Tomorrow the Supreme Court will consider a case involving a diagnostic test patent that covers not just the testing method but the biological fact on which the test relies: the correlation between high levels of the amino acid homocysteine and specific vitamin deficiencies. Among other head-scratchers, the case raises the question of whether a doctor can violate the patent simply by performing a homocysteine test and thinking about its nutritional relevance. In yesterday's New York Times, Michael Crichton mocked the patent as an example of intellectual property overreach.
Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in 'Virtuous Victim Signaling,' Says Study
Plus: Protesters sue over alleged mistreatment by arresting officers, a new ruling on robocalls, and more...
Recent data from Minneapolis show an increase in shooting crimes but not other crimes, the same pattern as in Chicago in 2016. The likely reason is a reduction in police street stops, just as in Chicago in 2016.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.