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Citation linking preferences

Is there a preferred source to link to for citations, or is it good for a citation to be followed by a list of sources for it so that if one is down others can be used. I've skipped the pay for access ...
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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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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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Adding a citation tool to the editor?

Is it possible to add a tool to the editor used for questions and answers that would implement functionality similar to that provided by citation-linker? I've been told that the chess StackExchange ...
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Why the proposal site is not showing updated status about Law SE's Private Beta?

When Law SE released it's Private Beta a new tab showed up in it's proposal site. Strangely (as of now) it is showing only 0% in every item! It shows, for instance, 0 questions per day, 0 users with ...
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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 questions that do not specify a region considered too broad? [duplicate]

Laws are obviously different around the world. From country to province to territory to state, even from county to county. When asking questions about laws that can have different answers based on ...
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What should the asker accept, and how should we vote, for questions without a specified jurisdiction?

There are two opposed answers to the question on localization of questions and answers. If we allow answers for any jurisdiction to a question, there might be tons of answers to each question -- and ...
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Is a "This answer is also true in another jurisdiction X" comment good or bad?

Suppose a question does not specify a specific jurisdiction. An answer is posted that begins with "In the US, it works like this: ..." If I know that the answer is exactly right in some other ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

tl;dr: Vote Early, Vote Often! Note: This post is identical to this one on Mythology Stack Exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator 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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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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What references should we have?

A specific type of reference has alrady been covered in Do answers need to reference written laws or court cases?, but a general reference question is, I think, in order. What sources should answers ...
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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 ...
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Do answers need to reference written laws or court cases?

When providing an answer on law.se is it best practice to cite a written law or ruling in a court case? Or is it adequate to simply "state the facts".
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What is our stance on questions that are very clearly legal advice?

This question leads me to a much wider one: are questions on legal advice, whether we have a disclaimer or not, acceptable? There's a big difference between "Out of curiosity, how does this legal ...
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Let's think of a creative name for our chatroom

Our current chatroom name is "The Drug Store." Look at all the creative names others have thought up: "Root Access" for Super User "The DMZ" for Security "The Renderfarm" for Blender "The Litter Box" ...
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"2. What should our documentation contain?"

This is one of Stackexchange's important Beta questions. So what shall we have? Brief outline of the documentation: Who should use this site? Who is the audience? What should be specifically Not ...
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How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

Proposal: Law This question is a copy of this question. Even in the proposal phase, Law seems to be attracting questions of the form "Is it legal for me to...", "How can I..." and so forth. There ...
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Updated: Can we get a blanket disclaimer out of the way?

Roy posted a good comment on this question: Just want to remind you that while any advice you get on this site may be useful, it does not serve as an alternative to a real legal opinion, and ...
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How do we handle localization of questions/answers?

Answers to legal questions are often highly specific to the jurisdictional context that the OP is asking. Do we need to make a location specific tag required (at least a country) when asking questions?...
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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?
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How would it be relevant to write questions in English in that case?

Original question: Law Recently I had many questions come to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. This would mean most of the question including ...
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