Taxi! Today's the day when time-and-distance meters replace the zone system for calculating D.C. cab fares, notes this New York Times story. The last legal challenge failed, so it appears the meters will be here to stay though cabbies have a grace period for installing the meters until June 1.
Happy Law Day! Today is also Law Day, and the 50th one at that. At the urging of the American Bar Association, President Dwight Eisenhower declared the first Law Day in the midst of the Cold War in 1958, notes ABA President William Neukom, who adds, "Now as then, advancing the rule of law is our best strategy to advance human development in a dangerous world."
Marshall Art: The one-man play "Thurgood," on the life of the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, has debuted on Broadway, and it garners a fairly positive review in today's New York Times. Critic Charles Isherwood calls it "surprisingly absorbing, at times even stirring."
Life Imitates Volokh: Last summer, influential law prof and blawger Eugene Volokh asked the seemingly whimsical question whether residents of the Greek island of Lesbos were bothered that the word that describes its residents Lesbian has taken a different meaning in modern life. Now, he reports, residents of the island have gone to a Greek court to sue a Greek gay rights group for using the word in its name. (Hat tip to Legal Blog Watch.)