Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oh, those repressive banana republics

Eugene Volokh posts on a prosecution in Saudi Arabia, where a critic of a religious figure posted numerous negative remarks on Twitter, blogs, etc. and has now been charged by national law enforcement with inflicting "substantial emotional distress" on the object of his opprobrium.

... Oh, sorry, did I say Saudi Arabia? My bad. It's the United States.

I seem to be in some parallel universe tonight, where the First Amendment doesn't exist, and where Detroit is up 17-3 in the 2d against New England. Mixed feelings about this dimension thus far.

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