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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I'm not a lawyer, but I'd like to keep up with the legal world. Only problem is, I can't make any sense out of what these high-falutin' law bloggers are even talking about. Are there any law blogs that bring in Legal Writing professors to write posts translating into Plain English what the law bloggers previously wrote about? That would be helpful.

Yes, of course. Start with the SCOTUSBlog. (SCOTUSBlog, Last week in plain English)

La law 2) Question: I feel like such a slacker. I've been sitting here for hours watching "Legally Blonde" I and II, and now I'm about to settle in for a few more hours of "L.A. Law" reruns. What should I do with my life?

What should you do? You're already doing it, counselor! You just earned 2 credits in Barry University School of Law's “Popular Culture and the Law” course. (The Legal Satyricon, Streisand 101)

3) Question: I'm a sniffer dog for the Slovakian government. As part of my training, I was supposed to sniff out eight "sample explosives" that the government planted on unwitting travelers, but I only found seven. Unfortunately, the 8th explosive (90 grams of research development explosive, which was planted on an Irish electrician) got by me, leading to the passenger's arrest and his home in Ireland being cordoned off while bomb disposal experts removed the explosives for further examination. I feel terrible. Am I in any legal trouble?

Answer: No, you're a good dog. But the Slovakian border police may be in a heap of trouble. (BBC News, Slovaks plant explosives on air traveller) (via Jonathan Turley)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 7, 2010 at 03:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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