Ann Arbor-Area Reasonoids: Radley Balko Speaking at the University of Michigan Law School This Week

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This Wednesday, April 13th, at 12:15 pm, Reason Senior Editor Radley Balko will speak about police militarization at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. The speech will be at  625 S. State St. in room 220.

Balko's speech is sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Civil Liberties Union. It is open to the public.

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  1. Looks who’s in the pocket of Big Federalism now.

    1. Alec Baldwin will be in Ann Arbor

  2. Radley Balko , did you follow the Dalworthington Gardens Police no-right of refusal case? The courts concluded it was OK for officers to draw blood in DWI cases.

    They were the first but it will be the new norm

    http://www.cca.courts.state.tx…..onID=20755

  3. CRAP! I’m in Ohio this week. Would love to see you.

    OTOH, so sorry you have to enter The People’s Republic of Ann Arbor, “Michigan’s own People’s Paradise?” to give your speech. Watch for the Stasi…

  4. good restaurants in Ann Arbor. Also check out “Encore Records”. Other that that, A2 is a hot-bed of college liberalism.

  5. Would love to go, as it’s a short drive from Bowling Gree, OH, but that’s a horrible time of the day.

  6. I’m pretty sure the only event co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the ACLU when I was in law school was the debate between the Federalist Society and the ACLU.

    1. For some reason, that reminded me of this.

      1. Funny AND informative: I had no idea there was a 20th century Supreme Court decision addressing the Third Amendment.

        1. Engblom v. Carey only made it to 2nd circuit court of appeals. It didnt make it to the Supremes (as the article points out correctly).

          I actually just went and read up on it. Striking prison guards were kicked out of their on-prison apartments to house National Guardsmen who were replacing the strikers.

          The court ruled that NY was violating the 3rd.

          1. Sorry; meant appellate decision. Still a very odd case, and props to the attorneys who came up with that angle.

          2. That’s an interesting case. The apartments were owned by the state, correct?

  7. Balko’s speech is sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Civil Liberties Union.

    When’s the last time that happened?

  8. Darn it. Back to back meetings most of the morning and afternoon. Guess I’ll just have to stay here in the D. Too bad, since my passport is up to date, and I got my shots too.

  9. Reposting this in case Mr. Balko actually reads our pathetic scrawlings:

    “BRADFORD — Vermont State Police said troopers used a Taser to subdue a woman that they thought had broken into a residence Sunday, but it turned out she had permission to be in her father’s apartment.

    Julia Benjamin, 25, of Topsham was jailed for lack of $500 bail on charges of assault on law enforcement and resisting arrest inside her father’s home on Clear Meadow Lane at about 11 a.m. Sunday, state police said. They expect she will be arraigned today in Orange Superior Court.
    Senior Trooper Michael Dion said state police responded to a possible burglary in progress complaint after neighbors called 911 to report somebody was inside the apartment and they had seen a broken glass panel in the front door. The neighbors knew the owner was away, Dion said.
    Troopers found Benjamin barricaded inside the bathroom, but troopers eventually made their way into the room, Dion said. He said attempts to take Benjamin into custody peacefully were unsuccessful and she splashed troopers in the face with the contents of a soda bottle. He said she also scratched and kicked both troopers before she was controlled by a Taser, Dion said. ”

    http://www.burlingtonfreepress…..1104110313

  10. Aw, if only UMichigan’s decisions hadn’t gone out ridiculously late last year, I would likely be there to hear Balko today. At least I’m saving on cups.

  11. That pic screams for some alt-text.

  12. she was controlled by a Taser

    That one goes into the permanent collection of the Euphemism Museum.

  13. Hrm, if it wasn’t for the fact that I’ll need be in ECON 401 (no, not that, it’s for a grad cognate) at the time, would loooooove to be there. Reason has got some good promotion lately here at Big Blue. Doesn’t stop my cohort from being uncritically “liberal.”

    Sorry to miss you Balko, if you’re around after, maybe we can hit Ashley’s for one of the, literally, hundreds of good MI brews.

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