Friday, December 5, 2008

The Right Line Of Work

If you're a lawyer -- a litigator -- and someone tells you there's a case in the First Circuit involving the question of whether a Maine wilderness waterway enactment is preempted by the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and your response is "Ooohhh! Cool issue!", that's a good sign you've chosen the proper line of work. (Though if you draft ghastly run-on sentences like the foregoing, you ought to reconsider any profession involving the written word.)

It's also the issue decided (no preemption) by the First Circuit today in Fitzgerald v. Harris, No. 08-1306.

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