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The Day's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I'm a defendant in a criminal trial. During a break, a police officer in the courtroom just shared his tin of Altoids with many members of the jury! Can I get a mistrial?

Answer: Nope. (The Patriot-News, Defense attorney representing Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson's brother asks for mistrial over Altoids peppermints) (via Bad Lawyer)

2) Question: The guy who repaired my computer told me to place it near my shower because the "steamy environment" will "clean its internal sensor." Good idea?

Answer: I don't know about the "internal sensor," but at least one repairman has been arrested for allegedly installing a spyware program on computers that took hundreds of naked photographs of females who took his advice of placing their computers near the shower. (Consumerist, Computer Tech Allegedly Snaps Nude Pics Of Victims With Their Own Machines)

3) Question: I read your post about avoiding over-used stock images on my website such as a gavel, scales of justice, courthouse steps, columns, a skyscraper, a distinguished-looking person staring at a document, law books and people shaking hands. That seems like good advice. How about a photo of me wearing a cloak and holding a torch, surrounded by a lion, a tiger and perhaps one more big cat (I'm thinking a leopard)?

Answer: That's been done already. Keep brainstorming. (Above the Law, Lions and Tigers and Lawyers, Oh My…)

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 14, 2011 at 04:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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