Gun Owners Support the Right Not to Bear Arms

  Ian Ayres & Fredrick Vars In 1982, Kennesaw, Georgia enacted an ordinance (still on the books) requiring the head of each household to maintain a firearm and ammunition. A spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA) applauded the new ordinance, explaining that the organization “supports the freedom of choice” to bear arms. When asked if the Kennesaw ordinance also restricts freedom—the freedom to choose not to own a firearm—the spokesman could only muster as a response: ‘That's ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Virginia, Alabama, Yale, Washington State, Branding, Nra, Donna, Ayres, Kennesaw, National Rifle Association NRA, Kennesaw Georgia, Ian Ayres, Ian Ayres Fredrick Vars, Law Virginia

Federal judge restores DACA, orders DHS to accept first-time applications from immigrants who arrived in US as children

A federal judge on Friday ordered the administration of outgoing president Donald Trump to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which offers undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children an opportunity to petition for protection from deportation. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, US, Dhs, Migration, Immigrants, Donald Trump, DACA

Friday Night Kraken Massacre: Trump campaign loses a bunch of election cases all at once, womp womp

WOMP, and truly I cannot emphasize this enough, WOMP. The campaign of outgoing President Donald J. Trump just lost a slew of election-related lawsuits, and all of the losses were announced within the span of about an hour or so on Friday night, December 4. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, US news, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Kraken, Donald J Trump

Apparently The Justice Department Could Get Dumber — See Also

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Whatever The Hell This Is: The DOJ caught a White House mole in their operations. Die Hard Is A Christmas Movie: And Trump doles out pardons like Hans Gruber demanding freedom for Asian Dawn because he saw "them in Time magazine." Bonuses: There are several, but here's Kirkland's. I Just Can't With These People Anymore: Kentucky alerts people who "passed" that they actually failed. But don't worry they get to take the next exam for free!
Tags: Law, Kentucky, White House, Time, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Hans Gruber, Kirkland, See Also

At the Sunrise Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you like. And please think of supporting this blog by doing your shopping through the Althouse portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse

Petitions of the week: Telework taxation, a Kentucky abortion law, background checks at traffic stops and more

This week we highlight cert petitions — and one original action — that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Massachusetts may tax New Hampshire teleworkers, whether Kentucky’s attorney general may step in to defend a Kentucky abortion restriction, and whether police officers at traffic stops may conduct criminal-records checks even when they are not concerned about their safety. The Supreme Court is a court “of review, not first view” — except in a limited set of cases ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Cameron, Louisiana, Smith, Carlisle, Trump, John Roberts

Justices agree to review legality of Medicaid work requirements

The Supreme Court announced on Friday afternoon that it would weigh in on the legality of the Trump administration’s approval of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and New Hampshire. In a brief order, the justices granted review in Azar v. Gresham and Arkansas v. Gresham and consolidated the cases for one hour of oral argument. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in February that the approval should be thrown out. The court ruled that, in green-lighting the w...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Medicaid, Trump, Gresham, D C Circuit, Howe, Stephen Vladeck, Cases in the Pipeline, Azar, Health and Human Services Alex Azar

COVID Vaccines Have Nasty Side Effect For Hedge Fund

Said Haidar was not expecting good news quite this quickly, which makes it very bad news for him.
Tags: Law, Finance, Said Haidar

Stat Of The Week: Legal Staff Are Stressed

Many face increased workloads and mental health difficulties, a new survey shows. 
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Staff, Biglaw, Stat of the Week, Paralegals

DOJ Barrs White House Spy From Premises. Totally Normal!

WTF is going on at the Justice Department?
Tags: Wtf, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Justice Department, DOJ Barrs White House

Trump campaign paid $9 million in failed bid to overturn election, including $2.3 million on Kraken lawyers Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, et al

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign has so far paid an estimated $9 million in its failing bid to overthrow election results which declared Trump the loser and Joe Biden the winner, a report with the Federal Election Commission shows. That $9 million bill for Trump's failing legal onslaught includes nearly $2.3 million paid to lawyers and consultants behind the wacky "Kraken" court cases, among them Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Joe Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Kraken, Federal Election Commission, Jenna Ellis, Jenna Ellis Rudy Giuliani

Talk About What Your Audience Cares About, Not What You Care About

If being a trial lawyer is right for you, you probably like particular ins and outs of the work that makes each day fun. But don’t expect the judge or jury or arbitrator (or client) to care.
Tags: Law, Litigators, John G. Balestriere

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic May Receive Pardon From Trump

He went to work every day prepared to die in a tiger cage. Dying doesn’t scare him. At all. Unless it's in prison.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Pardons, Trump, Quote Of The Day, Joe Exotic, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, Tiger King

Top 50 Biglaw Firm Does An About Face On COVID-19 Austerity Measures, And Makes Associates Whole With Special Payments

The firm seems to have made it through the worst of their COVID austerity measures.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Rising Drug Costs Fuel Interest In Value-Based Contracts

The contracts are complicated and full of risks for drug companies. But there's also a risk to steering clear of the arrangements -- reduced or restricted access to a company's medication.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket

Exciting times for marijuana reform with some highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

A high-profile federal marijunana reform bill with provisions seeking to redress the harms of the drug war, the MORE Act, was passed by the US House of Representative today.  Because the bill has no chance to move forward in the Senate as of now, I am disinclined to blog at great length about the particulars of this bill.  But I am inclined to use this moment as an excuse to highlight some posts of note on this topic and others from my blogging at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform:  MORE Act pass...
Tags: Law, Senate, US, House, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, House of Representative, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, DEPC, Marijuana Research Grants Program United Nations

The Lessons Of Loss

Holding on to those we lose in the workplace.
Tags: Law, Zappos, Biglaw, James Goodnow

'Where is the fairness?' Fiji's British Army veterans fight for a life in UK

Taitusi Ratucaucau served 11 years in the Royal Logistics Corps, only for his contract to be terminated and his life left in limboTwo decades ago, when Taitusi Ratucaucau signed his papers, there was such hope. A career in the British Army would bring security, adventure, a sense, too, of service.In 2000, his homeland Fiji, roiled by a protracted and violent coup, held little hope. A career in the British military was Ratucaucau’s ticket to a wider world. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Military, Asia Pacific, British Army, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Royal Logistics Corps, Commonwealth immigration, Taitusi Ratucaucau, Ratucaucau

Trump toadies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie added to Defense Business Board after Pentagon purge

Donald Trump and his administration have effectively enacted a purge in the Defense Department, in the last 45 days of his term. On Friday, the Pentagon announced that two of Trump's longtime loyalists, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, have been appointed to the department's Defense Business Board. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Defense, US news, Military, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Coup, Corey Lewandowski, Defense Business Board, Cronyism, David Bossie

Because The Bar Exam Wasn’t Screwed Up Enough, State Tells Celebrating Applicants ‘Sorry, You Actually Failed’

One more mistake in a year riddled with them.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams

The Importance Of Authentic Networking [Sponsored]

You should always have a reason to connect with someone beyond 'What can they do for me?'
Tags: Networking, Law, Career Advice, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Job Searches, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link

Coronavirus Update 12-4-2020: COVID is like a blizzard

I didn't write today's post. My healthcare worker sister-in-law did. Hopefully she doesn't mind that I'm sharing what she posted on Facebook earlier this week.  These past few days here in Cleveland area we experienced a surge. This surge was our massive amount of snow which came on quickly and remained steady. What I saw was that there was a finite amount of resources to handle the magnitude of this snow event. People expecting their snow removal had to wait and when their "guy" wasn't comin...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Cleveland, Jon Hyman

‘Real Housewives’ Cast Member Slapped With Embezzlement Suit

Divorce as an investment strategy is a new one.
Tags: Television, Law, Erika Jayne, Edelson PC, Tom Girardi

What Every Small Business Needs to Know About the California Privacy Regulation Act

By Harry Maugans In the crush of all the election news, you may have missed a major milestone: Californians approved the nation’s most ambitious privacy regulations. The California Privacy Regulation Act, or the CPRA, ushers in a raft of new rules that may apply to many small and medium-sized businesses. Even if your company doesn’t do business in California, it’s helpful to understand these privacy regulations. Without a national privacy law, the CPRA may become the blueprint for privacy nation...
Tags: Security, Legal, Privacy, Law, California, Government, Sales, America, Regulations, Data, Data Privacy, Facebook Twitter, CCPA, CPRA, Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs Starting A Business, California Privacy Regulation Act

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