Category Archives: Law

Me in Mankato

Avery at the Wall 6 In July last year I photographed Old Town Mankato along the city’s Riverfront Drive, in HDR.  The resulting photos were extraordinarily colorful, sort of like a normal digital color on steroids. Shortly after I finished … Continue reading

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You (Still) Can’t Copyright an Idea

Rachel News yesterday that photographer Janine Gordon’s copyright infringement suit against Ryan McGinley, somewhat notorious among photographers for the outlandish extremity of its claims, has arrived at its just deserts — the court found for defendant McGinley, and with a … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Lemonade Stands, It’s Something Else

Cherry More from the worlds of incipient libertarianism and absurdity: From our own Minnesota backyard, a resident of Mankato (small city about an hour south of Minneapolis) was fined and jailed for replacing shingles on his house without first removing … Continue reading

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Paige 19 Back to back sessions, plus another scheduled for Monday, so I’ve been a little busy. God, last night it was 83° at 11 p.m.  Grateful for A/C.  Wishing this summer would become reasonable — I miss our nighttime … Continue reading

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And They Wonder Why the Jails are so Full ….

Olivia With the Loop 20 More on the excessive number of federal criminal laws in this Wall Street Journal article:  “As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared.”  The point really is that the number, complexity and pervasiveness of federal criminal … Continue reading

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War on Photography Snippets

Heather I’ve written previously of D.C. police wrongful detention of Jerome Vorus, and of the ACLU lawsuit on his behalf challenging the police department’s unlawful actions, if not policies. Now comes a useful video of a ReasonTV interview with Vorus.  … Continue reading

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A Large Bottle of Catchup

Andrea I’ve got my wifi back.  Actually, I’m off wifi altogether and instead Ethernet-wired into the Internet.  Very definitely an improvement.  (For two days we were at my 100 year-old mother’s house in northern Michigan, and, needless to say, her … Continue reading

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Jessika 24 Radley Balko gives us a powerful article in HuffPost decrying efforts to institutionalize outrage over the Casey Anthony verdict.  (If you don’t know who Casey Anthony is, you’ve not lived within viewing distance of a tabloid, Fox News … Continue reading

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Susan 15 Abbreviated again this July 4.  (Happy Independence Day, everyone!). First, however, a well-worth-reading NY Times editorial excoriating the mal-named “Defense of Marriage Act.”  This sums up my feelings, too, about this law: The Defense of Marriage Act was … Continue reading

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Pistol on the Chair A mishmash of unrelated stuff this morning. ————————– Academic Consideration of the War on Photography Department A major law review article that I’m still digesting, but which appears to be one of the most important contributions … Continue reading

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