Friday, September 24, 2004

Legal dissent of the day.

Riding a horse while intoxicated is not illegal in Pennsylvania, the state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The majority held that the provisions of the state's drunken driving law that apply to horse riding are too vague and confusing to be enforceable.

However, Justice Michael Eakin dissented (pdf) ... to the tune of Mr. Ed:
A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
but the Vehicle Code does not divorce
its application from, perforce,
a steed, as my colleagues said.

“It’s not vague” I’ll say until I’m hoarse,
and whether a car, a truck or horse
this law applies with equal force,
and I’d reverse instead.