Comments on: Philip K. Howard, “The Rule of Nobody” Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:22:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: No Name Guy Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:34:15 +0000 As I recollect, during Deepwater, there was a skimmer ship that could partially separate oil from water. It would have been able to dump the skimmed water over board, except for the EPA that said it was illegally dumping oil…except that, net, this ship was REMOVING oil – only the discharge water didn’t meet standards.

So, instead of being able to stay out until the tanks were full of oil skimmed from the ocean, it would quickly fill up with an oil and water mix and have to return to port to discharge the (mostly) water mix.

Someone missed the forest for the trees. Or missed the point of a skimmer ship skimming already spilled oil from the ocean. May as well charge a kid with litter for doing a trash pick up on the side of the highway – who has a piece of debris fall out of his trash bag.

By: Anonymous Attorney Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:50:42 +0000 Reminds me of: two kids burned in their pajamas. So we mandated asbestos pajamas. Then thousand of kids were exposed to carcinogens.

Or: Strict rule says kids must go outside for fire drills. So teachers force dripping-wet swim class student outside in the freezing winter. She gets frostbite.

I wonder if Philip Howard has a take on Megan’s Law?