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“Actual problems that you face”

In the Help Center, we have the standard Stack Exchange verbiage: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. However, in the context of Law.SE, "...
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“Jurisdiction” between us and Open Source SE

What are the types of questions that can be asked here vs Open Source SE? Is there any overlap? Do we want to answer open source questions?
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Are recommendations on law books, resources, and textbooks on topic?

Are recommendations on law books, resources, and textbooks on topic? An affirmative answer would veritably aid and benefit; both Linguistics SE and Philosophy SE (subjects which the law engage) do. ...
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That law does not apply to

I have not been as active on this site has I had planned when it was in Area 51 forgive me if this has been addressed already. The closest thing I find is Are hypothetical application of the law ...
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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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Seeking legal advice on topic

I would like to ask for clarification of rules on asking for advice and off-topic here on Law StackExchange. In Help Center users can read that: The best questions are those that have specific ...
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Would a question about damages to a rental house be On Topic here

I'm currently residing in a place that has suffered storm damages and I'm moving out because 3 years after the fact, nothing has been repaired. I would like to find out if there is any rights / ...
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Questions of Parliamentary Procedure

Are question on the topics of parliamentary procedure on topic?
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Is this question about why a law isn't enforced on topic?

I was reading this question: How is it possible for millions to use pirated software at home and never get arrested? This does not seem like a legal question, and my first throught is to mark it as ...
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Are questions on the legallity of the use of certain online services welcome?

As my question here Legality of scanning a site with SSLLabs Server Test in order to find and report weaknesses doesn't seem to be going down to well, would this question be more welcome here? Because ...
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Proving to YouTube that a video is Public Domain: on-topic?

Would this question be on-topic here? http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/08/16/191215/ask-slashdot-how-to-prove-a-work-is-public-domain The asker uploaded a very old video to YouTube claiming it is ...
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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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Off topic exchange with opensource.stackexchange

I'm a regular contributor to the beta of opensource.stackexchange, and we semi-regularly have questions which we close as off-topic because they are about copyright in general and don't really pertain ...
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Is asking about the rationale behind a law on-topic?

I wonder whether asking about the rationale behind a law is on-topic here.
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Are questions about law reasoning appropriate on this site?

I recently had this question Why are "no pet" clauses allowed in leases?. I clearly knew the law, but was after either some case or some set of other laws that justify a certain law, rather ...
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Should the site be (hopefully :) enriched with legal questions from Politics.SE?

Politics.SE (Beta site) has had the distinction of the closest site to "law.se" for a while, until Law.SE went into BETA recently. As such, it accumulated several questions that were more Law than ...
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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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Can we declare questions that appear to be intending to skirt the law off topic

This is the first best example Is downloading a torrent chunk copyright infringement? Clearly the intent of the question is to provide some deniability to what presumably the OP knows or should ...
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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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Do philosophy of law questions belong here?

In the past, I've always asked questions that I would consider as "philosophy of law" in philosophy.SE, but now that our site is up, do they belong here? Or should we stick to relatively concrete ...
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Quasi-judicial bodies on topic?

Are questions regarding quasi-judicial bodies, such as arbitration, on-topic?
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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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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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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 ...