Eugene Volokh: A gun with a larger than usual capacity magazine is in theory somewhat more lethal than a gun with a 10-round magazine (a common size for most semiautomatic handguns), but in practice nearly all shootings, including criminal ones, use many fewer rounds than that. And mass shootings, in which more rounds are fired, […]
We talked about that Salon article yesterday, and here's Eugene Volokh critiquing the Salon author's rejection of appropriation by making a bunch of analogies: What atrocity will the culturally insensitive appropriators think of next?...Show More Summary
Law professor and conservative/libertarian blogger Eugene Volokh has an excellent takedown of the noxious racism of one Randa Jarrar. The Palestinian-American write published a screed at the left-wing online magazine Salon [see screen capture here] on Tuesday entitled, "Why I can’t stand white belly dancers." The long and short of it is that Ms. Show More Summary
IT'S FRIDAAAAAAAY! Yesterday, Ace wrote about Nazis. So did Jonah Goldberg over at NRO. Eugene Volokh wrote about that American flag ban at a California high school....
As I explain in a new Cato post, Eugene Volokh has been blogging this week on the proper role of the courts in recognizing or ignoring religious law, whether Christian, Jewish, or Islamic. Oklahoma passed a measure banning by name the...Show More Summary
Walter Olson If you’ve wondered about charges of “creeping sharia” in American law, you really should read this week’s series of blog posts by Eugene Volokh based on an Oklahoma Law Review article. (Oklahoma is the state whose legislators...Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh is on quite the winning streak. The professor and blogger, fresh off a victory in another pro bono free speech case (the ongoing Crystal Cox saga), scored again, this time on behalf of parents who were challenging their children's school's uniform policy. The Ninth Circuit held that the......
Eugene Volokh is discussing the very recent Ninth Circuit decision on the right to bear arms outside the home. See also here and here. Eugene’s comments are well worth reading. Here is one interesting excerpt from the decision. … with Heller on the books, the Second Amendment’s original meaning is now settled in at least […]
UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh — he graduated from college at age 15 — takes his popular center-right law, culture and politics blog to the Post, which loses Ezra Klein.
Losing Ezra Klein, gaining Eugene Volokh & Co. That’s trading up.
Eugene Volokh litigated the case for the defendant, and so gets the link. From the court’s opinion: The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, engaged in conflict-of-interest disclosure, went beyond just assembling others’ writings, or tried to get both [...]
Eugene Volokh: Laws that ban so-called “assault weapons” often define them with reference to various features, such as a rifle’s having a bayonet mount or “a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon” (to quote the New York assault weapon ban upheld by N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Cuomo [...]
We are very happy to be blogging at the Volokh Conspiracy about our new book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, which has just been published by Harvard University Press. We want to thank both Eugene and the other ConspiratorsShow More Summary
Per Eugene Volokh‘s new article, a wide range of actors from landlords to employers to colleges to product manufacturers correctly see themselves as being at legal risk if they don’t surveill, probe, and share information about those...Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh discusses Hertz v. Bennett, at the Volokh Conspiracy. The holding of the case isn't that astonishing: a person who pled out to five felony counts (three involving violent offenses) involving illegal gun use can be denied a concealed...
Reminder: Second Amendment rights run against the government, not against your employer or other private parties [Eugene Volokh] Invasion of privacy? Employees continue to win awards and settlements by way of surreptitious recording devices in workplace [Jon Hyman] Gov. Show More Summary
“Copious amounts of constitutionally protected sodomy are occurring in our great state already,” – the state of Georgia in Watson v. State. (Hat tip: Eugene Volokh)
“…You Must Keep Your Guns Locked Up,” on pain of criminal punishment. At least that’s the import of an odd new California measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. [Eugene Volokh] Tweet Tags: California, guns, immigration law “Live With a Foreigner Who Doesn’t Have a Green Card?…” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene Volokh reports on a new California law:Live With a Foreigner Who Doesn’t Have a Green Card? You Must Keep Your Guns Locked UpThat’s what the newly enacted Cal. Penal Code § 25135, just signed by Gov. Show More Summary
Co-blogger Eugene Volokh’s excellent post on the sometimes confusing multiple meanings of the word “Jew” call to mind similar confusions in political terminology. For example, the term “conservative” is routinely used to refer to 1)Show More Summary