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Tag Archives: Laws
Did you that it was once (not so very long ago) illegal in the city of Chicago for a child to climb a tree? Thanks to a poorly-drafted ordinance against “flagpole sitting,” this was the case. How many of us … Continue reading
How many museums in this country are dedicated to a legal cause of action? None, according to Ralph Nader, and this is one of the reasons that he recently opened the American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown of … Continue reading
Browsing the shelves the other day, looking for something completely unrelated, I stumbled across a 1905 treatise (its second revised edition) written by a St. Louis attorney named J. A. Webb titled The Law of Passenger and Freight Elevators (or, more … Continue reading
“You’re not about to fish from the neck of that giraffe, are you, ma’am? Not in the great state of Idaho, you’re not.” “Welcome to Ohio, sir. What brings you here this fine Sunday?” “Whaling.” “Take it someplace else, Ahab.” … Continue reading