Moderates on Radicals


Guest blogger Cass Sunstein was on NPR’s Fresh Air (the one show I’d cheat to get on) about his new book, Radicals in Robes. He didn’t want me to mention it, but I don’t listen (to him; I listen to NPR).

UPDATE: Apparently, while Senator Hatch has had a chance to read Cass’s book, Judge Robert’s has not.

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6 Responses to Moderates on Radicals

  1. joe miller says:

    This looks like an interesting book. I’ve always associated U. of Chicago with conservative, but then didn’t the author of “Hollow Hope” teach there. And then, “extreme right-wing” isn’t necessarily the same as conservative.

  2. justicemoney says:

    Sounds like Sen. Hatch has been reading (Sunstein, at least).

  3. Anonymous says:

    While not a huge Dershowitz fan, I have to say that this item in the Huffington Post about Rehnquist is quite revealing.

  4. Larry Lassig is out of his mind. Who wants Congress to interfere. First of all let me emphasize that I’m not music enthusiast and I’d not download music or anything even if it had the blessing of RIAA. But RIAA is out of its Mind just kike Larry Lassig in suing people who download the music because it has an alternative to suing people to stop the downloading of the music Cold. RIAA is spending 100’s pof millions of dollars to pay attorney fees to sue people which it does because it knows that the people it sues are not able to hire the attorneys to defend themselves and will settle. Shame on RIAA for suing because of this reason.

    RIAA should fund the cdevelopment of a server side web browser that will limit the client role to sending browsing data to the server and the role of the server should be changed so that it will not send any files to the clients. Instead the server will process all the data itself.

    When this is done there will be no file swapping or file downloading.

  5. ACS says:

    Is it just me or do we never get off the topic of music infringement. There is so much more interesting intellectual property and legal issues regarding the internet going on at the moment. It seems like a waste.

    Albeit Satish has a good idea.

    So good in fact that Justice Wilcox of the Federal Court of Australia was in agreement in the Kazaa decision.

    Kazaa (the Ozzie Grokster) was found liable for copyright infringment by the Federal Court not long after the Supreme Court ruled in Grokster. However, unlike the heavy handed approach to shut down Grokster for good that the RIAA has followed the Federal Court granted injunctive relief that continues to allow Kazaa to operate so long as it alters its code so as to screen out all infringements.

    The order is essentially an order for Kazaa to alter its code. The code for screening will be supplied to Universal Music’s (the RIAA equivalent’s) specification.

    The problem is that the injunction is continuing and the traditional reluctance of the courts (and equity) to grant such relief due to the requirement of court supervision may be grounds for appeal.

    Either way this approach does open a door in computer law. The mechanics of seeking order to change code will have to be worked out but the intent of the court to separate the liable (or bad) code from the legitimate (good) code is just opening up.


  6. galiel says:

    Unfortunately, “Satish” is spamming this blog by cutting-and-pasting the same self-promotional message, with the same link, mispellings and all, on every comment thread, regardless of topic.

    Responding to it as a serious proposal is a mistake.

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