https://law.stackexchange.com/q/10900/89 was closed, but why? The quote originates from Holmes's judgment in a US Supreme Court case, which obviously presumes knowledge of law.


Yes, the closure was correct.

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  • Sorry, but your comment appears only to state a conclusion, but without any specific supporting reasons. – Greek - Area 51 Proposal Jun 12 '16 at 19:58
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    @LePressentiment - How about this restatement: It is not true that for every possible question there exists a Stack Exchange where it is on topic. As for "specific supporting reasons" ... I suppose one could argue that it follows from Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem. Or, more practically, by the definition of what is on-topic at each Stack Exchange site. – feetwet Jun 12 '16 at 20:00
  • @feetwet Can I please check if you are aware that the quote is from a US Supreme Court judgment? – Greek - Area 51 Proposal Apr 21 '18 at 3:42
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    Why would that matter? Not every string of written words entails a valid question about linguistics, and not every clause from a legal writing is a legal question. Some questions belong on SE for philosophy, or literature, or metaphor, or psychology. Some questions involving words pulled from legal text still have no home. – user6726 Apr 23 '18 at 2:00

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