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    1. Why do we say someone is Legally Drunk? Isn't it Illegal to be drunk? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. When you go to court does it make you feel any better knowing that you are trusting your fate to twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. We always try to lock up Criminals. Shouldn't we lock up Criminal Lawyers? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why aren't lawyers sworn in during trials? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. What if we were to pass a law making it against the law to pass any more laws? (Contributed by Catfish Jones)
    6. If you are judged by a jury of your peers and you are found guilty of murder then shouldn't the jury be guilty as well? If not then they would not be your peers right? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why is it that "Just Peace" is when our side gets whatever it was that it wanted? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    8. Is a Jury simply 12 persons who decide who has the best lawyer? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    9. Why is it that the problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it? (Contributed by G & W)
    10. In court why do they ask if you swear to tell the truth? If you're planning on lying do they really think you'll tell them so? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    11. If you steal a clean slate does it go on your criminal record? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    12. Does the Harvard Law School teach the Law of Gravity? And what about Murphy's Law? (Contributed by Tooner)
    13. Doesn't gun control just protect you from being able to shoot back? (Contributed by J.J.)
    14. Why would the government pay $90,000 to save a condemmed man from a massive heart attack only to execute him four months later? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    15. If an average hospital stay is about $100 a day and keeping a person in jail costs more than $13000 a year what do you think is the fiscally responsible thing to do to criminals? (Contributed by Athens)
    16. Is it cheaper to get a lawyer who knows the law or one who knows the judge? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    17. Does anybody know the difference between a law and a by-law? (Contributed by Ryoga)
    18. Why do some people say that capital punishment is not a deterrant to violent crime? Have you ever heard of an executed criminal who continues to commit crimes? (Contributed by Stan Devin)
    19. How can temporary insanity be a valid murder defense? People kill people. That's an animal instinct. Don't you think that breaking into someone's home and ironing all their clothes would be a better example of temporary insanity? (Contributed by Sue Kolinsky)
    20. How is it that if I'm innocent until proven guilty I can't just jet off to another country if I get charged with something? (Contributed by Sean Roberts)
    21. Our government does not recognize a fetus as a living thing until it is born yet if a pregnant woman is murdered the suspect is charged with a double homicide. Why? (Contributed by David Strader)
    22. How come your day in traffic court usually always ends up with either paying now or mailing it in later? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    23. Why do judges tell parolees that they must stay away from bars while on parole but then later put them behind bars for not following the courts order? Why can't they make up their mind? (Contributed by Jim Friend)
    24. If you're found guilty of being too punny should they put you in the punitentiary where you'd be severely punished? (Contributed by Randy van der Woning)
    25. Can an atheist be convicted of purgery if he lies after swearing an oath to God? (Contributed by Dan O'Leary)
    26. If a judge throws the book at you, should you duck? (Contributed by NSCRLUVR2)
    27. California has a 'Three-Strike' law to levy more severe punishments on repeat criminals. So, does that mean that if the defendant is found 'not guilty', he will get a ball? And if the suspect accumulates four 'balls', will they get a walk (i.e. Get Out of Jail Free)? (Contributed by Fog Free Freddy)
    28. Is the reason there aren't any Jewish mothers on parole boards, because they would never let anyone finish a sentence? (Contributed by Ladyhawke)
    29. Why do they have laws against suicide? How do they punish offenders? (Contributed by aguytono)
    30. Is Judgement Day a holiday for the Courts? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    31. Why did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that it is illegal for a high school team to pray before football games, but if you ever have to testify in court, you have to swear on a Bible? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why do courtrooms all have the jury sit in 2 rows of 6? Shouldn't they all have a clear view of the proceedings? (Contributed by Don F.)
    33. Can we hold courts in contempt of people? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    34. When a judge sentences a person to life plus 10 years, does that mean the warden has to keep the body for a decade after the person dies? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    35. Why do they refer to 'unlawful homicide'? Does that mean there's a type of homicide that's lawful? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    36. Why do some criminals receive parole after they serve a few years of a LIFE sentence? (Contributed by Valerie)
    37. Why can't judges be removed from their jobs if there is a controversial case, like other workers are? (Contributed by Valerie)
    38. Do you think that if criminals ever had a jury of their peers, anyone would ever get convicted? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. Can we overthrow the Supreme Court if we don't like their rulings? (Contributed by Valerie)
    40. If someone who abducted a senior citizen gets charged with 'Kidnapping', would they be able to get off since the person who they 'kidnapped' was an adult and not a kid? (Contributed by Don F.)
    41. Why do we demand speed laws that will stop fast driving but then won't buy a car if it can't go over 100 miles per hour? (Contributed by Rodney & Cathy's Joke List)
    42. Do judges and lawyers do jury duty? (Contributed by T.M.)
    43. If youíre called to jury duty and you donít show up, you can be charged with contempt, right? So, can you request a trial by jury? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    44. If you are innocent until proven guilty, why do they keep you in jail during the trial? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    45. If the law contradicts itself, does that mean it's against the law? (Contributed by U.F.)
    46. If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? (Contributed by Mckenzie)
    47. If a man has no fingers, can he press charges? (Contributed by Charlie)
    48. Do you get a harsher punishment for assault and battery if you hit the person with a bag containing salt and a battery? (Contributed by J. Bland)
    49. If you can be considered legally sane, can you be illegally insane? (Contributed by Hemppa)
    50. If traffic tickets aren't about revenue, why charge money? Why not suspend a license or require community service? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    51. Why are some criminals sentenced to consecutive life sentences? How is this possible? (Contributed by Valerie)
    52. Does it really count in court when an atheist is sworn in under oath using a Bible? (Contributed by G.Q.)
    53. How can any judge need time to rule on whether eyewitnesses should testify at a trial? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    54. If the needs of the deaf are being overlooked, should we have a hearing on deafness? (Contributed by Jason)
    55. Why do we call it a witness stand when the witness is always sitting down? (Contributed by Pete J.)
    56. If we can sue McDonald's for our obesity, can we sue the legal system for making us totally unaccountable for our actions? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    57. Why is the death penalty usually a life imprisonment, and life imprisonment is really 20 years? (Contributed by Douglas Karr)
    58. Why do they force criminals to do volunteer work? If they're forced, they aren't volunteers, right? (Contributed by King David)
    59. Why does it seem that the only people who beg for forgiveness are the ones who get caught? (Contributed by Zagros)
    60. Arenít statistics like expert witnesses? Donít they testify for either side? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    61. Why are there degrees of Murder? Other than self-defense, shouldnít the penalty be the same? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    62. Why is insanity a valid defense for murder? Anyone who murders another person has to be insane to some extent, donít they? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    63. Would some Murderers prefer to think of themselves as Mortality Technicians? (Contributed by WQC)
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