Hate Speech

  • Get. Off. My. Lawn.

    Defamation, Divorce Train Wrecks, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, Solicitor General's Office

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.12.12

    * Jury agrees that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis slandered casino mogul Steve Wynn by saying he threatened to kill Francis over his gambling debt. That’ll be $20 million. Or, Francis can just show Wynn his boobs. [Huffington Post]

    * Moonbeam Jerry and Chris “Destroyer of Idiots” Christie are feuding. It’s just like Biggie v. Tupac, but with hot air instead of unregistered firearms. [Daily Dolt]

    * Dude spies on his wife in their own home for the better part of a year. Now they’re getting divorced. Mother, tell your husband not to spy my way. [USA Today]

    * Judging from the intensity of the ATL Fantasy Football league after just one week of play, a lot of lawyers really wish they had this job. [Sports Illustrated]

    * Thank God there were no leaf blowers were involved, or one of these guys may have napalmed the whole neighborhood. [Legal Juice]

    * Congratulations to Goodwin Procter on a notable hire out of the Solicitor General’s Office: Willy Jay, who has argued before SCOTUS almost a dozen times. [Goodwin Procter]

    * Just a reminder that Elie is speaking in front of the Anti-Defamation League’s Young Lawyers division tomorrow night at the beautiful New York offices of Arnold & Porter. One of his topics is “why you don’t want me deciding your hate speech,” so at the very least, it should be lively. [Anti-Defamation League]

    1 Comment / / Sep 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM
  • I'm a superhero, but I'm also super sensitive.

    Celebrities, Movies, Rudeness

    Not Even Batman Can Stop Nasty Anonymous Commenting
    (In Fact, He Is Causing the Problem…)

    Even Batman cannot save his critics from anonymous commenting…

    32 Comments / / Jul 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM
  • Tony Parker

    Non-Sequiturs, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.22.12

    * Welcome to the right side of history, former anti-gay marriage guy. [New York Times]

    * Protecting free speech has to be more important than stopping hate speech. [National Post vai Overlawyered]

    * Netflix is subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Seems unfair to me, people are already disabled, I don’t see why you have to make them deal with Netflix too. [Boston Globe]

    * This Tony Parker lawsuit following the Chris Brown fight is right out of Eddie Murphy’s Raw where people start suing Eddie for “sprained eyes.” (If you haven’t seen Raw in a while, click the link. So funny.) [Daily Mail]

    * This law would make it a crime for a teenager to breakup with his girlfriend via text. That sounds like a great idea. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * See my vest, see my vest, made of lizards I’m smuggled to the U.S. [Legal Juice]

    After the jump, you really have to check out Brian Cuban having an aneurism over Lindsay Lohan’s continued freedom…

    4 Comments / / Jun 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

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