Monday, October 07, 2019

Flynt v. Shimazu (9th Cir. Oct. 7, 2019)

Larry Flynt:  Dead or alive?

Alive.  And litigating this case.  Which a split opinion of the Ninth Circuit revives after being dismissed by the district court on statute of limitations grounds.

Apparently Mr. Flynt likes to purchase "card rooms" -- poker places -- and California law makes it difficult to do so in California if you also own out-of-state casinos and the like.  Mr. Flynt is suing, claiming that's unconstitutional.

I think of Larry Flynt as an old-style pornographer from a bygone era.  I didn't previously know about his shift into (or back into) gambling.

Vices may change over time.  But there's always vice.  And people willing to make money off it.