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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 blogosphere.

1) Question: I just robbed a bank using nothing but a bouquet of flowers. Prior to that heist I robbed a different bank with just a potted plant. I rule! Can I get a shout-out in your next update to the 'Legal Blog Watch Checklist for Bank Robbers?'

Answer: Absolutely! (NY1 News, Manhattan Bank Robbery Suspect Using Flower Bouquet During Heist)


2) Question: I'm running for the state Assembly as an independent candidate, and I'm allowed to include a five-word statement of purpose on the ballot to explain to voters what my candidacy is about. I'm leaning toward, "NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch." Will this work?

Answer: It might well be rejected as an "obscene or derogatory candidate statement," so you may need a back-up plan here. Also, not to nitpick, but that's only four words. (The Volokh Conspiracy, “NOT the ‘Whiteman’s Bitch’” Rejected as Candidate’s Label on a Ballot)

3) Question: I'm an Amish teenager out for a drive and I've got some alcohol with me. I just ran a stop sign and now the cops are trying to pull me over!  What should I do? Did I mention that I'm driving a horse and buggy?

Answer: Pull back on those reins, young man! If you lead police on a low-speed chase, you may crash your buggy and find yourself charged with "underage possession of alcohol, overdriving and animal reckless endangerment, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield to a emergency vehicle." (WGRZ, Catt County Sheriff Arrests Teen After Buggy Chase)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 22, 2010 at 02:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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