(Theodore) Sturgeon’s Law, as applied to the invasive fish species problem

“90% of everything is carp.” Thanks to my colleague Eric Zolt for the joke, though according to one study cited in the Asian Carp II Seventh Circuit case, 95% of everything is carp. (“A fish kill conducted near St. Louis in 1999 showed that the Asian carp constituted over 95% of the biomass in the Mississippi at that place and time.”)

For more on Sturgeon’s Law, see here. Unfortunately, it is not the case that 90% of everything is sturgeon.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.

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