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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: I'm a defendant in a serious criminal trial, and I'm pretty sure one of the jurors deciding my fate has a crush on the prosecutor! She just wrote a note calling him a "cutie!" This has to be a mistrial, right?

Answer: Nope! (Times Union, Court rules juror's crush on lawyer is fine) (via Bad Lawyer)

2) Question: I work as a bank teller. A bank robber just came in and demanded that I give him one dollar and said that he would be waiting for the police in a chair near the entrance. This was not covered in the training -- what am I supposed to do here?

Answer: Sometimes people rob banks for one dollar so that they can be arrested and receive prison medical treatment. It happens. (Consumerist, Man Holds Up Bank For $1 And Free Prison Medical Care)

3) Question: If another shopper at Trader Joe's and I get into a fight because we reach for the last box of frozen vegan Pad Thai at the same time, and I slap the other shopper in her face, can I be convicted of assault? 

Answer: Only if you intended to cause injury. By the way, this does not just happen at Trader Joe's. It is also "getting real" in the Whole Foods parking lot. See video below. (New York Post, A win for pad Thai pummeler)

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 22, 2011 at 04:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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