More on the University of Minnesota Charlie Hebdo controversy: ‘There are limits on free speech’

From the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office: "There are limits on free speech, and that would be where you have harassment of an individual based on their identity,” she said. “We got complaints from eight individuals and a petition from 300 people saying that they felt that this was insulting, disparaging to their faith."

Google relieved of duty to search for relevant evidence in executing search warrant

That's a job for criminal investigators, not Google, a court holds.

How the federal government could use conditional spending to force the removal of Times Square billboards

The federal government is reportedly applying federal standards limiting billboards along highways to NYC's Times Square.



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Release of ship by Iran is really a ransom

The release of the Maersk Tigris through what amounts to the payment of ransom means this will not be the last time Iran takes civilian shipping hostage.

God & Jesus v. Homosexuals

Well, to be precise, I Sylvia Ann Driskell Ambassador for Plaintiff's God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ v. Their Given Name Homosexuals Their, Alis Gay, filed May (not April) 1 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.

‘The dangerous myths about Charlie Hebdo’

A generally excellent Atlantic piece by Jeffrey Golberg.

Eleventh Circuit rules for the feds on cell-site records — but then overreaches

In a long-awaited decision, the en banc Eleventh Circuit handed DOJ a major Fourth Amendment victory. First, the court held that historical cell site records are not protected at all under the Fourth Amendment. Second, the court held that even if those records are protected, mere reasonable suspicion is enough for investigators to get them: No warrant or probable cause is required. I think the first holding is correct, but that the second holding is really troubling and much more important. Here's why.

Charlie Hebdo censorship controversy at the University of Minnesota

Attempts to take down material displaying the Charlie Hebdo covers come to one of the nation's leading public universities.

Madison expressly amends its antidiscrimination ordinance to cover atheists — who were almost certainly covered already

Might be good to make this explicit, but normal bans on discrimination based on religion have already been read to cover discrimination against atheists, too.

The California appellate doghouse

A docket entry: "05/04/2015 -- Received Court of Appeal record -- one doghouse ...."

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