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Did God Give Man The “Right To Bear Arms?”

A.A.J. DeVille. If God had granted such a right, one would expect it to show up in, say, Scripture or in the broader Christian tradition. But in fact the entire language of rights is a modern novelty. None of the biblical writers knew such rights, nor the Fathers of the Church, nor the late medieval and early modern philosophers and theologians. Knowing this history, the great Catholic moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre wrote, “there are no such rights, and belief in them is one with belief ...
Tags: New York, Israel, Church, Religion, Military, Pope Francis, Un, Francis, Christ, Calvin, Jesus Christ, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Congressional Research Service, Saul


Essential Components of AR-15 Barrel Installation

Cheaper than Dirt. If it’s not USGI-pattern (that has 20 “scallops” around its circumference), most provide a head to match their nut. But I’ve seen a few I just had to wing it with, which often meant resorting to a large adjustable wrench to fit the wrench flats on the nut. To fit the drive, ask for a “crows-foot” attachment at an auto parts store. If your barrel nut is USGI-pattern, get a wrench head that fits over and into as much of the nut circumference as you can. My favorites give 360-deg...
Tags: Military, USGI, AR-15s, Longer


Oklahomans “Brace” For Constitutional Carry

News from Oklahoma. Gun control advocates say they’ll spend October distributing “firearms prohibited” window stickers to Oklahoma business owners who don’t want untrained and unlicensed consumers carrying guns into their establishments. The effort marks gun-control advocates’ next effort to thwart the new controversial gun law, which takes effect Nov. 1. “We know that our businesses are allowed to prohibit guns on their property,” said Kay Malan, of Tulsa, who volunteers with Moms Demand Action...
Tags: America, Military, Oklahoma, Second Amendment, Tulsa, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Oklahoma Gun, Kay Malan


S&W 460 XVR Performance Center Review

As readers know, I like wheel guns.  I want one of these.  I can’t have one, so says my bank account.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, XVR Performance Center Review


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Christian de Looper: Apple Patent Application hints at iPhone’s Apple logo Doubling as a Notification Light (Source: Digital Trends) Niall McCarthy: Men Still Account For The Overwhelming Majority Of Patents Worldwide (Source: Forbes) Reed Albergotti: Apple Sued by App Developer for Alleged Patent Infringement, Antitrust Violation (Source: The Washington Post) Igor Bonifacic: Apple Patent Application Describes Touchscreen Keyboards You Can Feel (Source: Enga...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington Post, Eu, Uspto, Wipo, Engadget, Niall McCarthy, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Forbes Reed Albergotti, Igor Bonifacic, Ezra Friedman, Abraham L Wickelgren, Peter K Yu, SSRN Milan Voet


Three justices attend Red Mass to mark new judicial term (CORRECTED)

This morning Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, Attorney General William Barr and Solicitor General Noel Francisco attended the Red Mass, a Roman Catholic liturgy held each year on the Sunday before the Supreme Court’s new term to “invoke God’s blessing on those responsible for the administration of justice.” The principal celebrant and homilist for the mass was the Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, who was installed as the ar...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Kansas, Corrections, Gregory, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, What's Happening Now, Noel Francisco, William Barr, Kahler, John Roberts Justices Stephen Breyer, Wilton D Gregory


Three justices attend Red Mass to mark new judicial term

This morning Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, Attorney General William Barr and Solicitor General Noel Francisco attended the Red Mass, a Roman Catholic liturgy held each year on the Sunday before the Supreme Court’s new term to “invoke God’s blessing on those responsible for the administration of justice.” The principal celebrant and homilist for the mass was the Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, who was installed as the archb...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Kansas, Gregory, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, What's Happening Now, Noel Francisco, William Barr, Kahler, John Roberts Justices Stephen Breyer, Wilton D Gregory


Police Power to Arrest Protesters for Their Own Safety

Despite the increased ability of citizens to voice their political opinions through online media, or perhaps because of it due to the creation of “echo chambers,” political expression in person has retained its attraction in our democracy. The greater polarization observed online is also reflected in real life. Last month, an anti-LGBTQ Christian group’s march through Toronto’s gay village was met by a rally promoting unity. The was just as notable, but both were dwarfed by the police presence...
Tags: Law, Court, Toronto, Canada, Ontario, Fleming, Supreme Court of Canada, MacDonald, R, Toronto Police, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, David Fenton, Dedman, Penunsi, Digital Democracy Project


Lots of SCOTUS previews as a new Term starts with a criminal bang

Tomorrow morning is the first Monday in Octber, which means the start of Supreme Court oral arguments kicking off a new Term for the Court. This ABA Journal piece, headlied "SCOTUS opens new term with criminal law cases addressing insanity defense and unanimous juries," highlights how the Term start with extra intrigue for criminal justice fans. This piece starts this way: The U.S. Supreme Court has several blockbuster cases in its new term — on gay and transgender rights, federal immigration e...
Tags: Utah, Supreme Court, Law, New Jersey, Kansas, Louisiana, ABA Journal, U S Supreme Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Roberts Court, Ramos, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Douglas A Berman, Bloomberg Law, Brett Kavanaugh


Maintenance and Repair: Tredff

My question involves real estate located in the State of: waq
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


LEED Offers Companies a Response to Declining Bird Populations

In response to a much publicized new study on North American bird populations that appeared in the journal Science last month, we received a significant number of inquiries from businesses about what an appropriate response might be from a responsible company? The study found “cumulative loss of nearly three billion birds since 1970, across most North American biomes, signals a pervasive and ongoing avifaunal crisis.” Since 1970, the researchers estimated, the North American bird population had ...
Tags: Law, Americas, Environmental, United States, Peru, ESG, Wildlife Service, Smithsonian Institution, Stuart Kaplow, LEED, USGBC, Green Building Council, Kaplow, Urban Green Council, LEED v4.1, Maryland environmental law


Animal Injuries and Dog Bites: Out of State Claim

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Tennessee. I live in Georgia and was invited by a friend to attend a fireworks party at a her condo in Tennessee. After the fireworks and returning inside to the condo, I got on the elevator with my dog. The dog was leashed, in a training collar, and in a sit command position in the corner of the elevator. On the first floor, the door opened and a woman entered and reached down to my dog who in turn, nipped her hand. The woman did ...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Tennessee, Accidents and Injuries


California Wildfire Victims Risk Being Left Out as Utility Manages Bankruptcy

Lawyers say PG&E’s bankruptcy process is pre-empting the claims of tens of thousands who suffered losses in fires linked to its equipment.
Tags: News, California, Insurance, Wildfires, Reparations, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Paradise (Calif


Overwhelmed or Ill Informed, 70,000 Wildfire Victims May Get Nothing

Lawyers say PG&E’s bankruptcy process in California is pre-empting the claims of tens of thousands who suffered losses in fires linked to its equipment.
Tags: News, California, Insurance, Wildfires, Reparations, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Paradise (Calif


Sitting on the rock of the creek...

A man waded to get to a rock in the middle of Boulder Creek. He stayed there a long time. I don't know what he was thinking.Last week in Boulder, Colorado.ADDED: See the bridge in the background? I walked up that way and stopped in the middle of the bridge to look upstream and then downstream. As I switched sides, I was surprised by a woman in tight black jeans carrying a large coffee cup and sauntering in a straight line who seemed determined to walk straight across the bridge in a manner awk...
Tags: Photography, Law, Colorado, Boulder Colorado, Boulder Creek, Ann Althouse


French protests against IVF treatment for gay and single women

Thousands march in Paris to oppose new law aimed at extending reproductive rightsTens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to protest against a new law allowing lesbian couples and single women the right to conceive children with medical help.The bill is Emmanuel Macron’s first major social reform: a law to end discrimination over women’s reproductive rights by allowing lesbian couples and single women access to medically-assisted procreation, such as IVF and sperm donation. Continue rea...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Society, World news, Paris, LGBT rights, Reproductive Rights, Emmanuel Macron


This week at the court

On Monday, the Supreme Court is expected to release additional orders from the October 1 conference at 9:30 a.m. Starting at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Kahler v. Kansas, Peter v. NantKwest and Ramos v. Louisiana. On Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Bostock v. Clayton County and Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. On Friday, the justices will meet for their October 11 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, EEOC, Clayton County, Ramos, NantKwest, This Week at the Court, Bostock, Kahler, Harris Funeral Homes, Kansas Peter


"Phony as a horse"... is that an expression? Or is this just a stray inside joke for "Family Feud" fans?

Oh, dear! I'm so distractable, stopping in the middle of a sentence (in "The Hunter Biden story is a troubling tale of privilege" (WaPo)):For all his barking and hucksterism, Rudy Giuliani is having limited success drawing the gullible into his sideshow tent. But the fact that Giuliani’s spectacle involving the Biden family is as phony as a horse...I'm off chatting about it and laughing and googling "phony as a horse" — which is all about "Family Feud" to my immense delight —  but I finally come...
Tags: Comics, TV, Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Giuliani, Horse, Fake, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Analogies, Hunter Biden, Vicki Hearne


Email tracking and lawyers: not a great mix

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** For most lawyers, email is their primary method of correspondence with clients, courts, opposing counsel and others. Over the years, we’ve become increasingly reliant on email because it’s a fairly simple and cost-effective way to communicate. Of course, as technology has advanced, so too have the tools that can be used to make email more useful. Many of these tools have the end effect of streamlin...
Tags: New York, Law, Islamic State, Pennsylvania, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Navy Times, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Alaska Bar Association Ethics Committee, Committee on Professional Ethics


Scholarship gone right, and wrong

Old, new property law casebooks make for a contrast of doctrine versus indoctrination [Charles Rounds Jr., Martin Center] Former Yale dean Anthony Kronman’s latest book, The Assault on American Excellence, is a pointed critique of trends at elite universities [Caron/TaxProf; I reviewed one of Kronman’s earlier books back when] Shortcomings of present law school model leave dire need for alternatives [Mark Pulliam, Southeast Texas Record] “On the Ethics of Legal Scholarship” [Marquette Law Review...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Yale, Law Schools, Kronman, Property Law, Colleges and Universities, Caron TaxProf, Anthony Kronman, Charles Rounds Jr Martin Center, Mark Pulliam Southeast Texas Record, Marquette Law Review, Carissa Byrne Hessick Paul Horwitz


Without Explanation

I regularly express concern about the sorry state of attorney discipline in New Jersey. Often the object of my disaffection is the Disciplinary Review Board . Not today. The New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a Disciplinary Review Board finding of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


"Association of Restrictive Housing During Incarceration With Mortality After Release"

The title of this post is the title of this disconcerting new research by multiple authored just published via JAMA Network Open.  Here is its abstract: Importance Restrictive housing, otherwise known as solitary confinement, during incarceration is associated with poor health outcomes. Objective To characterize the association of restrictive housing with reincarceration and mortality after release. Design, Setting, and Participants This retrospective cohort study included 229 274 individuals w...
Tags: Law, North Carolina, Douglas A Berman, JAMA Network Open Here


Filing a Complaint: How to Use Unpublished Opinions

My question involves court procedures for the state of: New Jersey. My question is how are you allowed to use (cite) unpublished opinions in writing a complaint? Quote: 1:36-3. Unpublished Opinions No unpublished opinion shall constitute precedent or be binding upon any court. Except for appellate opinions not approved for publication that have been reported in an authorized administrative law reporter, and except to the extent required by res judicata, collateral estoppel...
Tags: Google, Law, New Jersey, Civil Procedure


Encouraging new data on reduced arrests for low-level offenses (while national crime rates continue to decline)

This new Wall Street Journal article gets my week off to an encouraging start.  The full headline of the piece sets for the essentials: "Arrests for Low-Level Crimes Are Plummeting, and the Experts Are Flummoxed: Data collected from U.S. cities revealed declines in driving and alcohol-related violations, disorderly conduct, loitering and prostitution." Here are excerpts: Major police departments around the country are arresting fewer people for minor crimes, according to a growing body of crimi...
Tags: New York, Law, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Fbi, Manhattan, St Louis, Baltimore, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Federal Bureau of Investigation, University Of Georgia, George Mason University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, University of California Irvine


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. ENVIRONNEMENT : IMTT-Québec inc. n’a aucune autorisation à demander aux autorités provinciales en vertu des articles 22, 31.1 et 31.1.1 de la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement pour construire...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Stephen W Hamilton Date, Robert M Mainville Claudine Roy


"Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80."

"His style combined the lyricism of jazz with the crude power of rock. One critic said watching him was like witnessing 'a human combineharvester.'... Nicknamed Ginger for his flaming red hair, the musician was born Peter Edward Baker in Lewisham, south London, shortly before World War Two. His bricklayer father was killed in action in 1943, and he was brought up in near poverty by his mother, step-father and aunt. A troubled student, he joined a local gang in his teens and became involved in pe...
Tags: London, Law, France, Bbc, Cream, Lewisham, Ann Althouse, Peter Edward Baker, Goodbye to Ginger Baker


Roseanne Barr is just a soul whose intentions are good/Oh, Lord, please don't let her be misunderstood.

ADDED: Here's the song Roseanne is feeling: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Roseanne Barr, Joe Rogan, Roseanne, Ann Althouse


"If there are any angels in heaven, they are all male and female nurses," says Joe Biden.

If there are any angels in heaven, they are all male and female nurses. pic.twitter.com/ImQGL8r04B — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 5, 2019 That's something Joe (or whoever runs his Twitter account) chose to feature, not just in a clip but in text, and it's a little disconcerting to experience such slap-in-the-face ineptness with language. I accept politicians using religion in their speeches to the general public, believers and nonbelievers, despite the principle of the separation of religion ...
Tags: Law, Careers, Joe Biden, Lincoln, Biden, Heaven, Joe, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Lightweight Religion


In Iraq, religious ‘pleasure marriages’ are a front for child prostitution

BBC investigation exposes Shia clerics in Baghdad advising men on how to abuse girlsI’m walking through the security cordon that leads into Kadhimiyah, one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites. I’m in a queue, along with dozens of pilgrims who have come from all over the world to pay their respects to the shrine of Imam Kadhim. At the gate, a female security guard pats me down and looks into my handbag, a reminder that the story I’m reporting on here isn’t going to be easy.As I walk around the market s...
Tags: Children, Iraq, Religion, Society, World news, Bbc, Middle East and North Africa, Islam, Child protection, Baghdad, Kadhim, Kadhimiyah


My land of make believe: life after The Sims

Feeling increasingly anxious and lost, Liv Siddall found herself retreating to the comfort and security of video games – often playing for hours at a time. Here, she reveals how she finally escaped back to realityIn 2005, when I was 16, I worked in a busy local café. My job was to make tea and coffee and I churned out hot beverages at high speed, while constantly restocking my cup and saucer area. I found the work hard and boring, which was strange given that at the end of every shift I’d rush h...
Tags: Health, Games, Technology, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Liv Siddall



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