2010 PJP FELLOW CHANEL LEE EXPLAINS THE COURT’S DECISION ON THE SALE OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TO MINORS
In a post at the website howstuffworks.com, where she is an editor, Chanel Lee writes: “Although the Court focused on the obscenity portion of the case during oral arguments, the decision itself largely left that question alone, saying only that the California law is too vague and broadly drawn to pass the Miller test necessary… [Continue Reading]
by Todd Brewster Here is the headline from Tuesday morning’s New York Times: “Minors Can Buy Violent Video Games, Justices Decide.” Okay, that is sort of true. It relates to the Court’s decision to overturn a California law that regulated the sale of certain violent video games to minors. California had fashioned the law in… [Continue Reading]
This is one insidious way in which the law penetrates your everyday life. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a Vermont law that limited the access of pharmaceutical companies to data on which doctors prescribed which medications. The companies sought such information in order to target their marketing towards specific doctors, a multi-million dollar… [Continue Reading]
WATCHING OUR ALL-TOO PUBLIC MEDIA HELP IDENTIFY THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ALCOHOL-INDUCED RIOTS IN VANCOUVER, YOU HAD TO WONDER, IS THIS “ANOTHER FORM OF MOBBING”? First, there was “Internet bullying.” Now, increasingly, we are facing “Internet mobbing.” After the riots that followed the Vancouver Canucks defeat in the Stanley Cup hockey finals, a plethora… [Continue Reading]
From protecting the troops to serving under eight (!) presidents, here are the reasons we chose Gates to receive the 2011 Liberty Medal.