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The Day's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: Some people want to ask me personal and intrusive questions in front of approximately twenty-five observers and then vote repeatedly on whether I'm gay or non-gay until a "verdict" is reached. Can they do this?

Answer: Depends on the context. For example, a maximum of two heterosexual players are permitted on a Gay Softball World Series team, so if opposing teams believe you are heterosexual number three, you may need to put up with such an inquiry. (The Volokh Conspiracy, Gay Athletic Group Has First Amendment Right to Limit the Number of Straight Players on a Team)

2) Question: A judge says I cannot purchase any food or drink from a restaurant, any cigarettes, any electronic device, any movie tickets, magazines, hiking equipment and a bunch of other things! Can he do this?

Answer: Yes, if you fail to pay your child support. (New York Law Journal, Judge Drafts List of Banned Purchases for Father After His 'Egregious' Child Support Violations)

3) Question: I really want this job, but is it really necessary for me to endure my interviewer sticking needles under my fingernails?

Answer: No. (Consumerist, Having Needles Stuck Under Your Fingernails Should Not Be Part Of The Job Interview Process)

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 9, 2011 at 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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