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Randazza Legal Group is growing - and we need another paralegal / legal secretary. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about working for a firm that does First Amendment Law and international intellectual property law. Candidates must be in Las Vegas or willing to relocate to Vegas. You must be organized. In...

by Jay Marshall Wolman Georgetown University has decided to violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.  In a grand gesture that has alternately received praise or been derided as empty, the descendants of some 272 slaves sold by the Jesuits in 1838 to keep the...

Last year, Dan Bilzerian, professional poker player and Instagram playboy, sued gossip website "The Dirty World" for publishing a story about a woman who alleged Bilzerian gave her Chlamydia. The media news website TMZ posted an article about the lawsuit, and Bilzerian amended his initial complaint to include TMZ as...

My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. See Defend Donald Trump's right to free speech I don't get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok. What they don't understand is that when we use violence in politics, no matter what,...

On March 12th, 1922, the universe lit the fuse on the roman candle of the existence of one Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. Somewhere along the line after that there were girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl was handed to him, but like so many that stand at the...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMsDJrjZHY The USPTO is, apparently, a big Melville crowd. In December, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided In re Tam, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22593 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 22, 2015). In it, the Federal Circuit made a sweeping pronouncement that the First Amendment applies to trademark registrations, and that...

A Missouri professor has gotten more than her share of negative pixels this year. I actually decided after my last column on her that I was done writing about her. Even when she claimed that her now-infamous plea for "some muscle over here" was not the real her. I resisted. “I try...

Marc Randazza was quoted in Business Insider today about the first amendment issues in the Hulk Hogan sex tape suit against Gawker Media. Hulk Hogan's sex tape is hardly the Pentagon Papers, but the outlet might have had a right to publish the clip even if it wasn't in the best taste. "I could see...

by Jay Marshall Wolman How quaint the ways of Paradox! At common sense she gaily mocks! Though counting in the usual way, Years twenty-one I’ve been alive. Yet, reckoning by my natal day, Yet, reckoning by my natal day, I am a little boy of five! -The Pirates of Penzance, "When You had Left Our Pirate Fold" In Gilbert...