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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 weatherman in the Netherlands, and people get completely bent out of shape when I get the forecast wrong. Hey, I'm doing my best! What are they going to do about it, throw me in jail? 

Answer: No jail, but weather forecasters who get the forecast wrong in the Netherlands may soon face fines. (CBC News, Faulty weather forecasts could lead to fines in Netherlands)

2) Question: I am the mayor of a small town, but the town's police are trying to arrest me for entering an office that is off-limits to me. Can I simply fire the officers who are trying to arrest me? 

Answer: Nope! (Seattle Weekly, The Terminator: Pink-Slip-Happy Mayor Cy Tries to Fire Cops As They're Arresting Him)

3) Question: I'm a civilian contractor doing some painting work on a nuclear-powered attack submarine. I don't feel like working today, and was thinking about starting a small fire to get out of work early. Do you see any "cons" associated with this plan?

Answer: You could end up causing $400 million in damage to the submarine and face up to life in prison for arson. (The Associated Press, Worker charged with arsons in Maine sub fire)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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