Posts Tagged ‘ law ’

Private property

It is perfectly legal for a police officer to sit in a household driveway to set up a speed trap. Of course, the owner may ask said officer to leave, but that seems like asking for trouble.

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VA police

VA police take a lot of things seriously — sometimes a little too seriously — but report a suspicious package in your clinic exam room, and their first instinct is to pick the package up and shake it around.

Thank you, officer sir, but if that’s how I expected the package to be inspected, I would have called a toddler.

Illegal to die

In some cities around the world, mainly small towns running low on cemetery space, death is outlawed. In Longyearbyen, Norway–the world’s northernmost city–the permafrost preserves bodies to the point that they do not decompose. Full article here.

Lawyers

“Lawyers are arsonists masquerading as firemen.”

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Tax bracket

The average top tax bracket in the US since 1913, when taxation became part of the Sixteenth Amendment, comes to approximately 57%.

Cosmetic surgery

Today, the Utah Plastic Surgery Society had a significant win against cosmetic surgeons in the state. These plastic surgeons were sued by cosmetic surgeons for a campaign aimed at educating the public about the difference.

Today, the Utah Plastic Surgery Society had a significant win against cosmetic surgeons in the state. These plastic surgeons were sued by cosmetic surgeons for a campaign aimed at educating the public about the difference.

Same-sex marriage

Today, after a long battle between liberals and conservatives, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote to allow same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

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