Every Sunday I conduct a live webcast in which I discuss news and politics from the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. You are invited to get in on the discussion tomorrow, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., PST.
If you join in live, you’ll have the ability to communicate with me via text chat and also via audio either by using a USB mic connected to your computer (VoIP) or by phone. Click here to register (it’s free). If you are not able to attend live, the recorded podcast will be available later tomorrow evening, so you can download it and listen to it at your leisure during the week.
Tomorrow’s webcast might well be called a command performance, as I will be discussing a number of legal cases that my listeners have asked me about. Of course there’s this week’s Sixth Circuit decision upholding Obamacare. But, in addition, there are three recent Supreme Court cases in which the Court struck down state laws affecting speech: (1) an Arizona “Clean Elections” law, (2) a Vermont law restricting the use of doctors’ prescribing information for the purpose of marketing prescription drugs, and (3) a California law banning the sale or rental to children of ultraviolent video games. There is also the California law, signed by the governor just days ago, requiring large online retailers to collect sales tax on items sold to purchasers in the state of California. (OK, I cheated, I actually put this one on the list all by myself.) And, if there’s time, one listener just asked me about Google’s failed attempt to get a privacy-rights case involving its “Street View” service dismissed.