To borrow what Eugene Volokh just posted: The Federalist Society’s 2014 National Lawyers Convention is happening Thursday, November 13 to Saturday, November 15, and it should be an excellent event. Speakers will include Justices Scalia...Show More Summary
EUGENE VOLOKH: Lawful open carry and the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments. Lawsuits against overreaching cops are bearing fruit.
Via Eugene Volokh, here is Northrup v. City of Toledo Police Div., 2014 WL 4925052 (N.D. Ohio Sept. 30, 2014). I’ll cite extensively, but not as extensively as Eugene. On the evening of June 16, 2010, Northrup was walking down a street in his neighborhood, with his wife, daughter, grandson, and their Yorkshire terrier, and a […]
Washington Post (The Volokh Conspiracy): Lawsuit Based on Alleged Government Targeting of Tea Party Group Organizer Can Go Forward, by Eugene Volokh (UCLA): From Zherka v. Ryan, 2014 WL 4928956 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2014): Plaintiff Selim Zherka filed this … action claiming that employees of the Internal Revenue Service hindered...
EUGENE VOLOKH: From The CDC On How Ebola Can Be Transmitted: “As has often been reported, Ebola apparently can’t be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. But if infected sweat, mucus or saliva gets on doorknobs or countertops, the Ebola virus can be spread ‘for several hours’ by someone touching the surface and […]
EUGENE VOLOKH: On the chilling effect, from one of the chillers.
In Bristol County, Mass., the force of public prosecution will protect your lawful comings and goings only when the D.A. approves of them [Eugene Volokh on environmentalist blockade case, earlier] Tweet Tags: climate change, Massachusetts, prosecution The rule of law in Massachusetts, cont’d is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
EUGENE VOLOKH HAS WRITTEN ABOUT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO CARRY NON-LETHAL WEAPONS, and I talked about the subject as well in my Second Amendment Penumbras piece. Now Eugene presents this: Amicus brief supporting the Second Amendment right to own and carry a stun gun in Massachusetts. I’m delighted to report that Michael Rosman and Michelle [...]
EUGENE VOLOKH: Christians, Muslims, the heckler’s veto, and liberal judges.
WANT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? GET A REPUTATION FOR KILLING PEOPLE WHO OFFEND YOURS: Eugene Volokh On A Sixth Circuit Debacle: Thuggery wins, free speech rights lose. May Judges Donald and Mays have joy of the incentive for thuggery they have created in this shamefully awful opinion.
CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS: Eugene Volokh: The 10 most practically significant — yet potentially legally vulnerable — restrictions on availability of guns for self-defense.
Because the federal gun-disabilities provision in question, 18 U.S.C. § 922(n), kicks in on bare indictment for a felony, as opposed to conviction. [The Blaze] But is that constitutional? [Eugene Volokh, more; earlier on Perry indictment]...Show More Summary
EUGENE VOLOKH: Why the Gov. Rick Perry prosecution unconstitutionally intrudes on the gubernatorial veto power.
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) has introduced a bill, the “Childrens Firearms Marketing Safety Act,” that would restrict the content of gun advertising, ostensibly on the grounds of protecting children. Eugene Volokh analyzes its terms and...Show More Summary
WAR ON SCIENCE: Civil Rights Commission Member: We Need Campus Speech Codes Because Young Adults’ Brains Are Different Or Something. Eugene Volokh comments: “I thought I’d pass this along, as expressing the views of a political figure who holds a significant position in the federal civil rights establishment.” I’m beginning to think that establishment doesn’t [...]
Professor Eugene Volokh (UCLA) kindly asked me if I'd like to guest-blog at The Volokh Conspiracy, which these days is hosted by the Washington Post. I said I would, and so I am. All this week, in fact. Oddly enough,... Related Stories The Emergency Sasquatch Talk The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance Is Now E-Available Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again
EUGENE VOLOKH: What ‘stand your ground’ laws actually mean.
In 1995 Eugene Volokh wrote the most paleofuturish article ever written. By that I mean it's an incredibly prescient meditation on the future of media and technology. But it has just enough weird anachronisms to remind us that nobody can predict the future with absolute certainty. Read more...
As I said this morning, the Patent Office’s decision to invalidate the Redskins trademarks is an unconstitutional violation of free speech. Here’s more about that. First, let’s hear from First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh from this morning, quoting an earlier post of his from May of this year, regarding the idea of “disparagement” as a […]
The government does enjoy installing cameras pretty much everywhere it can do so with a minimum of complaints. If it thinks there might be some controversy, it just buries the details until after the fact. Eugene Volokh has a roundup...Show More Summary