Monday, July 20, 2009

Law Professor Eugene Volokh has an interesting post entitled, "Court Refuses To Order Restrictions on Reader Comments at Media Web Pages Related to Death Penalty Trial."

3 Comments:

Blogger Professor Hale said...

It is a wonder that in the courts' reasoning, they never mention that they do not have the authority to restrict the behavior of persons not before the court, nor do they have the power to legislate.

I suspect, no one has ever told them "no".

3:32 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

it has long been my understanding that when a judge brings a sentence down, he or she by default beceomes legislative...in cases where a precedent is set.....and it could be said that they then also have power of those not before the court.

2:11 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger God Of Bacon said...

Punishing or otherwise discouraging the use of words, however distasteful only empowers criminals.

5:51 PM, July 21, 2009  

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