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Runaways: Can You be Charged With Harboring a 17-Year-Old Runaway

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Texas My daughter's 17 year old friend wants to move in with us. I won't go in to the details of why, but her circumstances would likely not fall into "abuse" by the state. It is hard to prove emotional abuse. From the research I have read online, it is unlikely the police will require her to return home, but we are concerned about whether we could legally be charged with harboring a runaway. She says she would tell her parents where she was, w...
Tags: Texas, Law, Juvenile Law


Runaways: Harboring a Runaway

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Texas My daughter's 17 year old friend wants to move in with us. I won't go in to the details of why, but her circumstances would likely not fall into "abuse" by the state. It is hard to prove emotional abuse. From the research I have read online, it is unlikely the police will require her to return home, but we are concerned about whether we could legally be charged with harboring a runaway. She says she would tell her parents where she was, w...
Tags: Texas, Law, Juvenile Law


Weekend Range Time

Spent Saturday with friends and neighbors in the field.  It was nice to bang steel (12″ diameter) at 100 yards and 200 yards with 5.56mm, and nice to hit steel at 340 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor (Ruger Precision).  That Ruger is a nice gun, but heavy as a load of bricks. It was also nice to bang steel at 100 yards with a Marlin 30-30 lever-gun using iron sights.  And it was especially nice to hit the same steel at 100 yards with my CMMG PSB .45 ACP, using only an EOTech 1X red dot holographic sight...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, ACP, Marlin, Creedmoor Ruger Precision That Ruger


Creating the AI in Our Own Image

Human being, as a self-absorbed species, tend to perceive ourselves as the most superior organism on the planet. The apex predator among apex predators. This trope is is found throughout our popular culture, and often explains our relationship with other animals and the environment around us. The notion of dominance can even be found in the Bible, with humans being created in the image of the creator, specifically so that they could rule (רְדּוּ֩) over the world (Gen 1:26). In contrast, many Ind...
Tags: Technology, Law, France, South America, North America, Western Europe, East Asia, Adam, Victor Frankenstein, Middle East South Asia, Mary Shelley, Moral Machine


Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose


Review Of Holosun 507c Pistol Red Dot Sight

John appears to like the Holosun, and it’s cheaper than the competitors. I did a little time with a pistol red dot sight on Saturday for the first time, and reflexively looked for the front post and tried to co-witness it with the dot.  That’s wrong, but breaking that habit will be tough if I get a pistol red dot sight.  I’ll need to spend some time turning training time into muscle memory.
Tags: Guns, Military, John, Firearms, Holosun, Pistol Red Dot Sights


Sales Agreements: Purchased a Used Vehicle That Has an Out-of-State Lien

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: california On october 2nd 2018 i bought a used car from a small dealer/auction lot for 2500 cash. I also paid DMV registration and title fees, hence the dealer can handle that for customers. After 3 months of waiting for my plates and title in the mail i finally get an answer from the dealer that they havent done it yet because their is a lien on the car i bought. So they dont even have the title. If it technically wasnt their car in th...
Tags: Law, DMV, Cars and Dealerships, Lien


At the Talking Rat Café...

... surely you can keep up your end of the conversation. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Are Great Deer Rifles Fading Into History?

Opinion by Rick Windham: I have picked up several classic rifles at gun shows. They are rifles I read about as I grew up dreaming of big game hunts. They are chambered in calibers that may not be totally forgotten, but they are off the radar of most younger hunters. For example, I was in an antelope camp a couple of years ago and there was a younger hunter (early 30s) in the group. Most of the other rifles in camp were calibers like .243, .308, 7mm Mag, but I had a .264 Winchester Magnum. The gu...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Roberts, PRC, Mauser, Creedmoor, Whelen, Ammunition, Outdoor Life Magazine, O'Conner, Rick Windham, Jack O'Conner


Bought a Used Car from a Small Dealership in California That Has a Lien in Nv

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: california On october 2nd 2018 i bought a used car from a small dealer/auction lot for 2500 cash. I also paid DMV registration and title fees, hence the dealer can handle that for customers. After 3 months of waiting for my plates and title in the mail i finally get an answer from the dealer that they havent done it yet because their is a lien on the car i bought. So they dont even have the title. If it technically wasnt their car in th...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, Cars and Dealerships


Traffic Accidents: What Are Your Legal Remedies when a Vehicle Crashes into Your House

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Maryland. In Anne Arundel county, Maryland, on Monday (1/28/2019) like a would-be terrorist this driver crashes through a chain link fence, through a closed garage door, and into the lower level of my single-family home demolishing the bathroom and plowing through walls, doors, personal property and destroying everything else in his idiot path. He narrowly missed a 5-gallon can of gasoline. The destruction was so severe that the cou...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Accidents and Injuries, Anne Arundel County Maryland


Traffic Accidents: What Are Legal Remedies when Vehicle Crashes into House

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Maryland. In Anne Arundel county, Maryland, on Monday (1/28/2019) like a would-be terrorist this driver crashes through a chain link fence, through a closed garage door, and into the lower level of my single-family home demolishing the bathroom and plowing through walls, doors, personal property and destroying everything else in his idiot path. He narrowly missed a 5-gallon can of gasoline. The destruction was so severe that the co...
Tags: Maryland, Law, House, Accidents and Injuries, Anne Arundel County Maryland


Non Sequiturs: 02.10.19

* Irina Manta, a recent addition to the roster of Volokh Conspirators, assesses some of the attacks leveled against D.C. Circuit nominee Neomi Rao. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * In other nomination news, Thomas Jipping explains why conservatives should temper their excitement over those 44 judicial nominees who just got reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Michael Dorf's take on Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals on the Supreme Co...
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Religion, Alabama, Blogging, Death Penalty, Abortion, Capital punishment, Louisiana, Litigation, Legal Technology, Litigators, Casetext, John Roberts


"When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing."

The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative. When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Labor, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Idleness


The Green New Deal — don't ask if it's practical, it's "aspirational," and people are looking for "dreamers."

That's the message Markos Moulitsas (founder of The Daily Kos) delievered — with an assist from WBUR news correspondent Kimberly Atkins — on “Meet the Press" today (transcript).The moderator Chuck Todd got the conversation going by reading Trump's tweet:"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called carbon footprint to permanently eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas, and the military even if no other country ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Sarcasm, Atkins, Environmentalism, Amy Klobuchar, Kos, Trump, Democratic Party, Chuck Todd, Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, WBUR, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Markos Moulitsas


CNN's Nina Turner stomps on a Democratic Congresswoman's effort to blame Trump for the problems with the Democratic Party leadership in Virginia.

I loved this exchanged on "State of the Union" this morning. (Transcript and video.) Jake Tapper was moderating a panel about the mess in Virginia involving the Governor and the Attorney General, both white men who wore blackface years ago, and the black Lieutenant Governor, whom 2 women have accused of rape. Tapper asked Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan (a woman of Mexican heritage) to confirm that she wouldn't want the 3 men — all Democrats — to resign, given that it would make the Republic...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Gucci, Turner, Trump, Democratic Party, United States of America, Jake Tapper, Fairfax, Jake, Tapper, Nina Turner, Ann Althouse, Partisanship


Boris Johnson backs call for multibillion cut to UK aid budget

Tory report says DfID could be folded into Foreign Office and aid spending redefinedCalls for a multibillion-pound cut in the UK’s overseas aid budget and closure of the Department for International Development (DfID) as a separate Whitehall entity are set out in a new Conservative vision for a post-Brexit “global Britain” backed by the former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.Current definitions of aid spending would be broadened to include peacekeeping, and the BBC’s World Service would be expan...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Bbc, Britain, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Whitehall, Brexit, Foreign Office, Department for International Development (DfID, World Service


The Grammy's: So Many Awards, So Little Time

The Grammy's won't be live on CBS for another hour or so, but you can watch what's happened so far at the Grammy site here. The Red Carpet pix are up there as well. Expect a big commotion when Korea's uber-popular boy bandBTS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Korea, Cbs


Amy Klobuchar hears America singing.

She's getting snow covered and quoting Walt Whitman as she announces her candidacy...The event is over now, so I've taken down the link to the live feed. I didn't get to hear much of the speech, but the heavy snowfall was a fantastic touch. Loved it. And loved the quoting of Whitman. She recited the first line of the poem that I'll reprint in full:I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,The carpenter singing his ...
Tags: Law, America, Snow, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Bezos, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Ann Althouse, Whitman She


How despicable (or clever) is Trump's "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019 I'm seeing Trump getting trashed — "Twitter Lampoons Trump for Apparent Trail of Tears Joke Aimed at Elizabeth Warren" (Mediaite)."The joke here is that the Trail of ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, History, Empathy, Viral, Native Americans, Pocahontas, Liz, Trump, Donald J Trump, Natchez Trace, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Too Much Drama, Trump rhetoric


This week at the court

On Friday, the justices meet for their February 15 conference. The calendar for the February sitting, which will begin on Tuesday, February 19, 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


Doesn't the FIRST STEP Act add juice to Eighth Amendment challenge to extreme stacked 924(c) sentence in Rivera-Ruperto?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by the interesting intersection of an important sentencing reform in the new FIRST STEP Act and an important Eighth Amendment case that I have had my eye on for some time  finally getting before the Supreme Court.  Let me explain, starting with the FIRST STEP provision. For those particularly concerned about extreme mandatory minimum sentences, Section 403 of the FIRST STEP Act is a heartening overdue change to federal sentencing law.  This prov...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Fbi, United States, Kennedy, First Circuit, Rivera, Barron, Anthony Kennedy, David Barron, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, Paul Cassell, Weldon Angelos


"I’ve wanted a higher power to provide that same narcotic delight one feels in the early stages of a relationship."

"In those rare white-light moments when I have felt a holy bliss, I’ve quickly purchased a candle or crystal, hoping to pocket the feeling. Unfortunately, that feeling cannot be contained in an object any more than it can be pinned down to one human being. It is so easy to confuse spiritual longing with a craving for romantic love. Beautiful people are everywhere, whereas the desire for some kind of eternal beauty or ineffable truth is more nebulous, always just out of reach. Recently, on a solo...
Tags: Psychology, Jewelry, Law, Relationships, Poetry, Love, Paris, Kissing, John Keats, Keats, Statue of Liberty, Ann Althouse, Melissa Broder, Religion Substitutes


Words of Ambiguity in Specification Save patent Scope

by Dennis Crouch Continental Circuits LLC v. Intel Corp (Fed. Cir. 2019) Claim-construction used to be the bread-and-butter of Federal Circuit decisions.  That standard was of course upset by the onslaught of eligibility decisions from district courts and BRI obviousness cases out of the PTAB. The patents at issue here all relate to circuit board construction – and dealing with the problem of delamination. The claimed solution is uses “a unique surface structure . . . comprised of teeth that are...
Tags: Law, Patent, Phillips, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Continental Circuits LLC, Intel Corp Fed


Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.

Click to enlarge and clarify...Here's a link to last night's café."Marriage is the death of hope" brings up webpages that purport to quote Woody Allen. I'm dubious. "Marriage is the death of romance" gets me to some boring relationship advice plus the assertion that it's the translation of a Chinese proverb:I'm dubious. It used to be very common to hear characters on TV (often in ads) say "Ancient Chinese wisdom" (in a fake Chinese accent) followed by something in the form of a proverb (almost a...
Tags: Google, Hope, Marriage, Law, China, Atlanta, George Carlin, Paris, Boxing, Theater, Jackson, Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Fake, Ali, Evey


Cato joins amicus brief challenging Indian Child Welfare Act

“For Congress to impose a racialized and non-neutral regime on parents and children is not only unwise and unfair, but unconstitutional.” The Cato Institute has joined an amicus brief challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Fifth Circuit case of Brackeen v. Bernhard. I’ve got more details in a new post at Cato at Liberty. Earlier on ICWA here. Tags: adoption, Cato Institute, Indian tribes
Tags: Law, Congress, Uncategorized, Adoption, Cato, Cato Institute, Fifth Circuit, Bernhard, ICWA, Indian tribes, Brackeen


Busy Legislative Session Has Lots of Employment Law Bills On Tap (Part 1)

The Connecticut General Assembly is already busy with a full compliment of employment law bills under consideration.  At this point, it seems likely that several will pass in one form or another and thus employers should be playing close attention to the developments. Here are a few of the Senate ones that I’m watching (I’ll tackle the House bills in tomorrow’s post): Senate Bill 1 – This is the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill that has been kicking around for a few years.  Late last week, th...
Tags: Law, Senate, Restaurants, Bills, Legislation, Service, House, Scheduling, Sexual Harassment, Equal Pay, Shift, Senate Bill, Confidentiality, Connecticut General Assembly, Paid Leave, Wage & Hour


Some recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Though it has only been a few weeks since I did a round-up of posts of note from my blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, interesting recent developments and some timely research prompts me to highlight some of the MLP&R action.  So, with criminal-justice-related stories at the top: Interesting (and disappointing?) numbers from Washington after Gov promised to pardon thousands with prior marijuana convictions "Traffic fatalities within US states that have legalized recreational ca...
Tags: Law, Washington, US, United States, John Boehner, Ohio, New York State, Baltimore State, US House, Douglas A Berman, National Cannabis Roundtable


Austin Police Chief is the last person who should be giving other chiefs advice on rape-clearance rate data!

Bizarrely, Austin Police Chief Bryan Manley is scheduled to speak to the Major Cities Police Chiefs' Association in Washington D.C. this week to share "hard lessons he's learned" about how police categorize sexual assault cases.He's not ready. Manley hasn't yet taken responsibility for what happened or been held accountable for his cynical strategy to blame rape victims for APD-management malfeasance. Until he does, he shouldn't be lecturing anybody on this topic. In fact, this might be a good w...
Tags: Law, Washington, Austin, Houston, Apd, Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, Manley, Austin Police, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Art Acevedo, Donegan, Bryan Manley, Major Cities Police Chiefs Association, Liz Donegan


"Warren uses vivid speech that's fascinatingly similar to Trump's."

That's something I wrote on August 10, 2016, and I'm reading it again after writing about Elizabeth Warren's speech yesterday. In 2016, I was addressing Warren's tweet, "@realDonaldTrump makes death threats because he's a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl." I want to add my new "Warren is like Trump" tag to that. And I want to find the transcript from yesterday's speech so I can pull quotes that made me feel it was Trumpish. But let me give you some of this 201...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, United States, Warren, Donald Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Donald, 2016 Campaign, Bernie, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Emotional Politics



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