Saturday Link Love: Fake News, DIY Abortions, and Illegal Immigration

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study, in New York Times---"Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers.""Please, I Am Out of Options": Inside the Murky World of DIY Abortions, on the Guardian---"Martina rea … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Weddings, Weddings, Everywhere

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 433-439At 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning, Professor French calls the Court Clerk to find out if the case was granted cert, given that it was on schedule for discussion the previous Friday. He finds out that it was indeed granted cert. It's only just after 7:00 a.m. in Spokane, but Professor French calls Peter Barron's office's answering service and convinces them it's an emergency so that they'll put him through to Peter's home phone. … [Read more...]


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Thanksgiving Recipe Open Thread!

Hey everyone! I've done this before and it has always been well received. Thanksgiving is upon us. What are you cooking? What recipes do you have to share? Enjoy! … [Read more...]


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Answering Objections to Abortion Ban Obligations

I wrote, yesterday, about an Indiana lawmaker who plans to propose a full abortion ban in the next legislative session. I noted that if lawmakers are going to ban abortion they should also cover women's medical expenses, require paid maternity leave, subsidize childcare costs, and make higher education and job training programs more affordable. After all, I argued, if they're going to require women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, that's only fair.Of course, abortion opponents have obje … [Read more...]


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What Obligations Accompany an Abortion Ban?

A state lawmaker in Indiana has plans to propose a total ban on abortion. State Rep. Curt Nisly said Wednesday he will file so-called "Protection at Conception" legislation when the General Assembly convenes in January.Under his proposal, all abortions would be a crime and prosecutors could file charges against those who participate in the procedure. I assume Nisly's goal is to work through the courts and eventually force a Supreme Court rehearing of Roe v. Wade. The odds that this attempt … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 95: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Fake News, 100 Days, and Going Nazi

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Facebook fake-news writer: 'I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me', on Washington Post---"What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe — and invented by the same man."We Hav … [Read more...]


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