November 2013

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The Rogers Doctrine

This was Stephen Colbert's take on the hearing where Rep. Mike Rogers insisted that your privacy isn't violated if you never find out about it (see "If They Violate Your Privacy in the Woods, Do You Make a Sound?" (Oct. 30,…


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Retraction of the Millennium

Previously in the Harrisburg Patriot & Union: We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall be no…



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Missouri Supreme Court Hears Hot-Dog-Flinging Case

Here's another update to a story previously (and repeatedly) covered here: the Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether the Kansas City Royals can be held liable because its lion-like mascot, Sluggerrr, threw a hot dog into somebody's eye. Goofy as…


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An Important Solar Update

Toby McCasker of Vice.com somehow got an interview with Angeles Duran, who as I'm sure you remember is la mujer española que es la propietaria del sol. See "The Woman Who Owns the Sun Is Using Her Powers for Good," Vice.com (October 2013); see also "Sunshine No…


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No Quantum of Solace

There are lots of posts out there about the horrifying Eckert case (including mine), and lots of them are good, but you should definitely read this one posted today by Ken White at Popehat, entitled "What Is The Quantum of Proof Necessary…


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Plaintiff in Deming Case Was Held for 15 Hours [Updated]

Via Reason.com, here's the complaint in Eckert v. City of Deming, which I also wrote about yesterday. In general the KBO News report summarized it correctly, but there are some additional facts alleged here (in addition to more horrible details of…


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Do NOT Clench Your Buttocks in Deming, New Mexico

Why not, you ask? Because it may be interpreted as probable cause to conduct an anal-cavity search. Or six. According to this KOB News report, police in Deming, New Mexico, and some doctors they convinced to help them, conducted no…