If someone sends you an unsolicited text message are you “injured”? In a constitutional sense, that is. Bob Belden swoops back to the podcast to explain the latest en banc business from the Eleventh Circuit on texting, common law causes of action, Article III of the Constitution, and Office Space. Your host then gives him a quick summary of The Case of the Thorns. After that we cross the continent to the Ninth Circuit where first-time guest Christian Lansinger tells us of a dissent from a denial of en banc (dissental?) on the state-created danger doctrine. The facts are disturbing, but the issue is one that might be going to the Supreme Court soon.

Drazen v. Godaddy.com

Murguia v. Langdon

The Case of the Thorns

Professor Andrew Hessick’s standing article

Fractions of a Penny

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