Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lawyer watch

Once upon a time, a long time ago, yours truly came across a large book of cartoons. English cartoons from the 1700s , but not ones by William Hogarth or James Gillray.

The cartoon which most impressed had one man pulling on the two horns of a cow, the other pulling on its tail. In the middle, sitting on a low stool, a grinning face turned to the viewer, is a lawyer milking the cow.

Can anyone identify the auther of said engraving? Mr B's google-fu has drawn a blank.

Elsewhere,Hong Kong activists Ho Loy and Chu Hoi-dick sought a judicial review before the demolition in 2007 of Queen's Pier on Hong Kong island.

The public-spirited pair recently received from the government the bill for legal costs. Looking at the sums involved, one is reminded of a British judge's remark -- but which one? -- "the law is like the Savoy Hotel, anyone can enter."

The Cost Of Rule Of Law In Hong Kong: EastSouthWestNorth

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