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Barefoot Truck Driving

Yesterday while writing about barefoot driving I described a ticket somebody got for doing so, and then how the judge allowed the policeman half an hour to find the actual statute before finally dismissing the ticket (because no such statute existed).

But what about when driving a commercial vehicle, like a semi?

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Drivin’ Down the Road

This is what I saw when I was driving down the road yesterday. Looks pretty comfortable.

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Here is a bit more information on the situation I talked about yesterday, with an acquaintance being detained by police for being barefoot and shirtless late at night. I also got some questions that I would like to address.

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A barefoot and shirtless acquaintance of mine from south Texas was recently detained by the police, simply because he was barefoot and shirtless (outside). He would like to know if this was false imprisonment, and whether had has a cause of action to sue them.

The answer, as is so often the case in these situations, is

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Barefoot in Court

I got a comment (via Facebook) from a lawyer on my blog entry, Jury Duty in Sneakers. It wasn’t about the sneakers, but (from what I can tell) something I said about how trying to be a barefoot juror really doesn’t fit the definition of contempt of court.

So, how dangerous is it to attempt to be a barefoot juror?

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Jury Duty in Sneakers

I’ve written before about how we might go about doing jury duty barefoot. In Barefoot Jury Duty?, I looked at some of the attire requirements around the country and how being a barefoot juror really doesn’t fit the definition of contempt (not that a judge couldn’t go after you anyways). In Call to (Jury) Duty, I talked about what to do when refused entry by a guard who thinks there is a rule against going barefoot in a courthouse.

We now have a real case in which people called to jury duty were refused entry because they were wearing sneakers.

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A Liability Waiver Example

I recently read about an instance in which a barefooter used a liability waiver when confronted in a hotel. Now, I’ve never cared much for liability waivers, and this example is fairly illustrative in that regard.

Here’s the story.

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