Heard's Washington Post op-ed didn't mention Depp, but the judge concludes that in context it would be seen as implying factual assertions about him.
Wake Forest Dean Apologizes for Constitutional Law Professor's Quoting the Word "Nigger" from a Leading Supreme Court Case
A word that appears >10,000 times in court cases, in a wide range of fields -- yet some insist that law professors not be allowed to quote it.
An interesting, though inconclusive, case involving preppers.
An interesting post by Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen) on a demand letter ProctorU sent to UCSB.
It depends on the state where you live.
The district court reasoned that sealing was justified because of "the child's privacy interest in being protected from financial predators or others who would harass the child simply because they know the amount received." No, said the Fifth Circuit.
The contagious spread of information is in a race against the contagious spread of coronavirus.
An important principle, which also applies to uses of trademarked terms in films, books, video games, and the like: "A party does not violate trademark law solely by using words another entity has trademarked."
Comedian Ordered Not to Post Anything "That Would Suggest to Prospective Employers That They Should Not Hire … or Book" Her Comedian Ex
The California Court of Appeal reversed, in an interesting case about allegations of physical abuse—and claims that the allegations were themselves a form of "abuse."
Why I'm Not (Yet?) Much Worried About the Civil Liberties Restrictions Flowing from the Coronavirus Response
The restrictions are less dangerous precisely because they are so broad and onerous.
The plaintiffs are claiming, among other things, "group libel."
New York Times columnist and Decadent Society author defends prohibitionism in a conversation on The Fifth Column.
Sealing Court Filings Drawn from Discovery Requires More Than Just General Assertions of Confidentiality
A case decided Monday reaffirms this principle, especially in the Seventh Circuit.
at least under the Illinois "innocent construction" rule, under which "a nondefamatory interpretation must be adopted if it is reasonable"—"a reasonable reading of Lorenz's article is that although Wedgewood communicated with underage girls, he never meant to take things further."
A new lawsuit is challenging the California DMV's rejection of allegedly offensive personalized license plates.
"I would rather be remembered for writing something that was...offensive, than to be forgotten for writing something bloodless."
No amount of money can buy victory for candidates who fail to persuade voters.
In light of this, should the presumptive First Amendment right of access to court cases require the court to provide video coverage of hearings?
"Google is not now, nor (to the Court's knowledge) has it ever been, an arm of the United States government," wrote District Judge Stephen Wilson.
to try to vanish online magazine article about him.
Kimberlin is also known for having accused Dan Quayle of having bought marijuana from him, and has since become a frequent litigant, including against bloggers Patrick Frey (Patterico), Aaron Walker, and others.
It's often very hard to get court filings retroactively sealed.
Some panelists at the conservative conference want to give the government more power over social media.
PragerU's Attempt To Violate YouTube's 1st Amendment Rights Shot Down By 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
The conservative nonprofit Prager University alleged the company should not be allowed to place its videos on "Restricted Mode."
The justices heard oral arguments this week in United States v. Sineneng-Smith.
"At a time when hate and bias incidents are on the rise, it is crucial that the state not remove these types of prohibitions that deter or punish this unacceptable behavior."
How the press learned to stop worrying and love censorship.
What’s at stake in United States v. Sineneng-Smith.