There have been media reports about particular conduct by a public figure. These reports generally describe the conduct and say that a police complaint has been lodged regarding the conduct, but do not say which law the conduct would have violated. That is what I want to ask: Which law would the conduct have violated?
Please don't ask questions seeking legal advice on a specific matter.
My question would be about a specific matter, but would not be seeking legal advice: I am not involved in the matter (unless I have misinterpreted the phrase “legal advice”).
You should only ask practical, answerable questions and questions about general legal information.
If I removed details about who was involved, then my question would certainly qualify. But if I included the jurisdiction, then people would probably be able to work out which story I was referring to anyway. And I would like to do this, as I am particularly interested in the law applicable in that jurisdiction.
So: Is this type of question on-topic, with or without redaction?
The closest meta questions I found were:
- We are getting overwhelmed with current affairs questions, which seems to suggest that it is good (or at least not bad) to ask questions about current affairs.
- Examples of a legal advice question and an on-topic one, whose answer suggests I have interpreted the phrase “legal advice” correctly.
I also searched the main site for questions similar to the one I want to ask, and found none. But there are many questions about at least one identifiable public figure. And I found another question about an identifiable public figure, which also refers to specific conduct. So I think the answer to my meta question here is “yes”; I am just not sure how to back it up with policy references.