We commented before on Uber, the app that lets users quickly and easily hail cabs. After almost a year of delay, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission finally agreed on Tuesday to start a pilot program for the app. Now the NYT reports that, on Wednesday, a judge from the appeals court issued an injunction that will once again set back the innovative pilot program.In the meantime, the blogosphere is abuzz with the news surrounding the Plan B morning after pill. Last month, a federal judge ruled that Plan B should be available to women of any and all ages, without an ID or a prescription. According to the WSJ, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it will challenge this ruling. But one day before, the FDA, in an unrelated case, lowered the age limit for buying over the counter Plan B from 17 to 15.Apparently, according to the US judicial system, 15 (or 14, or 13) year old girls who are too young under the law to consent to sexual activity should be able to buy morning after birth control pills without a prescription, while adults can’t use their smart phones to get cabs. No doubt this makes sense to somebody, but to us, it is the kind of absurdity to which massive regulation and an unhinged system of judicial review naturally lead.
No, You Can’t Hail Cabs. But, Here, Have Some Contraception!
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