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Questions tagged [asking-questions]

For posts about asking questions. If you have a post about whether something is on-topic or not, consider using [scope] instead.

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Is asking “what are my legal options in this case” on topic?

I have a situation where I might contemplate to proceed via legal ways. Would the question "I have this situation, what are my options/how should I proceed to use them" on topic here?
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Can I please get some help solving my problem in a way that fits well with law SE?

I have an issue I need to resolve for which I am curious about the legal implications of various avenues I am considering. I have asked an initial question, and I foresee there being possible add-on ...
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Can I ask for a sample contract?

I am selling a car in the USA. I found a good resource/website for selling the car. The website recommends I have the buyer/seller sign an "as is" document but the example "as is" link is not valid ...
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What is Justice? - Has Several Downvotes. Advice on how to rephrase

Justice is fundamental to actions of law operators. As my question states, it is even a mandate (as criminal code) in many jurisdictions that justice take precedence over prosecution. I suspect the ...
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Would this be an acceptable question here?

The question has been posted I have a question about the legality of my school's community service policy. (Presumably it is legal, but I want to be sure before I go and do a bunch of stuff.. I ...
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How to ask a good question?

On this site, what makes a good question?
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Should I reframe and post this question on Law SE instead of ELU?

Should I reframe and post this question on Law SE instead of ELU? https://english.stackexchange.com/q/365054/112436
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Are questions about monopoly and what if a company bought this company on topic here?

Are questions that ask something like if Apple bought Android, would that be a monopoly? That would be a monopoly, but are those kinds of questions allowed?
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Are questions about processing times of legal procedures on-topic?

Are questions about processing times of legal procedures on-topic? Example: What is the processing time for a HIPAA complaint filed with Office for Civil Rights? What is the processing time for a ...
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Does providing context about real or hypothetical situations in a question imply that I am asking for legal advice?

To one of my questions I received a comment: Get a real lawyer to tell you if you have a case. You are asking for specific legal advice in your questions and we can't give it to you. At just $...
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Questions that appear to seek legal advice

While noting that the Law meta Policy for questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice, promotes the closure of questions appearing to seek real-life/real-time legal advice, but also ...
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What if I want to see answers for other jurisdictions on someone else's question?

I would love to see the answers for the U.S. to this question posed for the U.K.: What liabilities do the police/CPS have if you are found innocent? Should I post it as a new question? Some ...
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Policy/consensus on how to indicate country/jurisdiction (in text, title or tags)?

One of my edits adding jurisdiction information to a question's text was rejected. The reason given (by a moderator) was: Jurisdiction is indicated by tags, not by an explicit comment in the text ...
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Policy for questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice

Questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice are off-topic for Law Stack Exchange. This is to help protect users: Those asking, from loss due to following incomplete advice, or advice from ...
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As someone who knows next to nothing about law

What types of questions do you wish people would ask about law? What areas of the legal system should the public be more educated about?
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Are hypotheticals on topic? [duplicate]

In my experience, hypotheticals are an important part of legal scholarship. Are they on topic here? Or does each question need to stem from a practical problem that the asker is having? (I'll give ...
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Same question on two jurisdictions: 1 or 2 questions?

I want to ask a legal question for the states of California and Massachusetts in the USA. Shall I post one or two questions?
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What is our stance on questions that are very clearly legal advice?

This question leads me to a much wider one: are questions on legal advice, whether we have a disclaimer or not, acceptable? There's a big difference between "Out of curiosity, how does this legal ...