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In the future can the people behind the law branch of Stack Exchange support HTML tags `<u>...</u>` for underlining?

In the future (e.g. next year) would the people behind the law branch of Stack Exchange be willing to support HTML tags <u>...</u> for underlining? An example is shown below: <u>...
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Should we have a LawSE definition of "educational purposes only"?

I'm inviting discussion and suggestions on the value of creating an faq post defining "Educational Purposes Only" The home page's Banner has the embedded link educational purposes only that ...
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Request tag synonym tag:adverse-possesion -> tag:adverse-possession

The tag adverse-possesion is misspelled. I have re-tagged the newest question with a properly spelled adverse-possession. Could someone create a tag synonym to point from adverse-possesion to adverse-...
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How will LawSE remedy mods' recurrent abuse of privileges? or will it ever do so?

Barely four days ago we witnessed what was then the latest instance of mods' abuse of privileges. Now another instance arises. Given the site's low activity, the recurrence of these incidents shows ...
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Need more focus close votes should require input from close voters

I asked the question "At what point can the government limit your 1st amendment right to free speech?" and within the body I refined the text to have only two specific questions regarding ...
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Recommend tag merger: equity - equitable-relief

I recommend we merge equity and equitable-relief, or in the alternative, give each of them some usage guidance to distinguish where each is appropriate. See "What are tag synonyms and merged tags?...
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Recommend tag merger: judge - judiciary

I recommend a merger of judge and judiciary. I think judiciary should be the primary (because it is slightly more general) with judge being the synonym. See "What are tag synonyms and merged tags?...
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What can be done about the "const *iption" spam?

Is there anything that can be done about the const *iption troll? Maybe an automated filter that rejects all questions with the string "const *ipt"? All but one of the questions I've seen ...
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Can questions be sandboxed in law.meta like they are in other Stacks?

I have a question I'd like to ask on law.se, but I am not sure of the proper wording. A few other Stacks (like codegolf, I believe) allow sandboxing questions on Meta, to later post them in the main ...
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How should the EU related trespass questions be asked or more generally how to deal with jurisdiction-duplicates?

Asking a non-jurisdiction specific or several-jurisdiction question typically result in answers that are hard to accept if one is actually interested in the full range of jurisdictions defined in ...
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Why does medicalscience.stackexchange have a better legal disclaimer than us? Do we have heart transplants here?

Here is what will welcome you on the right side of your screen, pretty much full page for an average laptop: "Stack Exchange Inc., and its sites including Medical Sciences Stack Exchange, is not ...
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Add Politics as a migration destination for Law

At the moment, the only defined destination to which questions on Law.SE can be migrated is law Meta. Migration to any other destination requires special moderator intervention, as I understand things....
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Can we auto-comment on a close vote?

I was reading through some of the posts here on Meta and going through some queues. There were a number of questions voted closed as a "Request for legal advice" but there was no comment ...
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Allowing jurisdiction tags on answers

Law is one of those areas (perhaps even more than travel) where I feel there is a potential for a dramatically different exchange format. The distinction: The same legal question has different ...
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We have too much free speech

The tag free-speech has no usage guidance and is used on just 7 questions. It appears to be at best a subset of questions about freedom-of-speech, with 80 questions and some guidance. free-speech ...
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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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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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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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The immunity tag is scoped for a specific subset of its topic

The immunity tag info says Immunity to civil or criminal liability conferred to an individual by virtue of an office. However, this is a group of specific types of immunity, including ...
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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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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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Updating "How To Ask" box for Law Stack Exchange

It is almost always necessary or at least helpful at Law.SE to include the jurisdiction (i.e. state or country) whose law the person asking the question wants to know about, and often otherwise good ...
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Community Resurrection Of Answered Questions

The system automatically bumps questions that don't have "accepted" answers to the top to the question queue every so often. This seems like a good thing in the case of unanswered questions, but I ...
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How technically difficult would it be to pull related questions from other stacks into the right-side Related Questions on Law.SE?

Example: Medical right to privacy- HIPAA has a list of Related Questions in the right column. Would it be feasible to pull related questions from other stacks into that right column list, e.g., Can a ...
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Can we get a few "This belongs on X stack exchange" options?

We have a close reason that this belongs on another stack exchange site but we have no sites to choose from. Obvious ones include personal finance, philosophy and (when they graduate from beta) ...
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Law.SE Review – for Exemplary Answers

I've peddled this query on Meta.SE to no avail, but wondering if maybe this site wants to give it some consideration: On occasion I read an exemplary answer. An answer so illuminating and/or well-...
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Should "pro se" be a tag?

Should "pro se" be added to the list of tags? Example question where I would like to apply such a tag: Alternative to "Isn't it true that...?" when questioning witnesses
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Jurisdiction Relevance to Questions

The answer to questions relating to the law depend upon the jurisdiction of the issue. With this in mind would it be possible to configure the (law) site so that no question is asked without the ...
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Tag suggestions

I respect that this is a new site and not all tags will be available. Who could possibly think of all of the tags that would be needed? No one. In writing a question, I could only find one useful tag,...
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Is there a repository of FAQ-like answers

There are some question-answer pairs where X poses a question and a few seconds later answers it extensively, such as this one (fair use), this (SCOTUS ties). I think more than one person has ...
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Self Incrimination

Does anyone think it may be a good idea to warn people not to post anything that can incriminate them? If they wish to ask about something that is potentially incriminating they should at least phrase ...
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Is there any demand for MathJax on Law.SE?

While answering a few questions, I've wished we had MathJax enabled on the site. It's a JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers, using a couple markup languages ...
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Is Law SE primarily for arguing what the present, written Law says or what a perfect Judge would decide--if such could exist?

I see a lot of banter on Law SE, quoting at former cases. I haven't seen any actual dialog starting from first principles of the Law, if this site has even or ever stated such. If it hasn't, then I ...
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Reminding people that you are not an attorney - Perhaps the site can handle this for you?

Out of curiosity I've been browsing this site and I notice many of the answers end in reminders similar to, if not matching: I am not an attorney. I am NOT an attorney. Seems like this might get ...
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Tags (tag wikis)

I was thinking that there may be some important tags that are missing in Law meta and I wonder how/if I can help rectify that to some extent. Specifically, I'm wondering if there is a set process to ...
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Why in tag edits, only the full wiki is approved, and excerpt/usage rejected?

It has apparently happened more than once. I've supplied both the "little thing" and the "big thing" for the tag, and only the big thing gets approved, with the little thing being washed away. ...
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The [contract] and [contract-law] tags

Currently, we have both contract and contract-law. They both seem to deal with the body of law, but they're not all on the same questions. We can: Leave it as it is if we can find some difference ...
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Add tag for "tax" for tax law questions

I just asked a tax law question, but there was no tax tag. Can that be added?
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Edits to question required in order to include additional tags?

I saw a question that was missing obvious tags just now so I clicked on edit to include them - however it wouldn't let me save the update unless I changed 6 characters in the original question...I ...
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Add close reason to handle questions that should be asked of lawyers

Can we add a close reason that conveys the idea "This question should be asked of a legal professional."? Perhaps set up as: This question is asking for legal advice. Questions about the law are ...
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StackExchange as a community welfare website

Given the fact that a lots of countries in South East Asia have deplorable conditions regarding the situation of law and order(which effectively means that it takes years of legal battles to get ...
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Adding a citation tool to the editor?

Is it possible to add a tool to the editor used for questions and answers that would implement functionality similar to that provided by citation-linker? I've been told that the chess StackExchange ...
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How would it be relevant to write questions in English in that case?

Original question: Law Recently I had many questions come to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. This would mean most of the question including ...
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