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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I'm a lawyer. I haven't recited the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school and now the judge in a case I'm handling is demanding that we all stand up and say the Pledge in his courtroom? What can he do to me if I refuse?

Answer: He could throw you in jail for contempt of court, for one thing. (The Volokh Conspiracy, You Can’t Force People to Say the Pledge of Allegiance)

2) Question: This prosecutor is breaking out one sarcastic comment after another to make my client look bad on the witness stand. Is there such a thing as a Motion for New Trial Due to Excess Sarcasm?

Answer: Indeed there is. (Connecticut Law Tribune, Setting Limits on Sarcasm in the Courtroom)

3) Question: Quick tax question: Can I deduct amounts paid for "erotic materials, sexually related publications, male enhancement pills, and miscellaneous services performed by prostitutes?"

Answer: Sorry, no. (Consumerist, Judges: Hookers & Porn Are Not Tax Deductions)

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 8, 2010 at 01:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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