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Eugene Volokh on Everything

(December 13, 2017 02:10 PM, by David Henderson) Nick Gillespie has a good interview with Eugene Volokh of the famed law blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Among the most interesting highlights are his discussion of the cake baker and anti-discrimination laws. Volokh makes the important distinction between whether a... (0 COMMENTS)

Volokh: With State Income Taxes No Longer Deductible, Will States Switch To Payroll Taxes?

Eugene Volokh (UCLA), Now That State Income Taxes Aren’t Going to be Deductible, Will States Switch to Payroll Taxes?: [S]ay California replaces the state income tax (at least for employment income) with a state payroll tax that’s paid by the employer, and that it comes in at the same amount...

Dividing the cake: high court briefs show First Amendment split

Eugene Volokh and the Cato Institute amicus program hardly ever take opposite sides of a First Amendment case, but it’s happening in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. At issue is whether the concept of expression extends to cake decoration, and if so how far. Show More Summary

"Cakes do not convey the rich, complex expression that can be conveyed by words, music, images, and the like..."

"... and to the extent that cakes are used in ceremonies, their significance is inextricably tied to their being eaten, not to any message they visually convey," argue Dale Carpenter and Eugene Volokh in an amicus brief in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case (PDF):To be sure, cakes often do convey messages in the writing or graphics on the cake itself. Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH ON WOODY ALLEN’S MANHATTAN: Is sex with a 17-year-old statutory rape? “I’ll save f…

EUGENE VOLOKH ON WOODY ALLEN’S MANHATTAN: Is sex with a 17-year-old statutory rape? “I’ll save for another post the question whether there’s something immoral about 42-year-olds having sex with 17-year-olds, and focus here on the law — and the law in New York, both then and now, is that this isn’t statutory rape at all. […]

Investment Fund Manager Tries To Bury Past Screwups With Sketchy Libel Suit Court Order

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

More libel-related bullshittery happening on the internet. And, again, Eugene Volokh is on top of it. Between him, Paul Levy of Public Citizen, and Pissed Consumer, we've seen a huge amount of shady-to-completely-fraudulent behavior by lawyers and rep management firms exposed. Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH ON TWITTER’S BAN OF MARSHA BLACKBURN’S AD: Twitter advertising policies indeed forb…

EUGENE VOLOKH ON TWITTER’S BAN OF MARSHA BLACKBURN’S AD: Twitter advertising policies indeed forbid “Inflammatory or provocative content which is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” though it’s hard to see what political ads these days wouldn’t “evoke a strong negative reaction” or be seen as “inflammatory or provocative” by some.... […]

Alexander Pope on litigation

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Alexander Pope’s translation of a poem by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, via Eugene Volokh: Once (says an author; where, I need not say) Two Trav’lers found an Oyster in their way; Both fierce, both hungry; the dispute grew strong, While Scale in hand Dame Justice passed along. Show More Summary

Today: watch Cato’s First Amendment conference

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

I’m on the second panel, “Religious Liberty In the Post-Obama Era,” with Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson and author John M. Barry, beginning 10:45 a.m. Eastern. Other highlights: luncheon address by Eugene Volokh and panels including Martin Redish, Conor Friedersdorf, Flemming Rose, and Matthew Feeney. Show More Summary

Guns And Torts

Via Eugene Volokh. Like Secretary Clinton, the supporters of the bills put before Congress to repeal PLCAA argue that no other industry enjoys the legal shield that the gun industry does — giving as counter-examples firms such as auto companies, pharmaceutical drug companies and even tobacco companies. They are right to some extent …. [But] […]

N.D.: no heightened duty of care for designated driver

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Via Eugene Volokh, the Eighth Circuit has ruled [Hiltner v. Owners Insurance Co.] that a North Dakota trial court improperly assigned a heightened duty of care to a driver following an accident on the grounds that she had been a designated driver at a social outing. Show More Summary

Texas Attorney General Issues Complaint Against Reputation Management Company For Bogus Lawsuits

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Still more evidence continues to be uncovered linking shady reputation management companies to fraudulent defamation lawsuits. This tactic has only recently been exposed, thanks mainly to the efforts of Eugene Volokh and Paul Alan Levy. Show More Summary

Medical roundup

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bill advancing in California legislature would authorize jail for nursing home staff who “willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns” [Eugene Volokh, SB 219] “The FDA cannot get out of its own way on...Show More Summary

Free speech roundup

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“You Can’t Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob” – ACLU brief in Robert Murray-John Oliver case. Or can he? [Lowering the Bar, Popehat] Eugene Volokh will keynote lunch and colleague Emily Ekins will describe results of a new survey...Show More Summary

I WAS GOING TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BUT EUGENE VOLOKH BEAT ME TO IT, AND HE’S BETTER ANYWAY: …

I WAS GOING TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BUT EUGENE VOLOKH BEAT ME TO IT, AND HE’S BETTER ANYWAY: University fires professor for tweeting that hurricane ‘kinda feels like [instant karma] for Texas.’ Storey’s comments were nasty and mean-spirited; and I should note that the University of Tampa is a private university, in a state […]

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? A su…

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? A substantial minority of states, though, do ban discrimination based on political activity, especially off-the-job political activity; some cities and counties do as well. Show More Summary

"I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white supremacist speech and past calls for suppressing Communist speech."

"Of course, there are differences as well — there always are for any analogy — but I thought I’d note some likenesses...."Writes Eugene Volokh, offering a chart showing 9 points of correspondence.

Aspiring Actor Forges Court Order To Delist Content, Gets Busted By Judge, Forges Court Order To Delist Article About Contempt Charges

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Eugene Volokh (along with Public Citizen's Paul Levy) has made a cottage industry of sniffing out bogus/fraudulently-obtained court orders demanding the delisting of unflattering content. Much of this seemed to be the work of desperate reputation management "gurus," who had over-promised and under-delivered in the past. Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH: “I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white sup…

EUGENE VOLOKH: “I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white supremacist speech and past calls for suppressing Communist speech.” “Communists, neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates — I can’t stand them. They are supporters of ideologies of slavery and murder. They are losers, who lost for very good reason. But their speech should be protected, […]

Campus climate roundup

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Eugene Volokh June testimony “about the Anti-Free-Speech Movement on college campuses…a serious threat to American liberty and democracy, as well as to excellence in education and research.” Outsider art expert Michael Bonesteel quits faculty post, blasts “toxic” Title IX climate [Deanna Isaacs/Chicago Reader, Edward M. Show More Summary

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