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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: I work for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and we're trying to warn motorists against distracted driving on Do you think we should add a section about not driving while simultaneously shaving your "bikini area?"

Yes. Please do that. (, FHP: Driver Lacked Razor-Sharp Focus)

Duel 2) Question: I'm a Kentucky state politician. Every time we swear someone into state office we are forced to administer an outdated oath that says the person has never fought or otherwise participated in a duel with deadly weapons. Then everyone starts laughing and the whole moment is ruined. What can we do about this?

Answer: You can introduce legislation for consideration by the Kentucky General Assembly that would delete the “dueling clause” from the oath. Worth a try! (Kentucky Public Radio, In Depth: Lawmaker Wants To Remove “Dueling Clause” From Oath) (via Lowering the Bar)

3) Question: I just telephoned the government's "Department for Work and Pensions" to file a claim, and got the strangest recorded greeting. What is going on over there?

Answer: Sometimes the Department for Work and Pensions in the U.K. tells civil servants to answer the phone and pretend to be answering machines to cope with an overload of calls from the public. (The Guardian, Civil Servants 'Told to Imitate Answering Machines')

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 10, 2010 at 03:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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