Not Saussure

September 27, 2006

Making up the law as you go along

Filed under: Bloody Yanks, Law, usa — notsaussure @ 1:11 pm

Another ‘Thank God I’m not American’ story about the strange world of local justice as practiced by unqualified elected justices in upstate New York.

Via Bystander JP’s excellent Magistrate’s Blog, which does a great deal to build you faith in our local courts’ common sense and sense of humour.

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  1. Well, I think you could more accurately say “Thank God I’m not a northern New York stater!” but then there are other reasons to live in upstate NY that might outweigh the poor quality of local justice.

    Comment by KathyF — September 27, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

  2. Indeed. And, to be fair, I thought upstate New York was a charming place when I visited — though my friend with whom I was staying did most of the driving, so the local justices would have been her problem rather than mine had we encountered any.

    Comment by notsaussure — September 27, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

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