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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 hear there are over 600 tax-foreclosed homes in my county. Will the county just let me purchase all of them at once?

Answer: No problem, as long as you have $4.8 million. (, Millionaire buys every tax-foreclosed home in Macomb County)

2) Question: I am the governor of a state. I am trying to offer an inmate clemency and a stay of execution but he says he doesn't want it! Can he turn my offer down?

Answer: Yes, he can. (ABA Journal, Judge Says Inmate Who Wants To Be Executed Can Override Governor’s Death Penalty Veto)

3) Question: I just joined the city council in Seattle. My new colleagues tell me that my first project is to head a Sandbox Task Force to study the differences between children's wooden sandboxes and wooden planter boxes. Am I being hazed or something?

Answer: No, this is a real issue in Seattle, where sandboxes that are too close to the street are prohibited and can result in a $500-per-day penalty, but wooden planter boxes that look just the same are allowed. (The Seattle TimesCity warns North Seattle family of $500-a-day fine over sandbox near street)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 7, 2012 at 04:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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