How about helping a rookie judge with these? If they've already answered by Barney, please redirect me to the proper file! Thanks!!!
1.Is Mega City 1 domed or is it open to the toxic atmosphere? If it isn't domed, why? Is the atmosphere not that toxic?
It's not domed - the atmosphere is regulated by Weather Control. The atmosphere isn't that toxic anyway, apart from certain parts of the Cursed Earth (such as the Slough of St Louis).
2.Why only bikes & no patrol cars are used?
Bikes are more manoeuverable (plus, it looks cooler!) H-Wagons and Pat Wagons are sometimes used for patrols, though.
3.What's the process of chosing/applying to the Academy of Law? Do they all have to be orphans, for instance?
Some Cadets are enrolled at special induction days at the Academy of Law. Parents who feel that their children may be prospective Judge material bring them in. They have to sit through a lecture (a very basic 'The Justice Department for Beginners' sort of thing), then if they're still interested (and haven't been thrown out for bad behaviour during the lecture!) the children are inducted into the Academy.
The Academy does also appear to enroll orphans regularly - I guess a Judge with no strong family conections is more likely to be dedicated to duty (although they also tend to be screw-ups - Judge Kurten, for instance, was an orphan because he'd witnessed his parents' murder and subsequently developed multiple personality disorder).
A few Judges are also clones of proven Judges of the past. They seem to have no life prior to being 'born' at the age of five (in the episode 'Error of Judgment', during a regression hypnosis session Dredd can only remember floating in a tank before his first day at the Academy).
It's also not unheard of for a particularly gifted citizen to be press ganged or even sentenced into the Academy of Law...
4.Is it permitted for Judges to marry? Can they marry citizens (non-judges)? If negative, why?
No, Judges never marry either other Judges or citizens. A Judge should have room for only one thing in his life - the Law. Personnal attachments impair efficiency (even making frends in the Academy is frowned upon).
5.If more or less 90% of Mega City 1's citizens are unemployed, do they live on welfare or not?
Yes - citizens on Welfare have to physically sign-on every two weeks and recieve 399 credits a week, plus housing and so on.
6.Why doesn't a person covered in Boing not choke to death?
I guess that Boing® allows air through - it is, after all, the miracle plastic! However, it does block denser gasses, including Judge Death's spirit form.
7.Resyk recycles corpses for what purpose (what do them corpses get turned into, Soylent Green?)?
Bodies are broken down into '107 useful constituents' at Resyk plants, although some are screened out before hand for use in transplant surgery and a few are deemed unsuitable to be recycled. Most corpses end up as chemical compounds used in industry and consequently can end up anywhere - a Judge in 'Return of the Assassin' mentions that many people have tried to kill Dredd and all have failed, and 'you're probably salving your lips with them right now', so the cosmetics industry is a possibility...
8.H-Wagon is short for "Hover Wagon"?