Welcome to the first edition of Ordinary Times’s new linky feature, “Wednesday Writs”, which will attempt to bring to you the latest and most interesting headlines from the legal world.
Ignorance of the law is not a defense for breaking the law, as the old saying goes. But how exactly has the law been communicated to the people over time?
Laws against price gouging don’t help the public during major disasters. In fact, they make the situation worse.
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.
Facial recognition software is not new, but using it in real-time by police departments has raised some eyebrows. Add to those sentiments that Amazon is behind this latest marriage of big tech and government agencies, and privacy watchdogs are concerned to say the least.
In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.
Nearly 40 years is a long time to wait for justice, but for the victims of crimes attributed to the Golden State Killer that day may have come.
Well, look who’s back. Former NYC Mayor and long-time Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani has joined President Trumps legal team. Additionally, Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin is also joining the Trump legal team.
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
This week: Education, Football, Violence, Law, and Health!
This week: Crime, Law, Science, Technology, and Education!
FLCPS Family, Law, Crime, Planet, Space
This Week: Law, War, Religion, Media, and Politics!
Housing, Law, Work, Brainwork, and Art!
This week: Cities, Crime, Law, Business, and Media!
Legally speaking, what’s the matter with Kansas?
This week! Food, Obesity, Planet, Transportation, Work, and Courts!
A status check on technological disruption in the legal profession.
Not paying taxes for 18 years is not necessarily tax evasion
Perhaps there is more to piracy than its need to be stopped.
A look at fighting digital piracy in the United Kingdom and abroad.
On Email Servers, Government Use Thereof
Originally run on his private blog way back in 2011, Burt Likko offers an editor’s view of the organic document of the United States of America.
It turns out, there are holes in the law. Here’s how Burt Likko found one.
Submitted for your consideration, a candidate for the “unlikely sentence exemplar” award.
Guest Author T. Greer eulogizes the neglect of our literary heritage in contemporary rhetoric.
What, it takes three years of law school to do that?
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
A condemned man in Tennessee wants his lawyers to depose the people who would be his executioners.
I’ve never done this before — promoted my own comment, that is. But I think I got a pretty decent thought out there.
It’s about the journey more than the destination: a glimpse into one summer day in DTLA.
Chief Justice Roberts was nearly silent during oral argument, and then wrote the 6-3 majority opinion in today’s Obamacare case. Burt Likko replies to Justice Antonin Scalia’s accusations of through-the-looking-glass judicial activism.
Strong is the desire for vengeance. Pretends to be “justice,” vengeance does.
But down that path, no benefit will you find.
Outrage drives media sales, after all, nearly as well as does fear and possibly better than does envy. … Fortunately, the law offers a reasonable response to that which is seemingly so outrageous.