Leggo my Burqa!

  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.12.11

    * The oldest continually operating law firm in Austin, Clark Thomas & Winters, has gone the way of Howrey. [Austin American Statesman] * If you want to teach high schoolers about privacy, speak to them in a language they understand: embarrassment. [Kashmir Hill / Forbes] * Can a U.S. state prohibit pre-viability abortions based on […]

    15 Comments / / Apr 12, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  • Fashion, John Yoo, Law Professors, Martha Nussbaum, Religion, Richard Epstein

    The Burqa Ban: Law Professors Discuss

    I’ve already shared with you my views on the burqa (views that weren’t popular with some of our more politically correct and/or sensitive readers). And you’ve already voted in a reader poll on efforts to ban the burqa, showing that 60 percent of you are wimps do not support France’s effort to ban the burqa. […]

    53 Comments / / Jul 19, 2010 at 11:15 AM
  • Fashion, Lawyer of the Day, Religion, Violence

    Lawyer of the Day: The Burka Brawler

    Disclosure: I am not a fan of the burka, a garment that I find vaguely ridiculous, oppressive towards women, and worst of all, horribly unfashionable. The burqa’s highest and best use is in comedy. Remember the great Curb Your Enthusiasm episode in which Larry dry cleans a Muslim woman’s burqa and gives it to Cheryl […]

    138 Comments / / May 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM