[Eugene Volokh] ‘Israel appoints 7 new Muslim religious court judges’

Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) reports (paragraph break added): In Israel yesterday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked spoke at a ceremony at the Presidents residence marking the appointment of seven new judges (Qadis) to Israeli Shariah courts that adjudicate Muslim personal status matters. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.) As […]

[Eugene Volokh] Apple’s Find My iPhone feature comes through, even when the phone’s ringer is off

My son lost my wifes iPhone in the house, and the ringer was off, so we couldnt just call it. Fortunately, I remembered something about there being a Find My iPhone feature. I Googled a bit; went to icloud.com; signed on with my wifes Apple ID; clicked on Find iPhone; clicked on All Devices; clicked […]

[Eugene Volokh] The brand-new target for weapon restrictions: All semiautomatic tools? And also to the degree the restrictions pressed offenders away from the economical, low-caliber weapons as well as to somewhat a lot more pricey, superior replacements, they may have raised weapon fatalities, specifically due to the fact that the superior alternatives were deadlier. Take into consideration, for circumstances, Thomas Friedmans column in the New York Times this week; Damon Linkers short article for The Week this week, though obviously restricted to semiautomatic rifles; the Media Matters write-up with any luck keeping in mind a survey of Latinos that revealed assistance for a restriction on semi-automatic as well as attack tools (the ballot company itself identified the setting as restriction semi-automatic tools ). As I recommended in this message previously today, its tough to watch weapon civil liberties fans as paranoid for fretting that allegedly moderate constraints will certainly lead to wide weapon restrictions, when they see exactly how apparently narrower previous limitations are without a doubt being adhered to by phone calls for much wider weapon outlaws today. And also to the degree the restrictions pressed bad guys away from the economical, low-caliber weapons as well as to a little extra pricey, superior alternatives, they may have boosted weapon fatalities, exactly since the superior alternatives were deadlier. Take into consideration, for circumstances, Thomas Friedmans column in the New York Times this week; Damon Linkers post for The Week this week, though evidently restricted to semiautomatic rifles; the Media Matters write-up ideally keeping in mind a survey of Latinos that revealed assistance for a restriction on semi-automatic and also attack tools (the ballot company itself identified the setting as restriction semi-automatic tools ). As I recommended in this blog post previously today, its tough to watch weapon civil liberties advocates as paranoid for stressing that allegedly moderate limitations will certainly lead to wide weapon restrictions, when they see exactly how apparently narrower previous constraints are certainly being complied with by telephone calls for much more comprehensive weapon prohibits today.