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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 am a criminal defendant. I fired my first lawyer and screamed "You're an idiot" at him, then managed to drive my next lawyer away through other abusive behavior. Can I have another lawyer, please?

Answer: No more lawyers for you. You have "engaged in sufficiently egregious activity to forfeit [your] Sixth Amendment right to counsel." (Legal Profession Blog, Hard To Get Along With Defendant Forfeited Right To Counsel)

2) Question: My neighbor threatened to "kick my (expletive) (buttocks)." Actually, he said "When I get done taking a (poop), I am going to kick your (expletive) (buttocks)." Even with the delay for taking the poop, that is still misdemeanor assault, right?

Answer: Correct. (TC Palm, PSL man threatens to beat neighbor, but he's gotta poop first, report says)

3) Question: I am a passenger on a train and my fellow passengers are swearing like sailors all around me. Can I sue the train company for my "moral suffering?" 

Answer: If you are in Russia you may be in luck, to the tune of about $230. (UPI, Train passenger sues for 'moral suffering')

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 6, 2012 at 04:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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