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"For the past few months, Trump and the conservative propaganda apparatus have struggled to make the old race-and-gender-baiting rhetoric stick to Biden."

"But voters don’t appear to believe that Biden is an avatar of the 'radical left.' They don’t think Biden is going to lock up your manhood in a 'testicle lockbox.' They don’t buy that Biden’s platform, which is well to the left of the ticket he joined in 2008, represents a quiet adherence to 'Kenyan anti-colonialism.' Part of this is that Biden has embraced popular liberal positions while avoiding the incentive to adopt more controversial or unpopular positions during the primary. But it’s also ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Fox News, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Biden, Trump, Nixon, Laura Ingraham, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Left-wing Ideology, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP

"This week, it was announced that Tucker Carlson Tonight recorded the highest-rated quarter for a cable news show ever...."

"[T]he data quickly debunks the notion that the channel and its hosts are not popular with the younger, key demographics... As was the case in total viewership, Fox News led by Carlson, dwarfed the competition in the 25-54 demo.... Carlson won the valued 18-48 demographic by an equitable margin... Executives are led to believe that the two demographics are highly influenced by Twitter and other social media platforms. Carlson, the media’s biggest star, provided a brutal counterpunch to that beli...
Tags: TV, Law, Protests, Fox News, Msnbc, Tucker Carlson, Hayes, Chris Hayes, Carlson, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Cancel Culture, Bobby Burack

Wednesday round-up

Yesterday the court issued two opinions, whittling its remaining cases down to eight. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the court held 5-4 that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from a state-funded scholarship program for private schools violates the First Amendment. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mariam Marshedi has an analysis at Subscript Law. At NPR, Nina Totenberg and Brian Naylor report that “[t]he court’s...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Bloomberg, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, National Review, John `` Roberts, The Supreme Court, Roberts

I'll just show you one example of the mockery I've seeing of this poor couple, who were beset by a mob and unable to get help from the police.

Fox News has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rap would do to us — Seltzer In Place (@VernorsHerzog) June 29, 2020 That went up this morning — after it's been in the news that these people are not uneducated right-wingers. They are lawyers (i.e., educated) and they are Democrats (with a record of donations). [UPDATE: Snopes says the reports that he donated to Democrats were wrong — mistaking him for someone else with the same name: "According to the FEC,...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Guns, Law, Protests, Fox News, Republican National Committee, Mark, Donald J Trump, FEC, Instapundit, McCloskey, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Mark McCloskey, Trump Make America Great Again Committee

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court released decisions in three cases, including one of the highest-profile cases of the term. In June Medical Services v. Russo, the court, by a vote of 5-4, struck down a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mariam Marshedi provides an analysis at Subscript Law. Ronn Blitzer and others report at Fox News t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, Court, US, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal

Monday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog that on Friday the court denied a request that it revive a lower court ruling allowing any Texas voter to vote by absentee ballot without an excuse for the 2020 election cycle; her post originally appeared at Howe on the Court. For , Adam Liptak reports that “[t]he Texas Democratic Party and several voters had urged the court to reinstate a federal trial judge’s injunction requiring state officials to allow all voters, and not just those who are 65 or older, to su...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Harvard, Atlantic, United States, SEC, Fox News, Usa Today, Department Of Homeland Security, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Round-up, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina

"President Trump responded Sunday to a New York Times report about American intelligence learning that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces including American troops..."

"... insisting that no one had briefed him, Vice President Pence, or White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on this information" — Fox News reports."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes," Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Tr...
Tags: Law, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Fox News, Trump, Mark Meadows, Ann Althouse, Trump Administration, Trump and foreign policy, Fake News @nytimes Trump

Some Whole Foods employees are walking out because they're forbidden to wear "Black Lives Matter" masks and other gear.

Fox News reports.Now, maybe you're like me and the first thing you think is the important thing is whether Whole Foods has a neutral policy against wearing messages. That ought to make it an easy question. But no. The company did have that all along:“In a customer-focused environment, all Team Members must comply with our longstanding company dress code, which prohibits clothing with visible slogans, messages, logos or advertising that are not company-related,” the company said in a statement. “...
Tags: Law, Labor, Whole Foods, Masks, Cambridge, Fox News, Globe, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Mottos, Savannah Kinzer

"He’s the only man I think I ever met -- I knew him for a year -- I don’t think I ever saw him smile once. I said to him, ‘John, do you ever smile?’ And it tells you something about somebody."

Trump, talking about John Bolton, at a Town Hall on Fox News yesterday.ADDED: It's what he said right before that that caught my attention and actually shocked me enough to click it off. I transcribed this part myself:But I'll tell you, he was good for one thing. Everyone thought he was crazy. Because all he wants to do is bomb people. He'll fight Russia. Let's fight Russia. Let's fight China. Let's take them on at the same time. He's crazy. When I walked into a room with him, I knew that. When ...
Tags: Law, China, Russia, Fox News, John, Bolton, Trump, Smiling, John Bolton, Town Hall, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

Morning Docket: 06.25.20

* The Department of Justice has backed a lawsuit against Hawaii over the state's mandatory quarantine for out-of-state travelers. Maybe DOJ lawyers just really want to visit the Aloha state... [Fox News] * A South Carolina lawyer has been disbarred for making numerous false and misleading statements on her bar application. [Bloomberg Law] * A lawyer who walked out on a client during settlement negotiations is on the hook for a $300,000 malpractice verdict. [Legal Newswire] * The Second Circ...
Tags: Roundup, Law, Hawaii, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Nypd, Doj, South Carolina, Bayer, Aloha, Second Circuit, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Malpractice, COVID-19

Monday round-up

Kristina McKibben analyzes last Thursday’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, in which the court held that the government’s decision to terminate the DACA program, which allowed undocumented young people brought to this country as children to apply for protection from deportation, violated the procedural requirements prescribed for administrative agencies, at Subscript Law. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse observes that “[t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Court, Atlantic, House, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Kevin Johnson, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Trump, Round-up, National Review, Stephens

"If the Chief Justice believes his political judgment is so exquisite, I invite him to resign, travel to Iowa, and get elected. I suspect voters will find his strange views no more compelling than do the principled justices on the Court."

Just a line from Tom Cotton I wanted to memorialize, quoted at Fox News.It's of a piece with the sort of rhetoric about judges I've been reading for the last 50 years and more. I can't remember a time when I was able to understand anything about the Supreme Court when there wasn't a notion that what they are really doing is politics. And I saw "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards when I was first learning to read — back when I had no idea what "impeach" meant (something about a peach?) or who Earl W...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Cotton, Iowa, Fox News, Rhetoric, Tom, John Roberts, Roberts, Tom Cotton, Earl Warren, Ann Althouse, Activist Judges, Judicial Restraint

Morning Docket: 06.19.20

* A college student from Portland, Oregon has filed her ninth lawsuit against the City of Portland over police action against protesters. This student is getting good practice if she ever heads to law school. [Oregonian] * The Minnesota attorney accused of spitting on a protester last week has entered a plea of not guilty. [Fox News] * An indicted Texas judge is in a heated battle for re-election to the bench. [Texas Lawyer] * An attorney representing the officer accused of killing Rayshard...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Law, Cbs News, Oregon, Portland, Ohio, Fox News, Portland Oregon, Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Morning Docket, Rayshard Brooks, Columbus Ohio Pretty

Friday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court decided another of the term’s most closely watched cases, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, ruling that the government’s decision to terminate the DACA program, which allowed undocumented young people brought to this country as children to apply for protection from deportation, violated the procedural requirements prescribed for administrative agencies. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that was first publ...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, US, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Donald Trump, Ada

Morning Docket: 06.15.20

* A lawyer who claims a sleazy, toupee-wearing criminal in the film The Wolf of Wall Street was based on him has lost his defamation lawsuit. [Business Insurance] * The New York Attorney General is interviewing Amazon workers in a probe over Amazon's COVID-19 response. [CNN] * A Florida lawyer is facing ethics charges over a practice at his firm of telling clients the firm settled cases for less money than was recovered and pocketing the difference. [Daily Business Review] * A new lawsuit a...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, New York, Law, Fox News, Department Of Justice, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Drake University, Michael Flynn, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, New York Attorney General, COVID-19

Morning Docket: 06.10.20

* A convicted murderer will get a new evidentiary hearing because his trial lawyer started dating and later married a key witness in the case. Guess the client's wedding invitation got lost in the mail. [Hudson County View] * A Los Angeles lawyer is being investigated by the LAPD for allegedly posting on social media that cops should be "picked off." [Fox News] * A lawyer for one of the officers charged in the death of George Floyd is arguing that bystanders should have done more to stop t...
Tags: New York Post, Texas, Marriage, Law, Cbs News, Virginia, Love, Los Angeles, Fox News, Lapd, Richmond, Miami Herald, Robert E. Lee, North Jersey, Richmond Virgina, Morning Docket

Fox News Is a Flaming Pile of Garbage, But You Can’t Sue Them for That–WASHLITE v. Fox News

I can’t understand why anyone watches Fox News. Fox News isn’t a serious news organization. It has instead found a market niche for unwavering partisan disinformation. As Prof. Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law) showed in a comprehensive study of disinformation in the 2016 presidential elections, Fox News, not social media, was the prime villain. I could see how some folks view Fox News as entertainment, but only if they enjoy watching terrible people spew mean-spirited and hateful things. Unfortunat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Marketing, Fox News, Fox News Fox News, United States Supreme Court, Turner Broadcasting, Content Regulation, WASHLITE, Yochai Benkler Harvard Law, Given Fox News, WASHLITE Washington League, Fox News COVID, Denver Area Educ Telcoms Consortium WASHLITE

Morning Docket: 06.09.20

* A judge in Florida is in hot water for pretending to be her son's lawyer during an interrogation. Wonder if she told investigators her name was "Jerry Gallo"... [Daily Business Review] * 3M is suing a merchant who is selling PPE on Amazon for 18 times the listing price. [Wall Street Journal] * A Florida lawyer who appeared on beaches dressed as the Grim Reaper has attended recent protests in the same costume. [Fox News] * George Floyd's lawyer is asking the United Nations to intervene in...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, United Nations, Fox News, Prince Andrew, Wall Street Journal, Grim Reaper, 3m, ABA Journal, Andrew, Newsweek, Jeffrey Epstein, My Cousin Vinny, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review

Morning Docket: 06.08.20

* The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously held that a barber had the right to remain open despite closure orders related to COVID-19. Maybe the justices just really needed haircuts... [Deadline] * Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing George Floyd, is suspected of illegally voting in Florida while he was a resident of Minnesota. [New York Post] * An attorney is accused of spitting in a teenager's face during protests this past week. The lawyer should know this is not protected ...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Minnesota, Law, NYC, New York City, Fbi, New Jersey, Fox News, Msnbc, Denver, First Amendment, Elizabeth, Michigan Supreme Court, Morning Docket, Urban Milwaukee

"The New York Times announced Sunday that Editorial Page Editor James Bennet is resigning — amid reports of anger inside the company over the publication of an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton..."

"... about the George Floyd unrest last week. Bennet, the brother of 2020 White House candidate Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., had apologized late last week after previously defending the piece, titled, 'Send in the Troops.' Cotton, R-Ark., called for the government to deploy troops as a last resort to help quell riots and looting that emerged amid the anger over Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody last month. The publication sparked a revolt among Times journalists, with some saying it e...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, White House, New York Times, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Bennet, James, Floyd, Tom Cotton, Sen Michael Bennet D Colo, Ann Althouse, James Bennet, Sulzberger, Trump And The Military

Morning Docket: 06.05.20

* President Trump tweeted a letter that his lawyer John Dowd wrote to former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis about criticism Mattis lodged against President Trump. Guess Dowd can save money on a stamp... [Hill] * The attorney accused of firebombing an NYPD police car during protests last week has been suspended from his Biglaw firm. [New York Post] * A Texas attorney is accused of charging homeless people exorbitant fees to help process their stimulus payments. [] * Attorneys are fe...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Texas, Law, Jay-z, Defense, Brooklyn, Fox News, Nypd, New York Daily News, Trump, Ccp, Hill, Dowd, John Dowd, Mattis

Morning Docket: 06.03.20

* Carole Baskin has been awarded the zoo once owned by Joe Exotic to satisfy a judgment from long-standing litigation between the two. Baskin should go after Exotic's country music songs next. [BBC] * A government lawyer says that the number of prisoners with COVID-19 at a federal lockup is likely seven times higher than previously reported. [ABC News] * A Florida man has been convicted of fraud for claiming he represented The Village People and fleecing a casino out of $12,000. "It's fun to...
Tags: Google, Florida, Law, White House, Bbc, Fox News, Abc News, Trump, Reuters, Village People, Barr, Baskin, Morning Docket, Joe Exotic, President Trump, Carole Baskin

"If you can’t keep a Fox News correspondent from getting attacked directly across from your house, how can you protect my family? How are you going to protect the country? How hard are you trying?"

Said Tucker Carlson, quoted in "Tucker Carlson of Fox News Accuses Trump of Being Too Lenient on Protests/In a sign of partisan divide, his monologue came as Anderson Cooper of CNN criticized Mr. Trump for calling protesters 'thugs'" (NYT).More Tucker: "[I]f you don’t protect them — or, worse, if you seem like you can’t be bothered to protect them — then you’re done. It’s over. People will not forgive weakness." That was after Trump's little speech yesterday about dominating the streets and send...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Fox News, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump And The Military, Trump and crime, Fox News Accuses Trump of Being Too Lenient

Morning Docket: 06.02.20

* The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case about mandatory bar membership. Looks like all of us will be shelling out money for bar dues for the foreseeable future. [Bloomberg Law] * Attorney General Barr looked on as people protested over the death of George Floyd outside of the White House yesterday. [Fox News] * New York is predictably experiencing a spike in litigation filings now that new cases can be initiated. [Advance Local] * The two Brooklyn attorneys accused of firebombing a...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, White House, Brooklyn, New York Times, Fox News, Nypd, Staten Island, Second Circuit, Barr, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Malpractice Insurance, Qualified immunity

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court stepped up its opinion output for the term considerably, releasing decisions in five cases. In Financial Oversight Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC, the justices unanimously upheld the structure of Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board, ruling that the board’s members do not have to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate because its duties are primarily local. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that firs...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, California, Senate, Chicago, Davis, Wisconsin, Ferguson, Fox News, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Round-up, National Review, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts

"We have a different policy than, I think, Twitter on this. I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn't be the arbiter of truth..."

"... of everything that people say online. Private companies probably shouldn't be, especially these platform companies, shouldn't be in the position of doing that."Said Mark Zuckerberg, quoted at Fox News. Links to Fox News never seem to work, so I apologize in advance for this bad link. Why does Fox News not play well with social media?Anyway... I'm glad to hear that from Zuckerberg. I love Zuckerberg's self-effacing term "these platform companies." I have long argued that these platform compa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Fcc, Law, Congress, White House, Censorship, Cnn, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Fox News, Free Speech, Justice Department, Ftc, Zuckerberg

"Because what if no one picks you for their bubble? And how do you decide who belongs in yours? How do you issue an invitation, or reject one?"

"What if your parents swear they’ve been following the rules and are dying to see their grandchildren, but you’re not ready to risk it because they’re Fox News viewers and who the hell knows what they think 'observant' even means? What if you’re desperate to hang out with your bestie, but she’s already committed to a guy she met three weeks ago on a dating app and wants to get to know in person? And again: What if no one picks you?... If the very thought of being picked last or going completely,...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Nyt, Fox News, Introverts, Mary Wollstonecraft, Michelle, Jennifer Weiner, Ann Althouse, Grandparenting, Post-coronavirus Culture, Michelle Goldman

Twitter adds a subtle correction to a Trump tweet.

There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020 Discussed at Fox News:Within minutes, Trump accused Twitter of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election ... based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon ...
Tags: Twitter, Voting, Law, California, Fox News, Warnings, Trump, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Amazon Washington Post, Fake News CNN

COVID-19 pandemic roundup

The proper extent of quarantine and isolation as measures against epidemics was the subject of regular debate through the Nineteenth Century. This article gives a good account of how those debates played out in New York and Massachusetts [Susan Wade Peabody, Journal of Infectious Diseases, February 1909] “Without legal immunity, colleges … that reopen will no doubt face suits from those who get sick.” [Jennifer Braceras] More: Why Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue, is determined to get the un...
Tags: New York, Law, Washington Post, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Fox News, Nevada, Purdue, Mitch Daniels, Eugene Volokh, Jessica Goodman, Colleges and Universities, Michael Abramowicz, COVID-19 virus, Susan Wade Peabody Journal

Morning Docket: 05.22.20

* The lawyer for Carole Baskin's missing husband says the signature on his former client's will may have been forged. Please let there be more Tiger King episodes about this. [Fox News] * An NFL player has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over an alleged sexual assault that occurred on a recent flight. [ABC News] * The Supreme Court decided against considering an appellate ruling that ordered the State of Idaho to pay for a transgender prisoner's reassignment surgery. [New York Times]...
Tags: Hollywood, Supreme Court, Law, NFL, Joe Biden, Idaho, New York Times, Fox News, Richard Simmons, Abc News, United Airlines, Harvard Law School, HLS, Harvard Crimson, Morning Docket, Reade

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