A judge in British Columbia, Canada, has found Patrick Henry Grzelak guilty of violating the province's "hands free" driving law even though Grzelak didn't have his phone in his hand. In fact, the phone was not only property stored, it had a dead battery. But Grzelak had his earbuds in and they were plugged into the phone. Justice Brent Adair said if the earbuds were plugged in that makes them part of the phone, so Grzelak was in fact holding the phone for the purposes of the law.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."
What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill?
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.