Category Archives: Law, suits and order

Other people’s legal problems, aside from my own.

Let’s think about the First Amendment

Today the Times has two excellent articles on the First Amendment. Both of them provoke thought–always a good thing. First, After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role – The New York Times. Two paragraphs from the article: … Continue reading

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Civil Gideon? I hope so.

Is Housing Step One Toward Establishing Civil ‘Gideon’? Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal August 10, 2017    As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to sign a bill to ensure that all tenants in housing court have legal counsel, several … Continue reading

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Defamation everywhere…and many drops to drink

Today’s Times had this informative and provocative opinion from Aziz Huq, a professor of law at the (notably not liberal–my perception) University of Chicago. Informative, because I didn’t know federal government officials–such as, say, the Twittler–were immune from defamation lawsuits. … Continue reading

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