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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 own a restaurant in New York City. The city has banned the sale of sugary soft drinks over 16 ounces in size, but this is stupid and I'm not going to comply. What are they going to do, send an inspector with a 16-ounce measuring cup out to bust me?

Answer: The ban is now tied up in litigation but, yes, the city plans to arm its inspectors with 17-ounce measuring cups. (New York Daily News, City restaurant inspectors will now be armed with 17-ounce cups to make sure eateries aren't selling oversized sugary beverages)

2. Question: I was exercising my right to boo the bozos who are on the board of my town, Riverhead, N.Y., but I was promptly told booing was not allowed. Is this possible?

Answer: Yes, Riverhead just banned booing at its town board meetings. But applause is still allowed! (NewsdayRiverhead board bans booing at meetings)

3. Question: My annoying teenage girl neighbor sent me a note saying that the holidays were long over and that I needed to "take my damn Christmas lights down." Can I get her charged with a crime?

Answer: Yes, disorderly conduct. (, Police: Teen threatens neighbor 'Take your damn Christmas lights down')

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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