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Update On ATF And DoJ Interpretation Of AR Pistol Braces

We discussed this a bit earlier, and TTAG has an informative update on it.  For a summary, see the picture below, but make sure to read the stupidity at TTAG. Oh dear.  Am I going to have to teach some ignorant ATF agent and DoJ lawyer, who never studied geometry, the Pythagorean Theorem?  Good Lord.  I guess if you can’t get a job doing anything else, you go to work for the ATF. Before we get to that, perhaps we ought to teach DoJ lawyers about the second amendment.
Tags: Guns, Military, Gun Control, Department Of Justice, Firearms, ATF, TTAG, BATFE, Pistol Braces


More On The Georgia Democratic Candidate For Governor: AKs And ARs For Us, But Not For You!

Ryan Saavedra on Twitter: “Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams says she will ban semi-automatic rifles and she *refuses* to answer whether she’ll have the government go door-to-door and confiscate people’s firearms. But I guess that doesn’t apply to everyone (via WiscoDave). Members of the Black Panther Party marched through the city of Atlanta, strapped with assault rifles and brandishing Stacey Abrams campaign signs. In a video posted on the group’s Facebook page on Saturday...
Tags: West Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, Military, Gun Control, West End, Atlanta Police Department, Black Panther Party, Stacey Abrams, Ryan Saavedra, WiscoDave Members of the Black Panther Party


New PIPEDA Breach Requirement Form

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has been Canada’s most significant legislative attempt to deal with privacy issues in society. The new Regulations under the Digital Privacy Act, which create privacy breach recording obligations, came into force on Nov. 1, 2018. Although the Privacy Commissioner has provided guidance on these amendments previously, the guidance document was updated further on Oct. 29, 2018, along with a new form for reporting a privacy br...
Tags: Law, Canada, Substantive Law: Legislation


Gun Owners: Motivated Or Asleep?

David Codrea: What’s not is what will happen next. At this writing, we are two weeks away from the midterm elections. We’ll see if enough gun owners are motivated to keep the momentum on the High Court going or if a predicted “Blue Wave” washes away our hopes. Expect things to get “New York state of mind”-ugly either way. As I’ve said before, politics is the initial stages of what China calls “Unrestricted Warfare.”  You do it in order to prevent things from getting uglier.  We’ll see how motiva...
Tags: New York, China, David, Military, Gun Control, David Codrea


Bullet Shockwave Shadows

This is very interesting.  As if you needed another reason to keep your hands away from the end of the cylinder where it meets the forcing cone, watch until the end when he shoots the revolver.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms


Range Review: Ruger AR 556 In 450 Bushmaster

Shooting Illustrated has a good review of the Ruger AR 556 in 450 Bushmaster. I do find this quite an interesting cartridge.  It’s also informative that Leupold came out with a scope specifically designed for this cartridge, called the VX-Freedom 3-9x40mm Bushmaster.  It’s also reasonably priced. I’d like to know if any readers have a Ruger AR 556 (the make, form factor, materials and gunsmithing will all be about the same regardless of caliber, so any input is appreciated). Mr. Guns and Gear t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ruger, Leupold, Shooting Illustrated, 450 Bushmaster


UK's top lawyers urge Theresa May to back second Brexit vote

More than 1,500 sign letter calling on PM to let British people have final say on EU membership More than 1,500 of the UK’s top lawyers have urged Theresa May and MPs to back a second Brexit referendum, saying that “democratic government is not frozen in time”.Labour peer Helena Kennedy QC, former court of appeal judge Konrad Schiemann, and David Edward, a former judge at the court of justice of the European Communities, are among those who have called for a “people’s vote” on EU membership. Con...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Brexit, Helena Kennedy, David Edward, Konrad Schiemann


Filing a Grievance: Statute of Limitations for a Legal Malpractice Case

My question relates to legal practice in the state of: Massachusetts I read online that the statute of limitations on filing a legal malpractice case is three years, but I’m confused about when the date begins. A sibling and I hired a lawyer over ten years ago to set up a Trust, and the sibling started taking legal action against me in 2015 with this same lawyer over an issue involving the same Trust. The legal action began as a threat, and I wasn’t sued until last year, although with a new ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Practice


Non Sequiturs: 11.04.18

* A fun bit of trivia (via Adam Feldman): which Supreme Court justice cites law review articles most often? (Hint: he does so a lot in dissent.) [Empirical SCOTUS] * Charles Glasser argues that Senator Claire McCaskill -- who's in a tough reelection fight against a former SCOTUS clerk, Josh Hawley -- advocates a move that "represents a clear and present danger to investigative journalism." [Daily Caller] * It's helpful to Josh Hawley that President Donald Trump is so popular in Missouri -- eve...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Immigration, Bankruptcy, Missouri, Donald Trump, Fastcase, Trump, Adam Feldman, Claire McCaskill, Ilya Somin, Non-Sequiturs, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA, Justices


Property Rights: Transferring Car Title After a Bad Break-Up

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California. To make a long and complicated story as simplified as possible: My current girlfriend and her EX boyfriend both owned the title (AND not OR) to a vehicle I was recently gifted by my girlfriend. About two months ago the EX boyfriend broke into our home, took some of his old junk, and broke several things in the home, leaving the doors wide open and thus losing our pet cats... The agreement was that in return for us not fi...
Tags: Marriage, Law, California, DMV, Cohabitation and Civil Unions


Transfer of Title: Legal Complication Between

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California. To make a long and complicated story as simplified as possible: My current girlfriend and her EX boyfriend both owned the title (AND not OR) to a vehicle I was recently gifted by my girlfriend. About two months ago the EX boyfriend broke into our home, took some of his old junk, and broke several things in the home, leaving the doors wide open and thus losing our pet cats... The agreement was that in return for us not fi...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, Cars and Dealerships


Establishment: How to Fill Out an Application for a Restraining Order

My question involves restraining orders in the State of: CA "in the above-entitled action hereby appeals to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, from the" I'm guessing it something like, "Restraining Orders Division of the Superior Court of California." But I don't know, and nothing makes it clear to me. It's all nonsense to me. Thanks.
Tags: Law, California, Orders Of Protection, Restraining Orders Division of the Superior Court


What Am I Supposed to Put on These Blank Lines for a Restraining Order Appeal Cv-017)

My question involves restraining orders in the State of: CA "in the above-entitled action hereby appeals to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, from the" I'm guessing it something like, "Restraining Orders Division of the Superior Court of California." But I don't know, and nothing makes it clear to me. It's all nonsense to me. Thanks.
Tags: Law, California, Orders Of Protection, Restraining Orders Division of the Superior Court


Some recent posts of note from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform just before another big election

Though it has been only a few weeks since I did a round-up of posts of note from the blogging I do over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, the coming election leads me to think another review of some recent favorites may be in order.  So here goes: Former House Speaker John Boehner says "Washington Needs to Legalize Cannabis" Effective "2018 midterm report" with visuals on modern politics and policy of marijuana reform Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says he t...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Washington, John Boehner, Anthony Scaramucci, Mexico Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Former White House, Latest Gallup, US New Hampshire, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice


"[P]urely from the vantage point of Trump’s self-interest — particularly as it relates to winning reelection in 2020 — there is a compelling case to be made that a Democratic House might be a good thing..."

Writes Aaron Blake in WaPo.The first reason is that voters seem to like divided government... The second is that it gives Trump a boogeyman — or, more apt, a boogeywoman... Nancy Pelosi...Trump could also blame the Democratic House for his continued failures to live up to his many, many promises.... If you are going to have gridlock, you might as well have someone on which to blame it who is not in your own party.And, finally, even that subpoena power could pose some tough choices for Democrats....
Tags: Law, Bill Clinton, Trump, Democratic House, WaPo, Aaron Blake, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, 2018 Elections, Nancy Pelosi Trump


"Trump’s use of Air Force One is raising questions about the ethics and protocol of using a military asset for political purposes."

"But ethics experts said there is no law preventing Trump from campaigning within view of the plane. And they note that the president, as well as the vice president, is exempt from the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity. 'It’s a question of appearance,' said Richard W. Painter, ethics czar in the Bush White House and an outspoken critic of Trump’s ethics practices. 'It’s highly inappropriate, but there’s nobody who can go sanction him for standing in fron...
Tags: Law, White House, Airplanes, Boeing, Trump, Bush, Richard Painter, Ann Althouse, Richard W Painter, President Trump, 2018 Elections


"[T]he caravan was organized through social media in Honduras, initially planned as one of many such caravans that have left Central American in recent years."

"But this one quickly grew in size, stoked partly by opposition activists in Honduras, as well as by a Trump administration eager to play to its anti-immigrant base.... [Ruben Figueroa, a leader of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, said,] 'Those of us who have been part of this process for years can tell you exactly who organized these people to migrate—they’re named hunger and violence... It got big fast because the migrants know the barbarity they’ll face while traveling through Mexico.'  The...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Honduras, Central America, Trump, Figueroa, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Ruben Figueroa, Mesoamerican Migrant Movement


Buying a LEED Certified Building Is Easy But ..

Despite that a frog told us all in a song lyric, “it’s not easy bein’ green,” it is easy to buy a green building, but .. And there are many good reasons for purchasing a green building that is LEED Certified. LEED gave us the technologies and methodologies revolutionizing the way we construct and occupy buildings. And while there is no debate that a LEED Certified building has a higher return on investment than a comparable nongreen structure, the certification in and of itself may be of particu...
Tags: Law, Green Power, Stuart Kaplow, Paul Newman, LEED, USGBC, Green Building Law, Kaplow, GBCI, Green Power And Carbon Offsets, Susan Dorn, Change of Owner Agreement, Green Building Contract, LEED New Construction, LEED Project Directory GBCI


"Wealthy individuals... well-funded nonprofits and even corporations like Walmart have begun buying deserted American main streets, hoping to reinvent them with a fresh aesthetic."

"The people behind these ventures frequently install their friends and acquaintances in storefronts, while attempting to preserve (or exploit, depending whom you ask) local history.... In addition to the art gallery [in Mountain Dale, NY], there’s an antiques store specializing in old-timey Americana, a vintage shop run by a breeder of Angora bunnies, a conceptual boutique that also shows art and an apothecary run by a fashion model.... Similar changes are happening in Wardensville, W.Va..... Ov...
Tags: Travel, Law, Walmart, Commerce, Urban Planning, Nostalgia, Hitchcock, Ann Althouse, Mountain Dale NY, Wardensville, Paul Yandura, Donald Hitchcock, Yandura


Private Sales: Buyer Insisting We Sell the Item Even After We Issued a Full Refund

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CA Long story short : if you offered an item for sale on Craigslist and were paid via PayPal but changed your mind and issued a full refund - also through PayPal - can the buyer continue to insist that you make the sale regardless ? The sale price for this item was $150 and we issued a full refund via PayPal (confirmed by PayPal). Please help as the buyer is aggressively demanding that we sell her the item as that was "our agreement" (we...
Tags: Craigslist, Law, Paypal, Consumer Law


"Freebirth, or home birth without assistance,... has gone from a back-of-the-cab accident to a conscious lifestyle choice."

"In blog posts and viral videos, its adherents extoll the benefits of birthing at home or even in the wild. There are entire podcasts dedicated to freebirthing, with women discussing the 'ecstatic' experience of giving birth in a snowed-in yurt or on a remote Hawaiian island... [T]he Free Birth Society was the largest unassisted-birth page on Facebook before it closed down.... Members rejoiced in each other’s pregnancies, answered each other’s questions, and commiserated over those who didn’t un...
Tags: Facebook, Medicine, Law, Pregnancy, Blogging, Ethics, Lisa, Ann Althouse, Katie Paulson, Patheos Paulson


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the November 2 conference on Monday; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost and Virginia Uranium Inc. v. Warren. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Bucklew v. Precythe and BNSF Railway Company v. Loos. On Wednesday, the justices hear oral argument in Republic of Sudan v. Harrison and Culbertson v. Berryhill. On Thursday, a forma...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sudan, Frost, Sturgeon, Harrison, Culbertson, Bucklew, Virginia Uranium Inc, BNSF Railway Company, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Brett Kavanaugh, Berryhill, Precythe


Crimes Against Family: Posing As a Minor's Parent for a School Meeting

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia Here's the deal: I am a 38 year old guy, old enough to be a teenager's parent. I have been temporarily out of work for the past month due to a fire at my workplace we are projected to be able to return to work the week after Thanksgiving. As a result, I have been looking for day gigs on craigslist such as moving help, drywall etc to gain a little extra money to hold me over so I don't have to draw from savings. I was looking today...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Criminal Charges, Crimes Against Family


Posing As a Minor's Parent for a School Meeting

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia Here's the deal: I am a 38 year old guy, old enough to be a teenager's parent. I have been temporarily out of work for the past month due to a fire at my workplace we are projected to be able to return to work the week after Thanksgiving. As a result, I have been looking for day gigs on craigslist such as moving help, drywall etc to gain a little extra money to hold me over so I don't have to draw from savings. I was looking today...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Criminal Charges


From ten years ago: electing judges, pro and con

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s announcement put me in mind of one of the issues on which she spoke out following her retirement from the Court, namely the practice in many states of electing judges. In response to a business-backed campaign to promote more direct election of judges, I wrote: I am not at all convinced that electioneering and noisy public campaigns make a good way of selecting judges. In fact, I think there’s plenty of evidence that those practices contribute to some of the most s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Best Of, Sandra Day O Connor, Judicial Elections


Hiring a Lawyer: How to Find a Lawyer Specializing in Ethics

My question relates to legal practice in the state of: Massachusetts Hello. I need help finding a lawyer in the area of ethics/professional responsibility to pursue a grievance against a lawyer who violated the conflict of interest rule. I looked online, and the only lawyers or firms I could find seem to primarily represent lawyers and businesses who are fighting ethics complaints or malpractice claims against them. I’m on the other side, and it feels hard to find someone who represents the...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Practice


Hiring a Lawyer: Anyone Know How to Find a Lawyer Specializing in Ethics

My question relates to legal practice in the state of: Massachusetts Hello. I need help finding a lawyer in the area of ethics/professional responsibility to pursue a grievance against a lawyer who violated the conflict of interest rule. I looked online, and the only lawyers or firms I could find seem to primarily represent lawyers and businesses who are fighting ethics complaints or malpractice claims against them. I’m on the other side, and it feels hard to find someone who represents the...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Practice


The audacity of hope.

"Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats best chance to defeat Trump in 2020" (Chicago-Sun Times).Clinton remains the best-known and most accomplished potential Democratic candidate in the nation. She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, bring immense star power. There is a greater determination than ever, across the nation, to elect the first women president, thanks to Donald Trump and the Me-Too movement. And millions of voters — not just diehard Democrats — believe they were robbed i...
Tags: Law, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, Clinton, Trump, Chicago Sun Times, Ann Althouse, Hillary goes away, 2020 Campaign


Comedy "doesn’t feel right anymore," says Lisa Lampanelli, who is quitting stand-up comedy.

She announced on Howard Stern's radio show a few days ago.Lampanelli’s rise to prominence as a top-tier insult comic came in 2002 when she showcased her crass style at the Friars Club Roast honoring Chevy Chase. She has since become a fixture at those events, skewering everyone from President Trump to David Hasselhoff. While she plans to remain a member of the Friars Club, she said comedy “doesn’t feel right anymore” and she’s glad to leave the jokes to other comics.“I’m not going to lie, I’d ge...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Fat, Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Trump, David Hasselhoff, Nuns, Stern, Friars Club, Lisa Lampanelli, Lampanelli, Ann Althouse, Nanette, Clear Speech, Trump and pop culture


Who would want to kill a lion? Inside the minds of trophy hunters

From the dentist who felled Cecil the lion to the woman who shot a goat on Islay, keen hunters are happy to fork out small fortunes to kill wildlife. But why do they do it – and what is the true cost of their obsession?The most elephants that Ron Thomson has ever killed by himself, in one go, is 32. It took him about 15 minutes. Growing up in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, Thomson began hunting as a teenager and quickly became expert. From 1959, he worked as a national parks ranger and was regularly ca...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Environment, UK News, World news, South Africa, Wildlife, Zimbabwe, Hunting, Cecil, Kenton, Botswana, THOMSON, Rhodesia, Ron Thomson



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