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Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 14, 2009 By

In the news . . .

First U.S. inmate executed through new intravenous method.

Too much sex in television ads recently?

Critics slam Saturday Night Live for being insensitive toward domestic violence after Tiger Woods skit.

Actress looks for lifesaver after $1.7 million tax lien.

Fearful […]

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The children of the late Richard Toelk are claiming that artist Andy Warhol and director Paul Morrissey exploited and abused their father when he was 14, “by filming him while smoking pot and including the footage” in the movie All Aboard to the Dreamland Choo Choo. Claiming $300,000 in damages, the family is […]

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Many law students have heard of “Movie Day at the Court” and Justice Potter Stewart’s famous line made during the first big wave of pornography of the 1960s: “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced . . . [b]ut I know […]

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Send Naked Photos and You May be Committing A Felony

On February 7, 2009 By

Has anyone besides me never heard of “sexting”? According to Urban Dictionary, “sexting” (a.k.a. sex texting) is “the act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit.” It can include just words or, in many cases, […]

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In Florida, a lawyer is asking a judge to consult an expert regarding the community standards for obscenity in Pensacola. That expert? Google. The defense intends to suggest that Pensacola residents have more prurient interests than many realize by showing that they have generated more web searches for words like “orgy” than, for example, […]

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Judges are People Too, Right?

On June 20, 2008 By

Judges are supposed to uphold the First Amendment and advocate freedom of speech for all people,  but it doesn’t necessarily follow that judges are entitled to First Amendment protection for their own speech.  Last Thursday, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Alex Kozinski, called for an investigation into his own […]

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