Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Man The Ramparts

This seizure by Steve Beshear, the creepy Governor of Kentucky, the kind of move that ought to be widely opposed by the left, the right, and by everyone who wants the internet to thrive and develop. Quite aside from the fact that this is precisely the sort of situation that lies within the ambit of the commerce clause,as Radley Balko's article sort of highlights, upholding this boneheaded ruling will open up the internet to just about any idiotic legislation that any State legislature cares to throw out there. Obscenity, sure, but also a crazy-quilt of laws respecting indecency, defamation, name it. Very Bad News.