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Does Cablea's Have to Honor an Online Purchase

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Tennessee. I purchased https://snwcdnprod.azureedge.net/sit..._Kit_Final.pdf for $329. On Thursday of thanksgiving on back order, was purchased online with a card and received a confirmation number. 7 Days later I received a phone call stating they can no longer provide my purchase. Now I am being offered just the rifle for $299 with out the bag or scope. Main question is does Cabela's have to honor the orginal purchase or not. Have no...
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Consumer Law, Cabela, Cablea


Telling Lies About “Smart Guns”

Elizabeth MacBride is doing just that.  Take a look. “The firearms made by our member companies are designed to perform in austere and less-than-ideal conditions when lives are literally at stake,” wrote the NSSF spokesman. “To date, authorized-user technology developments have only introduced points of failure that could put the lives of lawful and authorized users at risk when they need those firearms to preserve lives.” I asked iGun founder Jonathan Mossberg about how reliable the iGun is. He...
Tags: California, Israel, Military, Gun Control, Smart Guns, NRC, Mossberg, Zuckerman, NSSF, Ron Zuckerman, Jonathan Mossberg, Elizabeth MacBride, Sapiens International Corp, Magma Now


Aggressive Coyote Stalking And Attaching People In North Texas Park

News from Texas, but it could be virtually anywhere in the lower 48. FRISCO – Frisco police are warning residents to beware of aggressive coyotes after a jogger was attacked in the third coyote-related incident in the city this month. On Wednesday, Frisco police said a jogger was running on the sidewalk of Eldorado Parkway when an aggressive coyote attacked. The jogger had significant injuries to the neck and was taken to a local hospital. On Nov. 11, an officer thwarted a coyote attack in...
Tags: Texas, Animals, Military, Frisco, Eldorado Parkway, Preston Road, North Texas Park, FRISCO Frisco, Bancroft Lane


The Impending Bump Stock Ban

David Codrea: It’s unclear what the president hopes to accomplish by alienating his strongest supporters at a time he is being closed in on from all sides by powers intent on destroying him. If he believes this will satisfy the gun-grabbers and make them go away, that ignores everything about their incremental tactics. Experience shows they will take a piece here and a “compromise” there, and then use that position to launch their next demand for more. And if you don’t think this will alienate h...
Tags: Politics, David, Military, Gun Control, David Codrea, Breitbart Trump


Giving Notice: Can I Terminate a Month-To-Month Lease As a Co-Tenant with a Sufficient 30day Notice

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Utah I signed a lease with two other people. We each signed our own copy but with all three names listed as tenants. I gave the landlord 30-day notice of termination per the current month-to-month rental agreement (6 mo. initially then switched automatically to mo-to-mo). He accepted the notice. Then he claims that I am responsible for rent after the end of this month because the lease is not broken--the other two tenants are staying and...
Tags: Utah, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Month To Month Lease


Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: 21453(A) Red or Stop Vehicles Stop at Limit Line or X-Walk

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California I received a notice to appear from a policeman last night in my local town. There was very heavy traffic, due to a tree lighting event. I was travelling southbound on the main street at the main intersection, which has a crosswalk on the southside of the intersection. The light was green when I entered the intersection and proceeded across on green. When I crossed the crosswalk on the opposite side of the intersection, the car...
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Need for Greater Protections of Investigative Journalism

On Nov. 21, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided the 2018 fiscal update, which includes nearly $600 million in tax credits and incentives over the next 5 years for the media, as well as a temporary tax credit for subscribers to digital news media sites. Non-profit media organizations will be eligible for charitable status and may receive funding from other registered charities. The role of the media within our legal system is emphasized in our constitution. Though commonly referred to as...
Tags: New York, Law, Australia, Court, US, European Union, Mail, Canada, New Brunswick, Connecticut, Vice Media, Montreal, Globe, Quebec, Ontario, Phillips


Non Sequiturs: 12.02.18

* What are expert advocates’ secrets to cert success? Adam Feldman’s very interesting analysis suggests that using certain buzzwords in a petition might help. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Ilya Somin points out this fun depressing fact: one of the plants that General Motors will be closing sits on land seized in a controversial taking that forcibly […]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, General Motors, Gm, Impostor Syndrome, Adam Feldman, Federalist Society, Ilya Somin, Eminent Domain, Non-Sequiturs, David Pozen, Ed Whelan, Dan Markel, Katherine Magbanua, Sigfredo Garcia


Alec Baldwin as Trump again last night — "Don't cry for me, Argentina."

Many good moments in last night's cold open. Even some Trumpsters will laugh. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Argentina, Snl, Alec Baldwin, Trump, Don, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture


"The remains of former President George Herbert Walker Bush will return to Washington in the most dramatic and distinguished fashion possible, occupying the plane that normally serves as Air Force One."

"President Donald Trump told reporters of the plan aboard the aircraft as they returned from the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 'So what we’re doing with the plane – we land, and then they come in, and these are great people that run these aircraft. They are unbelievable,' he said. 'And they’re taking apart – I don’t think this section. The section up front, They’re taking all of the seats out. ... We’re sending the plane, this plane, to Houston. And it picks up the casket.'"The Daily Ma...
Tags: Law, Washington, Airplanes, Houston, Donald Trump, Buenos Aires Argentina, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ann Althouse, Bush I, President Trump


"It’s the Art of the G-20, by Donald Trump. The 45th president is writing his own rulebook..."

"... on how to claim credit and respect on an international stage where many leaders have looked down on him for years. But just as his famous 1987 book counseled, Trump’s global deal-making was as much about style as substance, with grandiose talk the most important ingredient of all. The president arrived back in Washington on Sunday feeling triumphant, believing his latest international trip to be a resounding success. During his overnight flight on Air Force One, Trump seemed vindicated afte...
Tags: Law, Washington, China, Argentina, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Air Force One Trump


Tenant’s New Defense to Hazardous Substance Liability

Buried in the omnibus spending bill signed earlier this year were amendments to the Superfund law that for the first time make clear that tenants can qualify as bona fide prospective purchasers, protected from cleanup costs from the presence of hazardous substances on a property. The Consolidated Appropriations Act signed on March 23, 2018 included in Division N, the ‘‘Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018’’ (the BUILD Act). The Comprehensive Environmental Respon...
Tags: Law, America, Environmental, Epa, Federal, Stuart Kaplow, ASTM, CERCLA, Green Building Law, Kaplow, All Appropriate Inquiries, Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser, BUILD Act


Ex Decided to Dismiss Child Support Increase Petition and Violations

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: NYC The other day I explained to her that I do not pay child support because shes always taking me to court. I offered her multiple time to meet in person to discuss payments as well and she has refused. She dont want to remove childsupport as I asked her because she said that if I dont pay through the system neither out. Shes taking me to court to increase child support but my income has not increased and the judge explained that sh...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


Revealed: the stark evidence of everyday racial bias in Britain

Poll commissioned to launch series on unconscious bias shows gulf in negative experiences by ethnicityThe extent of racial bias faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic citizens in 21st-century Britain has been laid bare in an unprecedented study showing a gulf in how people of different ethnicities are treated in their daily lives.A survey for the Guardian of 1,000 people from minority ethnic backgrounds found they were consistently more likely to have faced negative everyday experiences – all...
Tags: Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the November 30 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Dawson v. Steager and Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Biestek v. Berryhill and Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. On Wednesday, the justices hear oral argument in Gamble v. United States...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Securities And Exchange Commission, Gamble, Lorenzo, Dawson, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Berryhill, Helsinn Healthcare S A, Steager, Biestek


Child Protective Services symposium wraps up at Cato Unbound

My second and concluding round is now posted in this month’s Cato Unbound symposium on Child Protective Services and its power to seize children from homes. Excerpt: As I mentioned in my earlier comment, there are agencies willing, as policy, to snatch children from parents over marijuana use in the home, over letting Junior sit in the back seat while Mom picks up the dry cleaning, over playing alone in the park at age 8, and over a host of other infractions within past or present normal range....
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, William, Cps, Child Protective Services, Cato Unbound, James Dwyer, WO writings, Mary Law School, Diane Redleaf


Michael Cohen makes pitch for "time-served and restitution to the IRS" based largely on his continuing cooperation

Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced by US District Judge William Pauley in New York City on December 12 after his guilty plea to charges including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress.  Late Friday, Cohen's lawyers filed this 30-page sentencing memorandum which makes a substantial plea for leniency.  Here are two good accountings of the filing: From Lawfare, "There's a Lot Going On in Michael Cohen's Sentencing Memo" From the New York Times, "Michael Cohen, Ex-Trump Lawyer, Asks U...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, New York City, Court, US, United States, Irs, Michael, Trump, Cohen, William Pauley, Michael Cohen, SCO, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump


Co-Ownership: Two Owners on Deed and Mortgage, One Won't Buy Out the Other

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Idaho I co own a home in Idaho, we were not married, bought into the home when buying out the other owners ex. My name is on deed and mortgage, I lived in and paid half of everything for 14 years. I left 7 years ago and the other owner is refusing to buy me out at a fair rate. The home is value is 125k , I am asking for 40k in buy out that is with all the expenses taken into consideration for the 7 years that I have not paid. The other o...
Tags: Law, Idaho, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Denial of Access: Renting a Room and the Owner Won't Give Me a Key for 'Legal Reasons.'

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Ohio Ive been renting a room from a woman who owns her own home for a few months now. Prior to moving in, Ididnt know her at all and so she ran a background check on me which I had no problem with as I only have one minor misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. My landlord and I became close friends as her boyfriend broke up with her and she tells me all the time that she appreciates me being a 'companion' and even went as far as to say vi...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Landlord-Tenant Law, Ididnt


How to make your own Skittles.

This amused me:That's one of 10 in a series, which you can see here. I've also watched the making of gourmet Cheetos. Very entertaining! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Food, Law, Ann Althouse


"Ronan Tynan, the Irish tenor, had called earlier in the day to ask if he could drop by, and when he showed up, [he was asked] to sing to the president."

"Mr. Tynan sang two songs, the first 'Silent Night' and the second a Gaelic song. As he sang 'Silent Night,' [former secretary of state, James A. Baker III said], 'Believe it or not, the president was mouthing the words.' Mr. Baker held Mr. Bush’s hand and rubbed his feet for nearly a half-hour...."From "'I Love You, Too': George Bush’s Final Days" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Christmas, George Bush, Baker, Bush, Tynan, Ann Althouse, Bush I, James A Baker III, Ronan Tynan


Fear stops reporting of sexual harassment at the bar, says top QC

Young lawyers do not complain in case it damages their careers, says Jo DelahuntySexual harassment at the bar is not being reported because pupils and young lawyers fear their careers will be damaged if they complain, according to a senior barrister.Delivering a public lecture at Gresham College in central London, Prof Jo Delahunty QC suggested there was widespread complacency about the prevalence of inappropriate behaviour in chambers and even by judges in courts. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, London, Law, Women, UK News, Barristers, Sexual Harassment, Gresham College, Jo DelahuntySexual, Jo Delahunty


Russian journalist 'seen behaving suspiciously' at UK military base

London-based Timur Siraziev was reportedly filming at 77th Brigade’s Berkshire barracksA journalist for Russian-state media reportedly triggered a top-level security alert after he was observed filming outside a British military cyberwarfare headquarters.Timur Siraziev was seen passing the 77th Brigade’s barracks in Hermitage, Berkshire, as he filmed a report for Russia’s Channel One alleging UK officials faked evidence to prove that Russia had committed war crimes in Syria, the Mail on Sunday s...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Russia, Conservatives, UK News, Syria, Military, Channel One, Gavin Williamson, Sergei Skripal, Timur Siraziev, Hermitage Berkshire, Berkshire barracksA


"[A]ny variance in skin tone is obscured by lighting and makeup that have the effect of creating a stultifying homogeneity, which is the point and amounts, ultimately, to an eerie celebration of whiteness."

From "The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas" by Ginia Bellafante (NYT).Key fact: 10% of the Rockettes are black.Also, on the day when Bellafante saw the show — which is called "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes" — "The crowd was overwhelmingly white."ADDED: I thought the whole point of that Rockettes kind of dancing is that they move as if they are all one. E pluribus unum, one might say. That's the style, so why go to the show at all if you feel "stultified" by "h...
Tags: Law, Dancing, Radio City Rockettes, Rockettes, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Whiteness, Bellafante


"As a prosecutor, you build a case by having your cooperating accomplice witnesses plead guilty to the big scheme you are trying to pin on the main culprit."

"After all, what makes these witnesses accomplices, literally, is that they were participants in the main culprit’s crime. That’s the scheme you’re trying to prove. So, on guilty-plea day, the cooperator comes into court and admits guilt to the same conspiracy on which you are trying to nail the lead defendant. That gets you 90 percent of the way home.... This kind of guilty plea signals to the world, including to all the other suspects, that the accomplice is ready to testify that the criminal ...
Tags: Law, Trump, Andrew Mccarthy, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Trump Russia, Prosecutorial Ethics, Trump troubles, Criminalization Of Politics


This may be more Peter, Paul & Mary — and more Christmas — than you really want...

... but here, I found this...PP&M swoop into NYC in an animated flying sleigh and we see the twin towers....It was 1988. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mary, Peter Paul, Ann Althouse, Peter Paul & Mary


"Abigail was right to be confused. Under her state’s law, what Grant did was not technically illegal..."

"... even though he later admitted that he knew Abigail wasn’t consenting to sex with him. That’s because in Indiana, sex only becomes rape when it’s compelled through force or threats, if the victim is mentally disabled and can’t properly consent, or if he or she is unaware that the sex is occurring. Abigail knew she was having sex. She just didn’t know it was with Grant.... When you have sex with someone, are you agreeing to sleep with just the physical entity before you? Or is it something bi...
Tags: Law, Indiana, Lying, Grammar, Rape, Grant, Abigail, Ann Althouse


Archbishop of Canterbury: I am not too political

Justin Welby defends his comments on inequality and backs UN report on UK povertyThe archbishop of Canterbury has defended his right to intervene on issues that might be deemed political as he backed the findings in the UN envoy’s report on poverty in Britain.Philip Alston’s report, published last month, prompted a political row, after the government rejected its conclusions that “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies had inflicted “great misery” on people. Continue read...
Tags: Politics, UK, Religion, Society, UK News, Poverty, Britain, Social exclusion, Christianity, Un, Justin Welby, Anglicanism, Inequality, Canterbury, Philip Alston


New York State - Strange Key Turns Up in Totebag the Day I Am Let Go

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NEW YORK Okay, so I know this sounds paranoid and strange, but I was let go from my job on Tuesday. I found a strange key in my totebag later that day, which I absolutely know is not mine and that I never put there. It could be the key to something in the office (there was an issue the week before with looking for the key to the door, which is never used, it's locked in another way), or to a client's apartment, I don't know. A...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor



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