I like what you’re saying, so I won’t zone you out.

Over at The Volokh Conspiracy Ilya Somin has posted that Berkeley is “considering enacting a zoning ordinance to restrict [military recruiters'] location[s] in much the same way as other cities use zoning to restrict or ban businesses selling pornography.” He writes: Conservatives are justifiably outraged by the proposed Berkeley measure. I share their indignation. However, [...]

Mr. Dead

This Seventh Circuit case is about horses. It is not pretty; in fact, it’s kinda dark. Judge Posner, writing for the majority, begins, “Cavel International, the principal appellant (we can ignore the others), produces horsemeat for human consumption. The plant at which it slaughters the horses is in Illinois. Americans do not eat horsemeat, but [...]

Life’s a beach sometimes

Two federal, appellate opinions concerning adult entertainment were issued this week. From the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, there is Forty One News, Inc. v. County of Lake. Long story short: 41 News, an adult book and video store, sued the county under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983, challenging the county’s adult use ordinance on federal [...]

Bail bonding companies: do they get one call?

I love bail bonding cases. Having represented several bounty hunters and bail bondspersons over the years, I can tell you that they are their own breed of cat. (Did you think I’d say “dog”?) The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided this case yesterday. It concerns two bail bondsmen who challenged a Texas statute which [...]