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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: OK, so my criminal defense attorney is literally asleep at the defense table during my trial. Asleep!! This has to be ineffective assistance of counsel, right? He's out cold!

Answer: It depends on how long he's been alseep. Was it a “substantial portion” of the trial? (The Volokh Conspiracy, How Long a Nap Is Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?)

2) Question: I'm an undercover police officer. A guy just opened my car door, sat down and told me to get out! I drew my gun on him and ordered him out of the car, but now he is saying that this is all part of filming and the script for the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." This was not covered by the training. What do I do?

Answer: Arrest him first for robbery of a motor vehicle, and ask movie-related questions second. (CBS/The Associated Press, Holy carjacking, Batman! "Dark Knight" ruse rots)

3) Question: My family was visiting Mendocino National Forest in Ukiah, Calif. last month. What was that weed that seemed to be growing everywhere in the park?

Answer: You can double-check with Botanical Blog Watch, but chances are that weed was marijuana. Authorities just found and uprooted 460,000 pot plants that were growing in the park. (The Associated Press, Huge pot farm bust in Calif. national forest)


Posted by Bruce Carton on August 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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