‘I’ll Tell You One Goddamned Thing for Sure. I’m Not Staying at a Motel 6 From Now On.’

Are two Motel 6 locations in Phoenix routinely sending in leads to immigration agents when they suspect guests of being undocumented? While an investigation by the Phoenix New Times was unable to get confirmation from Motel 6 headquarters, employees at the motels in question said that collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is standard practice: “We send a report every morning to ICE—all the names of everybody that comes in,” a front-desk clerk told the New Times .

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PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

Those hoping to find out if their Social Security number and other identifying info was stolen, along with a potential 143 million other American’s data won’t find answers from Equifax. In what is an unconscionable move by the credit report company, the checker site, hosted by Equifax product TrustID, seems to be telling people at random they may have been affected by the data… Read More

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Should Apple and Google Ban Gab?

Gab is an app similar to twitter but it has a more permissive speech policy. According to company spokesman Utsav Sanduja, “Whatever is permissible under the First Amendment is what Gab allows onto its site.” Gab has attracted some users from the alt-right and seemingly for this reason Gab has been banned by both Google and Apple.

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British Airways forces man to sit in wet urine-soaked seat for 11 hours

Here we go again. Another airplane nightmare. It’s as if the airlines are competing for the Most Horrific Flight award. British businessman Andrew Wilkinson boarded a British Airways plane from London to Johannesburg and found that his seat was wet.

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[Eugene Volokh] ‘Intentional interference with business relations’ tort claims based on defendant’s true statements about plaintiff

(IStock) Can someone be liable for “intentional interference with business relations” for accurately informing people about facts about the plaintiff, which then leads them to stop doing business with the plaintiff? I think the answer has to be no, both because of the First Amendment and as a matter of sound tort law principles.

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