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Should we remove the tag [hypothetical]?

Yes, remove it That's an olden tag. Maybe it was meant in the old days when law.se was young to differentiate actual cases from hypotheticals... it is surely ripe to face an inquisitorial trial: While ...
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Pending edits for the [china] tag

My vote is to use china and taiwan, make prc and roc synonyms for those, and update the wikis and guidance accordingly.
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Jurisdictions in answers

I think the procedure followed by Jen in the thread under discussion is exactly correct. People should be encouraged to post answers for any jurisdiction, even if a different one was clearly specified ...
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Do we need a Trump-tag?

I'd suggest steering clear of tags for natural persons, though there's nothing stopping us from creating them. Perhaps the others could be merged into president.
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Should an inclusive tag and a sub-tag be used on the same question?

Tags are non-hierarchical texas is not in any way a sub tag of united-states. Tags on SE are non-hierarchical. As such a search or filter for one will not find the other. In order to maximise tag ...
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When is a jurisdiction tag required in a question?

Follow Stack Rules and say: BEGONE! It is policy that any jurisdiction is demanded in answers not matching the question jurisdiction. As such, the any-jurisdiction tag serves no purpose - answers that ...
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Tag info for [netherlands]

That's funny. The tag is not just for historic law, and I don't see why it is necessary to characterize the Netherlands as anything other than the country, especially not in the excerpt! So I just ...
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What is the difference between [vehicle] and [motor-vehicle]?

Some vehicles are not motorized or simply don't count as what is defined in a statute as a motor vehicle. For example a horsecart is a vehicle but not motorized. All Motor vehicles are vehicles but ...
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Test for relevance of the "copyright" tag

In the question about ideas, the question is "how to protect my idea by copyright." Thus, it is a question about copyright, albeit based on a flawed premise. It fits within the copyright tag....
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Should there be a jurisdiction tag for the District of Columbia?

Tags are free If you think a question needs a district-of-columbia tag then you go ahead and add it. Tags exist to make searching easier and more tags are better than fewer tags. There is space for 5 ...
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Should the tag [united-kingdom] be removed, and replaced with its 4 countries?

The most popular tag isunited-states despite the fact that each of the states is a separate jurisdiction; this is presumably because there is a corpus of American law, based on the Constitution and ...
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Should the new-york and the new-york-state tags be merged? Is the latter the better of the two?

Yes and yes and its done
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should the "legal-terms" and "terminology" tags be merged?

Good suggestion. Fully implemented.
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Should we merge the us-president and potus tags?

Do not merge with "President" I favor merging the tags potus and us-president, but I strongly oppose merging either with president. We get enough questions specifically about the role, ...
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Should the "jurisprudence" tag be limited to "philosophy of law"

The problem is that the word "jurisprudence" is often used in at least three, no four different senses. Theory of law This is the sense used in the Wikipedia article Jen linked to. It is ...
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What is the difference between [minor] and [juvenile-law]?

To me, the term "juvenile law" is connected with or is an alternative term for the youth criminal justice system (e.g. in Canada, the Act covering this area has changed from the Juvenile ...
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Politically incorrect tag: North-Korea -> DPRK

No We use united-states not the United States of America, united-kingdom not the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, australia not the Commonwealth of Australia, south-africa not the ...
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IP vs IP-Law. Is there a difference?

I'd love to revisit this, and the other [tag] vs [tag-law] examples that have not been merged. Every time I see one of these I stop and wonder ... so it is a distraction. And it is messy. Let's do ...
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Why have we 2 tags: England vs England and Wales?

Actually, this may not be a good catch. There is law which is different between England and Wales (although most criminal law is indeed "England & Wales"). There are currently 34 Acts of the ...
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Are questions on parliamentary procedure and organization constitutions/bylaws on topic?

I do not those those particular questions (the ones you linked to) are appropriate for Law SE, because they are basically about stylistics and not the logical content of law. There has been some ...
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Appropriate tag for civil-code (Napoleonic code, et al.)

This is the correct tag Napolianic law is one of the main strands of civil-legal-system. By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) - Own work, usingWorld map by Canuckguy and othersUNESCO World Heritage map ...
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Should the "jurisprudence" tag be limited to "philosophy of law"

I support David Siegel's answer, but I'll leave this here for context behind my initial motivation to split. I propose to split the current usage of the tag into two tags: jurisprudence: legal ...
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revert tag:enw to tag:england-and-wales

Currently, there is no enw tag in existence (anymore?) and it's impossible to make a synonym on a nonexistent tag. ENW - like other acronyms - should not be used as a tag, as it might mean multiple ...
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Should Law.Se have separate tags for jurisdiction and subject matter?

As an option I think that could be helpful. However, I am not a fan of unnecessary nagging for jurisdictions. That has been discussed extensively under jurisdiction. (My preference: In the absence ...
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What is the difference between [currency] and [money]?

All currency is/was money but not all money is currency. Currency is money which is authorised by law: UK Pounds, US Dollars, Thai Baht etc. Money is anything that is used as a store of value and ...
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The immunity tag is scoped for a specific subset of its topic

Sorry this has taken a while! Would it not be a solution to re-scope the current immunity tag to the proposal at the end? I'm unsure of the need for the more specific kinds of immunity, seeing as we ...
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What is the difference between [maritime] and [law-of-the-sea]?

I've suggested they should be synonyms - please vote for it.
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Policy/consensus on how to indicate country/jurisdiction (in text, title or tags)?

It seems to me that the ideal question would specify jurisdiction both in the question itself, and in a tag. Moreover, when it is specified only in the question, it seems helpful to add it to the body ...
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