Attorney General Bill Barr On Gun Rights

What gun rights? On the DeConcini amendment, I would prefer a limitation on the clip size. But ultimately, I would recommend the President sign a bill that had the Brady waiting period and the DeConcini assault weapons provisions in it as long as we had other tough crime measures in it that dealt with the other problems. And I have not considered before whether the waiting period should apply to assault weapons, but — and I want to think about that, but off the top of my head, I don’t think ther...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Trump, Brady, Bill Barr, DeConcini

Sentencing: Can a Criminal Protection Order Be Overturned Although Appeal Was Waived

Hi. A person was convicted of stalking her ex-husband (falsely) and got 6 months jail. At sentencing, the defendant signed a waiver of the rights to appeal because she would have been in jail longer otherwise. At the same time a 10 year criminal protection order was entered to prevent contact between the defendant and her toddler child. There has never been any incident of harm to the child. The question is, can one person (judge) really determine the lifelong fate of a child and order the chil...
Tags: Law, Washington, Criminal Procedure, Aren

A Place Apart, Yet in the Community

The process of judicial appointments is probably one of the most important ways that the political branch of government affects the judicial branch. In their selection of candidates, a lawyer’s experiences and community involvement certainly should be considered in conjunction with their professional achievements. The changes to the appointment process, introduced on Oct. 20, 2016, have improved considerably the selection and diversity of these candidates, especially as compared to the track rec...
Tags: UK, Law, Toronto, Canada, United States, Middle East, Cambridge, Muslim, Court of appeal, Somalia, Council, Grant, Ethics Committee, Black, Ontario, Martin

At the Christmas Eve Eve Cafe...

... say what you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

After Buying a New Car I Found a “dealer Add on Fee” of ~$1,200. Can I Get a Refund

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Texas After buying a new car I found a “Dealer Add On Fee” of ~$1,200. Can I get a refund? I asked them for an itemized list of what it includes and they said they can not provide one, but that I can bring it in for window tint, mud flaps, trunk liner, and wheel locks. These things are not worth $1,200. I heard there was a law that dealerships must provide detailed descriptions of what their charges cover. Is it too late or can I force ...
Tags: Law, Cars and Dealerships

Legal Permanent Residency: Family of 4

My brother family of 4 came to NJ from Pakistan. They all had 2 years permition So they entered with one side tickets in hand just for show they will stay. BUT NOW CHANE THE PLAN AND COMING BACK TO KHI. MY QUESTION IS THIS SAFE TO DO THAT? NO PERMITION FROM ANY LEGAL ADIVSER JUST COMING BACK FOR 6 MONTHS AND GOING AGAIN WILL THIS WORTH IT. KIDS ARE IN A LEVEL SCHOOL I AM WORRIED PLEASE RESPOND
Tags: Law, Pakistan, Permanent Residency and Naturalization

Non Sequiturs: 12.23.18

* Nancy Gertner and Laurence Tribe take Alan Dershowitz to task for his unorthodox analysis of the sentencing proceedings of General Michael Flynn. [Boston Globe] * In this elegant essay, Jane Chong uses two notable new books -- To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and the updated edition of Charles Black's classic, Impeachment: A Handbook, with a new preface and additional chapters by by Philip Bobbitt (affiliate links) -- as the jumping-off point f...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Affordable Care Act, Connor, Donald Trump, American Bar Association, Aba, Tort Reform, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurence Tribe, Jonathan Adler, Michael Flynn, Nancy Gertner, Stephen Cooper, Alan Dershowitz

"How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last twenty years on every part of foreign policy?"

Rand Paul put in a strong performance on "Face the Nation" this morning. Here's the full transcript. Excerpt:MARGARET BRENNAN: You've been on a tweet storm this morning saying, President's decision to pull out of Syria and cut our troop presence in Afghanistan in half, you said "the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington, DC, who two years ago were swearing Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars. Now they're mad because he is stopping two wars. How about you just admit you hat...
Tags: Isis, Law, Congress, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Washington Dc, Middle East, Rand Paul

Top 5 posts for 2018

I haven’t written in a while–I’ll blame it on too much work and too little time. So I thought I’d highlight the good work of the other Geeks. Here’s a list of the blog’s top 5 posts for 2018, in true Letterman style. Number 5: Lessons from a Future Life By Ryan McLead, he shares his thoughts on starting his new business. Number 4: Law Firm Innovation: When the Client is Not the Customer Greg Lambert asks, “who is the customer of legal innovation”? Number 3: Zena Applebaum shares her th...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, LexisNexis, Greg Lambert, Zena Applebaum, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Jeff Pfeifer, Emily Feltren, Marlene Gebauer, Jeff Marple, Ryan McLead, LexisNexis Technology Center Number, AALL Happy

TDC Speaker Feature: Sarah Sultan, LMHC

We know that no one runs a marathon on day 1. This Texas Dawah Convention, Sarah Sultan’s session is dedicated to understanding the impact of avoiding pain for immediate comforts on our lives, mental state, and attaining happiness. Sarah Sultan is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Sarah is currently working as a therapist at a residential treatment center f...
Tags: Religion, Society, Islam, Announcements, Muslims, Therapist, TDC, Featured Home, Family and Community, Mishkah University, Muslimmatters, Sarah Sultan, Islamic Events, Sarah Sultan LMHC, Summa Cum Laude Sarah

You don't treat Trump like that.

"Trump, Angry Over Mattis’s Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early" (NYT).When Mr. Trump first announced that Mr. Mattis was leaving, effective Feb. 28, he praised the defense secretary on Twitter, saying he was retiring “with distinction.” One aide said that although Mr. Trump had already seen the resignation letter when he praised Mr. Mattis, the president did not understand just how forceful a rejection of his strategy Mr. Mattis had issued. The president has grown increasingly angry as the days ...
Tags: Law, Trump, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military, Trump Angry Over Mattis

“I’m not asking for money or a tax rebate….Just leave me alone.”

Citing the importance of the famed Strand used bookstore as a literary hub for Gotham writers over much of the past century, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering a proposal to slap landmark status on the structure, along with some other nearby buildings in its neighborhood south of Union Square. But “Nancy Bass Wyden, who owns the Strand and its building at 826 Broadway, said landmarking could deal a death blow to the business her family has owned for 91 years, one of...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, New York City, Uncategorized, Gotham, New York Times, Broadway, Historic Preservation, Publishers, Union Square, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Corey Kilgannon, Joe Setyon Reason, Nancy Bass Wyden

SpaceX Launches Most Powerful U.S. Air Force GPS Satellite Ever

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday
Tags: Space, News, Uncategorized, Military, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Onetime, SpaceX Launches Most Powerful U S Air Force

British nuclear archive files withdrawn without explanation

Historical papers removed from public view by Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityThousands of archive files relating to Britain’s nuclear weapons and atomic energy programmes have been withdrawn without warning from public view.A vast cache of material dating from 1939 until the 1980s and including more than 1,700 files about the creation of Britain’s first nuclear bombs at Aldermaston has been unexpectedly withdrawn by the National Archives within the last week, researchers have reported. Continu...
Tags: UK News, Britain, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, National Archives, Aldermaston

"But to this very day I keep thinking whether we had the right to make the decision to start the uprising and by the same token to shorten the lives of many people by a week, a day or two."

"At the first moment when I saw the great German force entering the Ghetto, my first reaction, and I’m sure not just mine — I felt we were nothing. What could we do with our pathetic, almost non-existent weaponry, when faced with the tremendous German firepower, with light canons and tanks and armored personnel carriers and a huge infantry force numbering hundreds, hundreds if not thousands… I felt utterly helpless."Said Simcha Rotem (in 2013), quoted in "Simcha Rotem, last surviving fighter in ...
Tags: Law, Holocaust, Courage, Netanyahu, Ann Althouse, Rotem, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Simcha Rotem

Now that he's pulling the military out of Syria, is there some way we can frame Trump as the "war" president?

Yes! Here's how it looks at the NYT (click to enlarge and clarify):That's the top left corner of the home page right now: "For Trump, 'A War Every Day,' Waged Increasingly Alone." I guess that means he is beleaguered — by things like this very article — and he has to struggle with it, alone. "War" is just a metaphor. Is it a good metaphor? For something a person does alone? I think "war" is the chosen metaphor because the idea is to blot out Trump's efforts at ending war.Is the underlying articl...
Tags: Law, Syria, War, Metaphor, New York Times, Nyt, Trump, Gallup, Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Trump and the press

How to eat like a medieval peasant.

It's pretty great:And I learned that "potage" originally meant whatever you're cooking in a pot. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Meat, Food, Law, Vegetables, History, Fish, Beer, Bread, Ann Althouse

I'm watching the setting of the Full Cold Moon.

Seen just now from the window next to my desk.From the Farmer's Almanac:In Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the Moons, December’s full Moon was known as the Full Cold Moon. It is fittingly associated with the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice—the day with the least amount of daylight. This year, the Ful...
Tags: Photography, Law, Moon, The moon, Ann Althouse, Full Cold Moon

"I felt very awkward and uncomfortable. Being in between general anesthesia and awake and hearing the sounds of a blow torch inside your brain... it’s very difficult to concentrate."

Said the jazz musician who played guitar during brain surgery (not because he wanted the musical diversion but so the surgeons could see and preserve the music-playing parts of his brain). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Brain, Surgery, Ann Althouse

"Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before 'causing tsunami'. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption."

Caption to one of the many photographs at "More than 220 dead as tsunami strikes Indonesia: Giant wave wipes out pop concert killing two band members as hundreds are injured and villages destroyed after Krakatoa volcano erupts" (Daily Mail). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Indonesia, Disaster, Moon, Volcano, Ann Althouse

"Harvard did not immediately respond to a request for comment."

Key phrase. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Harvard, Ann Althouse, David Hogg

I'm thinking: Because the people I want blamed won't get blamed.

I'm reading "Why the blame game over the government shutdown is pointless" by Dylan Scott (at Vox). Let's see what he actually says:So Trump, despite seeming eager just a few days earlier to take credit for a shutdown and precipitating the crisis by threatening to veto a spending bill, is pointing his finger at the Democrats.... It sure sounds like the president is shutting down the government, and let’s not forget he just got done saying that was what he wanted to do....Under President Barack O...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Vox, Trump, Dylan Scott, Ann Althouse, Trump's Congress

"Althouse approaches all of this with a childlike demeanor, a perpetual sense of wonder as if she were discovering something fascinating for the first time."

"In a child - and sometimes even in adults - that's not a bad thing. But you'd expect more from a 67-year-old woman masquerading as a political pundit."I'm reading comments about me over at Instapundit. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Althouse, anti-Althousiana

Most talked about: How overparenting backfired on Americans

American childhood is going, going… gone, says Professor Jonathan Haidt. In the mid-'90s there was a sharp shift to overprotective parenting. In previous generations, kids were allowed to out of the house unsupervised from age 5-8, which has now become age 12-16. As a result, their independence, resilience, and problem-solving skills suffer."Give childhood back to kids so that they do what they most need to do, which is develop the skills of being an independent adult. Remember that the job of a...
Tags: Education, Parenting, Children, Adventure, Social Media, Society, Play, United States, Innovation, Fear, Exploration, Personal Growth, Jonathan Haidt

How overparenting backfired on Americans

American childhood is going, going… gone, says Professor Jonathan Haidt. In the mid-'90s there was a sharp shift to overprotective parenting. In previous generations, kids were allowed to out of the house unsupervised from age 5-8, which has now become age 12-16. As a result, their independence, resilience, and problem-solving skills suffer."Give childhood back to kids so that they do what they most need to do, which is develop the skills of being an independent adult. Remember that the job of a...
Tags: Education, Parenting, Children, Adventure, Social Media, Society, Play, United States, Innovation, Fear, Exploration, Personal Growth, Jonathan Haidt

Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (November 16 to December 21, 2018 inclusive). Oral Judgments Criminal Law: DUI (Boats); Hospital Records R. v. Culotta, 2018 ONCA 665; 2018...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, Court of appeal, Quebec, Federal Court, Michelle, Reeves, Martin, Superior Court, Sharpe, SCC, McVeigh, Lessard, Federal Court of Appeal, Gascon

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PROCÉDURE CIVILE : Il convient d’autoriser l’appel proposé par la requérante puisque le jugement entrepris, décidant de moyens préliminaires, a tranché en partie l’action collective qu’elle souha...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Canada, Amazon com Inc, Cela, Gagnon, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Québec PROCÉDURE CIVILE

Order to Show Cause - Traveling W/O Consent of Other Parent

i am a citizen of one those countries in the trump travel-ban list. my 1.5yr baby has not seen her family and i want to take her there. but her mom does not allow that. i want to get what is referred to as "Order to Show Cause" (permission of the Family Court Judge) to have court permission for travel period. please help me how i can do that.
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation

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