Calling Someone “White Supremacist” Based on Comments in Heated Online Debate Is Opinion, and Thus Not Libel

From Murphy v. Rosendecided yesterday (generally correctly, I think) by Judge Matthew Dallas Gorton (Conn. Superior Ct.): This is a defamation action in which the plaintiff, Sean Murphy, claims that the defendant, Beth Rosen, defamed him by posting comments on the Town of Southbury Facebook page describing him as a “white supremacist.” … On June … Read more

Elon Musk Says Biden Isn’t The ‘Real President,’ It’s Whoever ‘Controls The Teleprompter’

Elon Musk heavily criticized Joe Biden Monday, saying the person controlling his teleprompter is the “real President” and suggesting inflation under the current administration is going to lead to America resembling Venezuela. Musk made the comments on a podcast recorded during the All-In Summit being hosted in Miami. “It’s hard to tell what Biden is … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: HB 2289: One Day, One Vote, Hand Count, Paper Ballots Is Being Stonewalled In The Arizona Senate

HB 2289 Sponsor AZ State Rep. John Filmore Arizona House Bill 2289 to enact smaller precinct sizes, one-day in-person voting, and hand-counted paper ballots, passed through the Arizona House of Representatives in February and is now getting stonewalled in the Senate. “It’s one of the best bills to come along. It’s all comprehensive on election … Read more

What the Hell Just Happened With Crypto?

The cryptocurrency world took a beating last week. The price of bitcoin fell to lows not seen since 2020; Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, saw its stock plummet; and a prominent “stablecoin” called Terra, along with its associated cryptocurrency, Luna, collapsed. In response, crypto naysayers took to Twitter to dance on bitcoin’s grave, and subreddits … Read more

Florida Bans Residential Picketing with “Intent to Harass or Disturb” — but What Exactly Does That Mean?

The law, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis yesterday, provides: (1) As used in this section, the term “dwelling” means a building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families. (2) It is [a misdemeanor] for a person to picket or protest … Read more

Washington Post Runs Article Demanding George Washington University Change It’s Name Because Of ‘White Supremacy’

Last week, prelaw student Caleb Francois of the George Washington University penned an op-ed arguing for changing the name of his university in the name of racial justice. The fact that we live in a country where people are taught to hate our Founding Fathers is not the most bizarre aspect of this story, however. … Read more