President Trump sued for blocking 7 Twitter users

By: Stephanie Duran

On July 11, seven individual Twitter users and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, a free-speech group, sued Donald Trump for blocking Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump account. The lawsuit claims that Trump blocked several accounts whose owners …

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Shkreli “Pharma Bro” Trial Defense: Can Enrichment of “victims” be Fraud?

By: Stephanie Duran

Martin Shkreli, the hedge-fund investor and co-founder of the biotechnology firm Retrophin, known affectionately as “Pharma Bro,” first caught the public’s attention by increasing the price of a vital drug used by AIDS patients by 5,000 percent. Shkreli now faces …

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Michelle Carter’s text messages – manslaughter or protected?

By: Jonathan Simms

On June 16, 2017, Michelle Carter was found guilty of manslaughter in Massachusetts. While I cannot comment on the laws of Massachusetts, the concept of manslaughter being stretched to encompass a verdict of guilty in this case has troubling implications. …

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