Kicking the Illinois Judiciary Over a Former Place Kicker’s Defamation Jury Verdict
By Chip Babcock
Robert Thomas used to kick extra points and field goals for the Chicago Bears. Then he went to law school, became a judge, joined the Illinois Supreme Court and won a $7 million jury verdict for alleged defamation.
Winners & Losers: The Unsung Funders
By Bob Latham
There was a Monty Python skit in which one character said: “To boost the British economy, I’d tax all foreigners living abroad.” Whenever I hear of somebody objecting to local tax dollars going to finance a sports stadium, I remind them that they are probably already paying for the sports stadia in places they travel.
Bark of the Month
“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a State has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.”
– Justice Thurgood Marshall, Stanley v. Georgia, 1969
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