Friday, October 22, 2004

Only in Korea.
It was a major goal of South Korean president Noh to move the capital out of Seoul, to avoid...well, it was to avoid something. Maybe devistation from the North. I dunno.

Anyway, the law he passed to move the capital was stricken down by the Supreme Court, because -- get this -- Seoul has been the capital for so long that it had the weight of 'of an unwritten constitutional provision'.

This sums up the legal system in Korea in a nutshell...laws are based not on what's actually written down, but on nebulous traditions and 'feelings'. Classic.


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