An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, ... is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Careful, Cheese, that line of argument can just as easily be used to justify someone putting bananas up tailpipes and mothballs in air vents to keep polluting machines away from wilderness or many other things that would violate your rights.
pvnisher wrote:Yes, but you win at life by doing what is right. ... Some things are right, some things are wrong. This land-grab-cum-extortion case isn't necessarily one of those unequivocally right/wrong cases, but I think pretty much anyone would say that the guy is a world-class @$$hole.
And what does "win at life" mean? No judge is going to determine who "wins" by saying, "Ok, parties, whichever can give me the best witty non-legal quote gets the land."
Wouldn't someone have a legitimate beef (legally) if the gov't sold them land to develop or mine, then prevented them from doing so? Most are overlooking that Colorado's history is based on the business of getting a piece of land and getting the most you can out of it -- mining, speculation, etc. Colorado and many of it's skiing areas wouldn't be where it is today without it. Also funny how no one is blaming the ski resort for not securing the land or an easement first before their plans got out.
"@$$hole?" It's not like Chapman needed to dope, get others to dope, and falsely sue others for libel to find an advantage.
If you want to be poetic (and legal), why not just find a piece of land he "needs" like to access his ski-in cabin he doesn't want to sell, buy it, offer to trade it with him, and then you can donate the "bacon strip" to the ski resort?