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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blawgosphere.

1) Question: I'm a lawyer and I'm about to start a road trip with some of my buddies. My friends include a doctor, an architect, a real estate agent, a social worker, an engineer and a consultant. Who should drive?

Any farmers or firefighters in this group? If not, give the car keys to the consultant and make sure you and the doctor stay in the back seat. (ABA Journal: Lawyers Second Most Likely Professional to Be in a Car Crash)

2) Question: I'm interested in being a bank robber. Is punctuality important in this line of work?

Answer: It is. (AP: Held up for hold-up? Thief too late to rob bank)

3) Question: I'm serving serving a 20-year prison sentence for narcotics offenses. The newspaper reported that I planned to cooperate with prosecutors and testify against an organized crime figure. Can I sue the newspapers for labeling me a snitch?

Answer: No, because "the population of right-thinking persons unambiguously excludes 'those who would think ill of one who legitimately cooperates with law enforcement.'” (Michtavi v. New York Daily News (2nd Cir. 2009), via Crime and Federalism)

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 7, 2009 at 03:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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