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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: The U.S. Postal Service Office down in Central Florida just issued a press release urging me and my Florida neighbors to not drive our cars through post office buildings. Huh? They have drive-through post offices now, but they don't want us to use them?

Answer: No, the Postal Service wants you to literally not drive through their buildings. As in, do not crash through the brick, mortar and glass structures that house the Post Offices in Central Florida, as eight other vehicles have already done this year. (U.S.P.S. Press Release, Customers Urged To Drive Carefully at Post Offices)

2) Question: I was watching the Patriots-Ravens football game last night on television, when suddenly the angry crowd at the game began to chant "Bullsh*t!" over and over and over again. The Sunday Night Football telecast aired the whole thing, and the sounds of the crowd saying "Bullsh*t" were audible to my 11-year-old's ears! My husband and I found this assault on our family's tranquility to be outrageous, egregious and preposterous! Will the network be reprimanded or disciplined for this transgression?

Answer: No, the FCC does not impose penalties for obscenities "inadvertently heard over air." (TMZ, FCC Will NOT Punish NBC for Airing 'Bullsh*t' Chant)

3) Question: I told my girlfriend during an argument that I really had to leave, but she was adamant that I stay and she climbed on to the hood of my car. I gave her many chances to get off but she refused, and I finally drove off down the interstate at 80 mph with her still clinging to the hood. She was able to get off unharmed after some other motorists forced me to take an exit ramp. Problem?

Answer: Yes -- despite the fact that she declined your offers to get off, you still may not drive down the interstate with her on the hood. That can get you charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (WSBTV, Woman describes riding on car hood down interstate)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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