This is a terrible thing–Richard Epstein had a stroke? Became stupid overnight?
Walk through this tortured analysis of a free speech issue/political correctness issue and when you get through remember Epstein is supposed to be the iconic libertarian lawyer/academic.
However what else do we know about Richard? Last year he took a new job and moved from U of Chicago to NYU.
So the answer is, he’s been toxed and head injured by NY political correctness–now he worries that the media are upset (NY is the Media noise center of the Universe) about the name Redskins. Of course the Chicago Hockey Black Hawks are not offensive–seems like the whole thing is kinda arbitrary, doesn’t it? And maybe Richard needs a Cat Scan of the head? or the spine?