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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: My employee donated a kidney to help save my life. But now I think I need to let her go, even though I'm pretty sure she thinks she has a job here for life given the whole "I gave you my kidney" thing. Can I still fire her?

Answer: Yes, although you may be doomed to a lifetime of truly horrible karma and she may try to get the kidney back. (New York PostDonor wants organ back from ex-boss)

2) Question: I'm a police officer. I just pulled over a man for going 111 mph in a 45 mph zone. His explanation was that he was in a hurry to "try to go have sex with a girl he liked." I can kind of relate -- should I let him off? 

Answer: No, you need to go by the book on this one. If we start letting everyone off who is speeding to go have sex, then our society and our motor safety will crumble before our eyes. Stay strong. (NBCChicago.com, I did 111 mph 'to go have sex,' man tells cops)

3) Question: I'm a police officer. I was arresting a man for a minor disorderly conduct charge when, while in handcuffs, he suddenly headbutted the side of my squad car hard enough to knock himself unconscious and put a large dent in the side of my vehicle! Where do I even start here?

Answer: First, you can up the charges to second-degree criminal mischief, which can be a felony, for damaging your car. Second, maybe call a paramedic? (The Daily IowanMan charged with criminal mischief after headbutting a patrol car)

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 1, 2012 at 01:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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