Some of these are outrageous (the 2nd bullet point for instance), others are just the CBP doing their job (1st and 3rd, for instance). They do still have a job to do, you know. And the judge only ordered that people not be deported based on Trump's EO, he did not order that people not be deported. Only a fool would think that.
The news media has done far more than the Trump administration to call into question the legitimacy of factual news reporting, but otherwise, I agree. Pacer should be free. In fact, all public documents should be free. It would be a relatively trivial matter, cost-wise, to make all public documents free and freely accessible to the public that has already paid for them.
"And thus turtle faced KY Senator Mitch McConnell did hand Elizabeth Warren the greatest campaign slogan for her 2020 run for President."
If you had an ounce of sense, you'd know Republicans can barely contain their glee at the thought of Elizabeth Warren winning the Democratic primary. (She won't run, so you're wrong on both counts, but it would be a boon for conservatives if she did.)
People know how their towns are run and they know when the budget is funded through speed traps. Of course there was a referendum. It might have been called an election, but it amounts to the same thing.
The practice of using a still photo to prove a moving violation has always been a dubious undertaking, abetted by judges too willing to play their part in a money making machine.
I have no sympathy for the poor citizens who will have to cough up the money to pay the town's victims back. Screw them, they were happy to share the profits from this scam, now they will share the pain.
The Benn quote reminds me of a Voltaire quote--A witty saying proves nothing.
I often skip the "Voted Most" wrap up as the most insightful comments are usually not insightful at all, they just make the voter feel smart--with the most votes going to the commenter who throws the most fish to the barking seals.
As Techdirt gets more political, even the funny is getting less funny.
Let's see, companies with a history of abusing the visa process to increase profits by underpaying their workers have banded together to protect their business model of abusing the visa process to increase their profits by underpaying their workers.
Which part of this is supposed to make me do a fist pump and shout, "yeah! Right on!"?
Fake news is like occupational licensing or any other monoploy behavior--it's the estabished media's way of eliminating competition without improving the product.
It sounds nice, who could be FOR "fake news." But it's all about who gets to define it and who gets to enforce it. The recent incidents of blatant manipulation and sloppiness at the New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CNN, etc. are never going to be called fake news. But they all are.
Denmark proposes changing the meaning of ambassador in ways they may come to regret. The typical ambassador manages relationships between countries within a framework of relative power that includes, somewhere at its base, the raw power of military muscle. Companies have very different resources and responsibilities.
Google especially has vast economic might, but no military might. Or does it? It has access to the most advanced military machine in the world but none of the responsibilities that normally come with that kind of power. It's not a country and it won't behave like one.
A few years ago when net neutrality first started getting talked about, Mike penned a solid argument (this was before techdirt became a political rant site) that charging service providers for faster service constituted double dipping and was in violation of high speed contracts customers were signing and paying for.
That strikes me as the best avenue to go down--the legislature is fine, but that sounds like a long-term solution. Instead have the courts decide the issue under contract law.
Trump protesters breed more than their fair share of discord and confusion. When Trump won, I consoled myself with the expectation that he would be a one-term president. But with the jackasses on the left trying so hard to get him reelected, I'm not so sure.