A story from Frederick County, Maryland, where I live. I wrote it up briefly at my blog Free State Notes, and it’s making the rounds all over the web, with Eugene Volokh and Steve Hayward among the first to comment. The Frederick News-Post,...Show More Summary
With respect to to a headline in the Washington Post yesterday (Jason Samenow, "Weather Service forecasting computers to become 10 times more powerful in 2015", Washington Post 1/5/2015), Eugene Volokh writes: My first thought: Come now – how would computers generally become 10 times more powerful just in the span of a year? (In the span […]
Eugene Volokh ("What does 'exposes' in '[a]ny person who abuses, exposes, tortures, torments, or cruelly punishes a minor' mean to you?", Washington Post 1/2/2015) considers the case of Douglas James Myers, who was clocked driving at 112 mph, "weaving all over the road and going into the ditch or median with all four tires", with a […]
The ruling is discussed by Eugene Volokh, at the Volokh Conspiracy....
EUGENE VOLOKH: Why Not Regulate Guns Like Cars? A commenter on a recent thread asked — seemingly from a pro-gun-control perspective — “Why can’t guns be treated like cars, regulated and available, only to those who demonstrate competence and compliance with laws?” That is a perfect excuse for me to reprise my analysis of the […]
EUGENE VOLOKH: How many crimes can you see being committed in this anti-gun ‘public service’ ad? “I can imagine some impressionable teenager seeing what the appealing protagonist is doing, and trying to copy it, especially since the serious tone of the video seems to invite its being taken seriously. And the results could include expulsion, […]
“…so we can figure out whom to fire” [Eugene Volokh, on the employment-law dangers of conversation] Related: “Marquette University tells employees: ‘Opposition to same-sex marriage’ could be ‘unlawful harassment'” [same] Tweet Tags:Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh has a long and typically sensible post about “conversations on race” at his Washington Post blog, titled Let’s have a national conversation about race — so we can figure out whom to fire. The springboard for his post is the firing of a North Carolina fire investigator for writing, on her personal Facebook […]
EUGENE VOLOKH: Let’s have a national conversation about race — so we can figure out whom to fire.
Yesterday at 4:11 p.m. ET, Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog sharply criticized Time.com's Eliza Berman for not being "quite fair" — i.e., being quite unfair, given the author's penchant for understatement...Show More Summary
EUGENE VOLOKH: A TIME.com article discusses the Breitbart investigation of Lena Dunham — and seems to miss the basics of how factual claims are investigated. Yeah, they don’t care about that. They just don’t want people challenging the narrative of a Designated Voice Of Her Generation.
Eugene Volokh, of the Washington Post blog The Volokh Conspiracy, takes to task a TIME article accusing Breitbart News' John Nolte of attempting to disprove the claim that Lena Dunham was raped. The TIME piece in question states: Following...Show More Summary
EUGEN VOLOKH NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE LATEST LENA DUNHAM LIBEL DEFENSE: Lena Dunham’s publisher says her alleged rapist “Barry” wasn’t actually named Barry. Appalling. The book wasn’t a novel; it was a memoir, offered to readers as such. The copyright page, which I suspect few people read, does say that “Some names and identifying details […]
"... give a (relatively rare) first name and enough identifying details that readers could easily track the person down, and not even mention that 'Barry' wasn’t this person’s real name?" asks Eugene Volokh.Say even that [Lena] Dunham had forgotten that there really was a prominent Oberlin conservative named Barry back then. Show More Summary
Well. What have we here?... [Eugene Volokh] Lena Dunham?s publisher says her alleged rapist ?Barry? wasn?t actually named Barry: As I note... http://t.co/I6CSj8noIx— Volokh Conspiracy (@VolokhC) December 9, 2014 AoSHQ Weekly Podcast | Stitcher | Download | Ask The...
(Paul Mirengoff) The Volokh Conspiracy, via Eugene Volokh, has posted an email from one of Columbia Law School’s vice deans regarding requests for postponements of exams by students allegedly traumatized by grand jury outcomes. The email...Show More Summary
Washington Post legal writer Eugene Volokh reacted harshly to the admission from Random House Monday that "Barry" is indeed a pseudonym and that Barry One is not the man identified as a rapist in Dunham's memoir, "Not That Kind of Girl."...Show More Summary
EUGENE VOLOKH: Libel law and the Rolling Stone / UVA alleged gang rape story.
Eugene Volokh has an update on current events within the Ninth Circuit and Peruta, and I’ll let you read his information (it’s far from an assessment, it’s more just data and information). Better is Dave Hardy’s post concerning the implications of all of this. If denied, Peruta stands (altho two cases heard at the same […]
After Breitbart News’ comprehensive report debunking Lena Dunham’s reported rape at the hands of “campus Republican” Barry, the Washington Post’s Eugene Volokh reported that “Barry One” – the campus Republican tabbed by the media as the probable suspect in the rape – could theoretically sue Dunham. Show More Summary