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First Bloggers Amendment

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First Bloggers Amendment

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6/8/2013 at 9:48pm
In light of “questions” by both Lindsay Graham (since clarified) and Dick Durbin as to whether bloggers are entitled to First Amendment protection, I thought these two videos might be worth watching. Floyd Abrams (btw, father of Dan Abrams, television legal commentator and proprietor of Mediaite and related websites) on The First…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Bob Shrum looks at Obama scandals and sees … racism!)

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Bob Shrum looks at Obama scandals and sees … racism!)

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6/8/2013 at 6:51pm
I don’t think we’ve ever invited Bob Shrum to the card game. After reading this, you’ll probably wish I never had. In mid-May Shrum wrote at The Daily Beast, The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP (emphasis added): Conservatives are back at it again because the GOP lacks any coherent program other than cutting…
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Everyday I’m Çapuling!

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

We stand with the Turkish protesters

Everyday I’m Çapuling!

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6/8/2013 at 4:50pm
Explanation: But the protesters are expressing steadfast solidarity and refusing to buckle in the face of extreme force and Erdogan’s insults. As they band together and grow in number, they’ve adopted something of a catchphrase, which brings us to the term “çapuling,” alternatively spelled in many social media postings as the anglicized “capuling”…
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Creeping (co)up

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

Creeping (co)up

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6/8/2013 at 2:41pm
Well, he was right about hoping Obama failed. Via The Other McCain (text here):
 

When everything is a crime, government data mining matters

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

When everything is a crime, government data mining matters

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6/8/2013 at 12:16pm
I guess you could put me in the “concerned” category on the various — and disputed — accounts of how the government data mines phone records and obtains email and search information from internet companies. On the one hand, I’m concerned about those who have bad intent towards the country.  These people…
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Harassment Week at College Insurrection

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Harassment Week at College Insurrection

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6/8/2013 at 10:16am
Everything is harassment: The federal government has overreached on campus sexual harassment rules Literature Prof lampoons new federal government sexual harassment policy Such as: Cambridge Univ. law students stunned by graphic sexual questions on exam Co-eds filmed naked in shower in co-ed dorm at Middle Tenn. State NYU prof says fat Ph.D candidates need not apply But not: Journalism…
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Zimmerman Prosecution’s Voice Expert admits: “This is not really good evidence”

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

ABC Speech Expert Suggests Zimmerman the Screamer “by significant margin”

Zimmerman Prosecution’s Voice Expert admits: “This is not really good evidence”

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6/8/2013 at 8:00am
Two big developments took place yesterday: 1.  An Exemplar of Trayvon Martin Speaking Was Obtained by ABC News 2. At the Frye Hearing the voice experts for the prosecution were examined, and they didn’t do well. Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. 1. Exemplar of Martin Speech Obtained — ABC Voice Expert Suggests Zimmerman the Screamer “by significant margin” A major missing…
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Unfortunately, he knows already

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2013

Unfortunately, he knows already

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6/8/2013 at 7:00am
I’ve answered this question before.  He knows, he knows. From Diana: Professor Jacobson, I enjoy your blog immensely and I’m glad that Cornell Law students get to hear at least one conservative viewpoint from the faculty. When I was there in the mid 1990s, we had Jonathan Macey and Jim Henderson. I suspect th…
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I hate to interrupt NSA-gate, but we’ve been fed lies about IRS-gate

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

I hate to interrupt NSA-gate, but we’ve been fed lies about IRS-gate

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6/7/2013 at 8:30pm
Misfired 2010 email alerted more IRS officials to Tea Party scrutiny A misfired email from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee in Cincinnati in July 2010 alerted a broad group of Washington IRS officials to the heightened scrutiny being given conservative groups, according to an interview the IRS worker gave congressional investigators. The…
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Alan Dershowitz takes on anti-NSA narrative

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Alan Dershowitz takes on anti-NSA narrative

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6/7/2013 at 5:55pm
Not someone you would expect to accuse others of crying wolf on privacy. Via Noah Rothman at Mediaite: Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard University, defended the Obama administration on Friday and excoriated those in the media who he says are disseminating a number of half-truths relating to the news that the…
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46 Years Ago Today – Western Wall liberated from illegal Jordanian occupation

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

46 Years Ago Today – Western Wall liberated from illegal Jordanian occupation

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6/7/2013 at 5:00pm
46 years ago today using the Christian calendar. We celebrated the event on May 8 using the Hebrew calendar,  46 Hebrew calendar years ago Jerusalem was reunited: The abuse of Jewish historical and religious sites ended: “It felt like Messiah had come,” says Avigail Shlesinger, 81, of the day Jerusalem was liberated from the…
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From Warren Christopher to John Kerry — Slow learners about weak horses in the Middle East

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

From Warren Christopher to John Kerry — Slow learners about weak horses in the Middle East

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6/7/2013 at 4:00pm
Seventeen years ago, Charles Lane wrote A Man of Good Intentions about then Secretary of State Warren Christopher being kept waiting by Hafez al-Assad, father of the current Syrian President: And Assad went out of his way to humiliate Christopher, the American messenger of land-for-peace, when he flew to the region to broker…
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Banned in uniform — “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America”

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

“Christians have been the ones who’ve had to go underground and in the closet”

Banned in uniform — “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America”

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6/7/2013 at 2:26pm
Todd Starnes from Fox News reports, Soldier Told Not to Read Levin, Limbaugh or Hannity in Uniform: A veteran member of the U.S. Army Band said he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin…
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Zimmerman Case: Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, FBI, and the low-quality 3-second audio file

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

Zimmerman Case: Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, FBI, and the low-quality 3-second audio file

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6/7/2013 at 1:00pm
Yesterday marked the start of the Zimmerman case Frye hearing.  The purpose of this hearing is to determine whether expert testimony will be allowed at trial on the identity of the person screaming in the background of the Witness #11 911 call. The relevant portion of that 911 call can be heard…
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Anonymous Leaks Not So Secret NSA Documents

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

Anonymous Leaks Not So Secret NSA Documents

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6/7/2013 at 12:07pm
In the wake of the recent realization that the National Security Agency is creeping on all of us, Anonymous is now touting a trove of documents that the hacker collective says is proof that the NSA is spying on citizens of over 35 different countries.  And it says “they” (presumably the…
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How the IRS scandal may damage PRISM and other anti-terror data mining

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

How the IRS scandal may damage PRISM and other anti-terror data mining

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6/7/2013 at 9:24am
That the government data mines isn’t news. That the government has the ability to use secret judicial processes to obtain emails and phone records isn’t news. The controversy over the latest revelations is a controversy about things which have been known — at least in part — for years and in some instances for…
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Do lesser

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

Do lesser

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6/7/2013 at 7:00am
I don’t get the mentality of this bumper sticker, spotted in Rhode Island. I never measured success by how much work I could avoid doing.