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Would questions about the psychology of legal-related perople on scope?

From What topics can I ask about here?, these topics are allowed to ask: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal ...
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Can we ask questions about who are lawyers who offer service X in a region Y?

I'm thinking on whether Law.SE might serve a place for the Canadian co-operative movement to store resources on legally incorporating and maintaining co-operatives. I'm wondering whether I could ask ...
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Does OP decide where to ask and community decide if on-topic locally only? Is this question off-topic here?

An exchange below Has the patent process been patented? about a close vote goes something like: "...voting to close "because it belongs on..." is generally not a valid close reason in ...
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Is this question on topic?

I am unsure whether this question would fit better here or on worldbuilding. Since the worldbuilding aspect is almost incidental, I figured I would try here first. The question This is a hypothetical ...
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Why banned from asking in law?

I have been posting questions in law that generally are well structured and address a relevant political issue. But some get voted down because they are “politically charged”. My last question was on ...
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Should we ban Textbook questions?

I have seen a recent influx in questions that come directly from a textbook, giving just the question and some surrounding information, often quoting larger portions that surround it but not showing ...
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Are treaties on-topic?

I was "informed" via comment to a question that Treaties are not appropriate for this site. This seems at odds with various other posts and comments I have seen. For instance, cpast's Answer ...
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Are questions regarding crime or law enforcement statistics on topic?

Over on Politics SE, we often have questions about law enforcement policies and crime statistics, especially when big events related to law enforcement occur (i.e, the last couple weeks in the US). ...
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Question about the temporary COVID-19 provisions in the EU on-topic?

I live in Romania, where the government deals with COVID-19 by passing temporary laws. My questions however, is with regards to the EU as a whole and any convention that may apply to cross-boarder ...
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Nevada Vengeance

There has been a slew of questions about Nevada which seem to all be from the same person, despite using multiple accounts. The questions seem to be revolving around a neighbor dispute. The story as I ...
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Drawing the line on Impeachment

Questions about Impeachment have been popping up left and right and rightfully so, Impeachment can be a confusing process to understand because rules that govern Impeachment are changed by the House ...
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Are theoretical questions about legal systems on topic?

Are theoretical questions about legal process on-topic for the main site? For example, I am curious about the inevitable complexity that follows the precedent system in the common law. If I were to ...
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Is Law SE a good place to get feedback on briefs before they are submitted?

I have prepared an initial brief and I would like to get some ideas on how to make it better. I feel that my attorney has lost me my case and am not sure who else to get legal help from on a pro-bono ...
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Where to ask about Legal History, Roman Law and Comparative Law

I want to ask about the Civil Legal System and its 2 subgroups. Napoleonic and Germanistic. I am thinking of the tags History, Legal-History, Civil-Legal-System, Comparative-Law.
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Can “*Why* a law exists” be on topic?

A comment on an answer to this question says: This question fulfills: Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory, because it asks for the reason why this applies and not the motive of those who ...
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Legal theory and deference of a corporate law question de lege ferenda to https://money.stackexchange.com/

I earnesty appreciate https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/limited-liability-and-moral-hazard is interdisciplinary. What is legal theory? https://www.geo.sunysb.edu/esp/files/scientific-...
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Why are questions from law books off-topic?

I had some questions now deleted, and that I can't see anymore, that were clearly legal, but spring from law books. I remember some snarky unwelcoming comment that this site isn't a law book club. ...
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Examples of a legal advice question and an on-topic one

As an effort to understand the site, can you illustrate the difference between these two questions, in which the first one is off-topic for being a legal advice, and the other is not? Help regarding ...
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Are questions about machine directives welcome here?

Machine directives are standards that are transcribed into law, describing safety regulations for machinery builders/developers. Examples of such standards are: Australian Standard AS4024 - ...
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Does Law.SE want Stack Overflow users to recommend their site for licensing questions?

Licensing questions on Stack Overflow routinely get closed as off-topic, since the community there has determined that they don't fall within the site scope. I periodically see users recommend posting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (Subsequently restored and available here). Initially one user suggested that it be moved to ...
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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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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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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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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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Could the scope of Law accommodate the full scope of Ask Patents?

Ask Patents has a committed, but relatively small community. This has some downstream effects, like the lack of any community moderators, and the lack of diversity in answerers. There has been some ...
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Are questions on parliamentary procedure and organization constitutions/bylaws on topic?

I've recently asked a couple questions here and here. In both cases I wasn't able to find a tag that fit well. If this is the right place for such questions, could a "club-bylaws" tag (or similar) be ...
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Are questions about IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia on-topic?

It would seem like questions related to IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia may be on-topic on this site, since they're basically legal questions. However they also would have a tendency to ...
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Are questions about religious law on-topic?

Are questions about the legal systems of organized religions on-topic? Some organized religions have their own legal systems that have their own statutes, procedures, and laws of evidence (e.g. Roman ...
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What is the language scope of SE.Law?

If have a question about a specific law, but I have doubts whether or not SE.Law is the right place to ask. It is about a German law called 'Impressumspflicht', for which could not even find an ...
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How good or bad of a fit would this question about international human rights law have been here?

I just asked a question at Expatriates SE called Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked? I contemplated posting it on ...
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Are questions about the teaching of law appropriate on this SE?

I have some questions about teaching US law at the undergraduate level (not in law school). Are those appropriate here? I haven't fully formulated any of my questions yet (I need to make sure they ...
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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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Are questions asking for the background of a case on-topic?

Background Specific example: https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/16347/whats-going-on-legally-between-cbs-paramount-and-axanar-and-how-does-it-relate There are ongoing legal proceedings ...
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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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What is our stance on questions looking for data sets pertaining to legal matters?

What is our stance on questions looking for data sets pertaining to legal matters? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: I am having a difficult time finding the average number of speeding ...
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Can questions about how to break the law and get away with it on topic?

Are there laws against such kind of discussions?
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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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Is this question acceptable?

Was the damage that BP paid for the damage in Mexican Gulf the largest amount ever paid for a damage? What was the second largest amount?