Friday'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 drunk and I'd like to go into my garage and pull one of my teeth out with a pair of pliers. Don't judge. Can the police try to stop me?
Answer: Only if your accompanying yelling and cursing "affect the public decency as well as the peace and quiet of the children playing in the neighborhood." (Off the Beat, Accused barfing tooth-puller jailed in PSL disturbance) (via Legal Juice)
2) Question: I promised in my wedding vows to stay with my wife "for better or for worse" and "in sickness and in health." On the other hand, we also agreed that the marriage would only last "until death do us part." If I want to divorce my wife who has Alzheimer's, does this fall under the "sickness or in health" clause or the "death do us part" clause?
Answer: According to Pat Robertson, Alzheimer's should be viewed as a type of "death," so under that interpretation you are in the clear. (Jonathan Turley, Until Death [or Dementia] Do Us Part? Robertson Says It Is OK To Divorce Spouses With Alzheimer’s)
3) Question: I received a summons to serve as a juror in my own murder trial. I believe that I can be fair and impartial. Is there any way I can pull this off?
Answer: Sorry, but you are not going to be selected. (Times Union, Murder suspect summoned for jury pool)
Posted by Bruce Carton on September 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink
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