Friday, July 14, 2006

Dysfunction and Explosions

With tongue mostly in cheek, the New York Times yesterday asks whether the State Legislature can be blamed for the explosion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan this week, which brought down a historic townhouse?

The doctor who blew up this townhouse did so after a divorce process that lasted several years -- apparently in an attempt to prevent his wife from getting any portion of it. The Times correctly points out that New York has some of the worst divorce laws in the country. Despite the fact that there is a growing consensus in New York that these laws need to be simplified and changed,the Legislature just hasn't gotten around to doing anything.

Readers of this blog can't be surprised by that.

Catgeories: General, Legislative Rules

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