EUGENE VOLOKH: The remaining count of the Rick Perry prosecution, and how it unconstitutionally intrudes on the Governor’s veto power.
Eugene Volokh responds to the recent poll that found most people in the United States are opposed to raising offspring IQs. Volokh thinks the US will feel pressure to allow offspring IQ boosting or fall behind other nations. It becomes a national security issue if the American population becomes 20 IQ points lower than China, India, and Russia. Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh weighs in again on Oregon Sweet Cakes case, agrees with my view that agency’s order against Melissa and Aaron Klein’s speech is overbroad; Canada: “Ruling in Twitter harassment trial could have enormous fallout for free...Show More Summary
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE FBI APOLOGIZED FOR A MISTAKE IT DIDN’T MAKE? Eugene Volokh: Dylann Roof apparently had not been arrested for a felony a month before he went through a gun purchase background check.
University of California deems it “microaggressions” to say these things. How many have you said today? [Eugene Volokh; related from Hans Bader on federal government’s role] Regarding those conniptions among some University of Wisconsin...Show More Summary
If your business sends a ridiculous trademark demand letter, the best course is to issue a prompt and gracious apology, as IMAX did — though better still would be not to have sent the letter in the first place [Eugene Volokh; Joe Mullin,...Show More Summary
To the editor: Universities should support free expression. On this we agree with UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. ("UC system going the wrong way on free speech," editorial, June 24)
Says a commenter on a post from a couple days ago called "Eugene Volokh gets a memo from his employer (the University of California) about how to avoid 'microaggressions' and he doesn't like it very much." What Volokh said was (mocking...Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh asks, looking at a case where there's good reason to want to answer yes.But the legislature deliberately enacted a law that made it an aggravated felony to have sex with someone if “at the time of the sexual assault, the...Show More Summary
[guest post by Dana] Via Instapundit, more warnings about what should and should not be said on UC campuses. They alone know what people really mean when they speak. No free sharing of ideas allowed because hurt feelings: One of the latest things in universities, including at University of California (where I teach) is condemning […]
Eugene Volokh has a scary essay on the "microaggressions" policies at the University of California. This isn't about sensitivity. It is about using sensitivity as a form of repression.
On the latter, when someone accuses you of racism, and you deny it, you are "microaggressing" them by Denying Their Truth and delegitimizing their lived experience. Eugene Volokh of the eponymous conspiracy. But of course this concept [of the "microaggression"]...
EUGENE VOLOKH STANDS UP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA STASI: UC teaching faculty members not to criticize race-based affirmative action, call America ‘melting pot,’ and more. One of the latest things in universities, including at University...Show More Summary
... and he doesn't like it very much. [T]his concept is now being used to suppress not just, say, personal insults or discrimination in hiring or grading, but also ideas that the UC wants to exclude from university classrooms. I'm adding the boldface. From the memo: Click for more »
Eugene Volokh (UCLA), UC Teaching Faculty Members Not to Criticize Race-based Affirmative Action, Call America ‘Melting Pot,’ and More: One of the latest things in universities, including at University of California (where I teach) is condemning “microaggressions,” supposed “brief, subtle verbal or non-verbal exchanges that send denigrating messages to the...
“Printing business has First Amendment and RFRA right to refuse to print gay pride festival T-shirts” [Eugene Volokh] The Lexington Human Rights Commission had ordered employee training for a t-shirt printer that had objected to printing...Show More Summary
EUGENE VOLOKH: Prof. Alice Goffman, ‘On the Run,’ and driving a gang member around, looking for a mutual friend’s killer. Note that this discussion deals with the criminal and ethical issues of what Goffman did, but not with Lubet’s charges of fraud.
... with its new rule against "clothing with words, pictures or caricatures based on negative stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability" and against "shirts, hats or other attire with Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes."
EUGENE VOLOKH: Adultery, adulteration, and the historical ‘married woman’ limitation.
EUGENE VOLOKH: The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal). “While open-carry laws may put police officers (and some motorcyclists) in awkward situations from time to time, the Ohio legislature has decided its citizens may be entrusted with firearms on public streets. Ohio Rev. Code §§ 9.68, 2923.125. The […]