Character Assassination II

We recently broached the case of one who destroyed the career of a Sofer Stam via false slander, noting that there is actually a fair amount of Halachic case law precisely on point here. As we shall show in this post, the consensus, if not quite unanimous, view is that although the slanderer has certainly […]

A Man Hath No Preeminence Above A Beast

We recently saw Prof. Eugene Volokh’s suggestion that in the context of incitement to violence, the law should distinguish between the incitement of humans and animals: That Super was a dangerous person and not a dangerous animal should, I think, make a legal difference. Halachah actually does make such a distinction, albeit in the context […]

Informers, Inciters and Instigators

Prof. Eugene Volokh: Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction for Asking Jealous and Dangerous Ex-Boyfriend to Drive You to the House of the New Boyfriend? I just ran across an interesting 2009 case that I thought I’d note for our readers. Here’s a brief and oversimplified summary of the facts: Danna Back dated Nicholas Super, but then decided […]