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Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, April 7, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 7, 2014

Here we go with week three of our “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact” feature. A new question every day, Monday through Friday — submit your answers to at least four of this week’s questions by midnight on Saturday, April 12 (to and you will be entered into our prize drawing. Congratulations to last week’s winner Jacqueline Folger, who was chosen at random from all entries received and won a $15 Starbucks Card. For the answers to last week’s questions, click on “Continue Reading”.

Today’s question:

Which of the following films, all on the American Bar Association’s list of the best trial films of all time, was not based on a real trial?

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. Anatomy of a Murder
  3. Inherit the Wind
  4. The Wrong Man

Answers to last week’s questions:

Monday: Ten years after the release of the landmark Supreme Court decision that bears his name, Ernesto Miranda . . . (2) Died in a bar fight.
Tuesday: Someone who described certain regulations as “Byzantine” would most likely advocate . . . (3) Simplifying the regulations.
Wednesday: The only reason a lawyer may reveal confidential information from a client would be if necessary to prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm . . . False — Confidential information may also be revealed as needed in lawyer’s own defense if sued by client.
Thursday: How many different three-course meals could you make for the Queen of Luvoria? . . . (3) 60 (19 with beef, 20 with lamb, 12 with chicken, 9 with salmon).
Friday: Which word should be moved to another position? . . . (4) excitedly (a misplaced modifier).

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