Are Elephants People? New York’s Highest Court Hears Case for Animal Personhood

Animal rights group “continues to misuse the writ of habeas corpus” to advance agenda, says zoo. Forget fetal personhood or corporate personhood. The next big battle over extending individual rights under US law may come from a case involving an Asian elephant named Happy. The matter is currently being considered by New York’s highest court. … Read more

Day 2 of the Michael Sussmann Trial

Via Techno Fog’s SubStack: Day 2 of the Michael Sussmann trial started with some housekeeping. Here are the rulings of note: Robby Mook, who has a scheduled vacation in Spain, will testify on Friday. He’s a defense witness. Evidence of Steele’s meetings with Sussmann and Fusion GPS in July 2016, and his tasking to conduct … Read more

Hermes Birkin Handbags, NFTs, Trademark Law, and Rothschild (but not Controlling the Weather)

From Hermes Int’l v. Rothschildan opinion issued today by Judge Jed Rakoff (SDNY): Around December 2021, defendant Mason Rothschild created digital images of faux-fur-covered versions of the luxury Birkin handbags of plaintiffs Hermes International and Hermes of Paris, Inc. (collectively, “Hermes”). Rothschild titled these images “MetaBirkins” and sold them using so-called “NFTs” (non-fungible tokens), explained … Read more

Bryan Caplan on “Misinformation About Misinformation”

Economist Bryan Caplan is one of the world’s leading experts on political ignorance and irrationality, author of the much-cited book, The Myth of the Rational Voter. In that work, he argues that misinformed than voters are likely to be far worse ones that are merely ignorant. Caplan takes the problem of political misinformation very seriously. … Read more

Continuous Protests Spread Across Iran Following a Massive Price Hike in Food and Other Basic Goods

This information is given to The Gateway Pundit by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) On Tuesday, May 17, people in several Iranian cities took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day of anti-regime protests. These protests are ongoing despite intense security measures and limited internet connectivity. Protests began over the sudden … Read more