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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.

Question: I'm Batman. Well, I'm not really Batman, but I do dress up in a Batman costume and patrol my community every Friday and Saturday night, armed with a baton, chemical spray and sand-filled gloves -- and accompanied by my trusty partner Batgirl, of course. But not only are the police not appreciative of my caped crusading, they keep arresting me! Hey, I'm doing a public service here! I'm not really in serious trouble over this, am I?

Answer: Well, last time you were just banned from wearing costumes, but this time you're facing felony charges of resisting and obstructing police in an investigation. Good luck at your arraignment -- and maybe leave the cape at home. (Petoskey News, Petoskey Batman: It's not up to the government to save us)

Question: All those saggy, baggy pants are bad enough, but now the young people in my town are actually wearing pajamas out in public. Pajamas! Don't they know we're living in a society! Is there anything to be done about this abomination?

Answer: If you live in Caddo Parish, La., you may be in luck, as District 3 Commissioner Michael Williams has introduced a resolution encouraging businesses to incorporate a pajama ban in their dress codes. Don't worry, he's going after the sagging pants as well. And better sooner than later since, as Williams predicts, the next generation "is going to be in Victoria's Secret, and the next generation is going to be nude." (Shreveport Times, Caddo advances pajama, saggy pants legislation)

Question: I am a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Surely I don't have to worry about silly little things like parking tickets, right?

Answer: Sorry Justice Scalia, no one is above the reach of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (even if your dashboard is sporting an official police business placard). You can always appeal! (Constitution Daily, Supreme Court justice’s car ticketed by Philly’s Parking Authority)

Posted by Laurel Newby on October 17, 2012 at 01:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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