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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 have been serving on a jury in a criminal trial all week, but the trial is about to conflict with my tickets to see the musical "Chicago" tomorrow. Unacceptable! What would happen if I just called in sick for tomorrow?

Answer: For one thing, all of the other 11 jurors will be sent home if you are a no-show. And if the court learns that you skipped court to watch the musical, you may receive a 14-day jail sentence for contempt of court. (The TelegraphStudent jailed for skipping jury service to see West End show Chicago)

2) Question: I am in elementary school and it is lunchtime. If I take strategic bites out of my slice of pizza so that it resembles a gun and then wave this pizza-gun around at my tablemates, will I get in trouble?

Answer: Of course. (WKRN, Boy disciplined after waving gun-shaped pizza slice)

3) Question: I'm a judge in the Peach County (Ga.) Magistrate Court. So far this week I've heard four separate cases alleging theft of pecans. What is with all of these pecan cases!?

Answer: When the price of pecans gets high like it is now, more thieves start to visit unpatrolled Georgia nut orchards. (The New York TimesPecan Thieves in Georgia Enjoying a Windfall, at $1.50 a Pound)

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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