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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: My taxes are due and I need a quick answer -- my business partner and I communicate with each other only via carrier pigeon. He is so distrustful of technology that he will not use a telephone or computer. Don't judge. Can we write off the cost of the pigeons, as well as their care, food and housing as a business expense?

Answer: It appears so. (CNNMoney, Craziest tax deductions)

2) Question: Sure, I flashed a little cleavage while I was participating in the European Individual Women Chess Championship, so what? Why are all of the tournament officials huddling and looking at me menacingly?

Answer: You need to button that shirt up, as you appear to be in violation of Rule 13.2. That rule clearly states that "in respect to shirts, the second from the top button may also be opened in addition to the very top button." There is no room for "décolletés" in women's chess! (DeadspinEuropean Women's Chess Tournament Bans Excessive Cleavage)

3) Question: My wife and I were married by a Universal Life minister who was ordained online on some website. Things aren't going so well in our marriage. Can I get the whole marriage annulled based on the claim that the minister was not legit?

Answer: That is an interesting idea, which has been the subject of academic articles but remains untested in court. Want to be a pioneer? (ABA Journal, More Couples Get Hitched by Clergy Ordained with a Mouse Click; Are Legal Challenges Ahead?)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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