This new green ‘right’ is nothing but a gift to trial lawyers

New York’s Legislature this week approved a poorly wrought proposal to insert an environmental-rights section into the state Constitution, the so-called “Green Amendment.” To be adopted, the bill will need to be passed by two consecutive Legislatures, then OK’d by voter referendum. But if lawmakers truly care about the future of the Empire State, they will scrap this bill altogether. […]

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This Easter, be glad for the joys of time

The furnace that consumed the roof and fabled spire of Notre Dame on Monday had not yet cooled when an architectural competition to rebuild the maimed 12th-century cathedral was announced. Would Frank Gehry throw in his hat? Norman Foster? Richard Rogers of Pompidou fame? Notre Dame is a focus of Catholicism in a country that, at least since the French […]

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