The only people who should be empowered to dispense vigilante justice — justice that is dispensed without due process of law — are police officers. They have the training and experience to assess a situation without full knowledge of the facts, determine an appropriate punishment, and enforce their judgments in real… »
So, if you’ve seen “the internet” today, you’ve probably seen the video of the UCONN student who drunkenly demanded jalapeno bacon mac and cheese, and ended up face down on the ground yelling, and I quote, “FUUUUUUCK....I am absolutely fucked,” while getting arrested.
You need to be really careful about what you say on social media. Whether or not you think that’s fair is irrelevant. It is the world you are living in. Right now, the Maryland Law community is in a tizzy over something some girl said on Facebook. I don’t even know what she said but I’ve gotten four reaction… »
Last term, the Supreme Court issued a few decisions that made liberals feel fuzzy inside. This term, things will be different. Elie and Joe discuss the upcoming SCOTUS term with Tejinder Singh, a partner at Goldstein & Russell and contributor to SCOTUSblog. »
I don’t envy administrators at institutions of higher learning these days. Anything they do, or don’t do, can piss off the “PC police,” or blacks, or women, or somebody’s deeply held religious belief, or white heterosexual males who feel persecuted because they’re no longer allowed to live in a Mad Men episode. It’s… »
In America, a moral quandary about saving your mother or your girlfriend from a burning building would be an adequate paper topic in a freshman ethics course. Most people would get Bs on that paper. The person who writes, “Women are not damsels to be saved by the patriarchy and are quite capable of escaping on their… »
Here is the decision from the 9th Circuit ruling that the NCAA cannot just pay players $5,000 in “deferred compensation” to go away. »
Thanks to the relentless barrage of daily fantasy sports commercials this football season, everyone now has an opinion about the legality of DFS. »
Pope Francis just finished his speech to a joint session of Congress. It’s not unprecedented for a head of state to address Congress. And the Vatican is basically a very cool library that has been granted sovereign status. But it was the first time a Pope has addressed our leaders from the Congressional pulpit. »
Did you know that the New York City subway used to be run by private companies? That’s a glib way of saying it, but while the city built the infrastructure, the tunnels were leased to privately owned systems. The legacy of that is why some trains are numbered but others are lettered.
Bear with me, I know suggesting that neighborhood parents should charge an 11-year-old autistic child with assault sounds callous. Well, it is callous and sounds worse than that. But there is a really good legal and compassionate reason for this approach. I promise.
I know that the Borgata horribly objectifies their cocktail waitresses. I mean, every casino horribly objectifies their cocktail waitresses and being objectified is damn near in the job description for every cocktail waitress, but the Borgata has a history of taking it to an extreme. They’ve got demeaning weight… »
In what is being touted as a huge win for YouTubers everywhere, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a robust understanding of the fair use doctine in copyright infringement cases. Put another way: you don’t necessarily have to pay a record company $1.99 every time your baby inappropriately gyrates to a Prince song.
“We didn’t have Gatorade. That made the difference.” According to Georgia Tech’s football coach, the newly developed concoction of water and electrolytes was the key to the Florida Gators’ victory over the favored Yellow Jackets in the 1967 Orange Bowl. Invented by doctors at the University of Florida fifty years ago,… »