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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 white male. I am at a bake sale and I just bought a muffin for $2.00. My buddy who is an Asian male just bought the same muffin for $1.50, and our other buddy who is a black male was only charged $0.75 for his muffin! What is going on here? 

Answer: It sounds like you are at the student bake sale at University of California, Berkeley, where students are protesting considerations of race in admissions through a sale of baked goods priced according to the customer's race. And FYI, women get an additional $0.25 off those prices! (Jonathan Turley, A Pinch of Satire: Bake Sale Causes Uproar at Berkeley)

2) Question: I'm an administrator with the county schools and we just received a complaint that one of our sixth-grade teachers told an 11-year-old student in his class that the Tooth Fairy is not real. How should we handle this?

Answer: Wait, what? The Tooth Fairy isn't real? (, Fla. teacher under scrutiny after telling students Tooth Fairy isn't real)

3) Question: The judge says I can either go to jail for my crime or volunteer at a church every Sunday for one year. Isn't this a violation of the separation between church and state?

Answer: According to one town, at least, this is not such a violation because you can always choose to go to jail instead! (, Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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