How is using Facebook to communicate any different than using a cell phone (also forbidden). If the story was about prisoners getting solitary for using a cell, I don't think there'd be any outrage. OTOH, why don't they just block Facebook?
To be fair to the judge, the Supreme Court's opinion was so twisted that it's clear to everyone that the Court was tailoring it's decision to wipe Aero out. It doesn't really matter what they do, the Supremes will find a new twist. It's not based on logic or the law, they've already decided...
Think of how much business they lost because they didn't get a positive review. Sure, the negative review may have kept some customers away, but a positive review would have actually brought in additional customers. I don't understand why these missing customers weren't included in the calculation of lost (potential) revenue.
If anyone can claim that a negative review cost them money, then clearly a lack of positive reviews is also costing money.
I can't understand why they decided to skip the warrant. They thought about it and they had the time. It doesn't seem likely that a warrant would be denied. And if a warrant WAS denied, then the same court that denied the warrant would have likely been more inclined to have required one. On the other hand, if they DID get a warrant, much of this delay would have been gone and there would be less risk of the defendant getting off. What's the down side with getting a warrant? Why, when they have an abundance of probable cause, do police still try to skip this step?
Any time someone declares that "you won't find a bigger defender," you can be sure that they are anything but.
The First Amendment was not created to protect the freedom to say what everyone else already agrees with, it was created to protect the unpopular opinions. In this country, there is no such thing as an "illegal political comment."
The NSA has the ability to literally monitor every phone call, email and all internet activity of anyone. Abuses are self-reported.
What are the chances that the NSA is NOT monitoring the heads of the committees that fund them? And what are the chances that a career politician (44 years for Feinstein; 19 for Rogers) never made a single transgressions that they would rather keep private?
Googling "jurnos" reveals (e.g. http://jurnos.wikispaces.com/, http://rejurno.com/jurnos/) a sub-type of "new media" journalists. I guess they didn't like the term "blogger" (I don't like that term either), but rather than trying to maintain self-respect and calling themselves journalists, they decided to create an even-more-stupid name for themselves.