censorship

By Marc J. Randazza Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, seems to have awfully thin skin for a guy who owns a sports team named after a racial insult. Snyder filed a frivolous defamation suit against the Washington City Paper ("WCP") based upon an article "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to...

by Jason Fischer Regular readers of the LS know how we feel about thought control through the implementation of Newspeak.  (We think it is retarded). Apparently, there are at least a few out there who have a hard-on for eradicating crimethink.  In their latest effort, a newly sanitized edition of Mark Twain's...

By J. DeVoy Greg Lukianoff and Azhar Majeed of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) recently compiled two years' worth of academic publications mad possible through FIRE's Jackson Legal Fellowship.  If you're in a position to make end-of-year donations, you may do so here.  FIRE is on the list...

Popehat has a bad-ass post on an "incident" at Syracuse University School of Law. The short version is this: Syracuse Law student Len Audaer published a blog satirizing his class, the administration, and public figures. From Popehat's story. Somebody complained. Syracuse decided to appoint a “prosecutor”...

I support Julian Assange and his Wikileaks project. More transparency in government is a good thing, and it appears that Wikileaks was not conducting its document dumps willy-nilly. Wikileaks seems to have vetted the content with responsible journalism organizations (source), and it has done more good than harm....

THE UK Government is to combat the early sexualization of children by blocking internet pornography unless parents request it, it was revealed today. The move is intended to ensure that children are not exposed to sex as a routine by-product of the internet. It follows warnings about the hidden damage being...

[caption id="attachment_1894" align="alignright" width="93" caption="Please can't global warming melt the ice caps a little faster? "][/caption] I'm the first to admit that Phillip Greaves is not the most sympathetic figure in America. Greaves wrote "The Pedophile's Guide," which was originally for sale on Amazon.com before the online retailer bowed...

by Charles Platt I'm getting an uneasy feeling when I watch Julian Assange using pretentious phrases such as "my philosophy" and "my work." (See his latest interview, here.) It's the same feeling I had when I saw the World Trade Center going down. A feeling that I am watching a golden...