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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: Hooray! The substitute teacher in my 7th grade math class just told us we get to watch a movie today! Wait, what did that cowboy in the movie mean when he told the other cowboy, "I wish I knew how to quit you." Hey! What are those cowboys doing together in that tent? Mommy!!! Can I recover for my “severe emotional distress” from seeing this movie?

Answer: Nope. (OnPoint News, Student Loses 'Brokeback Mountain' Sex Scene Case)

2) Question: Look, I'm the first to admit that I did not deliver all of the cows that I owed to my bride's father for the dowry. I'm sorry! But does that mean our marriage is invalid?

Answer: If you paid for some of the cows, it looks like your marriage will remain valid. (The Volokh Conspiracy, The Legal Implications of the “[Non-]Payment of the Remaining Cows Owed the Bride’s Father”)

3) Question: I work the metal detector at the jail. I have told these women lawyers in no uncertain terms to remove their underwire bras before going through the machine, and they are refusing to do so! Outrageous! Should I just tell them that the bras come off or they won't be getting in to see their clients today?

Answer: This may be a mix-up on your part. This happened in Prince George's County, Md. and it turned out there was no such "bras off" policy. The Department of Corrections said it was a "training issue.” (ABA Journal, Jail Officer Who Ordered Defense Lawyers to Remove Bras Had a ‘Training Issue’)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 11, 2011 at 02:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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