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Around the web, August 2

  • The problem of the perjury trap. [OL; NY Times; Tangled Webs]
  • When Congress passes vague criminal laws, it invites judicial activism. A surprising author. [Greenhouse]
  • South Texas plaintiffs' lawyer indicted under RICO for allegedly bribing now-indicted judge. [Monitor, U.S. v. Marchan indictment (Case No. 11-CR-594, S.D. Tex.)]

  • Prisoner Jerry Lee Bustos sues A&E for libel for calling him an Aryan Brotherhood gang member when all he did was conspire with the Aryan Brotherhood; case dismissed because statement was substantially true. [Bustos v. A&E (10th Cir. Jul. 19, 2011)]
  • USDA issues $90,463 fine against Missouri family for selling $4600 of rabbits. Family wanted to teach teenage son about business; boy, did he get a lesson. [Big Gov; update]
  • Houston judge tries to circumvent Texas Supreme Court ruling forbidding prosecution of child prostitutes. [Bennett]
  • Why is the government doing so little to end sexual assault in prisons? [Reason]
  • What media bias? Thirteen factual errors in Time magazine's cover story on the Constitution. Note which way all of them tilt. [Worthing @ Patterico]

  • Remember adverse possession in your first-year property class? Squatter tries to use it in the foreclosure mess in Houston. [KHOU]
  • What double jeopardy clause? More Casey Anthony hysteria. [petition; Popehat]

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