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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: Some loser cut my bike lock with bolt cutters and stole my bike. I was looking on Craigslist for a new one when I saw my stolen bike being offered for sale! Can I just meet up with the thief, pretend to take my stolen bike for a test ride, and never come back? 

: It belongs to you, so yes, although the police advise citizens against trying to recover stolen property on their own. (NBC Washington, Vigilante Bicyclist Gets His Stolen Bike Back) (via The Consumerist)

2) Question: I saw your post explaining that there are limits on what you can name your baby (e.g., "Toilet Queen" is not permitted), but how about on name changes for adults? Can I change my name to Tyrannosaurus Rex? 

Answer: No problem. (FOX News, Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex)

3) Question: I feel like the judge's law clerk -- not the judge -- is doing all the work and making all of the decisions in the federal race discrimination case I brought. Can I file a "Motion for Disclosure of Chamber of Papers" demanding access to communications between the judge and his law clerk?

Answer: Nope. (Lawyerist, Silly Litigant, Bench Memos Are For Judges!)

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 11, 2012 at 04:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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