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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I live in Idaho. It is noon but there is suddenly a dark, buzzing cloud around my house. And now a whole lot of bears have started to roam around my neighborhood. Is this the End of Days?

Answer: Idaho? Then no, it is not the End of Days but rather a truck accident that caused the truck's cargo of 400 bee hives, 14 million bees and a whole lot of honey to be released in your neighborhood. The bees are the buzzing cloud and, as you may know, the bears like the honey. You might want to stay inside today. (Daily Mail, Sticky situation: Truck spills 14 MILLION bees and their honey in crash)

2) Question: I live next to a state park. I have put up two "No Trespassing" signs at the bottom of my  driveway, a "Private Drive" sign 50 feet farther up the drive, another "No Trespassing" sign closer to my home, an 8-foot-long orange traffic barricade with signs reading "Private Driveway/Private Residence" and "No Park Access," and another sign at the bottom of the driveway that reads "NOT Park Entrance ... Private Driveway ... Google Maps is wrong!" But I still get dozens of people driving into my driveway looking for the park. What more can I do?

Answer: Nothing. If Google Maps says that your driveway is the entrance to the state park, then your driveway is the entrance to the state park. Just accept it. (Consumerist, Google Maps Says My Driveway Is The Entrance To State Park)

3) Question: I'm representing a defendant in state court. I don't like the sign hanging above the judge's bench that reads, "We who labor here seek only the truth." You can't handle the truth! Can I get that sign taken down? 

Answer: The sign stays. (ABA Journal, Judge Denies Defense Lawyer’s Motion to Take Down Courtroom ‘Truth’ Sign) P.S.: Make sure the judges don't try to pull this "truthiness" trick on you, either:

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Posted by Bruce Carton on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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