Starting is always the hardest part, so let's just get to it. My name is Warren Rhea. I am a 29-year old American attorney working in corporate law in Gainesville, Florida. I am also especially interested in the relationship between law, economics, history, and policy. I think that many of the challenges our country faces … Continue reading Starting is always the hardest part.
This past semester, I took a course in comparative constitutional history that ended with a seminar paper on a constitution of our choice. I choose to write my paper on the Soviet Constitution of 1936, also known as the Stalin Constitution because of its chief architect and promoter. My goal in writing the paper was … Continue reading Look at what you learn when you go to the library.
Remember good old CS/SB 198: Social Media Privacy? We talked about it back in February, and it was going to prohibit "an employer from requesting or requiring access to a social media account of an employee or prospective employee; prohibiting an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action for an employee’s failure to provide access to … Continue reading Florida does its part to make social media a little less fun.
A few days after I wrote about the Russian government's interest in getting involved with the regulation of the internet, I read a host of stories about how Russia isn't actually going to steal the internet. Clearly not - but if you think the people of Russia have as much right to an open internet as … Continue reading The necessary heresy of American exceptionalism.
Good news in Turkey - according to the New York Times, the country's March 20th ban on Twitter was lifted by the country's Constitutional Court, which called it "illegal, arbitrary and a serious restriction on the right to obtain information." This came after an earlier ruling by a lower court in Turkey was not recognized by the country's … Continue reading “We didn’t expect this today.”
The enigmatic Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, banned Twitter in his country earlier today, according to a report from the Hurriyet Daily News, an English-language daily in Turkey. “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish … Continue reading “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter.”
For all its controversy, a renewed domestic focus at least means that the resources America has for decades sent overseas can be used to make the lives of the American people better, instead of being poured into the stratosphere as military aid. But our benefits may come at the expense of the freedom of the people of … Continue reading America is about to end its stewardship over the internet.