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Article 50 will be triggered on March 29.

If this was the US, you can bet your sweet bippy some activist federal judge would have blocked it by now. :yes:

British courts already were involved.

Hmm, then I can only surmise that they don't have the broad latitude to single handedly block things. We could learn a lot from the UK in this regard. :thumbsup:

It was the British supreme court, so I would think they do have a fair amount of clout. All they had ruled was that the Parliament had to approve of it, so not that big a deal.

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Whoops double post

Edited by Malcador, 21 March 2017 - 04:42 AM.


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It was the British supreme court, so I would think they do have a fair amount of clout. All they had ruled was that the Parliament had to approve of it, so not that big a deal.


I wonder what the UK version of a federal judge is called.

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Article 50 will be triggered on March 29.

If this was the US, you can bet your sweet bippy some activist federal judge would have blocked it by now. :yes:


British courts already were involved.

 
Hmm, then I can only surmise that they don't have the broad latitude to single handedly block things. We could learn a lot from the UK in this regard. :thumbsup:

In UK courts can not overrule the Parliament, but American courts can overrule Congress. Our system of separation of powers is completely different, which would be fine if it wasn't abused.

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US courts have a say in how treaties are applied internally, but I don't know that they have a say on whether the government can exit or not. For example, the US exited the ABM treaty in 2002 with nary a peep from the courts.



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The systems are so different that I'm not sure a good comparison can be made. It's not like we even have national voting on anything here

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How cool it this concept? http://www.dailymail...r-unveiled.html

 

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On the one hand, its a distinctive look.  On the other hand, I can't help but wonder if such a design would really hold up to real world conditions (looking at the site, I can't tell how much physics testing they've done).



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It's been a long time since I took a Statics class but I do remember something about the relationship of the angle of supports to the bend radius of the arch to reduce torsional stress. It probably won't look exactly like the concept.



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The real question would be, would you feel happy and productive working if your office was at the centre of that arch? ;)



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Pilots might like it

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Why American farmers are hacking their tractors with Ukrainian firmware


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It's quite common with cars and such aswell, though I haven't stumbled across anything quite that draconian, but I'm sure they will find their inspiration soon.

I hate companies that does these sort of things, shafting custumers.






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