- Just say, No
- Statutes are absurd, unreasonable, and unenforceable if they imposes a greater damage on the violator than the harm prevented to the person protected by the statute. This is based on the proposition that a statutory violation will be “excused whenever it would be more dangerous to comply with the statute.” Prosser, Torts § 36, at 229 n. 90 (5th Ed. 1984). See generally Meyers v. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co., 57 Iowa 555, 10 N.W. 896 (1881) (ordinance setting low speed for trains invalid as unreasonably impeding the whole traveling public).
- Any statutory law applicable drones should have a short sunset provision for it is self evident that circumstances existing at the time of enactment will materially change, quickly. See Prosser, Torts § 3, at 20 (5th ed. 1984).
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
First Principles when considering “drone” legislation
Posted by John L. Davidson, Esq., Saint Louis, Missouri at 6:09 PM