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how would this country respond to another woodstock today?

could this country withstand a woodstock today? what would be the public reaction? how about law enforcement and government officials?
posted by brandz on Feb 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Where do I get a copy of a class action lawsuit against Apple?

Anyone know where I can find a copy of the class action lawsuit filed against Apple this week claiming that iPods can cause permanent hearing loss? Electronic copy preferred.
posted by nyterrant on Feb 3, 2006 - 2 answers

How to look up a lawyer's history?

I have a friend here in New York who has a major personal injury case starting very soon dealing with his child. Involved is a major chain, and some serious plastic surgery. Is there a database to check out some of the lawyers who are in contact with my friend - about their history, wins / losses, etc?
posted by eatdonuts on Jan 31, 2006 - 18 answers

How much trouble could writing a bad check get you in?

A friend of mine from Ireland did some things that were a tad bit illegal when he lived in California about seven years ago. Now I live in California, and he's considering visiting, but he's worried. Should he be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2006 - 13 answers

YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW

I just opened my mailbox to find a large envelope from the U.S. Census Bureau stamped with this friendly notice: The American Community Survey Form Enclosed - YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW What's the worst that could happen if I don't respond? [more inside]
posted by slhack3r on Jan 27, 2006 - 24 answers

Why do I feel in a career tundra?

I've been an attorney for 4 years now, 28 years old, bored to death and uninsprired at my current job and completely clueless about my future. [long post] [more inside]
posted by workinprogress on Jan 19, 2006 - 26 answers

Licensing Advertisements?

How would I go about licensing hundreds of TV commercials for sale as a repackaged product? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Jan 17, 2006 - 9 answers

What's the best way to harvest information from a website?

What is the best way to harvest, automatically, information from a website? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2006 - 14 answers

what to do when my husband dies?

My husband just died. What, legally, should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2006 - 18 answers

Gee, Ma, I Wanna Go Home

Any U.S. Federal Government employees teleworking? [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Jan 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Names changed to protect privacy?

Scenario: Linda, an author, is at a party. Linda says that she is writing a book about near-death experiences. Sarah, a guest at the party, says, "Oh, I had one!" and proceeds to recount her experience to the assembled guests. Linda finishes writing her book and includes Sarah's story in it, using Sarah's real first name and some details from Sarah's life (profession, husband's first name and profession, Sarah's religious background). Is Linda legally allowed to do this without changing Sarah's name in the published book? Did Sarah waive her right to privacy by telling the story at a party? What about Sarah's personal details, which were not revealed at the party, but known to the author because of their shared social circle? Legal citations are appreciated.
posted by xo on Jan 7, 2006 - 25 answers

Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back) to The Man

Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back) to The Man: Is 1.75 miles enough for a vehicle that started off moving slower than the rest of traffic to build up speed, pace a car and accurately determine its speed? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Jan 4, 2006 - 25 answers

Woe betide those at CollegeHumor.com

Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2005 - 34 answers

Has anyone here ever sold their old school assignments (research papers) online?

MoneyFilter: Has anyone here ever sold their old school assignments (research papers) online? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Dec 21, 2005 - 21 answers

Looking for an LA based lawyer and accountant

Can anybody provide a referral to a lawyer and/or an accountant with experience advising small businesses (internet based) in the start-up phase? I'm located in Los Angeles in the South Bay area. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Dec 13, 2005 - 2 answers

Merchant and

Is "Reverend" Peter Popoff's Miracle Spring Water and/or Money legal? [more inside]
posted by The Jesse Helms on Dec 11, 2005 - 4 answers

X-rated photos posted by ex

X-rated pictures posted on the internet. Any recourse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2005 - 41 answers

Ergo sumbitch

I unwisely coasted through college, and here I sit, one year later, Communication degree and 2.8 GPA, grinding it out from menial job to menial job. I'm not here to make excuses, but rather to make up for past mistakes, as I finally discovered that inner drive that's pushing for me to pursue a career in Law. Other than acing the LSATs and getting some law firm internships under my belt, what other sorts of steps can I take to buffer my standing before applying to Law school?
posted by Mach3avelli on Dec 6, 2005 - 16 answers

Looking for an LA based lawyer and accountant

Can you provide a referral to a lawyer and/or an accountant with experience advising small businesses (internet based) in the start-up phase? I'm located in Los Angeles in the South Bay area. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Dec 1, 2005 - 1 answer

How do I get my money back from my ex-roommate?

How do I get my money back from my ex-roommate? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Dec 1, 2005 - 10 answers

I quit... hopefully!

Can my boss NOT let me resign my position at his organization? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Dec 1, 2005 - 11 answers

Who's a modern judicial pragmatist?

What modern jurists could be considered the heirs of the pragmatism of Benjamin Cardozo and Karl Llewellyn? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Dec 1, 2005 - 7 answers

Emory School of Law Opinions

Does anybody have experience with Emory's School of Law? Their brochure seems snooty but I like Atlanta and want some other opinions re:conservative/liberal, diversity of ethnicities, competitiveness of students, faculty.
posted by designbot on Nov 28, 2005 - 4 answers

If a salary is listed in a job posting is that code for "non US citizens only"?

If a salary is listed in a US job posting is that a hidden signal that the job is actually intended for a non-citizen and that I, as a US citizen, shouldn’t bother applying? [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper on Nov 27, 2005 - 10 answers

What are my rights?

What are my rights as a Canadian citizen living in Ontario in respect to police officers? Such as my rights to refuse search and following their orders, etc. [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Nov 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Can they deny me holiday pay?

I'm a salaried employee; can my employer deny me holiday pay for a 'probationary' period I was never informed about when I started? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 18, 2005 - 17 answers

Fundamentals of Engineering exam

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Advice? [more inside]
posted by rkent on Nov 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Law Firm Realpolitik

Law Firm 101: I start at a law firm soon--can any MeFi lawyers (or other office Machiavellis) give tips on how to survive/succeed? Examples inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2005 - 13 answers

Can I put on an addition to my condo?

I'm moving into a small condo and am wondering about the possibility of someday adding an extra room to my unit. According to Minnesota real estate law, am I allowed to add a room to an existing building as a condo owner? My real estate agent didn't seem to think so, but I'm looking for more clarification. Thank you.
posted by Ailla on Nov 3, 2005 - 8 answers

Getting x-rated photos printed.

Getting x-rated photos printed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 30 answers

How can the President pledge money?

What is the mechanism that allows the President to, say, pledge $50,000,000 for earthquake relief in Pakistan? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Consequences, actions and their effects on sentencing

Why are the consequences of one's actions important in determinig the punishment for a crime? [more inside]
posted by Boo! on Nov 1, 2005 - 20 answers

Is DeCSS legal?

Is DeCSS legal? [more inside]
posted by knave on Nov 1, 2005 - 12 answers

US drafted constitutions?

Besides Japan and Iraq, what other countries have constitutions that were drafted either by or under the direction or assistance of the U.S. (or allied occupation made up of at least the U.S.)? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Oct 30, 2005 - 13 answers

Accountability in advertising

Truth in (political) advertising... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Oct 30, 2005 - 5 answers

Good books to compare soc/econ/jurisprudence?

Philoso-Filter: Any books out there that act like a GEB of philosophy/sociology/economics/justice? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Oct 27, 2005 - 9 answers

Esquire, not Doctor.

I'm a lawyer who can't understand why some lawyers insist on laying claim to having a doctorate. They don't, of course. Why this insecurity? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Oct 26, 2005 - 41 answers

Some questions about Fitzgerald's grand jury

So there's a grand jury that the special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has empaneled. 23 members, residents of Wahington D.C. Some questions. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Oct 25, 2005 - 10 answers

If the U.S. Criminal Code were a cook book, my hams would taste like sock.

LawFilter: Why is the U.S. Code so strange? [more inside]
posted by dsword on Oct 23, 2005 - 18 answers

Keep me out of prison!

How can I keep some unsavory people away from my kids' school? [more inside]
posted by tetsuo on Oct 18, 2005 - 61 answers

Copyright Question

A project of mine has inovlved me creating a number of Sudoku puzzles. What is my position with regards to copyright? I have created, from scratch, a program that builds Sudoku grids. I don't actually build the grids myself, my program does. Do I still hold copyright on the generated grids? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Oct 15, 2005 - 22 answers

UK Noise pollution laws?

UK Law filter. What laws are there regarding industrial noise pollution at night? [more inside]
posted by derbs on Oct 12, 2005 - 5 answers

How to move to reduced hours?

LawSchool/Work Filter: I'm a 1L part time night student at a solid (read: top 60 US) school. How do I propose I move from full time to 3 day a week part time contractor? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Oct 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Researching EU privacy/RFID law?

Research-filter: I'm looking for sources of EU laws, policies, positions, and white papers on privacy and/or RFID technology. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Oct 11, 2005 - 1 answer

Wrongfully accused of breaking someone's cell phone.

Wrongfully accused of breaking someone's cell phone. [more inside]
posted by itchie on Oct 9, 2005 - 38 answers

Mortgage rescue

Best way to "sell" half a house to someone willing to assume a mortgage - keep lawyers & bank out of it to save money, or play it safe? [more inside]
posted by fish tick on Oct 6, 2005 - 17 answers

Road catching up.

I spend roughly 90% of my life on the road for business. This poses a couple of personal problems. Does anyone have some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by converge on Oct 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Writing a Law?

I'm interested in getting a law passed. The details of said law are unimportant at this point. My question is where to start. How does one write legalese? Are there any sources (electronic or print) that would help or organizations that help grass roots movements?
posted by nosophoros on Oct 3, 2005 - 12 answers

How does a hard-working 20-something go to law school?

I just took the LSAT on Saturday, and now I've got a couple questions. I did flip through some of the Ask MeFi archives, and while there was enlightenment, my top two questions didn't come up. 1)I graduated in '01- what kind of recommendations do they want to see? 2)How the hell am I going to pay for my living expenses while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes on Oct 3, 2005 - 16 answers

Property owner liability in case of trespassing (Chicago, IL)?

Chicago, IL: Can a property owner be held liable if somone is injured while trespassing? [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Sep 30, 2005 - 9 answers

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