For most libertarians, of course, May 1 is the day we gather friends and family around the Beltaine fires for nude dancing and orgies led by the Horned God. But it was also May Day, the international labor holiday. For communist regimes, it became an excuse for elaborate bread-and-circuses pageants and parades meant to distract from the brutality and squalor they'd imposed on their populations. In honor (in the loosest sense of the word) of that, Catallarchy has a great May Day essay series by both the regular crew and various guest bloggers. Check it out.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.