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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: I'm hearing about people who have started petitions for their states to secede from the United States. Can I start a petition to "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America?"

Answer: No problem. (We the People, Petition to Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America)

2. Question: I am the mother of a 13-year-old girl. She is demanding that I get her some meth but, of course, it is illegal and bad for her. On the other hand, if I do not get it for her, she will "throw a fit." I should probably get it for her, shouldn't I? Who wants to see their daughter throw a fit, right?

Answer: You should not provide your daughter with meth, fit or no fit. (News-LeaderPolice say Springfield mother gave meth to 13-year-old daughter multiple times)

3. Question: I have been called for jury duty. One of my fellow potential jurors has arrived for jury selection today wearing hair curlers and mismatched reindeer socks. Should she be excused from consideration on account of her, um, possible mental illness?

Answer: Yes, if she is truly mentally ill. But sometimes people who are not mentally ill wear hair curlers and mismatched reindeer socks to court to try to get out of jury duty, and get themselves charged with the felony of attempting to influence a public servant. (ABA JournalWoman Who Faked Mental Illness to Get Out of Jury Duty Pleads to Felony, Gets Deferred Adjudication)

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 14, 2012 at 03:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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