Choice of law affects legal outcomes at the core of Anglo-American law. This Article analyzes what electricity is, how the law regards it, and concludes by examining the confusion and inconsistency created by many courts. Even finishing second among the most important inventions in history (second behind only the movable type printing press) highlights the essential role of electricity in the American economy: Among the most important inventions in human history, electricity is the only one which also is essential and irreplaceable to operate seven other of the “top 50” inventions of all time: the Internet, computers, air-conditioning, radio, television, the telephone, and semiconductors.
Unresolved Judicial Conflict and Critical Infrastructure,
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