I saw a TV commercial a few years back for some law firm that has stuck with me ever since. Though I have no idea whatsoever what the name of the law firm was, the commercial is pretty fresh in my mind. How effective was that ad? Not very since I don't know the name of the law firm, but the theme of the ad is what I recall and want to share...
"Mumbo Jumbo" was nearly the only words said in the commercial... A courtroom setting with people saying "Mumbo Jumbo" back and forth, and the worst part is it made perfect sense to me.
I'm reminded of that commercial because of a recent court ruling. I keep up on land use issues as the rules and regulations written about public land use often impact motorized recreation which I am very fond of. A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit will soon be in the news, and if you doubt it, here is a portion of the conclusion by the court...
"Today's decision will work untold mischief." "The majority grants it, and every other state and local government in the circuit--which for these purposes regrettably includes Yellowstone National Park, all of which lies within our jurisdiction--a green light to flout federal law." http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/08/08-4090.pdf
If you bother to read the 31 page decision, you really begin to understand that the "mumbo jumbo" stuff is pretty important when deciding complicated legal issues. What this decision may do to public recreation and the knee-jerk legislative responses should be of interest to you since we ALL have a stake in public lands and its use.
My example of just one legal decision takes over 30 pages of "mumbo jumbo" to explain. How many laws, rules, regulations, decisions, quid pro quo's, provisos, et al are there?
How many laws does God have?
You figure it out.