Carvalho Morris’s father was tortured while serving as a U.S. missionary in Brazil during the military dictatorship. He was kidnapped by the Brazilian military and subjected to electric shocks, beatings, and food and sleep deprivation. After 17 days, he was expelled from Brazil even though official charges were never brought against him. As a result of her father’s experience, Carvalho Morris has dedicated her life to ending torture and other kinds of human rights violations in the world.
My knee appears to be making a spasmodic movement suggesting that, in the absence of a firm rule to the contrary in the relevant jurisdiction, Gowder is correct.
How, after all, is this different from passage of a law that says (as they so often do), “notwithstanding any prior provision to the contrary…”? Does the difference turn on the use of the term “amendment”? And if so, why should one give the term such weight?
Among the many fine conferences I've missed (hello, Privacy Scholars) and will be missing (hello, TPRC) this year, was Computers, Freedom & Privacy. There's a nice write-up of a chunk of it by Wendy Grossman at net.wars.
And some of the good folks who attended sent me a poster with get-well messages on the back, for which I am very grateful.