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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: The judge handing down my sentence just ordered me to read the Old Testament Book of Job and write a summary. Can he do this?

Answer: Yep! (WSJ Law Blog, I Sentence You to Summarize the Book of Job)

2) Question: I just received a notice on my door from the Massachusetts Housing Authority saying that "the public display of the American flag in common areas is not permitted. As a result, all American flag displays must be restricted to the interior of your apartment." Really? Really?

Answer: The state of Massachusetts would like you to know that this ban on U.S. flags "was a mistake that is being corrected immediately." (The Milford Daily NewsFlag ban was a mistake, state says)

3) Question: I'm a judge. Why is this defendant asking me to add another month onto his sentence -- from 36 months to 37 months?

Answer: If your federal sentence is at least 37 months long you can qualify to attend a prison substance-abuse program, which can allow you to get a year's credit off your prison term.  (Boston Herald, Prosecutors rip Tierney kin’s plea for longer sentence)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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