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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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What is the difference between these tags?

I am wondering what the difference between tag maritime and tag law-of-the-sea is. Does the former encompass maritime law in general, whereas the latter pertains specifically to the United Nations ...
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Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland

At present, there is an ireland tag, with no guidance at all. Unfortunately, "Ireland" may refer either to a country, or to an island comprising both the country and the province of Northern Ireland. ...
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United States FOIA versus United Kingdom FOIA

We currently have a foia tag, which appears to be scoped to be specifically about the Freedom of Information Act in the United States (as well as state-level variations therein). There is, however, ...
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The [us-federal-government] tag

We have a tag us-federal-government with no description. Most of the questions with that tag seem that they should be tagged united-states instead, as that is the preferred tag for questions about ...
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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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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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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 [...
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Tag info for [netherlands]

The current tag information for netherlands reads as following: relating to the jurisdiction of a kingdom of "seven provinces" between Belgium and Germany. I don't know in what era that tag was ...
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Why have we 2 tags: England vs England and Wales?

Correct me if Wikipedia's wrong, but England and Wales are the same jurisdiction? https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/england https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/england-and-...
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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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Should pet health insurance questions be tagged under the health-insurance tag?

Should pet health insurance questions be tagged under the health-insurance tag? Either that or a new tag for health insurance questions about pets? Not necessarily a difficult question or big enough ...
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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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Need tag for “civil rights”

Unfortunately there seems to be no tag for civil rights. Unfortunately I can't create one.
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IP vs IP-Law. Is there a difference?

We've got two tags. intellectual-property and intellectual-property-law. Having the word "law" after a single tag is rather redundant. There was this The [tag] vs [tag-law] meta-discussion ...
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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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Why isn't “sexual harassment” a tag?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: Is calling a tenant "babe" sexual harassment? Why isn't "sexual harassment" a tag? I know it's different from sexual assault and has it'...
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Should a tag exist for multiple questions about a specific court case?

We have several questions about Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.: What exactly are the "Java APIs" that were under debate in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.? In Oracle America v. ...
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What's the [rights] tag for?

From what I see, the rights tag has no focus. There are questions ranging from. Licensing Rights Asylum Seekers Traveling for Employment ... The list goes on. The tag doesn't seem to have a focus. ...
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Should we delete one of these tags: 'legal-terms' or 'terminology?

Need we both? legal-terms vs terminology
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Can we merge the cryptography and crypto tags?

There is crypto and cryptography. I suggest cryptography should be the preferred tag and that crypto should be a synonym. Though currently crypto has more questions.
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Let's blacklist the legal tag - what do you think?

Well, the title says it. The legal tag has two questions. They're asking whether something is legal. They're not otherwise related. Moments ago, I removed the legal tag from the question Is license ...
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Could someone create these tags?

Could someone create tags for roberts-rules and parliamentary-procedure possibly parliamentary-rules? Specifically referring to this question: Appointment and Elected Offices of an Assembly under ...
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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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Conventions for tag wiki excerpts, especially on jurisdiction tags

Providing tag wiki excerpts is helpful to the community. As explained here: The tag excerpt is the first, and sometimes only information about a tag that users see when tagging a question. If ...
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Civil-law and civil-legal-system tags

We didn't have a way of marking civil law (as opposed to criminal law) questions before today, and we'd mapped the civil-law tag to those questions relating to Civil Law (as opposed to common law). I'...
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Tags for “traffic” questions

Presently the only tag we have for speeding, parking, and other vehicle-related crimes is traffic (and, perhaps, vehicle). Should we expand this section of the tag schema? E.g., Is following the ...
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The [tag] vs [tag-law] meta-discussion

Is there a general rule we can and should use to determine whether -law tags should be synonyms (and deprecated), or if and when they should be preserved and used as separate from their root tags? ...
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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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The [legal-concepts] tag is already the pile of random stuff on the floor

We have a legal-concepts tag. I honestly don't know what its intended purpose is meant to be because it has no tag wiki or excerpt. Worst of all, there's really no clear pattern between any of the ...
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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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Possible tags for Common-Law and Civil-law jurisdictions

I know there is some debate on whether legal reasoning should be subject matter for this site; however, when responding to what a court can do, it depends on the legal system of that country. Legal ...
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Merge tags [international] and [international-law]?

international and international-law each have 5 questions, and seem to cover the same kind of topics. Should international-law questions be retagged into international? The "-law" suffix would ...
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How are we going to use the “Europe” tag?

We have the europe tag, which has been used on four questions as of this posting. Two talk about the European Union, one specifies no jurisdiction, and one takes place in Greece. How are we going to ...
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Should we encourage tagging according to the appropriate field of law?

Several times already I've edited questions to tag a specific field of law, since I thought this helped make them clearer (such as labor-law, or criminal-law). Is this something we should actually be ...
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Tag words should be hyphenated

We already have two tags freedomofspeech and criminallaw that were created without the traditional hyphen-delimiting of words. Who can fix that?