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Gun Control Is Coming To Virginia

AP: The win will give Democrats control of the legislature and governorship for the first time in 26 years. Democrats have pledged to pass new gun restrictions and raise the minimum wage once in power. It’s going to happen most places in America.  This is just the first wave.  It’s a shame, really. I know good people in Virginia, in the mountainous areas, around Damascus, where they can barely contain their animosity for the progressive policies in Northern Virginia. But here we are.  The “Army ...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, America, Military, Gun Control, Damascus, Northern Virginia, Army of Northern Virginia


Michael Flynn Was Set Up By The Deep State

Washington Examiner. With her filing of a blistering  Motion to Compel  against federal prosecutors in the Michael Flynn case just made public, Sidney Powell has upended my adherence to Hanlon’s Razor. Powell is the attorney for former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Flynn, who pled guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents during the special counsel investigation. Powell’s motion seeks to unravel a case many feel was biased from its inception. One of the most damning charge...
Tags: Police, Fbi, Military, Donald Trump, Doj, Joe, Trump, Don, Sidney Powell, Flynn, Powell, Maria Bartiromo, Lee Smith, Pence, Washington Examiner, McCabe


Control The Ammunition

Hartford Courant. A better solution here, where the National Rifle Association is so influential, would be to render illicit firearms useless. It is not as insurmountable as it might appear. Today, one can walk into a gun shop and purchase, for instance, a .22, .38 or .44-caliber handgun. Most firearms are built to accommodate one size round only. Here’s what would happen if the manufacture of today’s standard-size rounds were outlawed, and .21, .37, or .43-caliber rounds took their ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Nra, National Rifle Association, Hartford, Ammunition


Buying Ammunition Online

Ammoland. Brownells PSA Sportsman’s Guide Natchez Shooters Supplies Gorilla Ammunition Rainier Arms Primary Arms Sportsman’s Warehouse Botach Optics Planet Surprised they didn’t mention Lucky Gunner.
Tags: Military, Ammunition


Hillary and Chelsea on James Corden's Late Late Show

James Corden is all dressed up tonight with a three piece dark suit, blue shirt and red tie -- I think it's for Hillary and Chelsea who are his guests. James was doing his monologue and got to a part about Trump tweeting out support for Sean... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Chelsea, James Corden, Hillary, James, Trump, Sean


This Site Has Gone To The Birds — See Also

THIS IS OUR THIRD STORY ABOUT BIRDS AT HLS: In fairness, we're up to two birds. HALLOWEEN CONTEST FINALISTS: Vote here. (Also it's election day) NOW THAT SHE'S NOT A BIGLAW PARTNER: She cares about associates taking care of themselves. BARR THE BIGOT: Now claims he's a victim. LET THE DRAGGING BEGIN: It's Mollie Hemmingway's turn.
Tags: Law, See Also, Mollie Hemmingway


Job Benefits Can I Keep My COBRA Even if I Offered Health Plan at My New Job

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NY I was laid off couple of months ago and had my COBRA plan from that place. Now I started a new job and they are offering health insurance. But with my existing COBRA plan I already reached my deductible. Can I refuse health plan at my new job and continue to use COBRA? Thanks
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor, COBRA


That’s A Conspiratorial Name For A Bunch Of Law Firms!

Before sorcery, the UK dubbed their top firms like something out of a spy thriller.
Tags: UK, Law, Biglaw, Magic Circle, Trivia Question of the Day, United Kingdom / Great Britain


Even arresting 'kingpins' won't reduce US drug demand

Arresting drug dealers was never a winning Drug War strategy because, as long as demand existed, there was always a willing supplier ready to replace anyone who was arrested, prosecuted, jailed, or even killed. As it turns out, that's true at the highest echelons of the international drug trade.These changes arguably justify dismantling much of the federal drug enforcement infrastructure as we know it, argued an article in Foreign Affairs by Steven Dudley published this spring, declaring "the da...
Tags: Texas, Law, Mexico, China, US, Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan, United States, Drug Policy, Latin America, El Chapo, Sinaloa, Pablo Escobar, Steven Dudley, Upton Sinclair, Gritsforbreakfast




Do Not Know Fathers Name

My question involves paternity law for the State of: New York (Pregnant and one night stand , does not know the guys real name , So my friend had a one night stand with this guy from a dating app they got to know each other and etc. Apparently the guy lied to her about his name and was just a typical guy. She then finds out she pregnant. To make matters worse He had been talking to her from one of those fake number app as well and cannot be found on any social media. But she cannot reach him a...
Tags: New York, Law, Paternity Law


Fake Trading In Fake Currency Produced Fake Rally And Fake Peak

And it didn’t take much to do, either, sayeth the numbers.
Tags: Law, Finance


"Conflictineering" Draws Disbarment

An attorney admitted in 1967 has been disbarred by the Georgia Supreme Court for misconduct in a post-divorce matter The facts as admitted by virtue of Farmer’s default are as follows. Farmer, who was admitted to practice in 1967, was... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Asleep At The Wheel

The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered a three-year suspension retroactive to the date of his interim suspension On October 10, 2017, Mark Wickersham, while intoxicated, picked up his minor son from school and fell asleep while driving his son on a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kentucky Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Mark Wickersham


Cheap Thrills

From the web page of the Idaho State Bar On October 30, 2019, the Idaho Supreme Court issued a Disciplinary Order suspending Blackfoot attorney Kevin C. Peterson from the practice of law for six ( 6) months, with four (... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Idaho, Idaho Supreme Court, Blackfoot, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Kevin C Peterson


Disorderly

The California State Bar Court Review Department tripled a proposed sanction and increased the proposed discipline from 30 to 90 days In 2014, David Leon Speckman filed a fraudulent insurance claim for a commercial property he owned in Nevada, and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Nevada, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department, David Leon Speckman


Unseal Of Disapproval

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to admit an applicant as told by Dan Trevas An aspiring lawyer from Findlay will be allowed to see the results of the bar exam she took 28 years ago, but has lost her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Findlay, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas


Self Threats Conviction Draws Interim Suspension

An interim suspension has been ordered by the Oklahoma Supreme Court as a result of a criminal conviction The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA), in compliance with Rules 7.1 and 7.2 of the Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings (RGDP), has forwarded to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Oklahoma Bar Association OBA


Previous Commitment

A Michigan hearing panel found cause to delay a proceedings and order an interim suspension Prior to the scheduled hearing in this matter, respondent advised both the Attorney Discipline Board and counsel for the Grievance Administrator that she would be... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Argument preview: Justices to review dispute over termination of DACA

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on September 10, 2019, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP and McAleenan v. Vidal, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. In 2012, the Obama administration established a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Court, Barack Obama, Dhs, United States, District Of Columbia, Naacp, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump


When it comes to racial preference, the customer is never right

An Illinois Buffalo Wild Wings has fired all employees involved in an incident in which staff acceded to the request of a Caucasian “regular” to relocate a group of African-American diners to a different table. The reason—he “didn’t want to sit near black people.” NBC Chicago has the details. Justin Vahl, who is African-American, says he was celebrating a birthday party at the Buffalo Wild Wings location last month when his group was asked to change tables because of their skin color.  Vah...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Claire Kudlata, Justin Vahl, Illinois Buffalo Wild Wings, Vahl, Kudlata


An employee’s disability is not a “get out of jail free” card for workplace misconduct

Does a medical leave of absence grant an employee a free pass for pre-leave misconduct discovered during the LOA? This question is squarely at the center of the court’s decision in Williams v. Graphic Packaging International (6th Cir. 10/31/19) [pdf]. James “Randy” Williams worked as a department manager for Graphic Packaging. In late 2014 or early 2015, Williams told his supervisor, plant manager Eddie Lee, that he had been re-diagnosed with prostate cancer. In September 2015, Williams requ...
Tags: Law, Williams, Ada, Lee, Graphic Packaging, Graphic Packaging International, Eddie Lee, Wikimedia Commons, Jon Hyman, Mark Strozier, Disability Discrimination, James `` Randy '' Williams


Oklahoma! (does #cjreform); HPD raid response doesn't address phony informant; why do probationers die at high rates? And other stories

Here are a few browser clearing odds and ends: One out of 8 Travis County jail bookings in 2018 was for Class C misdemeanors In Travis County last year, more than 5,000 people were arrested for a Class-C misdemeanor only - about one out of every eight people booked into the county jail. Between the Freedom Cities ordinance restricting Class C arrests, beginning in January, and the elimination in June of the local no-sit-no-lie ordinance aimed at the homeless, those bookings should decline signif...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, New York Times, Philadelphia, Houston, Oklahoma, Duke, Pew Research Center, Greg Abbott, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Bryan, Frederick Douglass, Travis County


Contractor Entitled to Defense for Alleged Faulty Workmanship of Subcontractor

    Applying Nevada law, the Federal District Court in Florida found that the general contractor was entitled to a defense of claims based upon alleged faulty workmanship of a subcontractor.  KB Home Jacksonville LLC v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co , 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151235 (M.D. Fla. Sept 5, 2019).     KB Home completed six residential developments utilizing various subcontractors. One subcontractor was Florida State Plastering, LLC (FSP) for installing stucco. Eighty-eight complaints again...
Tags: Florida, Insurance, Nevada, Liberty Mutual, Fla, FSP, KB Home, Federal District Court, Comprehensive General Liability, Construction Defects, Duty to Defend, Tred Eyerly, Liberty Mutual Fire Ins, Ironshore, KB Home Jacksonville LLC


The Judiciary Is Not Above The (Guardianship) Law

A Texas judge is now the subject of a guardianship proceeding.
Tags: Texas, Law, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson, Guardianship, Laura Carter Higley


The Abusive Boss

Being abused by a boss can affect your mental AND physical health -- and the cycle of abuse leads to more abuse. 
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, LawProfBlawg


Law School Student ‘Lays Down Law’ During NYC Marathon

While studying for school, he was training himself to complete a 26.2-mile road race.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, NYC Marathon, Brooklyn Law School, Law Students, Michael Millus


Biglaw Partner Used To Think 2400 Hours Was The Bare Minimum — Now She’s Left The Practice Entirely

Quinn Emanuel partner Jennifer Kash realized 3500 hours/year were taking a toll, so she walked away.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Quinn Emanuel, Jennifer Kash, Megan Smiley, The Lawyer's Escape Pod



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