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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: I'm on the school board. We asked the future students of a new school that is under construction to choose a mascot, and they picked "Cougars." Can we ban this choice as being "disrespectful to women?"

Answer: It is your school district, so it is your call. But you know that cougars are also cats, right? (CBS Las Vegas, Utah School Board Says Cougar Mascot Too Offensive To Women)

2) Question: The guy in the cell next to me says he is doing prison time because he spray-painted the wings of hawks to trick bird-watchers into believing they had discovered a new species of bird. That cannot be true, right?

Answer: Actually, that happens sometimes. That is the crime of "ill-treating an animal." (Herald Sun, Farmer's spray paint prank raised bird watchers' hopes of a new species)

3) Question: I am a ship captain. I know ship captains are not suppose to abandon ship, but as my ship was sinking I accidentally tripped into a lifeboat. I mean, I'm already in the lifeboat!! What am I supposed to get out or something?

Answer: "Get back aboard, damn it!" (The New York TimesItaly Finds a Heroic Foil for Its Scorned Captain)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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