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Guns And Torts

Via Eugene Volokh. Like Secretary Clinton, the supporters of the bills put before Congress to repeal PLCAA argue that no other industry enjoys the legal shield that the gun industry does — giving as counter-examples firms such as auto companies, pharmaceutical drug companies and even tobacco companies. They are right to some extent …. [But] […]

N.D.: no heightened duty of care for designated driver

Via Eugene Volokh, the Eighth Circuit has ruled [Hiltner v. Owners Insurance Co.] that a North Dakota trial court improperly assigned a heightened duty of care to a driver following an accident on the grounds that she had been a designated driver at a social outing. Show More Summary

Texas Attorney General Issues Complaint Against Reputation Management Company For Bogus Lawsuits

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Still more evidence continues to be uncovered linking shady reputation management companies to fraudulent defamation lawsuits. This tactic has only recently been exposed, thanks mainly to the efforts of Eugene Volokh and Paul Alan Levy. Show More Summary

Medical roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bill advancing in California legislature would authorize jail for nursing home staff who “willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns” [Eugene Volokh, SB 219] “The FDA cannot get out of its own way on...Show More Summary

Free speech roundup

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“You Can’t Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob” – ACLU brief in Robert Murray-John Oliver case. Or can he? [Lowering the Bar, Popehat] Eugene Volokh will keynote lunch and colleague Emily Ekins will describe results of a new survey...Show More Summary

I WAS GOING TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BUT EUGENE VOLOKH BEAT ME TO IT, AND HE’S BETTER ANYWAY: …

I WAS GOING TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BUT EUGENE VOLOKH BEAT ME TO IT, AND HE’S BETTER ANYWAY: University fires professor for tweeting that hurricane ‘kinda feels like [instant karma] for Texas.’ Storey’s comments were nasty and mean-spirited; and I should note that the University of Tampa is a private university, in a state […]

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? A su…

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? A substantial minority of states, though, do ban discrimination based on political activity, especially off-the-job political activity; some cities and counties do as well. Show More Summary

"I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white supremacist speech and past calls for suppressing Communist speech."

"Of course, there are differences as well — there always are for any analogy — but I thought I’d note some likenesses...."Writes Eugene Volokh, offering a chart showing 9 points of correspondence.

Aspiring Actor Forges Court Order To Delist Content, Gets Busted By Judge, Forges Court Order To Delist Article About Contempt Charges

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Eugene Volokh (along with Public Citizen's Paul Levy) has made a cottage industry of sniffing out bogus/fraudulently-obtained court orders demanding the delisting of unflattering content. Much of this seemed to be the work of desperate reputation management "gurus," who had over-promised and under-delivered in the past. Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH: “I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white sup…

EUGENE VOLOKH: “I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white supremacist speech and past calls for suppressing Communist speech.” “Communists, neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates — I can’t stand them. They are supporters of ideologies of slavery and murder. They are losers, who lost for very good reason. But their speech should be protected, […]

Campus climate roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Eugene Volokh June testimony “about the Anti-Free-Speech Movement on college campuses…a serious threat to American liberty and democracy, as well as to excellence in education and research.” Outsider art expert Michael Bonesteel quits faculty post, blasts “toxic” Title IX climate [Deanna Isaacs/Chicago Reader, Edward M. Show More Summary

Berkeley Public Radio Station Cancels Event with 'Islamophobic' Atheist Richard Dawkins

Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh reported trouble in Public Broadcasting Land on Monday night. Berkeley-based KPFA, the original station that started the radical-left Pacifica chain of public radio stations, abruptly canceled their...Show More Summary

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can accusation of lynching be ordered taken down as a supposed threat of lynching? …

EUGENE VOLOKH: Can accusation of lynching be ordered taken down as a supposed threat of lynching? I agree that “Lynching is our paradigmatic image of private racist violence against African American,” but here it is being used to accuse Brummer of figurative racist violence — and of literal racist adjudication — not to threaten Brummer. […]

Applying the Foreign Solicitation Ban Against the Russian Government Consistent with the First Amendment

One issue which has arisen over possible campaign finance charges against Donald Trump Jr. concerns whether the statute is substantially overbroad in violation of the First Amendment. Eugene Volokh makes the case here, and I argue against application of the … Continue reading ?

Lawsuits to scrub search engine results

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Eugene Volokh blogs about legal stratagems used to get Google to de-index damaging articles [first, second, third, fourth posts, plus more here and here] More from Paul Alan Levy on the issue of requests based on fictional litigants here and here. Show More Summary

MAIL BAG: Eugene Volokh responded to yesterday’s item about suicide and veterans. Veterans have d…

MAIL BAG: Eugene Volokh responded to yesterday’s item about suicide and veterans. Veterans have double the suicide rate of Americans generally only if you don’t control for sex and age — which isn’t that helpful, since both veterans and suicides generally are overwhelmingly male. Controlling for sex and age, there is still an elevated rate […]

Free speech roundup

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“There are about 10 to 20 [criminal libel] prosecutions each year throughout the country” [Eugene Volokh on criminal defamation complaint by Montana judge against election opponent who had accused him of misconduct] “Shutting down Fake...Show More Summary

Paul Levy Hoping To Wake Up Maryland Courts To The Numerous Fraudulent Libel Lawsuits Filed There

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Something's rotten in Maryland. Not conspiracy-level rotten, but rotten nonetheless. As we've discussed recently, Paul Alan Levy (along with Eugene Volokh) have done a ton of legwork to flush out the perpetrator of several bogus libel...Show More Summary

"Kentucky court rejects government attempt to punish printer for refusing to print ‘Lexington [Gay] Pride Festival’ T-shirt."

Eugene Volokh — who worked on an amicus brief in the case — explains the opinions. First, the panel split on whether the refusal to print a gay pride message was sexual orientation discrimination against particular individuals.... The majority said no.... Show More Summary

Free speech roundup

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Howard Dean, in hole re: grasping legal status of “hate speech,” keeps digging [Eugene Volokh (“No, Gov. Dean, There Is No ‘Hate Speech’ Exception to the First Amendment”), more (Chaplinsky and “fighting words”), Ronald K.L. CollinsShow More Summary

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