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How would I make this question clearer?

What are the differences between Ahmaud Arbery and Trayvon Martin case? This question ask what are the differences between Ahmaud Arbery and Trayvon Martin case. Why one is self defense and another is ...
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How to deal with questions and answers lifted from other sources?

What is the policy, or preferred etiquette, with questions and/or answers that have been copied from other sites, such as this one which is a verbatim reproduction of a question and answer from reddit ...
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Removal of placeholder names and hypothetical language

This is in regard to Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system? and its editing history. It was originally asked in the first person. I edited it ...
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Is it on topic to ask whether a lawyer should recommend the same defence in case X, rather than case Y?

As per the title, is it on topic to ask whether a lawyer should recommend the same defence in case X, rather than case Y? The defence would be a new one, so the first case to use it would be a test ...
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How to get a substantially altered question reopened

Questions can be edited. An edit might simply be tidying the question up - e.g. correcting spelling, punctuation or grammar - or it might be a more substantial edit designed to make the question ...
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Questions on Jurisprudence

A question on Jurisprudence (Legal Theory) here Command Theory of Law has been closed apparently because the question is not considered to be specific enough. The answer here Are interdisciplinary Law ...
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Mandatory Injunction v. Specific Performance — Other differences except that specific performance can't be awarded interim?

I don't understand why Mandatory Injunction v. Specific Performance — Other differences except that specific performance can't be awarded interim? was closed? This question needs details or ...
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The standard for what is a "law" for the purposes of this site

Can we have a rule that if a question is about a "law" which has no enforcement authority, then it doesn't belong on the site? Questions about "international law", history, or ...
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Should the backstory have been edited out of this question about lease renewals

In Automatic Lease Renewal Laws in Washington State the OP asked if a particular law, to which a link was given, applied to a particular situation. It was clearly not a request for legal advice, ...
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Is any comment appropriate when users never accept answers?

I've noticed a few users who submit a fair amount of well-received questions, which attract a fair amount of answers, but rarely -- or even never -- accept any answers, no matter how thoroughly ...
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Is it now site policy that questions differing only by jurisdiction are duplicates?

Prompted by the recent closure of this question as a duplicate. Yes, the jurisdiction topic again. I don't visit meta too often, though I have been aware that answers from jurisdictions not matching ...
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Should quotes always indicate a source

Am I correct in thinking that it is considered inappropriate to use the markdown blockquote syntax without the source of the quote being clearly indicated? The help center page How to reference ...
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Is a question about a proposed law on-topic?

Currently there is in Spain a political initiative to give "legal personality" to a lagoon (Mar Menor) that has ecological issues. My question would not be about the political process, ...
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Why was this question about future damages deleted?

This wasn't mine but I found it interesting and on-topic. Deleted by Cesar M. Quoting the question in full for those who can't see it: Can you sue over future damages? Specifically climate change. If ...
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Is a question about negotiating with lawyers on-topic

What are effective strategies for negotiating contract terms with a client's legal team? was recently asked. I voted to close it as not about law but about business tactics. The asker pointed out ...
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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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What is meant by "That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer"?

I don't want more downvotes. I want to clarify a comment I saw: That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer. Does this feel a tad uncongenial or unsociable to anyone else? Can't we say this ...
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How should the EU related trespass questions be asked or more generally how to deal with jurisdiction-duplicates?

Asking a non-jurisdiction specific or several-jurisdiction question typically result in answers that are hard to accept if one is actually interested in the full range of jurisdictions defined in ...
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Should questions about becoming a legal professional be on topic here

It has been suggested that What is the average cost of attending law school? be closed because it is "not about law". A user replied that "Questions about getting into a legal career ...
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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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Why does medicalscience.stackexchange have a better legal disclaimer than us? Do we have heart transplants here?

Here is what will welcome you on the right side of your screen, pretty much full page for an average laptop: "Stack Exchange Inc., and its sites including Medical Sciences Stack Exchange, is not ...
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Should question about Hawaii secession be closed

The question Can Hawaii secede from the U.S. through legal means? has several upvotes and three upvoted answers. But four people have voted to close it, three on the grounds of it being a duplicate ...
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Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical?

How can Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical? be saved or revised to become on topic? I know that it's opinion-based, but I would appreciate ...
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How can you trigger Law SE to pop-up the name of a user in your comments with the at mark? Is it a hidden privilege?

I just can't seem to figure out why I can't choose the user I'm typing the user name in in a comment. So far, I never was able to get it working on mobile, but it did work at times on my computer. ...
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Apparently I'm not credible enough to post answers here

I just want to tell everyone here that I don't appreciate being told I'm not credible. My answers here where totally reasonable and having a post be in my own words and not just a quote from a law ...
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Why was my question "A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable?" closed as dupe?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable? Why was this closed as duplicating ...
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Why the law is written in a certain way? Is this on topic?

I asked why the law is written in a certain way. For example in here, What is the age of consent in Indonesia? 15 or 18? I asked whether age of consent in Indonesia is 15 or 18. It seems to be ...
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Are answerers too foolhardy? What to do about wrong answers?

I feel that some answerers are too overconfident and brash. Don't hesitate to edit this post to add more examples, but I found just two. The most outright example is https://law.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Are questions about crime statistics and the impact of law(s) allowed?

Are questions along the lines of what is the impact of law XYZ on crime/wellbeing? allowed? I think such questions are very interesting, but I am not sure if they're specific enough to law, or ...
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Dale M: Stop deleting answers which are not yours

Yesterday a user submitted a question regarding his draft of a contract. I was able to post an answer before the post could accumulate five VTC. There was only one VTC and the post was closed by a ...
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Are interdisciplinary Law Theory subjects allowed?

Examples of such subject matters might be: "Upstream" context such as History of Law and Philosophy of Law, paradigmatic questions such as Legal Positivism vs. Natural Law vs. Jurisprudence ...
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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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Is it appropriate to ask users for legal credentials?

As originally posted, How do various factors affect the legality of streaming? started with the following request: Note for Users Answering Questions: If you have a legal credential or are a lawyer, ...
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Why was a harassment flag on this comment declined?

I raised a number of flags on this comment: What's with the weird threat to Stack Exchange buried in the middle of this answer? to this answer. The latest being "harassment" flag. There ...
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Is this personal or legitimate?

Some time ago I left a comment next to this question explaining why I didn't think it was appropriate for this site. The question had a bounty so it could not be voted to close. I voted to close as ...
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Are answers in comments allowed here?

Most Stacks do not allow answers in comments. This is for good reason- comments evade quality control and ensure that a controversial answer appears directly below a question. How do comments work? ...
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Answering in regard to a different jurisdiction than specified in the question

This is about this answer by me to Does the Right to be Informed of Charges apply out of the legal system? and the comment saying Since when has the Canadian CRF applied to the USA? The question ...
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General title, body suggests jurisdiction, tag requires jurisdiction, terms imply jurisdiction but don't unambiguously say so

Multiple issues brought up by What's the statute of limitation on fragging? The title doesn't mention jurisdiction; the body gives a scenario of the US military and Vietnam but doesn't explicitly ...
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If questions about philosophy of law are on-topic, then should it be explicitly stated in the help center?

From Do philosophy of law questions belong here?, I guess the answer is yes. If so, should this be explicitly stated in What topics can I ask about here? Currently it only states these topics as on-...
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Are questions about the law in past times on topic here?

There is currently an attempt to close this question on the grounds that it belongs on history.se. We have had questions about the state of law in past times, such as a question about divorce law in ...
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Why is this question deleted?

The question has been deleted without any feedback. https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/61931/how-different-and-similar-are-laws-against-narcotic-in-indonesia-and-us-and-port I am asking what ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

https://law.stackexchange.com/a/63647/12871 It seems that advising someone to get a lawyer is the correct course when a user asks for specific advice on how to handle their taxes.
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Are legal questions about events involving public figures on-topic?

There have been media reports about particular conduct by a public figure. These reports generally describe the conduct and say that a police complaint has been lodged regarding the conduct, but do ...
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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

In my answer to the recent question about whether positive attitude requirements are discriminatory (Is the requirement to have positive attitude discriminatory?) I included a disclaimer, asked 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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Why was a question about private police deleted?

Why was the question https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/61740/overlap-between-public-and-private-entity deleted by @Cesar M please? It seems to me to be on topic for the Law stack. It seems to ...
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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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Can The Moderators Automatically Close Any Question Asking About International Sexting Between Minors?

I don't know why, but it seems like every day I log on here to see if there are any interesting questions to ponder, and another new user is frantically asking a question about what the exposure is ...
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Why was my question closed and incorrectly called "homework?"

Why was What happens if other contractors also agree to accept a lower sum in full satisfaction of their own debts? closed? I admit it's long, but I don't want to risk losing context by shortening it. ...

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