Can I ask "has there ever been a legal case where X" (with appropriate specifics of course) here?
If it matters, the purpose wouldn't be to get legal advice for a legal case I'm involved in, it's more a research topic for some background info in a letter to my city's council that I'm trying to compose. I haven't had any luck finding info on my own, and my lawyer friends all say that it's difficult to research this type of thing.
I read the legal-research tag description (which I saw in this somewhat related meta question), and my interpretation is that it is on topic, except... it seems like it's potentially asking for a lot i.e. something an investigator might do for a fee. So I'm not really sure how well such a question would be received.