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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: These stupid replacement referees just handed the game to the Seahawks last night, completely hosing my beloved Packers. Can I get my state senator to introduce legislation banning replacement refs?

Answer: New Jersey state Senator Stephen Sweeney is way ahead of you. He has already announced that he will introduce legislation banning replacement officials from being used in professional sporting events. (Deadspin, New Jersey State Senator Wants To Ban Replacement Referees)

2) Question: I was playing quarterback in an NFL game when I was knocked down by a "late hit" and actually lost part of my left ear in the collision. Not my hearing, my actual ear -- like Evander Holyfield! Can I sue the defensive player who dished out the late hit on me?

Answer: Possibly, if the hit was intentional and fell outside of the NFL rules. (Jonathan Turley, Foul or Tort? Texans QB Schaub Loses Part of Ear After Late Hit By Broncos)

3) Question: I was driving down the street when a man flagged me down and insisted that I drive him and his pregnant-and-very-much-in-labor girlfriend to the hospital. I told him I didn't have time for that, but he threatened to shoot me so I drove them. Then he started demanding that I run all the red lights, which I didn't want to do, and ordered me to get out of the car. People can't just carjack other people when their girlfriend goes into labor, can they?

Answer: No, sir. That is armed carjacking, with or without a pregnant girlfriend. (Orlando SentinelVolusia deputies: Carjacker was trying to rush pregnant girlfriend to hospital)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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