Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The War on Dumb Acronyms

Whatever else there is to say about Justice Scalia, I can't not approve of this:
1) Justice Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion [in United States v. Williams], was apparently unamused by Congress's penchant for titling statutes with an eye towards descriptive acronyms (compare the USAPATRIOT Act). He said that Congress "produced legislation with the unlikely title of the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003, 117 Stat. 650. We shall refer to it as the Act."

It won't stop them, of course, but at least someone is fighting the good fight.

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