Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA. Naturally, his posts here (like the opinions of the other bloggers) are his own, and not endorsed by any educational institution.
Latest from Eugene Volokh
Does Divorcing Spouse's Euthanizing Family Pet Violate Court Orders Preventing Disposal of "Property"?
No, says a judge, applying New York law.
The father's heirs "dispute the distribution of a 1978 Ford pickup truck."
What Is "Human Intelligence," in Proposed Initiative Ballot Title, as Opposed to "Computer or Artificial Intelligence"?
An interesting opinion by the Arkansas AG's office, rejecting a proposed popular name and ballot title for a draft initiative.
The court required the university defendants to keep plaintiff's identity confidential (common in pseudonymous Title IX cases), but refused to extend this to media, students, and others.
A district court refuses to enter default judgment against caselaw publisher Leagle, concluding that the plaintiff's claims against Leagle were legally insufficient.
under California's "anti-SLAPP" statute (which allows for prompt dismissal of claims brought based on certain kinds of speech).
"Spoiler: the robot wins for lack of Article III standing."
a new article of mine, is now available at the Journal of Law & Religion.
An interesting case, decided under an Ohio statute.
"Cut your backwards ass bullshit or you will start losing family members and the President of the United States will wind up dead!"
Looks like the main problem wasn't the blind reliance, but the coverup.
[UPDATE: Added a brief discussion of pseudonymity and class actions.]
The case arose following plaintiff's arrest, allegedly for telling Justice Kavanaugh's wife that "he might ruin [Justice] Kavanaugh's career and reputation"; but the charges against him were dropped, and he challenged the statute on its face, rather than as applied to his speech.