M*rry Ch**stmas

Photo from salon.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year: hot chocolate is being consumed by the gallons, stockings are being hung by the chimney with care, Target looks like Santa’s workshop after a robbery, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Actually, maybe not snow, I don’t think the Red Line... Continue Reading →

Of Impeachment and Anonymity

Photo from 11/15/19 edition of The Onion. Like any other red-blooded American, I have been hooked on the impeachment proceedings. And, as literally every lawyer/politician/journalist/random person on the street will tell you, it is a purely political process. An entertaining political process, sure, but strictly politics through and through. And during these last few days,... Continue Reading →

Twitter: The Hero We Didn’t See Coming (?)

Last Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter was going to stop running all political advertisements. “This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in... Continue Reading →

Warren vs. Big Tech

Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming the candidate known for having a plan for nearly anything (check out her entire merch line dedicated to this idea. In unrelated news, Warren’s PR team never sleeps.) She’s rocked the boat a lot this election cycle, but one of her most controversial ideas is undoubtedly breaking up “Big Tech.”... Continue Reading →

Ethical Lines and Privacy

Listening to Radiolab’s episode about Oliver Sipple, Daniel Luzer said something that particularly stuck out to me.  “[t]he thing that, like, makes journalism law so complicated, and the things that make an invasion of privacy discussion so difficult is that like...what makes something not an invasion of privacy is not that it's okay, it's that... Continue Reading →

Sullivan’s Ripple Effect

National Archives-Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States (ARC ID 2641477) Sarah C In chapter four of “Freedom for the Thought We Hate” by Anthony Lewis, a case that I found incredibly interesting was New York Times v. Sullivan. This case was, (for lack of a better word,) huge. It took all the... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Problem with Libel

By: Sarah C Last week, the New York Times published a bombshell article bringing Brett Kavanaugh back into the public consciousness. The article told the story of Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale who was sexually harassed by him at a party. She recounted that Kavanaugh repeatedly thrust his penis in her face... Continue Reading →

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