Whether as a scholar or just an ordinary thoughtful person, one cannot completely ignore history. At the same time, the past is annoying, used to promote a whole host of agendas in the guise of tradition, legitimacy, respect. Michael Risch’s engaging and just plain fun article looks at America’s First Patents and asks about the relevance of history to law.
Razing the Funhouse?,
64 Fla. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/flr/vol64/iss5/14