Time is on the state’s side

posted by
May 1, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by SM Oliva  
Posted in Commentary

"[I]n government-run courts, deadlines and rules are sacrosanct, at least for non-governmental parties. For instance, I’d note that the current FTC chairman’s term of office expired eight months ago. Yes, he’s been nominated for a second term, but the Senate has yet to act on that. Yet 'the law' somehow permits the chairman to continue exercising his power indefinitely beyond the deadline prescribed by statute. But we can’t make an exception for Bill Isely, a non-lawyer who merely got confused by conflicting statutes and advice." (05/01/11)


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