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Are questions about the validity of legal analysis from Law & Order off-topic?

Sure, that's a fine question for this site.
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Are we really going to allow this?

Granted, the title of that question – Would Trump's “mafia don” defence work in court? – could be perceived as inflammatory or defamatory. But it is not actually defamatory: it is hyperbole or "...
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How was this question deleted?

The user was destroyed That automatically deletes all posts with negative downvotes.
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Was this answer somewhat disingenuous in one or two ways? Or did it genuinely address the question as asked in good faith?

You have multiple answers across multiple sites with answers suggesting that Trump had [at the point of time of those answers] not paid any bail in order to get released. All those answers are ...
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Why was my question closed and incorrectly called "homework?"

The stated close reason is that the question "needs details or clarity." Since I was one of five users voting that – but not one of the six users downvoting the question (appropriately, in ...
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why was my comment explaining my close vote to the author erased?

Your comment: The defamatory opinion you expressed by comparing the fmr President of the United States to a mafia boss would have to be addressed by any worth-while answer. I can't see how that ...
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Why was a harassment flag on this comment declined?

Because it isn't harassment What constitutes harassment? Our Code of Conduct applies everywhere on our sites. Systematic and/or continued behaviors that afflict or demean someone in a way that would ...
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Should the backstory have been edited out of this question about lease renewals

Obviously it is my view that the edit should not have been made, or I would not have rolled it back. I think that the description of the detailed situation significantly enhanced understanding of, and ...
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This question has currently only 1 answer that provides sources. Some answers with no sources are highly upvoted. What is going on?

For this specific case: "Hot Network Question" effect. Based on the question's timeline, it became a hot network question on Jul 4, 22:46Z when there were 2 answers already. Hot network ...
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Was this answer somewhat disingenuous in one or two ways? Or did it genuinely address the question as asked in good faith?

It is my opinion that the answer does not answer the question at all nor attempt to. I don't know whether this qualifies as "disingenuous"; I do think this makes it a poor answer. Your ...
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Why is this question deleted?

Your question was deleted by the Roomba, an automatic process that removes questions that meet certain conditions (this link appears on the word "deleted" at the top of your question). In ...
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Should question about Hawaii secession be closed

There is a number of claims, which rise to the level of an urban legend, that Texas has a historical right to secede. As the linked answer shows, it does not. But the persistence of such claims makes ...
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Should question about Hawaii secession be closed

The question suggested as a duplicate reads, in full: Many people, possibly even including recent Texas governors, think that Texas has a right to secede from the Union. Does it, or does it not? ...
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Does OP decide where to ask and community decide if on-topic locally only? Is this question off-topic here?

We are a democracy That means, whatever reason you have for voting to close, or reopen, or up, or down is entirely a matter for you. There are a number of canned reasons but these are shortcuts for ...
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What is purpose of this site if my relevant question isn't acceptable?

As presently written it's very hard to decipher the text of that question. But all questions I can discern are of the form, "What can I do to use the law to punish specific people for specific ...
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Are we really going to allow this?

It's not a violation of any policy Stack Exchange's terms deal with Hate Content, Defamation, and Libel - the question is not any of those. A President of the United States is a public figure and the ...
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Removal of placeholder names and hypothetical language

Personally, I think "the landlord" and "the tenant" make better placeholder names in a situation where there are clear roles like this. Having to think about L and T is just a ...
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How do Self Represented Litigants (SRL) ask counterparty's lawyers to waive counterparty's legal costs?

Asking for a template is asking for Specific legal advice Asking for specific legal advice is off-topic and not allowed on the stack.
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How can I improve this question about preventing wasted costs when dealing with a landlord that won't accept lockout agreements?

First off: I'm not sure why you've pasted half of an article on exclusivity agreements into the question. Pasting large chunks of articles, rather than small, relevant quotes, clutters the question ...
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why do you keep erasing my comments?

Those comments were flagged by the answer's author, which means that the author read the comments and did whatever she thought appropriate. In general this sort of "no longer needed" ...
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What is the problem with this question?

It's hard to speculate about why anonymous voters disliked your post. Perhaps it's because, despite 10 versions, the post still doesn't answer questions like those posed in the comments (e.g. "I ...
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Is a question about negotiating with lawyers on-topic

Practical questions about getting what you want from a lawyer is off-topic. Questions about the legal obligations of attorneys to their clients or to adversaries are on topic. Indeed, I've faced ...
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Is this personal or legitimate?

While a close (or reopen) voter should, ultimately, act on the voter's own judgement, it is often helpful to have a comment explaining exactly why a user thinks that the question should, or should not,...
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How good or bad of a fit would this question about international human rights law have been here?

Looks to me like it would be more on-topic here, since it is specifically about actual laws and treaties constraining the actions of governments.
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