Trend Results : Eugene Volokh

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of abetting terror

A lawsuit filed in New York accuses Facebook of allowing its service to used by Palestinian groups “to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens.” Eugene Volokh predicts the case “is going nowhere” given both the First Amendment and Section 230, “47 U.S.C. Show More Summary

Campus expression roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Mizzou campus cops: if you witness “hateful and/or hurtful speech…call the police immediately” [Eugene Volokh, more (ACLU of Missouri says memo runs “counter to the First Amendment”); James Taranto; earlier on Missouri and Yale episodes]...Show More Summary

“Criminal Law: Free Speech, Anti-Corruption, and the Criminalization of Government Affairs”

This event, including Eugene Volokh, took place at the 2015 Federalist Society national lawyers’ meeting. Watch the video. Here’s the description: If we accept the premise that government, and government power, is growing, then the stakes for elective office have … Continue reading ?

“National Constitution Center’s ‘Interactive Constitution’”

Recommended by Eugene Volokh, the National Constitution Center’s “Interactive Constitution“. Its description: On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. Show More Summary

Eugene Volokh: No Correlation Between State Homicide Rate and State Gun Laws

A unique and sensible way of looking at the statistics. [C]orrelation obviously doesn’t equal causation; there may be lots of other factors that are the true causes of both of the things that are being measured. But if we do look for now at correlation, it seems to me that the key question should focus […]

Read the Single-Best Post About the Relationship Between State Homicide Rates and State Gun Laws

No, it’s not by me. It’s by Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post, and it’s outstanding. He begins: There’s been much talk recently — including from President Obama — about there being a substantial correlation between state-level gun death rates and state gun laws. Show More Summary

McDonald's Introduces All-Day Breakfast, 6,000 Inmates Going Free, Gun Statistics Debunked: P.M. Links

2 months agoNews : Reason

No correlation between homicide and stricter gun laws, writes The Washington Post's Eugene Volokh. It's Always Breakfast in McDonald's. Youtube star Caleb Logan Bratayley died of natural causes. "When trying to reduce sexual assault,...Show More Summary

Labor and employment roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“May employer fire employees for defending themselves (or others) against violent customers?” Dissenting Judge Lee has better view in Utah case [Eugene Volokh] “You have to ignore many variables to think women are paid less than men....Show More Summary

Volokh on Mass Shootings Stopped by . . . You’ll Never Guess!

Eugene Volokh has a giant list of would-be mass shooters stopped in their tracks by (you’ll never guess)... people with guns. Number seven blew my mind. (Not really; I’m just practicing my BuzzFeed-style clickbait phrases. This one weird trick prevented a mass shooting!) In all seriousness, though, here is number seven: 7. […]

(Early) Monday Smackdown: There Are Many Good Things to Be Done in Firearms and Alcohol Policy: Mark Kleiman vs. Eugene Volokh

Mark Kleiman: [Don’t just stand there, do something! As long as there’s something useful to do]( "Eugene Volokh... Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH: Guns And Alcohol. After various highly publicized shootings, those of us who are …

EUGENE VOLOKH: Guns And Alcohol. After various highly publicized shootings, those of us who are skeptical about gun controls are often asked: So what are we suggesting should be done about the shootings? If we’re not suggesting gun controls (as opposed to proposals such as letting teachers or professors be armed, increasing concealed carry rights […]

"But what if someone sincerely believes that he is obligated by his own religion, or at least motivated by that religion, to assist suicide?"

Asks Eugene Volokh.What if, for instance, he believes that the parable of the Good Samaritan commands him to help his patient, or his wife, or anyone else to escape pain — or what they feel to be indignity — by helping them end their lives? (Assume that the target of this help wants to die, is in pain and is already near death. Show More Summary

“What happens if you take the Fifth in a civil case?”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Eugene Volokh has an analysis of an issue that comes up fairly often, and adds an important sidebar as to California law, which departs from the general rule by prohibiting the drawing of an adverse inference against the party that declines to testify. Show More Summary

Volokh on a Religious Accommodation for Kim Davis

Eugene Volokh has a very interesting and illuminating post regarding the application of religious freedom laws to Kim Davis’s objection to issuing marriage licenses. I think this is the heart of his post: [I]f Davis has a federal constitutional duty to issue marriage licenses, she wouldn’t be able to get a religious exemption from that […]

Volokh on Kim Davis

Is Kim Davis entitled to an accommodation? Eugene Volokh answers.

A NICE ANALYSIS FROM EUGENE VOLOKH: When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of y…

A NICE ANALYSIS FROM EUGENE VOLOKH: When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? Hey, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hijab-wearing Abercrombie salesgirl just a couple of months ago, religious accommodations were great.

A forbidden usage?

Q: ?I have an ongoing dispute with the blogger Eugene Volokh? over his use of “forbid from,” as in “You are forbidden from selling marijuana.” To me, the acceptable formulation is “You are forbidden to sell marijuana.” That seems to concord with the KJV Bible. A: In her grammar and usage book Woe Is I... ? Read More: A forbidden usage?

“Ban on knowing lies in political campaigns violates the Massachusetts constitution”

Eugene Volokh blogs on the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Commonwealth v. Lucas. … Continue reading ?

EUGENE VOLOKH: The remaining count of the Rick Perry prosecution, and how it unconstitutionally int…

EUGENE VOLOKH: The remaining count of the Rick Perry prosecution, and how it unconstitutionally intrudes on the Governor’s veto power.

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