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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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Are hypothetical application of the law questions on topic?

So far we have these: Does "furtherance of a crime" exception to attorney–client privilege apply if the attorney is unsure? What stops you from invoking §19.6 if a police officer ...
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Why were these 4 questions based on 2 jurisprudents closed?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/9224/why-would-a-barristers-rebuttal-against-a-pugnacious-witness-be-a-head-on-coll https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/9226/why-is-a-defendants-declining-...
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Should questions asking about dealing with lawyers (but not about the law itself) be on-topic?

This question is not about the law itself, but about interacting with lawyers in a way to minimize the legal bill. Are questions like that something that we want to consider on-topic here? I don't ...
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Should questions about 'freemen' theories and other cod law be allowed?

This one, for example. For those that don't know, 'freemen-on-the-land' (or 'sovereign citizens' as they sometimes call themselves) believe that they can exempt themselves from legal liability with a ...
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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 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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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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Do we want to allow historical legal questions?

For example, something about the effects of Quia Emptores or the Statute of Uses and how they relate to modern property/trust law.
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Quasi-judicial bodies on topic?

Are questions regarding quasi-judicial bodies, such as arbitration, on-topic?
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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 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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Questions and answers based on questionable facts

Were the ten commandments the first laws of civilization? This question is predicated on the assumption that a particular event happened. I'm agnostic; I don't know enough theology to speak to 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?