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Are etymology of legal terms on-topic?

I submitted https://english.stackexchange.com/q/494623/334589 here before it got migrated, but What is the origin and history of the term "grand theft auto"? has remained? Clarification ...
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Is any question requiring knowledge of legal principles on topic?

I am asking this question in reference to this question. So as to the general rule, is a question that requires knowledge of legal principles or ideas on topic even though law is not the central part ...
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Editing someone's answer [duplicate]

I see several answers that seem like a mixture of a straightforward, probably correct answer, with a very loosely related semi-rant at attorney's, judges, and courts. Is it within the etiquette of the ...
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What would be a good way to attract attention in Law SE to my law-tagged questions in Space SE?

Space Exploration SE has a law tag and currently 66 questions there use it. I've asked a few of them myself. At one point we had an active user with "space lawyer" in their username answer several ...
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False statements update

As I said in another post here in meta, people are posting false info or downgrading my answers when they are correct. It happened here. Refuse maintenance contract under explicit clause DaleM said ...
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Deleted answer for no reason

How did my answer in the question about politicians being required to release tax returns not qualify as an answer?
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So many false statements in the comments

Do you guys purposefully leave comments downgrading answers in the comments? Over the past few days, I have given answers that were right and people decided to argue in the comments. I feel like it is ...
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Can we edit questions that go off on some legal thing that isn't relavent?

JooJaa and I talked to the person who posted to ask about ownership of custom made clothes in chat. Maybe I am wrong, but being that we are on a legal discussion site, I took ownership to mean the ...
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Posts with Urls that no longer exist?

If a question is based completely on a URL that no longer exists, what should happen to the question? Question Example: Can I create an Ads using those pictures without copyright issues?
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Articles by experienced users?

Law.SE is a site that can connect experts with layman to help clarify specific questions about the law, or "hypothetical" situations. These experts are knowledgable individuals that sometimes work in ...
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I think there is something wrong with the algorithm for limiting questions

I asked a few questions here. Every single one is answered and voted. Some are voted up. Not a single bad question. Yet I got a message don't accept questions from this account Strange. Any other ...
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What is done here about questions that have contradicting answers?

Consider this very reasonable question "Defamation due to breach of confidentiality" which has attracted three answers from high-rep users and those answers very plainly contradict each other: Yes, ...
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Answers that read like advertisments for personal grudges

User Iñaki Viggers seems to bear a grudge against a particular Michigan Judge, whom he sardonically mocks and denounces in several lengthy postings on his blog. In Viggers accepted answer to Are ...
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What questions can OPs delete?

I was under the impression that a user can delete their question as long as there is no answer to the question. This question indicates that I have no clue about the question-deletion rules. That Q ...
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Why does Law.SE not have any artwork?

It seems odd to me that Law.SE does not have any artwork for the site. I understand that symbols of law can vary by region, but there should be something like a gavel that could cover the vast ...
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Should questions be allowed to be asked in first person?

It has been debated on this site what does and doesn't constitute "legal advice", most users work off of the argument that answers on LSE are not legally considered "Legal advice". Iñaki Viggers: ...
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Should the job ads bar be brought to law stackexchange

Stackexchange is home to many different communities, full of experts in their fields. one of the cooler features in the stackexchange community is the jobs side-bar like the one shown on stackoverflow(...
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Update “How To Ask” box to deter requests for specific legal advice

As stated on the side of the main menu of the law.stackoverflow.com site: Law Stack Exchange is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for individualized advice from a qualified ...
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What to do with answers that offer legal advice?

We have a clear policy that questions which ask for legal advice are off topic and should be closed. However, sometimes such questions get asked anyway, and sometimes, before the question is closed, ...
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Shouldn't we rewrite questions asking for legal advice?

We receive very many questions that are in fact requests for legal advice, contrary to policy, and they are closed only sporadically (primarily in egregious cases). Here is a recent example, where a ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

If someone posts an answer that is essentially "In my opinion,...", should I flag the answer, or just downvote it and move on? And if I do flag it, should it be "not an answer", "very low quality", ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions seeking attorneys with specialized experience in a narrow area of the law on topic here

For example, attorneys who have experience in 42 USC 1983? That seems to be a very specialized topic of civil rights law. According to one reference, it is a statute for redressing constitutional ...
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How did this SE user get 100 reputation points?

I looked this user up who commented on my post here on Law.SE and he has no history but does have 101 reputation. How is this possible? https://law.stackexchange.com/users/426/matthew-read Can women ...
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Are legal questions about patents within the scope of this site?

The scope of this site is stated to include: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal applications Dealing with legal ...
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Author Writing a Legal Thriller. Appropriate to Ask Questions Here?

I'm writing a legal thriller. I realize that since I have limited legal experience (and by "limited" I mean "no"), I am going to make mistakes. I am committed to writing this book, however, and I ...
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What is purpose of this site if my relevant question isn't acceptable?

I had asked it on Interpersonal stack exchange but they suggest me to ask here on Law stack exchange. My question is about law and I don't think it's off-topic? Here is my question Should I file a ...
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Is this question off-topic?

Isn't the question Students drugs teacher an example of a question that clearly asks for specific legal advice? It seems to me to be asking, "This happened to me, is this actionable and under what ...
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Are questions of the type “which countries this legislation happens” on topic in Law SE?

I would like to know in which countries certain legislation happens. Some SE might consider questions asking for a list of things to be "too broad" or off-topic, but in this case the set of options is ...
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Would a canonical Q&A/Tutorial on the minimum needed in order to comply with DMCA be appropriate on this site?

I realize that it might not follow the usual rules to the letter, but on StackOverflow, some useful questions were let be (at least in the past). Here's one example: The Definitive C++ Book Guide and ...
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Should Law.Se have separate tags for jurisdiction and subject matter?

The tag field for Stack Exchange currently does not discriminate between the types of tags. This feature works fine for most Stack Exchange sites as the subject matter is universal. However there are ...
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Context: Location of Applicable Law

Law varies from country to country and can vary from state to state (e.g. CA vs NY). Is the generally accepted practice that if the OP does not provide the context for the community to provide the ...
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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 ask for help with a specific PACER query?

Actually I guess it’s not just PACER, it’s an entire research process. I am trying to find cases with a specific attorney. I’ve done as much legwork as possible, starting with looking up their bar ...
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Question about legislative intent should be reinstated back to Law SE

It is odd that a question about legislative intent has been removed from Law SE and placed in Workplace SE. Initially one user suggested that it be moved to politics.stackexchange.com (see comments in ...
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Are questions about what laws should be instituted on topic?

I'd like to ask if people think a law should be instituted in certain circumstances. Is that an acceptable question on the Law site?
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Questions about emerging fields

I asked a question a few days ago about facial recognition which has, so far, received no answers. I suspect the reason for this is that this technology is fairly new and rare (at least in terms of ...
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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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Explain the reasoning behind voting to place this question “on hold”

The comment it is not a question about law or legal process. is incorrect as to the interpretation of the administrative regulations cited at the question itself The constitutionality of an ...
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Why was my edit on “can I sue an app” undone?

I edited this post, mostly to fix its grammar and spelling. Additionally, I edited the title. It was originally titled "can I sue an app", but since an app is a computer program, it seems very ...
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Are questions about the job of being a legal professional off topic for this site?

Background The topics in scope for this stack exchange tend to reflect creations of the law, procedures, and interactions with lawyers as outlined here: Statutes or court decisions Legal ...
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Can we get a cool icon?

Instead of the boring "L" in a box. Suggestions: A gavel Lady justice A big book with 'Law' on it Scales
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What kind of question-vandalism by the OP is accptable?

This question was changed (by edit by the OP) from a reasonable and answerable (indeed, answered) question, to a non-question (it now simply says "Please delete me"). My first question is, when a ...
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Does anyone have use for a view count feature?

Currently, one can sort questions by view count by running a query on the SE Data Explorer. However, it would be nice to be able to see the results in a format that parallels that for our Greatest ...
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Is how to avoid legal issues in scope

See this post if-i-turn-the-real-money-into-fake-currency-will-it-still-be-gambling-app. I proposed a business model that avoids legal issues. I received a comment that is not legal advice and does ...
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Wrongly closed as Duplicate?

Is it illegal for a university to stock all Core and Recommended books, but provide Alternative Formats for only Core? doesn't duplicate How can I challenge university's policy to provide ...
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How can I make my question on-topic?

I have a question about Can you escape a contract if a business maltreated its other customers? This comment recommends You need to edit the question to make it generic. What can I do to make my ...
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Should resource lists be community wikis on main site?

Are there freelanse sites for law advice? is about to be closed. It certainly merits closure as a list question. But it might still be a useful community resource. My understanding is that it might ...
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Should the tag [united-kingdom] be removed, and replaced with its 4 countries?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/united-kingdom contains the warning: Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [...