This week: Cities, Crime, Law, Business, and Media!
Legally speaking, what’s the matter with Kansas?
This week! Food, Obesity, Planet, Transportation, Work, and Courts!
A status check on technological disruption in the legal profession.
Not paying taxes for 18 years is not necessarily tax evasion
Perhaps there is more to piracy than its need to be stopped.
A look at fighting digital piracy in the United Kingdom and abroad.
On Email Servers, Government Use Thereof
Originally run on his private blog way back in 2011, Burt Likko offers an editor’s view of the organic document of the United States of America.
It turns out, there are holes in the law. Here’s how Burt Likko found one.
Submitted for your consideration, a candidate for the “unlikely sentence exemplar” award.
Guest Author T. Greer eulogizes the neglect of our literary heritage in contemporary rhetoric.
What, it takes three years of law school to do that?
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
A condemned man in Tennessee wants his lawyers to depose the people who would be his executioners.
I’ve never done this before — promoted my own comment, that is. But I think I got a pretty decent thought out there.
It’s about the journey more than the destination: a glimpse into one summer day in DTLA.
Chief Justice Roberts was nearly silent during oral argument, and then wrote the 6-3 majority opinion in today’s Obamacare case. Burt Likko replies to Justice Antonin Scalia’s accusations of through-the-looking-glass judicial activism.
Strong is the desire for vengeance. Pretends to be “justice,” vengeance does.
But down that path, no benefit will you find.
Outrage drives media sales, after all, nearly as well as does fear and possibly better than does envy. … Fortunately, the law offers a reasonable response to that which is seemingly so outrageous.
The fight in the ring in Las Vegas last weekend was not nearly as tedious as the ones coming up in the courtroom are going to be.
Many are summoned. Few will serve.
Wednesday, the Supreme Court will entertain the latest challenge to Obamacare. If you can make it all the way through this post, you’re going to understand what’s going on way better than your neighbors. Added bonus: a significant detour through the jurisprudence of piscene spoliation, which you’ve no doubt all been anxiously awaiting.
When an atheist prisoner self-identifies as Jewish, it provides an insight into the engine driving what Burt Likko predicts will become the next wave of litigation by the incarcerated against their jailers.
A close look at the law and the allegations suggests that outrage about the Brandon Duncan prosecution may be based on incomplete information. Burt Likko dissects the charges and the law for your review, compares that to the advice of his colleagues, and then finishes his nightcap.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn’t be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.
UPDATE: Reaction to President Obama’s address of September 10.
…Or, a look inside one of the things that Burt Likko actually does for a living.
An employment lawyer entertains a very radical idea. Except it may already be real!
Three questions, all of which have easy, obvious answers. So why are we talking about this?
You’ve gotta fight for your right to… a speedy trial.
Just the facts, Ma’am.
Burt Likko thinks that Citizens United and McCutcheon were correctly decided. But how can he square that conclusion with his recent Ordinary Court opinion?
The Ordinary Court’s majority moves on to the final issue left in the case, and issues its ruling.
Tim Kowal agrees the Greens have individual standing, but suggests the corporation is the appropriate party to assert their claims.