Thursday, July 01, 2010
Here's an excellent overview of the space legal situation, which affects countless issues today, from arms control to asteroid mining. Written by leading space law scholar Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (and, starting, as my friend Joanne so often does, with a quote from Thomas Jefferson), "One-Half Century and Counting: The Evolution of U.S. National Space Law and Three Long-Term Emerging Issues" (4 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 405 (2010)) notes that decisions based on commerce may soon eclipse those which originated in Cold War ideology.