censorship

Cass Sunstein, drunk with his little thimbleful of power he got by being given a job in the Obama administration is really letting his statist colors show through. Sunstein takes a page out of the Bush administration's playbook and suggests that the government should engage in "cognitive infiltration" of...

By J. DeVoy A recent Washington Post piece by Christopher Fairman takes up the looming controversy over the word "retard" and all its forms.  For good or for ill, "retard" and all its derivatives have come into such common use that public awareness is needed to stomp out its casual, easily...

By J. DeVoy The big story in my own little slice of hell law school yesterday -- other than some ill-planned "joke" by tasteless imbeciles to bring Jersey Shore cast members to commencement -- was CBS's tentative decision to run a pro-life commercial during the Super Bowl.  The ad, sponsored by...

By J. DeVoy Sex is the only reason anybody does anything.  Wars have been fought over women, great men have mutilated themselves over them, and men generally acquire money, power and status to increase their desirability and ability to obtain sex.  Sure, there's the benefit of money, fame and the respect...

[caption id="attachment_7610" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Why did I make a donation to this political action committee? Read to find out. "][/caption] I really used to like Alan Grayson. It was nice to see that there was one democrat who had a pair of balls. Grayson seemed to stand up at...

By J. DeVoy From Boston.com: LOS ANGELES - One morning in May 2008, an eighth-grader walked into Janice Hart’s office at a Beverly Hills middle school crying. I love it when stories start that way.  Many of my real-life hypotheticals relate to crying, so naturally I love when the mainstream media brings it...

By J. DeVoy In Danielle Citron’s paper Cyber Civil Rights, which she discussed at Denver Univeristy’s “Cyber Civil Rights” Symposium (summarized by Eric Goldman here), her contempt for existing First Amendment freedoms could not be clearer.  Though anonymous speech can shock and offend people, Citron proposes eliminating it completely. First, Citron advocates...

[caption id="attachment_7322" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Brought to you by the City of Indianapolis"][/caption]Yes, the city that brought you MacKinnon's anti-pornography ordinance (struck down by American Booksellers Ass’n. v. Hudnut, 771 F.2d 323 (7th Cir. 1985)) now brings us a public school internet content filtering policy, which includes this little gem. ...

[caption id="attachment_6983" align="alignright" width="175" caption="My slick and shiny balls"][/caption]Well, that was fast. This lawsuit got filed, and before I got to have any real fun with it...

[caption id="attachment_6638" align="alignright" width="139" caption="Let's hear it for the FSC"][/caption]The Free Speech Coalition has filed its long-awaited complaint seeking to have 18 U.S.C. § 2257 declared unconstitutional. The Background - The War on Sex Social conservatives on both the right and left take great delight in attempting to carve out...