THE ADVOCATE 633
VOL. 78 PART 4 JULY 2020
Kansas farmers a fee simple under the “blue sky”. It did provide registration
for the issue and sale of stocks as well, and once the State of Kansas
passed this “blue sky” legislation the Canadian provinces, particularly the
western ones, were quick to follow suit.
Since March 2020 and as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, a young couple,
Laura Jamieson (23) and Michael Smith (28), employees of Red Carnation
Hotels in Ireland, have been living alone in a massive 13th-century
castle now run as a five-star hotel in County Mayo. Ashford Castle sits on a
350-acre estate, and the couple have certain duties concerning the upkeep
of the place during lockdown, including making sure all 160 toilets are
flushed daily. The couple also have their pick of the 83 guest rooms to stay
in each night. In their time off, they are binge-watching Game of Thrones in
the castle’s 1920s-style cinema. The hotel is scheduled to reopen on July 3,
2020. By our calculation, if they had paid full freight for their stay, it would
have cost £668,220 for the rooms alone—before tax!
McKenna J. elaborated on the purpose of “blue sky” laws when writing for
the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court in Hall v. Geiger Jones Co., 242 U.S.
The name that is given to the law indicates the evil at which it is aimed—
that is, to use the language of a cited case, “speculative schemes which
have no more basis than so many feet of blue sky;’” or, as stated by counsel
in another case, “to stop the sale of stock in fly-by-night concerns,
visionary oil wells, distant gold mines, and other like fraudulent exploitations.”
Even if the descriptions be regarded as rhetorical, the existence of
evil is indicated, and a belief of its detriment, and we shall not pause to
do more than state that the prevention of deception is within the competency
of government, and that the appreciation of the consequences of it
is not open for our review …
R. Michael Tourigny was reappointed to the board of Vancouver Community
College for a term ending July 31, 2021.
Sonia M. Sahota was appointed as a member of the British Columbia Housing
Management Commission for a term ending January 29, 2022.
According to its website, “whether legal issues have you seeing dark
stormy skies, or sunny blue skies without a cloud in sight, Edmonton law
firm Blue Skies Law is here to assist you with your legal needs”.
The SnüzPod3 bedside crib comes with this strange label on it: “WARNING:
Keep away from babies and children.”