June 8, 2023 1:59 pm

Submit Your Articles to the Journal of Free Speech Law, Before You Circulate Them to the Law Reviews

We’ll give you an answer within 14 days, and we can publish them within several weeks, if you’d like.

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June 8, 2023 1:54 pm

Court Clears Colorado Day Care Worker Accused of Child Abuse After Mundane Incident

“All I’ve been able to see for a little while was this trial,” says Amy Lovato.

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June 8, 2023 12:20 pm

Supreme Court Sides With Jack Daniel’s Against Doggy Chew Toy Company

It’s not a broad attack on free expression, but Thursday’s ruling is certainly a victory for brands that can’t take a joke.

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June 8, 2023 11:45 am

Virginia Wildlife Agents Came Onto His Land and Stole His Camera. Now He’s Suing.

Eight weeks ago, a camouflaged game warden came onto Josh Highlander’s land, scared his son, and stole his trail camera.

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June 8, 2023 11:24 am

Libel Lawsuit Prompts Correction

Mediaite (Jamie Frevele), “New York Times Issues Lengthy Correction After Kai Spears’ Defamation Lawsuit,” reports; here’s the correction, from the Times site (posted Saturday): An article on March 16 about a fatal shooting that involved members of the University of Alabama basketball team misidentified the person who was in the car with one player, Brandon…

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June 8, 2023 10:15 am

Gary Gensler’s SEC Cracks Down on Coinbase and Binance

The SEC is suing Coinbase, alleging that it’s an unregistered securities broker, after targeting Binance the day before.

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June 8, 2023 9:45 am

Democrats’ Gaslighting, Republicans’ Temper Tantrum Endanger America’s Gas Stoves

The White House insists it doesn’t want to ban gas stoves but still needs the power to do so.

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June 8, 2023 9:19 am

Supreme Court Reaffirms Strong Presumption of Statutory Stare Decisis

It did so in today’s Voting Rights Act ruling in Allen v. Milligan. This holding has implications for other cases where litigants attempt to overturn statutory precedents, especially longstanding ones.

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June 8, 2023 9:16 am

Argument Against Sanctions for Lawyer’s Filing of Motion That Contained AI-Hallucinated Cases

The memorandum of law, filed by the lawyer’s counsel, is here. It seems quite well argued, though I don’t agree with the backup argument (in Part II.E) that the lawyer’s reliance on ChatGPT as a source for the supposed text of precedents was not just innocent but “reasonabl[e].” Here’s the opening paragraph of the introduction:…


June 8, 2023 9:07 am

Another Judicial Order Related to Lawyer Use of Generative AI

An order for filings before Magistrate Judge Gabriel A. Fuentes (N.D. Ill.), adopted May 31 (paragraph breaks added): The Court has adopted a new requirement in the fast-growing and fast-changing area of generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) and its use in the practice of law. The requirement is as follows: Any party using any generative AI…


June 8, 2023 8:25 am

Are Abortion Bans Takings?

Legal scholar Julie Suk argues the answer is “yes.” The idea has a solid basis in natural rights theory, but is at odds with longstanding legal doctrine. It also has potentially very broad libertarian implications.

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June 8, 2023 8:16 am

An Embarrassingly Unbalanced Law School Webinar on Affirmative Action

Seattle University is hosting eleven speakers for the webinar, all of whom support racial preferences.