Tortious Malediction

For S.B., who is a blessing, not a curse. Prof. Eugene Volokh: Prayer as Attempted Murder? A reader asks an interesting question: Some Christian Reconstructionists are urging their fellows to pray for the death of John McCain so that Sarah Palin will be become President. [Example here.] Are those who pray for McCain’s death guilty […]

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 […]