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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'm a store clerk and I witnessed a robbery at my store. I went to court to testify in the robbery trial, and the next thing I recall is waking up in the courtroom to an outrageously bad odor. What happened to me?!

Answer: Sometimes witnesses will faint on the witness stand due to the stress of testifying, and a family member will remove the witness' sneaker and hold it to the witness's nose to revive her. (Lowering the Bar, Shoe Applied to Witness)

2) Question: I'm thinking about hiring someone to take the SAT exam for me so that I can get into a better college. What is the going rate for this?

Answer: It looks like you can get someone to pretend to be you at the SAT exam for between $1,500 and $2,500. (New York PostSeven LI students busted for cheating in SAT scam ring) (via Jonathan Turley)

3) Question: It seems like everyone I know in my town of Albany, Ga., has been issued a citation by the police for wearing saggy pants. First-time violators pay $25 but recidivists can get fined up to $200! Are the authorities trying to balance the budget with our saggy pants?

Answer: So far this year, Albany has issued 187 saggy pants citations and collected $3,916.49 in fines. (Consumerist, Saggy Pants Fines Bring City $3,916.49)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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