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26 May 2017, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
Jarrett Dieterle, City Journal] If concept of obstruction of justice is not to do injustice itself, it must be confined to a limited number of well-defined offenses [Tim Lynch, Cato] “Drug recognition experts” deployed at traffic stops have a reliability problem, and that can put innocent people behind bars [11Alive Atlanta, Ed Krayewski] Zero-tolerance THC: Unimpaired driver gets six months for fatal crash she did not cause [Jacob Sullum] New York Senate approves bill to make… [read post]
22 May 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[cross-posted from Cato at Liberty] More: Mike Masnick, TechDirt; Daniel Nazer, EFF. [read post]
21 May 2017, 4:41 pm by INFORRM
Malta Techdirt has a post about the action brought by the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, against Matthew Caruana over a story concerning the Panama Papers. [read post]
9 May 2017, 4:00 am by Judith Gaskell
Techdirt followed up with another blogpost revealing that the Copyright Office used a fake budget number of 25 million dollars as a “placeholder. [read post]
20 Apr 2017, 8:51 am by Eric Goldman
Charles Harder is well-known for recent defamation lawsuits, including the lawsuits funded by Peter Thiel that shut down Gawker and the pending suit against Techdirt in the “who invented email? [read post]
5 Apr 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [EFF on stalled California bill to ban “fake news,” introduced by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park)] “Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news” [AP/Yahoo, earlier] “Another Free Speech Win In Libel Lawsuit Disguised As A Trademark Complaint” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt; criticism of doctor’s experimental treatment methods] Punching a hole out of Section 230: new “sex trafficking” bill could have… [read post]
29 Mar 2017, 1:00 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Boston Globe / Getty Images News) Shiva Ayyadurai, the Massachusetts man who for years has made a widely disputed claim that he invented e-mail, has formally declared his intention to run as a candidate for the United States Senate in 2018. [read post]
27 Mar 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Beth Reinhard, WSJ] Such “Blue Lives Matter” bills continue to be introduced elsewhere around the country at both state and municipal levels [Julia Craven/Huffington Post, Tim Cushing/TechDirt] Tags: hate crimes, police, police unions Kentucky joins Louisiana in adding police to hate-crime protected group list is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
26 Mar 2017, 4:06 pm by INFORRM
Techdirt reports that a US law firm has been fined $71,000 for filing legal claims based on false documents as part of a ‘reputation management strategy. [read post]
23 Mar 2017, 3:30 am by SHG
As Mike Masnick explains at Techdirt, it’s happening again. [read post]
20 Mar 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Jessica Pishko, Slate; Tim Cushing, TechDirt (list is of cops considered highly impeachable in court testimony)] Just catching up with this still-relevant Joshua Muravchik critique of Black Lives Matter [Commentary] Feds indict seven members of elite Baltimore police gun trace task force on racketeering charges; underlying predicates include robbery, swearing out false search warrants, false overtime claims (“one hour can be eight hours. [read post]
19 Mar 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Eric Turkewitz, earlier] “Another Convicted Felon Tries To Use The DMCA Process To Erase DOJ Press Releases About His Criminal Acts” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: colleges and universities, free speech, free speech in Canada, libel slander and defamation, sex offender registries, Utah Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
14 Mar 2017, 3:15 am by Walter Olson
[Mike Masnick, TechDirt; earlier] Tags: copyright “Judge Appoints Receiver For Perfect 10’s Assets” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
12 Mar 2017, 3:47 pm by Joe Mullin
Enlarge / Nick Denton during the trial against Gawker Media in March 2016. [read post]
8 Mar 2017, 4:36 am by Michael Lowe
According to Techdirt and its sources, these FBI informants are working at Geek Squad over there at the local Best Buy store. [read post]
26 Feb 2017, 4:09 pm by INFORRM
Michael Masnick, the founder of Techdirt blog, has asked a court for a defamation claim against him to be thrown out. [read post]
17 Feb 2017, 4:35 pm by Joe Mullin
The motion holds that Techdirt's allegedly defamatory statements are actually constitutionally protected opinion. [read post]