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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 blogosphere.

1) Question: Here's the plan. My co-worker at Taco Bell won't agree to go out with me ... yet! So I will roll up to her in the parking lot, handcuff her to me, and then I will have a captive audience while I try to win her over. Any downside?

Answer: Would you consider being charged with the felony of false imprisonment to be a downside? (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Taco Bell worker arrested for handcuffing himself to woman he wanted to date) (via Consumerist)

2) Question: Is it true that "Sesame Street"'s Bert and Ernie will soon be solidifying their relationship with a same-sex marriage? 

Answer: Doubtful. "Sesame Street" has now issued a statement that while Bert and Ernie are "best friends" and are "identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics... they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation." (CBS News, Bert and Ernie wedding on Sesame Street petition sparks controversy)

3) Question: I was recently sent off to prison for 150 years. How do I get my clothing and my other stuff back so that I can give it to my family? 

Answer: You can inquire with the U.S. Marshals Service but it may be too late. Sometimes the authorities will just auction off your pants and the buyer will then cut them up and offer them for sale as fancy iPad covers. (CBS News, Madoff's wardrobe remade into pricey iPad cases)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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