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Category: Law

Free speech, not irresponsible speech

Yesterday in Tucson, Ariz., Jared Lee Loughner shot 20 people, killing 6. His apparent target was US Representative Gabriel Giffords (D-AZ), who was critically wounded and remains in intensive care. […]

Lame ducks are … lame

Back in November 2008, after the election, I wrote about the need for a 28th amendment to the Constitution. Said amendment would reduce the length of the lame-duck presidency to […]

Blame our government, not Assange

This morning on “Meet the Press,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “high-tech terrorist.” McConnell, of course, is only one example of how our elected […]

Back off, TSA

In the wake of public outrage over its security measures at US airports, the Transportation Security Administration has come out with all sorts of defensive statements about how thoroughly its […]

Wiretapping, Obama-style

Two days ago this story appeared on the New York Times website: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet Shades of George Bush and his warrantless wiretaps. […]

Further Facebook folly

Here and elsewhere you’ve read cautionary tales about privacy, or the lack of it, on Facebook. Now comes another one. It seems that if you’re suing someone, the court may […]