Re: [LEAPSECS] what time is it, legally?

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:46:29 +0000

I think that the most and possibly only bit of relevance to
contemporary issues in this legal summary is that time has to be
available to people to legally bind them.

You simply can't stipulate a deadline on a timescale they do not
have access to, and the legal basis for this argument seems to be
"right to a fair trial".

I interpret this as trying to trick somebody with the TAI-UTC
difference would be a no-go with The Supremes.

But what the timescale is, who owns it or who controls is clearly
a legislative issue according to the most recent rulings.

But interesting reading, all the same.

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