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Commentary On Open Carry Of Guns In North Carolina

Asheville Citizen-Times: Question: I know that you have to have a license to carry a concealed weapon in our area. But a friend told me that if you do not conceal the weapon and it is out in the open, with a few exceptions you can carry a weapon in public. Specifically, he said you can walk around downtown Asheville with a shotgun or a machete and it is legal. I’m having a hard time believing that. Could the Answer Man investigate and explain what the particulars of the law are? Where can and wh...
Tags: Guns, Military, North Carolina, Open Carry, Firearms, North Carolina Department of Justice, ATF, SBR, Asheville, Asheville Citizen Times, Christina Hallingse, North Carolina Open Carry, Asheville Police Department, Hallingse, The North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Firearms Laws


The Big 3 Legal Issues for 2019

There are lots of legal topics that will likely make headlines in 2019, but here are my top 3 pick for hot or important legal issues in the new year: Cannabis-related litigation will abound.The much anticipated legislation for marijuana legalization was already delayed by punting back and forth by the Senate. Implementation in Ontario was further hampered by restrictions on sales and distribution issues due to the postal strike. Most cannabis in Ontario is currently still sourced illegally. The...
Tags: Europe, Law, Senate, Canada, Ontario, Justice Issues


Default Judgments: Can You Get Relief from a Judgment Held by a Junk Debt Buyer

My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: New York. This was big news: https://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/12...nounces-6.aspx Attorney General Slatery Announces $6 Million Settlement With Encore Capital Group To Reform Debt Buying And Collection Practices Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced on Tuesday that Tennessee joined 42 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and it...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Tennessee, District Of Columbia, Civil Procedure, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, NY AG, Herbert H Slatery III, Midland Funding LLC, Encore Capital Group Inc, Encoure Capital, Midland Credit Management Inc, Encoure


Debt Collectors: New York Allows Victims of Encoure Capital to Be Terrorized While Others Get Relief

My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: New York. This was big news: https://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/12...nounces-6.aspx Attorney General Slatery Announces $6 Million Settlement With Encore Capital Group To Reform Debt Buying And Collection Practices Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced on Tuesday that Tennessee joined 42 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and it...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Tennessee, District Of Columbia, Debts and Collections, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, NY AG, Herbert H Slatery III, Midland Funding LLC, Encore Capital Group Inc, Encoure Capital, Midland Credit Management Inc, Encoure


Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: Can You Be Required to Go to Court for a Red Light Ticket from a Different State

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New York. I was thinking about redlight Cameras today, I live in Suffolk County, close to Nassau County and we have a real problem with both of them here on Long Island. Studies over the years have shown these intersections have become more dangerous simply because some idiots now slam on their brakes as soon as they see a yellow t avoid a red light ticket. All of that is a discussion that has already been had. Here is what I am curiou...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Law, Virginia, Nassau County, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Suffolk County


Red Light, How Can 3rd Party Out of State Company Make You Go to Court

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New York. I was thinking about redlight Cameras today, I live in Suffolk County, close to Nassau County and we have a real problem with both of them here on Long Island. Studies over the years have shown these intersections have become more dangerous simply because some idiots now slam on their brakes as soon as they see a yellow t avoid a red light ticket. All of that is a discussion that has already been had. Here is what I am curiou...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Law, Virginia, Nassau County, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Suffolk County, State Company Make


Police Struggle To Stop Flood Of Firearms Into UK

The Guardian: Police and border officials are struggling to stop a rising supply of illegal firearms being smuggled into Britain, a senior police chief has warned. Chief constable Andy Cooke, the national police lead for serious and organised crime, said law enforcement had seen an increased supply of guns over the past year, and feared that it would continue in 2019. The Guardian has learned that the situation is so serious that the National Crime Agency has taken the rare step of using its leg...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Britain, Military, Gun Control, NCA, National Crime Agency, Andy Cooke


Gun Parts Buyers Beware!

Arkansas Online: On leupold.com, Leupold issues a warning against purchasing Leupold-labeled optics from wish.com, ioffer.com, aliexpress.com, alibaba.com and many others. The most commonly counterfeited products, according to Leupold, mimic Mark 4 rifle scopes, VX-III rifle scopes, Prismatic rifle scopes, CQ/T rifle scopes, LCO sights and Deltapoint Pro sights. The products are illegally imported from the People’s Republic of China, which is a profligate violator of patent and trademark rights....
Tags: Guns, Military, Arkansas, Firearms, Republic of China, Chicoms, Leupold, Leupold Stevens, DeltaPoint


Challenge To Bump Stock ATF Ruling

David Codrea writing at Ammoland: The stock I obtained, signed by inventor Bill Akins and still in its original packaging, was initially approved as “legal,” then was deemed “illegal,” subsequently returned for rework to remove the spring and once more deemed “legal.”  Now it is supposedly illegal again and if I don’t obey the order to rid myself of my twice-confirmed “legal” property, I’ll be branded a felon and subject to life and freedom-destroying punishments. For the record, I have no inten...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, ATF, Ammoland, David Codrea, Bill Akins, Bump Stocks


How to add a background image to your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn now allows anyone with a profile to now add a background image. Once limited to those with Premium accounts, this new capability is now available to everyone with a LinkedIn account. LinkedIn added this feature about 3 months ago. To add, go to your LinkedIn profile and click on the pencil icon located to the right of your photo, then upload photo in the area above your headshot. You can modify the photo for scale, coloring and even add a filter to the photo. Be aware that the images...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Linkedin


A hasty review of the SL&P year that was 2018

Year in review stories are catnip to me, so I figured I might as well use an unexpected little pocket of free time to create my own listing of big events in 2018 based on a lightning quick review of blog posts from the past year.  This listing is not representative or even all that reflective, and I welcome reader input on stories forgotten or unmentioned (or poorly ranked).  So, for giggles and comment, here is a list of post titles and links providing an imperfect, too-quick review of some not...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, United States, Bill Cosby, Ohio, Louisiana, Doj, Kennedy, Philly, Michael Cohen, Jeff Sessions, Anthony Kennedy


Non Sequiturs: 12.30.18

* In 2018, what did Donald Trump talk about when he talked about the courts? Adam Feldman dives into the data to find out. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of President Trump and the judiciary, he continues to appoint federal judges at a record pace -- but the Democrats are doing everything they can to slow down his progress. [Bench Memos / National Review] * If you care at all about affordable housing, then you should be heartened by these developments in the fight against exclusionary zoning, a...
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Federal Judges, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Litigation, Legal Technology, Litigators, Trump, Adam Feldman


Highlighting continued work (and optimism) on alternatives to incarceration

I have had the great honor and pleasure for many years now of working with folks at the Aleph Institute, a national nonprofit that works on various criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction efforts. Hanna Liebman Dershowitz, who is director of special projects for the alternative sentencing division of the Aleph Institute, has this new New York Law Journal piece headlined "Our Country Grapples With Deepest Challenges Around Sentencing," discussing work on alternatives to incarceration and...
Tags: Law, Columbia Law School, Aleph, Douglas A Berman, New York Law Journal, Aleph Institute, Hanna Liebman Dershowitz


I'm tracking what I believe is the NYT's obvious selection for the 2020 Democratic Party nominee for President — Kamala Harris.

I started yesterday, blogged here, with my new tag "NYT pushes Kamala." Today, at the top right corner of the home page:There's no particular reason for that op-ed to appear now other than to give KH some substance within our political emotions. Here's an excerpt:I remember that I had just entered the race for California attorney general and she asked me how it was going.“Mommy, these guys are saying they’re going to kick my ass,” I told her.She called her mother "Mommy."She rolled over and look...
Tags: Law, California, Motherhood, Hillary, Stanford University, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, NYT pushes Kamala, Kamala Today


Ex-U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Warns That Cutting Troops Hurts Leverage With Taliban

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the U.S. has traded away a 'leverage point'
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Stanley McChrystal, Onetime


Supreme Court hears “bare-metal” asbestos case

Modern asbestos litigation has been described as an unending quest for the solvent defendant. Air and Liquid Systems v. DeVries, argued in October before the Supreme Court, presents the question of whether to permit suits against companies that made products containing no asbestos, “on the grounds that they had reason to foresee that the mineral would be used in conjunction with the products they did make.” I discuss the case in this new Reason piece. More coverage of the oral argument from Bra...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Asbestos, Federalist Society, Ronald Mann, WO writings, Devries, Justin Torres, Liquid Systems, Brandi Buchman Courthouse News, Robert H Wright Washington Legal Foundation


Avvo Defeats False Advertising Lawsuit Alleging Pay-to-Play–Davis v. Avvo

The plaintiff alleges that Avvo provides editorial benefits to lawyers who advertise on Avvo, which causes the advertisers to get prospective clients who would have chosen the non-advertising lawyers. There are some parallels to the lawsuits against Yelp alleging pay-to-play, most of which went nowhere. This lawsuit also goes nowhere. Avvo’s Ratings. Applying the narrow definition of commercial speech, the court says the ratings don’t constitute commercial speech because they don’t propose a tra...
Tags: Google, Law, Marketing, Davis, Avvo, Browne, Pro Verification Avvo, Avvo Inc, Vrdolyak, Avvo Lawsuit Against Avvo for Lawyer, Avvo Avvo Wins Big


The Mysterious Origins of the New Year’s Eve Kiss

A historian addresses a theory about the origins of the New Year's Eve kiss
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Society, Holidays 2018


This week at the court

On Friday the justices meet for their January 4 conference; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions likely relisted for this conference. The calendar for the January sitting, which will begin on January 7, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court, John Elwood


At the Noble Rat Café...

... have some coffee-based conviviality. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Bankrupt In Indiana

The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who committed serious misconduct in multiple bankruptcy matters Respondent stole clients’ funds, neglected clients’ cases, and disregarded court orders, all serious transgressions. See Matter of Pierce, 80 N.E.3d 888, 890 (Ind. 2017).... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana, Pierce, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Abby Road

The New Jersey Supreme Court has accepted a consent to disbarment. The United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey announced last month A former New Jersey lawyer today admitted his role in a money laundering scheme, U.S. Attorney... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States, New Jersey, New Jersey Supreme Court, District of New Jersey, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Abby Road


Thou Shalt Not Mulct

The California State Bar Court Hearing Department recommends disbarment for an attorney's abusive billing practices Respondent's procedures for dealing with complaining clients constituted overreaching. When clients complained about her billings, she would threaten to sue or file liens against them.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Hearing Department


Petitions to parliament in 2018 include Danny Dyer peerage request

Rejected petitions reveal interests from Brexit and Syria to veganism and dog welfareWhite chocolate Creme Eggs, a ban on the computer game Fortnite and a peerage for Danny Dyer were among the desires expressed in thousands of rejected petitions to parliament in 2018, revealing a unique picture of a nation’s thwarted desires.As well as Brexit, which was the single most frequent issue raised, topics on the nation’s mind included plastic pollution, war in Syria, dog welfare, vegan diets and bad la...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Society, UK News, Syria, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Wembley, Universal credit, Brexit, Danny Dyer, Fortnite


NYT: credit card companies should cut off (or report) gun sales

In the New York Times, financial writer Andrew Ross Sorkin asks why credit card companies and banks should not be made to monitor customers’ accounts for unusual gun purchases and share the information with law enforcers. Excerpts from my response at Cato. …In an advocacy piece imperfectly dressed up as a news story, New York Times financial reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin observes that some perpetrators of mass public shootings have bought guns and ammo using credit cards, and asks why credit card ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Banks, Uncategorized, Aclu, New York Times, Sorkin, Andrew Ross Sorkin, WO writings


"In the flickering light of the campfire, you can’t do much that requires keen eyesight like sewing or making tools, but you can chat away across the flickering flames."

"This is nicely illustrated by what South African San Bushmen talk about around their campfires. When anthropologist Polly Wiesner listened in on their conversations, she found that daytime conversations typically consisted of boring factual topics and discussions of trading agreements with neighbours, but evening conversations were invariably about social topics or involved storytelling and jokes.... So, if you want to know the secret of a long and happy life... the important thing is to take ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Poetry, Rome, Conversation, Drinking, John, Financial Times, Roman, Ibsen, Paul Johnson, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse


"I pretend to be a Democrat because I feel like people assume Democrats are 'good' and Republicans are 'bad.'"

"I am pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, anti-hate, but Democrats to me are even bigger hypocrites than Republicans. I always vote for the most socially liberal Republican and I lie about it."Says an anonymous 30-year-old New Yorker, quoted in "13 Political Secrets People Kept From Family and Friends. What’s Yours?/We asked readers to share a political secret they’d never told a soul. Hundreds responded," from 2 months ago, just before the elections, but I'm reading it this morning in the NYT because...
Tags: Law, Divorce, Trump, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trump derangement syndrome


Can we all just get along?

Dogs and cats together: The dog pets the cat and, in response, the cat stands up and hugs the dog:Did my dog just pet my cat?? And did my cat just hug my dog?? pic.twitter.com/PuNWB1Ggzw— Jordan Ireland (@jor_nicole4) December 28, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Cats, Law, Dogs, Gestures, Hugs, Ann Althouse, Jordan Ireland


Protests after violent seizure of Peking University's Marxist Society

The Marxist Society of Peking University were getting ready to celebrate Mao's 125th birthday when the university administration abruptly deposed its leader, Qui Zhanxuan, and replaced the Society's leadership and upper cadres with 32 ringers largely drawn from the Communist Youth League or the Chinese Communist Party. The ensuing student protests ("Give us back our Marxist student society, resist violence on campus") were violently suppressed, with protesters beaten and dragged away, and a...
Tags: Post, News, China, Society, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Party, Mao, Ccp, Tiananmen Square, Careful What You Wish For, Peking University, Peter Symonds, Communist Youth League, Student Organizers, Marxist Society


Eligibility: Dice Game Patent Craps Out

by Dennis Crouch In re Marco Guldenaar Holdings B.V. (Fed. Cir. 2018) Guldenaar is is seeking to patent his method of playing a dice game using specially marked dice.  U.S. App. No.  13/078,196.  The PTAB denied his patent on eligibility grounds and the Federal Circuit has now affirmed — holding that the method of game play is an abstract idea and the special markings on the dice represent unpatentable printed matter.  The decision here falls in line with In re Smith, 815 F.3d 816 (Fed. Cir. 201...
Tags: Law, Smith, Patent, Alice, Fed, Stevens, Chen, Bryson, PTO, Sotomayor, Mayer, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Bilski, GINSBURG BREYER



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