Something's rotten in Maryland. Not conspiracy-level rotten, but rotten nonetheless. As we've discussed recently, Paul Alan Levy (along with Eugene Volokh) have done a ton of legwork to flush out the perpetrator of several bogus libel...Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh — who worked on an amicus brief in the case — explains the opinions. First, the panel split on whether the refusal to print a gay pride message was sexual orientation discrimination against particular individuals.... The majority said no.... Show More Summary
Howard Dean, in hole re: grasping legal status of “hate speech,” keeps digging [Eugene Volokh (“No, Gov. Dean, There Is No ‘Hate Speech’ Exception to the First Amendment”), more (Chaplinsky and “fighting words”), Ronald K.L. CollinsShow More Summary
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: Eugene Volokh Unpacks Still More Constitutional Illiteracy From Howard Dean.
EUGENE VOLOKH: No, Gov. Dean, there is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment.
Now that Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy has dipped into bogus lawsuits and DMCA notices targeting supposedly-libelous reviews and comments, he's apparently stepped up his detective work. Volokh and Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen...Show More Summary
Try to track down the notaries who signed on this search-engine-scrubbing scheme as witnesses, and they melt away as if but a dream [Eugene Volokh] Tags: libel slander and defamation, online speech, search engines A reputation-scrubbing scheme and its elusive notaries is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
What Speech Does Hostile Work Environment Harassment Law Restrict? Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School Originally published in the Georgetown Law Journal
MYRON MAGNET: Did a Revolution Just Occur? Thoughts on the Gorsuch confirmation. This was more of a successful holding action. It won’t really be a revolution until Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced by Eugene Volokh.
HAPPY 15TH BLOGGIVERSARY TO THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY. It took me several months to convince Eugene to start blogging, but it was worth it!
Eugene Volokh, just recently teamed up with Paul Levy to track down who was behind a scam abusing the court system with forged or fraudulent court documents to get questionable or fake court orders to force Google to takedown links. It's a sketchy (and illegal) "reputation management" trick and it appears that at least a few folks are doing it. Show More Summary
A First-Amendment-hostile concept pioneered in Europe, the “right to be forgotten,” rears its head in the New York assembly, though it looks unlikely to go anywhere soon [Eugene Volokh, Scott Shackford/Reason, earlier] Tags: First Amendment,...Show More Summary
“Utah poised to outlaw mentioning people’s names online with intent to ‘abuse’ or ‘harass’” [Eugene Volokh] In win for Paul Alan Levy, Eugene Volokh & co., filer of fake R.I. lawsuits aimed at search engine takedown agrees to settleShow More Summary
The proposed legislation is modeled on the European Union's "right to be forgotten" rules mandating removal of certain material from search engines upon request from the subject of that material. Eugene Volokh argues that, regardless of the legal principles involved in Europe, this law would be unconstitutional in the U.S.
Like many bad laws, I'm sure this bill lying on the Utah governor's desk has its heart in the right place. But, like many bad laws, its head is completely up its ass. Eugene Volokh reports there's Yet Another Cyberbullying Bill on the threshold of passage. Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh responds to the recent Florida Supreme Court decision on open carry. He first cites part of the ruling. Before the Fourth District, the State argued that by restricting how firearms are carried in public so that they may only be carried in a concealed manner under a shall-issue licensing scheme, deranged persons and criminals […]
FLASHBACK: InstaPundit Is Not A News Service. EARLIER I MENTIONED THIS POST by Eugene Volokh, on other people’s insistence that he blog topics of interest to them, regardless of whether they were of interest to him. (Pejman also weighs in on this, offering to blog anything the demanders demand, for an adequate fee: “Kids, I’m […]
CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: 7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing ranges. More here from Eugene Volokh.