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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1. Question: The TSA is groping my teenage daughter's crotch as part of a pat-down. Is it within my First Amendment rights to tell them, in some foul language, what I think of this?

Answer: No, stating your opinion here in that type of strong language is called "disorderly conduct." (The Consumerist, Court Says Berating TSA Officers During A Pat-Down Is Disorderly Conduct, Not Free Speech)

2. Question: I robbed a bank and demanded $20,000. The teller put a large amount of cash in a bag for me, which I figured out after I left the bank did not add up to $20,000. Unacceptable! Should I just go back and get the rest of the money I demanded?

Answer: You can, but don't be surprised if the police are there waiting for you. (The Post-StandardShort-changed robber returns to Syracuse bank to demand more money)

3. Question: I am a new officer on the county police's K-9 unit, and I am required to bring my dog home with me. Sweet! Do I need to get insurance for the dog?

Answer: No, the county will cover insurance on the dog. You, on the other hand, may need to start shopping for new homeowners insurance as some insurers will cancel K-9 officers' homeowner coverage due to the additional liability exposure of your police dog. (Omaha World-Herald, Insurer cancels deputy's homeowner policy; police dog at home deemed too risky)

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 24, 2012 at 04:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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