Various items that caught my eye recently (in case any of y’all have trouble sleeping):
- Between my aversion to topics that attract lots of media attention, and the uncertainty regarding the facts of the matter, I’ve largely ignored news stories & commentary regarding the Trayvon Martin killing. However, I did make an exception for these Eugene Volokh posts regarding the law of self-defense: here, here, here, and here.
- Volokh also has this post discussing the First Amendment aspects of that Christian T-shirt maker case highlighted by The Other Blog.
- As a former Marine, I’ve been mildly interested in the ongoing travails of Sgt. Gary Stein. Fortunately, the folks at CAAFlog have also been following the case; see, for example, here, here, here, and here. I’m kinda curious to see what happens to this case on appeal.
- I found this Cardiff Garcia post, regarding collateral & the financial crisis, to be quite enlightening. It’s based on a Credit Suisse report that’s now on my “must read” list. HT Tyler Cowen.
- This post by Steve Vladeck, regarding the NDAA’s (lack of) effect upon habeas review of detainees, appears consistent with my take on that question.
- Given my long-standing interest in the extraterritoriality of occupying military forces, I found this discussion of the US-Afghanistan “SOFA” noteworthy.
- Given my long-standing interest in originalism & voting restrictions, I was also glad I stumbled across this law review article on felon disfranchisement & the Fourteenth Amendment’s framing.
- Then there’s this Calculated Risk post regarding “strategic modifiers.”
Hmmm . . . it appears I have strange interests. So what else is new?