01 August 2016

Happy Birthday Colorado!

Colorado is 140 years old today (which is really stunningly young in the greater scheme of things).

Also, since Colorado's population was much smaller than it is today for much of its history, and the accumulation of case law is roughly proportional to the number of people-years in a state's history, Colorado has quite thin case law on most general legal questions (although it has a particularly rich water law, as this has been an issue of outsized importance in the state's history).


Dave Barnes said...

138 years old according to Lynn B.

andrew said...

Odd. I'm pretty sure that Colorado became a state in 1876.