According to the New York Times, a case is being brought in Hawaii against CERN and various US agencies over the Large Hadron Collider and the chance that it might, um, destroy the earth.

I remember doing a school project on the LHC about ten years ago. I can’t recall whether this particular scenario was on my list of bullet points then, although I doubt it. Anyway, let’s keep an eye on this case and see how it turns out (if they even get past the various preliminary matters re: jurisdiction). I presume it’s strict scrutiny when it comes to the future of the planet? I hope that Kozinski gets to play with this one. As it’s federal court in Hawaii, the case will (if by some miracle it survives) go to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which the unstoppable Judge K is chief of. Given his adventures with the ‘movie titles’ case, US v Sfufy Enterprises (explained here), who knows what fun could happen?