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Is [us-constitution] a useful tag?

Is there any purpose for the us-constitution tag, considering that US-specific questions should also be tagged with united-states, and us-constitution does not provide any information not given by the ...
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Would [affirmative-action] be a useful tag?

Would it be useful to have an affirmative-action tag for discrimination questions that are specifically about actions intended to benefit underrepresented groups? This could be a useful ...
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Should we remove [multiple-jurisdiction] along with [any-jurisdiction]?

Considering the consensus to remove any-jurisdiction, should we also remove multiple-jurisdiction, currently used on 47 questions?
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When is a jurisdiction tag required in a question?

The help page says: If you are looking for the law in a particular area, please tag your question with the appropriate jurisdiction tag (e.g. united-states, texas, new-york-city, england-and-wales). ...
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Merger of [Trees] and [Treelaw]

We have both the tags trees and treelaw. Both are about the same item: trees and their impact on property law. As such, they should be merged. Which one should be retained and synonymized to the other?...
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Politically incorrect tag: North-Korea -> DPRK

The country commonly called north-korea is actually the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". That is too long for a tag, which only allows 35 characters. The proper shorthand would be ...
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Test for relevance of the "copyright" tag

I noted there has been some opposition to me applying the "copyright" tag to this question. Do we consider it relevant only when it legally applies to the subject? Or do we also consider it ...
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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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tag:citations and tag:case-citations

I notice that there is overlap between the tags citations and case-citations. citations: 15 questions, 11 of which are about citation practice (i.e. referencing or giving attribution for) materials, ...
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revert tag:enw to tag:england-and-wales

I propose we revert the recent re-tags. england-and-wales is much clearer and well-established on this site. If needed, we can add a tag synonym for enw. I raise this here instead of in a comment on ...
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synonym: AI -> Artificial Intelligence

AI is short for artificial intelligence. So we should synonym it. https://law.stackexchange.com/tags/artificial-intelligence/synonyms
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What is the difference between [minor] and [juvenile-law]?

On the main site we have [minor] Use this tag for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years). and [juvenile-law], ...
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Jurisdictions in answers

I have been told: ensure that when you answer a question tagged with a specific jurisdiction, your answer is for that jurisdiction And that: Nobody uses tag in their answers. This seems to be ...
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Is [legal-history] ambiguous?

I was going through the questions on legal-history and realized that two different kinds of questions are covered: Questions about the history of law, such as (as mentioned in the current tag wiki) &...
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Pending edits for the [china] tag

The community's views are sought on two related suggested edits for the china tag: The suggested "wiki" edit is: The “Two Chinas” phenomenon makes this tag ambiguous. And for the "tag ...
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Should the "jurisprudence" tag be limited to "philosophy of law"

There is a currently pending tag wiki edit that seeks to limit jurisprudence to questions about the philosophy of law. That is not the prime connotation of the word as I understand it. The edit looks ...
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Can my tag-edit privilege be unblocked or a reason given for why it is suspended?

This question is a continuing inquiry rising out of the the question: Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending? @Rick's answer indicated that my presumably 5 tag edits are being,...
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Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending?

I have submitted a couple of edits to tags only to find there were some boiler-plate languages previously used which I then tried to incorporate in my previous edits as well as submit new ones in ...
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Should we merge the us-president and potus tags?

It looks like I've created both us-president and potus. I'm not sure why I did that; should we merge them?
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Should all "war" related tags be merged in to one?

Should both war and war-crimes be merged as synonyms for laws-of-war? war has no userguidance and nine questions. war-crimes has no user guidance and two questions laws-of-war has no user guidance ...
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​[driving] a [vehicle] in [traffic]

We have driving, vehicle, and traffic. I can see the point of vehicle being separate ("On what day of the month do vehicle registrations expire?" or "Can my insurance company refuse to cover damage ...
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Should [personal-likeness] be a tag synonym of [right-of-publicity]?

It seems to me that personal-likeness should be a synonym of right-of-publicity?. They seem to have essentially the same meaning, and the User Guidance for the former is: This tag is for questions ...
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Should the newly created [trump] tag be deleted or be merged with the [president] tag?

This question created the trump tag which, in line with the consensus of opinion with this Meta question, I have exchanged for president which has the tag info: For questions regarding heads of state ...
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Should we remove the tag [hypothetical]?

It seems as if hypothetical would apply to the vast majority of questions. Every question in which a factual scenario is outlined would qualify for this tag. Only those questions which ask about a law ...
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Rename the [ixl] tag to [is-x-legal]

I'm always initially confused when I see the ixl tag, because it's not a common initialism, and I only remember after hovering over it with my cursor (not an option for mobile users) that it stands ...
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should the "definition" and "legal-terms" tags be merged?

As per the title, definition's usage guidance is "for questions that seek to clarify the meaning of a term." As this is LawSE it seems to me that the only terms that require defining are ...
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should the "legal-terms" and "terminology" tags be merged?

It seems to me that there is no systemic distinction being made between the legal-terms and terminology tags, and one might usefully be made a synonym of the other. A new "contract-terms" ...
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Should the "employment" and "employment-law" tags be merged? [closed]

Should the employment and employment-law tags be merged? It seems to me that as a law-specific site, the former seems a duplication and redundant - although it does have the better (only!) usage ...
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Should the new-york and the new-york-state tags be merged? Is the latter the better of the two?

The new-york tag has 237 questions and starts from 2015. It's usage guideline is: Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the ...
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Should an inclusive tag and a sub-tag be used on the same question?

On the question Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates? there has been some back-and-forth editing on the tags. Specifically texas and ...
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a-1 Tag not needed, can it be deleted?

In the question Tennessee, a-1 zone - can i rent out on Airbnb? a new tag, a-1,was created. In that question "a-1", was a zoning designation for agricultural land. But in other contexts it ...
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Why public-law tag?

Do we need public-law, when we already got constitutional-law, administrative-law, criminal-law? Plz see chart below.
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Appropriate tag for civil-code (Napoleonic code, et al.)

The civil-legal-system tag is described as: Civil law is a legal system based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, ...
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Do we need a Trump-tag?

we have 212 questions containing the keyword Trump, many of them focussing if things he did or ordered are legal. That's more than our Treelaw questions, so a trump category of questions might be ...
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Should all questions be required to have a location tag? [duplicate]

So, it seems like half the time when I visit this SE site, when I look at questions here, I wind up leaving a comment to the effect of "What location are you in? Different places have different ...
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What is the difference between [currency] and [money]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags currency and money. Neither tag has usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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What is the difference between [vehicle] and [motor-vehicle]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags vehicle and motor-vehicle. The latter has no usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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Should there be a jurisdiction tag for the District of Columbia?

The District of Columbia (DC), USA, is governed by the US federal government, but it also has a local government with significant autonomy. Should we have a district-of-columbia tag for questions ...
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Tag request: [directive]

I've asked 2 questions[1][2] about a directive here. Those are improperly tagged as regulation, simply because that comes closest and there is no directive yet. Could directive be created so I can ...
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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 [maritime] and [law-of-the-sea]?

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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