Thursday News: Rumors of an Amazon Phone; Creepy HS BBall Coach provides a first amendment dilemma; Bob Kohn argues that he is a special snowflake
So the relationship advise is misogynistic, creepy, and just bad. But is that enough to make him lose his job? Maybe as a guidance counselor but as the coach? What about the female authors who write erotic romance? Or let’s take On the Island which features a teacher/student relationship although any romance takes place after the student is of an age of consent. Jezebel and Post Tribune/Sun Times
But Kohn is special and thus the judge imposing upon him the same standard she imposed on EVERYONE was really disgruntling. Instead of redrafting the brief, he decided to draw a cartoon where he and his daughter “explain” why the DOJ is so so wrong because they refuse to turn over evidence that Kohn believes will prove that Amazon is engaged in predatory pricing. Of course, Amazon is NOT a party to the suit but Kohn believes he is entitled to that evidence anyway.
Because, remember, he is special. Too special to file a comment during the public comment period (when he didn’t have a five page limit). Too special to file his brief timely. Too special to observe the five page limit afforded to every other party and amicus failing. Too special to redraft the brief.
Kohn’s argument is that piracy skews the ordinary supply and demand models and thus deserves special consideration.
Yes, Kohn is getting a lot of attention in the press and the establishment punditry class can’t stop gawping about how awesome this is. PW wrote, erroneously, that Kohn jabs the court for limiting the brief to five pages. No, wrong, wrong, wrong. Kohn could have (I repeat) filed a limit free brief/comment during the public comment period and choose not to do so. But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of pushing a select narrative.The Digital Reader
Speaking of lawsuits, I looked up the Harlequin suit and Harlequin will have until October 19, 2012 to file an answer or file a 12(b)(6) motion. According to the docket, Harlequin Enterprises Limited served on 7/20/2012 but the parties agreed that all the Harlequin entities would be deemed served as of August 13, 2012. I will, of course, post the answer when it is filed.