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Tuesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I received a summons to serve on a jury, but I don't want to do it. I'm only nine years old, plus I'm kind of shy around adults and I don't even get home from elementary school until 4 p.m. Can I get out of this somehow?

Answer: You had me at "only nine years old." Have your mom call the court -- sometimes the county will enter a citizen's date of birth into the system incorrectly and accidentally summon a 9-year-old. (Cape Cod TimesCape third-grader gets jury summons)

2) Question: I am in a same-sex marriage. We were married in San Francisco but now live in Maryland. We now want to get a divorce but the Maryland courts won't let us. What are we supposed to do now? Stay married forever?

Answer: The Court of Appeals of Maryland is set to decide that issue next month. Stay tuned. (The Baltimore SunSame-sex divorce case heads to top Maryland court)

3) Question: I am a police officer. While I was on duty I ended up having sex in my squad car. Unfortunately, I also managed to broadcast the audio of this encounter over an open radio channel accessible to anyone with a police scanner. Is this going to be a problem? 

Answer: I'm afraid you can be expected to be relieved of your duties until the allegations surrounding these "inappropriate communications" are resolved. (My FOX Memphis, Cop Caught Having Sex in Squad Car)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 20, 2012 at 03:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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