On Monday, July 5, a case opens in a courthouse in Florida that could have profound effects on the exercise of free speech on the Internet: Long-time professional wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker Media for $100 million—enough to put the company out of business—for posting a 90-second excerpt of a sex tape filmed in 2006. The salaciousness of the story aside, writes Ed Krayewski, this case has the potential to chill all sorts of reporting on wealthy and powerful individuals based on private documents and materials obtained by members of the press.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
A Georgia Death Row Inmate Will Be Executed Tomorrow. New Evidence Says a Different Man Was the Shooter.
A witness and co-defendant is casting doubt on the testimony that sent Ray Cromartie to death row.
"Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in a letter.