Software engineer John Tyner’s encounter with airport passenger screening agents at San Diego Airport, in which he warned screeners not to “touch my junk,” captured by Tyner’s cell phone, has gone viral. The ACLU has announced a national program of ...Read More »
Many parts of the law, especially criminal and tort law, have their roots in our communal values. It goes without saying that most of us believe that people should not harm each other, that we should respect each other’s lives, ...Read More »
I suspect many of us reacted with some glee at the initial tale of the big Wikileaks document dump concerning the Afghan war. I suspect, though, that few continued to feel unmixed glee at hearing reasonable-sounding claims that the revelation ...Read More »
Justice Thomas has said, while ignoring the views of other countries about some aspect of criminal punishment, that courts should not “impose foreign moods, fads, or fashions on Americans.” Justice Scalia quoted the phrase to resist decriminalization of homosexuality. How ...
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. How is the Pope like a Peruvian steamship? Give up? You’ll love this: the State Department stopped both of them from getting sued! What’s that you say? It’s not funny? Come to ...Read More »
The Advocate and the Advisor were both good guys. For years they had run in the same professional circles, and they got along well. But the Advocate wanted the world to change. The Advisor thought the world was pretty good ...Read More »
“We are at war against al Qaeda,” President Obama said last month, giving lip service, and not for the first time, to a notion the Framers would have found absurd: that an undeclared conflict with a stateless group boasting no ...Read More »