Blog Network

About The Bloggers


Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: The German parliament is banning all laptops from their meetings because the clicking of the keyboards is a noise issue. Can I circumvent this ban by using a typewriter?

Answer: No problem. (Geekosystem, German Parliament Bans Laptops, Pirate Party Shows Up With Typewriter)

2) Question: I'm a policeman. We are at a woman's house to arrest her but she insists that we wait until after she has taken a bath. Can she do this?

Answer: No, she needs to forgo the bath. (PhillyBurbsWoman to cops: "You're not arresting me until I take a bath")

3) Question: I am about to be sentenced for burglarizing a house. While I was committing the burglary, I was shot by the homeowner with a shotgun, which, frankly, hurt and was quite traumatic to me. Can I get a lighter sentence, given the trauma I endured from being shot?

Answer: No, "being shot is not mitigation. If you burgle a house in the country where the householder owns a legally held shotgun, that is the chance you take." (The GuardianBurglars should accept risk of being shot, says judge)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 28, 2012 at 04:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


About ALM  |  About  |  Customer Support  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions