May 11, 2022 6:30 am

Elon Musk Has Good Reasons for Wanting To Reverse Twitter’s Trump Ban

Plus: A democratic socialist running for office is caught up in a MeToo witch hunt, inflation woes continue, and more…

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May 11, 2022 5:00 am

Free speech and the arrogance of the “elite”

While looking at the current challenges to our natural right of free speech, we ran across more nastiness. Consider this recent mainstream media, which said in part, “Tech titans often have a different understanding of speech than the rest of … Continue reading

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May 10, 2022 4:16 pm

ACLU: “Elon Musk’s Decision to Re-Platform President Trump Is the Right Call”

A statement from the ACLU: You’d be hard-pressed to find a more steadfast opponent of Trump and his policies than the ACLU, but Elon Musk’s decision to re-platform President Trump is the right call. When a handful of individuals possess so much power over the most important forums for political speech, they should exercise that…

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May 10, 2022 11:00 am

Elon Musk Is a Wild Card. Good.

Comparing Elon Musk and Barack Obama underscores why entrepreneurs, not politicians, are the more effective agents of social change.

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May 10, 2022 8:28 am

No Pseudonymity for Doctor’s Claim of Employment Retaliation by University of Colorado

From a decision this morning by Magistrate Judge Reid Neureiter (D. Colo.) in Doe v. Regents of Univ. of Colo.: Plaintiff is a Hispanic female doctor. She is a highly trained and skilled triple board-certified anesthesiologist, formerly employed as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Colorado (“CU”), with a contemporaneous full-time permanent clinical…

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May 10, 2022 6:01 am

Sanctions Against Lawyer for Filing Unfounded Libel Lawsuit

Not even under an anti-SLAPP statute—rather, under a statute allowing sanctions for “frivolous conduct in filing civil claims.”

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May 9, 2022 3:40 pm

Netflix Gets Discovery of Grand Jury Materials in Challenge to Prosecution Over Cuties

“Netflix alleges that Tyler County’s District Attorney, Lucas Babin, is ‘abusing his office’ through a ‘singular and bad-faith effort’ to maliciously prosecute Netflix in violation of the United States Constitution and in retaliation against Netflix for exercising its First Amendment rights.”

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May 9, 2022 5:01 am

And One More on Expert Witnesses in Libel Lawsuits

Yet again, from Judge Paul Byron (M.D. Fla.) in Grayson v. No Labels, Inc., decided last week, this one rejecting an expert proposed by the defense (for two other opinions in the same case, about experts proposed by the plaintiff, see this post and this post): Plaintiff Alan Grayson contends in his Second Amended Complaint…

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May 9, 2022 2:25 am

The Biden Administration’s ‘Disinformation’ Board Is A Tool Straight From Soviet Russia’s KGB

The Biden administration re-defined disinformation, sanitized the term of its KGB roots, and expanded the definition by applying the label to Americans.

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May 7, 2022 12:17 pm

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Not Disqualified from Federal Office

So Georgia Administrative Law Judge Charles R. Beaudrot ruled yesterday.

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May 7, 2022 10:24 am

Quoting Alleged Threat and Calling It a Threat Isn’t Libel

From Bowen v. Van Bramer, decided Tuesday by the N.Y. intermediate appellate court (Justices Mark Dillon, Francesca Connolly, Valerie Brathwaite Nelson, and Lara Genovesi): In February 2019, amid public criticism, e-commerce giant Amazon cancelled its plans to build a second corporate headquarters in the Long Island City area of Queens. The plaintiff, a local restaurateur,…

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May 7, 2022 5:01 am

Some More on Expert Witnesses in Libel Lawsuits

Former Congressman Alan Grayson, now running for the Senate in Florida, is producing some interesting caselaw.

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