The Fate of Gawker – What Happens Next

Despite all the media attention, there is dearth of professional legal opinions as to the fate of Gawker in light of losing the Florida jury trial, as well as Hogan being awarded an additional $25 million in punitive damages, for a total $140 million against…

Free Speech, Democracy, and Crime

From iSteve: Kinsley on the Advantage of a Written First Amendment European countries, obviously, do not have a statute protecting ‘free speech’. The result is people are occasionally apprehended (severty of punishments vary, from being detained for a few hours or days or, in exceptional…

What libertarians can learn from the fed. government

Libertarians and an-caps unanimously believe the government is always worse than the private sector, but here’s an example where this is reversed: IMHO, punishment is worse for civil cases under a hypothetical libertarian form of government, because the damages can be set arbitrarily high, and…