trees in the neighbor's yard can be so expensive, it costs you the house.
    – Trish
    Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 3:11
  • The question demonstrates how easy it is for a user to find Q&A containing a particular name using the built-in search function. The same is not true of all subject tags.
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 17:18
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    Can anyone be an expert on "Trump"?
    – Polygnome
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 15:53
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    Further discussion at Meta question: Should the newly created "trump" tag be deleted or be merged with the "president" tag?
    – user35069
    Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 9:27

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I'd suggest steering clear of tags for natural persons, though there's nothing stopping us from creating them. Perhaps the others could be merged into .

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    No, they should not be merged into president. If anything, a new president-united-states.
    – user4657
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 22:58
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    @Nij That works.
    – Pat W. Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 13:40
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    @Nij If you're creating a tag like that, shouldn't it be president-of-the-united-states? That's the formal title, which is why the acronym for the position is POTUS.
    – nick012000
    Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 3:21
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    Meh, we don't even have prime-minister so I'm not overly concerned about having a president-murka created either. @nick012000
    – user4657
    Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 3:32
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    @Nij: the current tag usage guidelines say to tag with "president" and with a country tag, i.e. "united-states". Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 20:28
  • And guidelines can't be edited to include more relevant information when new tags are created? I don't see what useful point your comment makes.
    – user4657
    Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 20:30
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    Note that the tag length limit is 35 (not 25 as I wrote in an earlier wrong comment, now deleted), so @nick012000 's proposal fits. Commented Jan 12, 2021 at 9:18

There are guidelines on this

This is what tags are for: https://law.stackexchange.com/help/tagging

A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories.

Bear in mind:

As a general rule, you should avoid creating new tags if possible, and new users are not allowed to create new tags. Even if you have sufficient reputation, you should only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question covers a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site.

So, is Trump a topic worthy of a tag? If he is, what about Washington, Putin, Erdo─čan, Hitler?

I wouldn't. But you have the privilege to create tags so if in your judgement it should exist, go ahead and create it.


Do we need a Trump-tag?

No. The sheer number of questions a public figure elicits should not be a factor for or against creating a tag.

Creating tags for specific individuals would make sense only in instances of renown jurists such as Holmes, Kelsen, or thinkers and theoreticians whose impact on law theory & development is significant. Trump is a highly controversial person, but that does not render him a reference for understanding or developing any topics of law.

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