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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 have a great idea to improve GPS directions by allowing motorists and pedestrians to avoid high-crime areas. Can I get a patent on that? 

Answer: Sorry, but Microsoft has already secured a patent on the "Avoid Ghetto" GPS feature. (CBS Seattle, Microsoft Patents 'Avoid Ghetto' Feature For GPS Devices)

2) Question: I am driving to court to face drug trafficking charges and I am starting to regret my jacket selection -- it is an illustrated, how-to manual of how to cook crack cocaine (photo here). Would it be better to be late to court so I can drive back home to get a new jacket or should I just hope the judge has a sense of humor?

Answer: Neither. I think you need to go jacketless today. (Local 10, Man facing drug charges wears crack jacket to court)

3) Question: I am from New Zealand but I committed an armed robbery in Australia. The immigration board has determined I am a low-moderate risk of reoffending. Will I be deported?

Answer: How large of a person are you? If you are 6'9" tall with "shoulders like buttresses and legs like pylons," and your "hands, as fists, resemble demolition balls," the Immigration Minister may deem your "exceptionally large" stature as being too great of a risk factor. (Sydney Morning Herald'Gentle giant' and armed robber: why minister is deporting opera-loving 2.1m tall 'Tiny')

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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