MORE ON THE REASON AFFAIR: How Government Stifled Reason’s Free Speech. I continue to think that this is a case of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara doing one (or both) of two things: (1) Attempting a sort of brushback pitch regarding people talking smack about federal judges, to the effect of saying that we can’t punish you under the First Amendment but we’ll go after you anyway; and/or (2) doing a “favor” for a judge before whom he has a lot of cases. Both seem like abuses of power to me.