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Libel, Actual Malice, and Bill Cosby

On February 19, 2019, the Supreme Court released a denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Katherine McKee filed a defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his attorneys after the released a...

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What Comics I Read – January 13, 2019

In this second week, I read 14 comics from December. As I slowly make my way to catch up to the week at hand, I enjoyed most of these books. As a reminder, these...

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Breedlove, Harper, and the Poll Tax

Justice Douglas published An Almanac of Liberty in 1954. And on December 6, he recalled the 1937 Breedlove v. Suttles decision that upheld a state poll tax. Twelve years later, he wrote the majority decision that held...

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Lincoln and Wilson on a Dissident Press

When you open up your Smartphone, since no one buys a newspaper, the headlines contain a daily reminder that the press remains an enemy of the people. Justice Douglas wrote, “Acceptance by government of...

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Gaslighting a Murder

A Saudi dissent journalist was murdered, dismembered and destroyed in a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Our government, including a hard line Secretary of State, gaslights us. For those who don’t know the movie Gaslight, a...