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
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
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 ?
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
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 […]
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
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
“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
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. […]
Mark Kleiman: [Don’t just stand there, do something! As long as there’s something useful to do](http://www.samefacts.com/2015/10/economics/dont-just-stand-there-do-something-as-long-as-theres-something-useful-to-do/): "Eugene Volokh... Show More Summary
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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 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.
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?
EUGENE VOLOKH: Man vs. Drone vs. The Law.
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 intrudes on the Governor’s veto power.