Trump Reportedly Viewed a Supposedly Declassified Document As a Secret He Was Not Allowed To ShareFri 5:15pm By Jacob SullumThe recorded comments could be relevant to a charge that the former president willfully mishandled national defense information.
YouTube Abandons Election Misinformation Policy That Censored Political SpeechFri 5:00pm By Robby Soave"We find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech."
He Spent a Decade in Jail Without Being Convicted. Now His Lawyer Says His Case Should Be Dismissed.Fri 4:44pm By Emma CampMaurice Jimmerson has spent 10 years in jail awaiting trial for a 2013 murder charge.
Utah Law Forbids Public School Libraries From Having Any Books That "Describe" "Sexual Intercourse"…Fri 4:34pm By Eugene VolokhThe Salt Lake Tribune (Courtney Tanner) reports that the Bible will be removed from Davis (Utah) School District elementary and middle school libraries, "for containing 'vulgarity or violence.'" A parent had asked, apparently as a protest against a recent Utah…
Journal of Free Speech Law: "Getting to Trustworthiness (But Not Necessarily to Trust)," by Prof.…Fri 3:40pm By Eugene VolokhJust published as part of the symposium on Media and Society After Technological Disruption, edited by Profs. Justin "Gus" Hurwitz & Kyle Langvardt.
Journal of Free Speech Law Publishing Symposium on "Media and Society After Technological…Fri 3:30pm By Eugene VolokhThe symposium was edited by Prof. Justin "Gus Hurwitz" & Prof. Kyle Langvardt, and will be published later this year as a book by Cambridge University Press.
Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court DecisionsFri 3:30pm By John RossBridges to nowhere, a blindfolded surprise, and a threatening smirk.
Dave Rubin: Why Libertarians Should Vote for Ron DeSantisFri 2:26pm By Nick GillespieThe Rubin Report host makes the case for the Florida governor, who courageously defied lockdowns but is quick to use the state to punish corporations he doesn't like.
Woman Suing Cuba Gooding, Jr. Over Alleged Rape Can't Proceed as "Jane Doe" at TrialFri 1:30pm By Eugene VolokhThe court had allowed her to litigate pseudonymously at earlier stages in the process, but just held that this doesn’t extend to trial.
Under Scrutiny for New Deaths, Rikers Officials Shut Down CommunicationFri 1:25pm By Scott ShackfordNo longer will the troubled jail system publicly report when somebody dies in custody.
Graduation Speeches, "Hate Speech," and the CUNY Law ControversyFri 1:01pm By Eugene VolokhThere's been a good deal of comment about the City University of New York law school student graduation speaker (Fatima Mousa Mohammed) who devoted a good deal of her speech to harshly condemning Israel and "Zionism," as well as capitalism, the New York…
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Celebrated Selfishness as a VirtueFri 12:35pm By Eric BoehmThe show's final season boldly declared that success requires putting yourself first and accepting the trade-offs.
The Supreme Court Is Not in a 'War on Science'Fri 12:15pm By Alison SominThe Supreme Court is agnostic on questions of science, but clear and resolute on questions of law.
Critical Letters Are True FriendshipFri 12:03pm By Samuel BrayIn reading for my festschrift essay for John Witte ("The Influence of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on the Common Law"), I ran across this fascinating paragraph by Anthony Grafton on how Johannes Kepler didn't publish a monograph on chronology (i.e., the…
The 2021 Baby Boom Didn't LastFri 11:40am By Elizabeth Nolan BrownBut there were still 47,573 more births last year than there were in 2020.
Hunter Biden, Second Amendment Warrior?Fri 9:30am By Elizabeth Nolan BrownPlus: Flaws in studies linking teen social media use to depression, debt ceiling deal passes Senate, and more...
If Lawyer Forces Client to Have Sex, When Can Law Firm Be Liable for Negligent Supervision?Fri 8:59am By Eugene Volokh"An attorney-client relationship between two adults does not present the same inherent danger or foreseeability" as "a relationship between an adult and a child in a religious organization."
On Religious Divisiveness and the Judicial RoleFri 8:34am By Rick GarnettJustice Breyer thought the Establishment Clause authorizes judges to improve the tone of political discourse. It does not.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Does Cinematic Diversity RightFri 8:29am By Peter SudermanThe Little Mermaid was a dull exercise in box-checking. Spider-Verse uses its diverse cast as an opportunity for narrative delights.
Unsuccessful Plaintiff Can't Get Case Retroactively Sealed, Despite Alleged Harm to Employment…Fri 8:01am By Eugene VolokhThe case had involved a doctor who had sued over his license being restricted based on allegations of mental incompetency.
Don't Bring Back Public HousingFri 8:00am By Steven GreenhutAn idea so bad it was bound to return.
Congress Warned About Abuses of Presidential Emergency PowersFri 7:00am By J.D. TuccilleLegislators from both parties worry about unilateral power, but they use it when it’s convenient.
Today in Supreme Court History: June 2, 1952Fri 7:00am By Josh Blackman6/2/1952: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer decided.
Review: A Lesson on Political Ambition From Dungeons & Dragons MovieFri 6:30am By Katherine Mangu-WardDungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is more Rob Reiner than J.R.R. Tolkien.
Review: Henry George's Many ChildrenFri 6:00am By Jesse WalkerThe 19th century reformer's influence on 20th century progressives, conservatives, and libertarians
Brickbat: Giving ChaseFri 4:00am By Charles OliverA Mason County, Kentucky, grand jury has indicted Ripley, Ohio, police officer Caleb Savage for reckless homicide, failure to render aid, and leaving the scene of an accident. The Kentucky State Police says Savage spotted a vehicle he thought resembled one…
Thursday Open ThreadThu 10:22pm By Eugene VolokhWhat's on your mind?
Personalized License Plates (e.g., 69PWNDU) Are Private SpeechThu 8:16pm By Eugene VolokhToday's decision in Gilliam v. Gerregano (Tenn. Ct. App.) so holds (in an opinion by Judge Kristi Davis, joined by Judges Frank Clement and Neal McBrayer). This means that any restrictions on such plates can't be viewpoint-based or too vague, though clear…
Justice Breyer's Establishment Clause ParticularismThu 7:22pm By Rick GarnettJustice Breyer saw church-state controversies as highly and inevitably fact-bound, solvable only through a judicial balancing exercise.
WHO's Absurd Claim That Tobacco Farming Is Causing Children To StarveThu 6:00pm By Christian BritschgiThe organization has a long history of pushing bogus anti-tobacco claims.
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