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Tuesday'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 judge. One of the defendants in a case I heard today was chewing gum and  blew a very large bubble and popped it "whilst looking my direction [sic]!!!"  Can you believe this guy? Whilst looking in my direction!!  Can I sentence him to 30 days in jail for contempt?

Answer: Technically you can do it, but it will probably get appealed. (AAP, Bubble gum man appeals jail term)

2) Question: Regrettably, I missed the sale last year at Nations Truck where if you bought a used truck you also received an AK-47 assault rifle. What other free gun options are available to me?

Answer: Are you in the market for satellite TV, by any chance? If so, a Radio Shack in Montana has a new promotion you should check out: "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun." (Consumerist, Montana Radio Shack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions)

3) Question: I have a coveted "212" Manhattan area code telephone number that I don't need anymore. Can I sell it on eBay for a million dollars?

Answer: It is unclear. New York State Public Service Commission rules say subscribers have "no proprietary right in any number that is assigned by the Telephone Company," but Verizon admits that switching over a phone number is technically possible. Good luck! (New York Daily News, New Jersey man hawks his (212) phone number on eBay -- wants $1 million for swanky area code)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 29, 2011 at 03:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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