The Volokh Conspiracy: Facebook is not liable for not policing Palestinian terrorist accounts

Floyd Abrams will be guest-blogging next week about his new book, ‘The Soul of the First Amendment’; Developing law’s methodology; Phi Sigma Sigma sorority wins its secret handshake case, gets details of handshake removed from many (but not all) sites; California AG agrees: California law does not preclude private citizens from displaying Confederate battle flag at county fairs; Lawyer Todd Levitt creates “College Lawyer of the Year” award — gets the award — sues paper for allegedly misreporting situation;
 
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Facebook is not liable for not policing Palestinian terrorist accounts
Internet service and content providers are, by federal law, protected from lawsuits based on material posted by third parties. And this applies as much to claims under foreign law (here, Israeli law) as under U.S. state and federal law.
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Floyd Abrams will be guest-blogging next week about his new book, ‘The Soul of the First Amendment’
Abrams, likely the top First Amendment lawyers of his generation, has argued cases from the Pentagon Papers case to ‘Citizens United.’
 
Developing law’s methodology
A symposium on trying to make law’s distinct methodology more rigorous.
Phi Sigma Sigma sorority wins its secret handshake case, gets details of handshake removed from many (but not all) sites
The original posting of the secret handshake was likely a breach of a nondisclosure agreement — but further reposting by third parties is not.
California AG agrees: California law does not preclude private citizens from displaying Confederate battle flag at county fairs
A California county fair had concluded the contrary in 2015.
 
Lawyer Todd Levitt creates “College Lawyer of the Year” award — gets the award — sues paper for allegedly misreporting situation
Nope, says the Michigan Court of Appeals — “Although the article contained slight inaccuracies, we conclude that the sting of the article’s headline [‘Attorney suing student admits to fake award’] would not have a different effect on a reader than the literal truth.”
 
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