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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Another reason to doubt things you read...

Quite often things you read are just wrong.

For instance, take Denver Post columnist Bob Ewegen. (Please!)

In his column today, he wrote about the recent "adverse possession" ruling from a Boulder Court that allowed one rich couple to take title of some property from another rich couple - for no compensation.

Ewegen says that "there really won't be much the legislature can do about it, beyond fine-tuning the archaic 'adverse possession' laws dating back to medieval England."

He is wrong.

The legislature, if it is so inclined, can abolish the doctrine of adverse possession altogether.

It would be simple. The legislature could pass a statute that reads "Colorado no longer recognizes the common law doctrine of adverse possession."

Fine tuning? They can take a sledge hammer to the entire piano.

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