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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 whole situation is asinine, but I was charged with disorderly conduct for entering a bingo parlor and yelling out "BINGO" when nobody actually had bingo. Now the judge has sentenced me to, among other things, not saying the word "bingo" for six months. Really? Really?!?! Can a judge do this?

Answer: It appears so. Watch your mouth for the next six months. (NKY.comBogus 'bingo' earns no jail time)

2. Question: I am in 5th grade. Do I have a constitutional right to pass out invitations to a church Christmas party to my classmates during school?

Answer: Yes, you do. (The Morning Call, Fifth-grader can hand out Christmas party invitations in public school, court rules; The Legal IntelligencerElementary-School Students Enjoy Speech Rights, Too, Third Circuit Rules)

3. Question: My company sells faux fur coats. Is it going to be a problem if we actually provide purchasers of our faux fur coats with coats made out of real fur? After all, real is better than fake, right? 

Answer: It is going to be a problem. (The New York TimesReal Fur, Masquerading as Faux; The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times, Neiman Marcus Settles with FTC Over Faux Fur Labeling Flap)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 20, 2013 at 04:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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