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Evidence that South Carolina has achieved a post-racist-douchebag society

Found this in John Ross’s Circuit Court review in the Volokh Report (although this is a state court case): High school football players in Charleston, S.C. have an “innocent ritual” in which they make monkey noises while smashing a watermelon … Continue reading

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See what happens when a tweet goes viral?

All the gossipy, vicious Nazi fun goes out of the world when someone sues for defamation. This, from John Ross’s Volokh Report’s summaries of federal cases: Twitter flips out after woman at rally for then-candidate Donald Trump sieg heils in … Continue reading

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Roger Stone settles defamation lawsuit

Over the past few years I’ve read a lot of complaints from all sorts of people who wonder why politicians don’t sue people who defame them in public fora such as the National Enquirer. The answer is sort of complicated. … Continue reading

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