November 21, 2023 11:45 am

Lawsuit: COVID Vaccine Injury Claims Diverted to Unconstitutional ‘Kangaroo Court’

A war on terror–era program is the only legal avenue for people seeking compensation for a COVID vaccine injury.

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November 21, 2023 10:33 am

Defenestration at OpenAI

Episode 482 of the Cyberlaw Podcast


November 21, 2023 9:38 am

Settlement and Apology as to Restriction on Holding “God Bless the Homeless Vets” Sign by City Hall

From the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE): A Georgia city apologized and paid up to settle a lawsuit about its officer’s arrest of a veteran for holding a sign that said “God Bless the Homeless Vets” outside of its city hall. Following a First Amendment lawsuit from the Foundation for Individual Rights and…

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November 21, 2023 9:15 am

Arizona Restaurant Owner Sues Over Costly Cage-Free Egg Mandate

The Arizona Department of Agriculture says all eggs sold must be cage-free, a power that according to the lawsuit belongs to the state legislature.

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November 21, 2023 7:30 am

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Is a Decadent Hunger Games Retread

Sharp world building and a strong central performance can’t save this dystopian disappointment.

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November 21, 2023 6:30 am

OpenAI Basically Unionizes

Plus: Getting babies out of Gaza, lobster roll economics, gerontocracy update, and more…

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November 21, 2023 6:19 am

Limits on Sealing in Trade Secret Cases

From Judge Beth Phillips’ opinion in Kyndryl, Inc. v. Cannady (W.D. Mo.): In this suit, Plaintiff asserts Defendant misappropriated trade secrets, breached a contract, and converted Plaintiff’s property.  The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, (“TRO”), which bars Defendant from disclosing certain information he obtained from Plaintiff, and the TRO remains in…

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November 21, 2023 5:40 am

Arthur D. Hellman on The Supreme Court’s Shrunken “Discuss List”

Professor Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh is one of the great academic experts on the Supreme Court’s case selection process. He recently wrote to me with a very interesting insight about the Supreme Court’s “discuss list,” which I asked him to elaborate on for readers of the blog. His thoughts are below: The…

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November 21, 2023 5:30 am

Moving The Section 3 Officer Argument From “Off The Wall” to “On The Wall”

Debates about Section 3 remind me of debates over the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

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November 21, 2023 5:01 am

The Pleasantly Shaded Docket

From Daniel M. Gonen, Judging in Chambers: The Powers of a Single Justice of the Supreme Court, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1159 (2008): On a late-summer day in 1970, three men wearing business suits and carrying briefcases hiked six miles into the wilderness of central Washington State. As their appearance might have suggested, these…

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November 21, 2023 3:00 am

Goodbye to Detroit’s Asset
Forfeiture Racket

Wayne County was seizing cars and using its less-fortunate residents as piggy banks.

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November 21, 2023 1:00 am

Brickbat: Don’t Carry On

Canada’s ruling Liberal-NDP coalition has introduced a bill in Parliament that would ban firms in federally regulated industries, such as banking and telecommunications, from bringing in replacement workers during a strike. The bill would require the firm and the union to negotiate which services can continue ahead of a strike. If they can’t reach an…

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November 20, 2023 2:06 pm

Free Speech Advocates Are Often Hypocrites. This Doesn’t Make the Cause Less Important.

When people from historically privileged groups are facing censorship, that doesn’t mean people in historically marginalized groups are actually being empowered.

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