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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.

Question: I am going through a nasty divorce and custody battle. I think it might ease my pain if I could express my feelings, perhaps artistically or in writing. Does that sound like a good idea?

Answer: Sure -- unless your chosen method of expression involves spray-painting broken hearts and angry messages on a brand-new, $350 million courthouse. That will get you charged with criminal mischief. (News4Jax.com, Police: Woman spray paints new courthouse)

Question: My company manufactures a product that is normally tested on machines, but we decided we'd rather hire some people to do the testing -- specifically, some "lively and good-looking women" between the ages of 18 to 25. Should we just post an ad and wait for the applications to roll in?

Answer: Is this company by chance a condom manufacturer? If so, you might want to investigate whether there's a legal distinction between "condom testing" and prostitution. (Jonathan Turley, Company Insists That It Is Not Guilty of Prostitution In Hiring "Condom Testers")

Question: The former attorney general of my state is under an ethics investigation, and I have some opinions about the case. I think I'll just fire off a couple of tweets about it. No big deal, right?

Answer: Right, unless you happen to be a lawyer for a state appeal court judge, in which case you should just step away from the Twitter (especially if you were thinking of calling the former AG a "douchebag"). (The Associated Press, Kansas appeals court lawyer fired after using foul language in tweet about ex-attorney general)

Posted by Laurel Newby on November 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

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