Saturday, September 03, 2005
Saturday afternoon reading: If you're reading Hoystory Saturday afternoon instead of watching college football, well, that's just sad. However, since you're here, here's some things to check out.
Capt. Ed takes Congress to task for waiting five days before passing legislation funding Hurricane Katriana relief.
Powerline's Paul Mirengoff does an excellent job of correcting columnist George Will on what critics of "judical activism" are really talking about. In geek speak: Judicial activism != Judical review.
Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig predicts the end of the public domain in 25 years. To illustrate the previous bullet point, the Supreme Court would be doing its job if it struck down the serial and predictable extension of the copyright law that Congress passes everytime the previous one is about to run out. That wouldn't be "judicial activism" because it struck down a law enacted by Congress, it would be valid "judicial review" because the law is in conflict with the written constitution.