Category Archives: Law

Groupon’s Swearing Off Alcohol (In Some States)

Groupon is getting in trouble with state liquor laws. At least it is with Massachusetts’ Alcohol Beverage Control Board, citing violations of various liquor laws in the state, but mostly regarding discounted drinks. However, Groupon appears to be the only … Continue reading

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Richard Epstein Does Not Think Highly Of The President

House Republicans rode popular opinion to achieve the first part of their “Repeal and Replace” pledge on Obamacare. Since the quick, contentious vote in January, the elephants have taken several righteous knocks for taking their time for being slow to … Continue reading

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Caught Between California And The Feds: Lynching Charlie Lynch Premires

Charlie Lynch tried to help the people in his community who suffered chronic and terminal illnesses. The people of his state  approved medical marijuana, but the Feds put him in jail anyway. That was 2007.  He was on house arrest, trapped … Continue reading

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Minnesota Ponders “Cheeseburger” Bill

You are what you eat, so why should you blame someone else? That’s the reasoning behind a proposed bill in Minnesota. The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act would prevent consumers from suing food companies for chronic health problems like … Continue reading

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“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

Happy MLK Day everyone. I hope those of you who have to work are making it productive, and those of you with the day off are enjoying it. Today I remember his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Along with the title … Continue reading

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Come Up ‘n Git Me!

We rag on arbitrary police abuses here, but this cop shows how to maintain your cool and keep the public safe from idiots at the same time. Via Ebert.

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Prisons should be abolished

Radical Claim 1: Retribution is not a legitimate justification for punishment. From a utilitarian perspective, retribution is, by definition, needlessly adding pain and suffering. There are legitimate justifications for punishment, such as maintaining a Benthamite “economy of threats,” which has … Continue reading

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The Sister Wives

I’ve been watching Sister Wives with my roommates every Sunday evening the past few weeks, and instead of solving all of the questions that I had about that lifestyle, it’s opened up even more questions. I’m sure if I did … Continue reading

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Liberty Up In Smoke

The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. – Frederic Bastiat As most people are aware there is a proposition on California’s ballot in Novemberto legalize, regulate and tax the use of marijuana for recreational use. Most … Continue reading

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Links: Monday Edition

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