Friday, June 17, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Mitt Romney says we're "inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy". According to this chart from the Heritage Foundation, then, the economically-less-free countries that must have already ceased to be free-market economies include Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the UK, Finland, Macau, Japan, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Taiwan, Belgium, South Korea and Israel. http://ping.fm/nLwcU
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts will no longer publish their opinions in bound volumes, ending a 180-year-old practice. Instead, they will be published electronically on the Court website. Not to criticize progress, but I can walk over to the law library and those cases from 1831 are right there on the shelf, waiting to be read. (And those old cases are still good law - I once cited a case that Lincoln had argued). Will the lawyers of 2191 have as easy access to http://www.state.il.us/court as we have to the dusty old law books?