Moral panics can crash quickly. Or they can last centuries, as the moral panic over witchcraft did. I have no feel for how long the moral panic over sex work will last. But now that FOSTA is law, the potential damage it will cause has dramatically increased.
If you follow the news surrounding hopefuls for the empty SCOTUS seat, you undoubtedly know that Barrett, a federal circuit judge and Notre Dame law grad, is the mother of seven children. In fact, judging by the media’s profiles of her, this is the most interesting thing about her…
If public-sector unions are worth saving, it supporters will have to do a better job at advancing the reasons.
A state may not require public employees to pay dues to a union if he or she does not wish to be a member, ruled a 5-4 SCOTUS today in Janus v. AFSCME, reversing a Seventh Circuit decision.
The predictable split of the Court on this matter portends the inevitable split between the left and right leaning citizenry, as many decisions this term have done. With the strong, provocative rhetoric from our President which underlies the whole thing, it is hard to reconcile the two sides.
The Supreme Court of the United States this week ruled in favor of privacy in Carpenter v. United States, a case out of the sixth circuit involving the warrantless search of a defendant’s cell phone location records.
A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is federally indicted on 22 counts, including various fraud counts, false statements, and witness tampering. The man who wrote the book on corruption now stands accused of bilking the taxpayers who put him in office.
Why on Earth do we elect judges? Why, in a system designed to resist the passions of the mob, do we bring it back in at the point of maximum leverage?
Today’s SCOTUS decisions are not world-rocking, but the largely homogeneous agreement is noteworthy. It is likewise noteworthy that neither of these decisions lend themselves to much partisan hand–wringing
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority makes a decision that happens to align perfectly with its own political preferences. It’s all just the damndest coincidence.
It is well-known that the foster care system is imperfect. Some complain that child protection agencies are not proactive enough, leaving children in harm’s way. Others accuse the agencies of engaging in “child stealing”. No matter which is true, one can hardly imagine an issue for which improvement is more crucial.
Michael Cohen says he will invoke the fifth amendment to avoid answering questions in the Stormy Daniels civil case. Does that mean he has something to hide?
If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he isn’t real, the GOP’s greatest trick is convincing working Americans that literally destroying the federal government is in their best interests.
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right
Stephon Clark wasn’t armed. The Sacramento Police Department ended his life anyway.
They’ve got the power, let’s see what they do with it in the clinch.
PS: Is my image too subtle?
The thing worse than incompetence. A look at McCoy v. Louisiana.
A look at California’s new anti-anti-immigration law.
James Damore, the “echo chamber memo” guy, just filed a high profile lawsuit against his former employer, Google. He might have the chance to blaze a new trail in California employment law along the way.
In which I also agree with Antonin Scalia.
A rare window for police reform has closed.
When Donald Trump’s extremely selective outrage isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also arguably illegal.
This is why science can’t have nice things…
A few quick observations on the indictment of Paul Manafort
One can hope it is the pardoning of Joe Arpaio
She fought the law, and…
The Trump administration attempts to change the game on management of public resources in the West.
Let’s revisit conscience exemptions for union shops, especially for public-sector unions.
I discuss the difficulties of constitutional interpretation of the 14th Amendment as it relates to the fundamental rights to be free from both racial and religious discrimination.
The tragic case of Charlie Gard.
Never before can I recall the Order List being more interesting.
The reaction to the United Airlines incident belies public opinion about law enforcement
The completion of my copyright trilogy, on whether to and how to address piracy.
Colorado’s 2016 state-wide ballot initiatives are final.
A preview of selected cases appearing on the United States Supreme Court’s docket for the 2016-2017 Term.