In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Linky Friday: Inside/Outside
[Sp2] I’m with Newt. Teams should be owned by cities or players and not millionaire middlemen.
[Sp4] Why does home field advantage occur? Incidentally, in conference games (which gives us a control for scheduling) the home team in college football wins about 55% of the time.
[Sp5] Being a high school football coach in Texas is a well-paying gig, though increasingly job security is looking more and more like college football.
[Sp6] So now we’re publicly financing rugby stadiums. Better yet, a 43-year lease for a team in a league that didn’t exist two years ago and only played exhibitions last year.
Transportation:[Tr1] According to Devin Leonard Penn Station is bad and it’s about to get worse.
[Tr2] Ford’s CEO wants us to move beyond cars.
[Tr3] Honestly, I’m surprised the judge so freely admits to driving a Toyota.
[Tr4] Good luck and godspeed.
[Tr5] A look at how Sweden is rethinking the safety of automobile travel.
Family:[Fa1] I am genuinely surprised that these women were told that ten eggs would be enough. Even with IVF and the like, the hit rate can vary a great deal.
[Fa2] Alice Bradley argues that parents should stop asking kids about their day. We’ve been pressing kind of hard on the how-was-your-day and what-did-you-do-today things, largely because we’re trying to get our girl to communicate more.
[Fa3] Are women surpassing men in the infidelity department?
[Fa5] Are fertility rates going down due to high rents? It… certainly makes sense. There are a lot of things that make cities favorable or unfavorable to having kids, and cost and space are #1 and #2.
[Fa6] There are multiple reasons not to post pictures of your kids on the Internet. Killjoys are one.
Housing:[Ho1] This is crazy for many reasons, the least of which is that open garaged doors are themselves usually ugly.
[Ho2] A look at the sausage-production of trying to regulate AirBnB.
[Ho3] California SB 827 strikes me as either a really good way to encourage increased density where it might be the most useful, discourage transit expansion, or both.
[Ho5] I’m sympathetic to the landlords here right up until they start demanding city-wide weed smoking bans in apartments. Somewhere in between preventing landlords from banning weed and a city-wide ban is a pretty straightforward solution. (In the meantime and until leases are renewed, apartments should have the option of extending their cigarette smoking bans to weed.)
[Ho6] This is probably right. Likewise, if you burn a $100 bill in front of a homeless person, you’re not making that person poor. It’s still gonna create problems, though, and it’s important to understand why.
[Ho7] Our cities need to build up, but so do our suburbs. An argument for these decisions not to be made at the local level.
Labor:[Lb1] With contracts of adhesion, is there a difference between this and just doing away with the state minimum wage?
[Lb2] Workplace wellness programs may work… as screening mechanisms.
[Lb3] This will end badly.
[Lb4] The case for letting employees call the shots.
[Lb5] Behold, the dangers of collective bargaining.