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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I work for a private security firm. Our monitoring service shows that a defendant on whom we recently placed an ankle monitor per a court order is in his home, but the police just told us he is back in custody at the jail. What is going on here?

Answer: Sometimes defendants trick security firms into placing the ankle monitor on a prosthetic leg. (The GuardianG4S staff sacked for tagging offender's false leg) (via Legal Juice)

2) Question: I am on a cruise with my 7-year-old son. I have told him several times that I am going to throw him into the harbor if he does not stop crying, but he will not stop crying. In he goes, right?

Answer: Maybe try the "I'm going to count to three" tactic instead? If you throw him off the ship you may face charges of child endangerment. (CBS News, Man throws son off ship, claims "horse playing")

3) Question: Every time I order a mixed drink the bartender disappears into another room and finally emerges with my drink. What's with all the mystery over the preparation of a gin and tonic? 

Answer: Welcome to Utah, where businesses must have separate rooms to hide the preparation of mixed drinks. (Jonathan Turley, Beer Burkas: Utah Legislators Require Restaurants To Install “Zion Curtains” To Prevent Customers From Seeing Beers Being Opened or Poured)


Posted by Bruce Carton on September 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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