Space Law and Richard Posner

So I was doing research on space law (don’t ask), and I learned something new–Richard Posner’s first publication was a book review in the Harvard Law Review entitled “Law and Public Order in Space.”  You can find it at 77 Harv. L. Rev. 1370 (1964).  My favorite line is:

“The most glaring example of the authors’ unwillingness to recognize that their subject has any bounds is the chapter on “Potential Interaction With Advanced Forms of Non-Earth Life” (ch. 9, pp. 974-1021). The problem of men from Mars (and elsewhere) is still, mercifully, in the realm of science fiction, and it is therefore not surprising that the authors have almost nothing to contribute to its solution.”

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2 Responses

  1. Gerard Magliocca says:

    I put up another post today about tax returns and self-incrimination that was just a draft that I was playing with–I didn’t mean to post it. I took it down once I realized that it had gone up. Sorry about that.

  2. Shag from Brookline says:

    Posner = Spaced out judge?