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Jack "Out of the Box" Blog

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“Slapping” sense into the Ohio legislature

USA - September 13 2017 A Coalition of interested parties, including the Ohio News Media Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, have produced a white paper in…

MORE ON CAMPUS SPEECH - Are Safety Concerns Viewpoint Discrimination in Disguise?

USA - September 8 2017 I came across a lot of material on the ongoing debate over campus speech. This post will try to synthesize it all. First is a blog post by my friend…

Richard Simmons, defamation and prejudice

USA - September 5 2017 A California state court has issued a tentative ruling dismissing Richard Simmons' defamation suit against the National Enquirer. Simmons filed the…

New York Times 1; Sarah Palin 0

USA - September 1 2017 A federal court in New York (the judge was Jed Rakoff, a Clinton appointee for my curious readers) dismissed Sarah Palin's defamation suit she'd…

What is hate exactly?

USA - August 29 2017 That is an admittedly philosophical question. But it's one an Alabama federal court may be wrestling with soon. An organization called Coral Ridge…

Shame on You and You and You…

USA - August 16 2017 I heard this piece on Morning Edition yesterday. It’s about people posting photos of participants in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville…

“OK, Google, search free speech at work.”

USA - August 11 2017 Since it was founded in 1998, Google has become the first place people go with their questions, concerns, and curiosities. Google knows our deepest…

The truth may lie between the lines

USA - August 8 2017 Rod Rosenstein appeared on Fox News with Chris Wallace on Sunday and talked about a number of issues. One that caught my attention was his discussion…

NO DEBATE ON THIS ISSUE - First Amendment Trumps Right of Publicity

USA - June 28 2017 The Great Debaters, a 2007 Denzel Washington movie, has resulted in a lawsuit filed in a Louisiana based federal court by David Wayne Semien, an heir…

Unfunny is not a crime

USA - June 2 2017 A guy I used to work with and I used to make a running list of "People Who Ostensibly Are Comedians, But Not Funny." My top three were Chris Elliott…