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Morning Docket: 04.07.21

* The NRA's top lawyer claims he was not consulted on the group's bankruptcy filing. Guess the organization might be shooting from the hip... [LAw360] * A high-profile Nevada lawyer has seemingly admitted to failing to safeguard client funds and other ethical breaches. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] * Several Italian-American organizations are filing a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and local officials over canceling Columbus Day and toppling statutes of Christopher Columbus. [CBS News...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Cbs News, Bankruptcy, Philadelphia, Nevada, ABA Journal, Nra, Christopher Columbus, Denver Post, Las Vegas Review Journal, Drinker Biddle, Morning Docket, Columbus Day

Morning Docket: 04.01.21

* The New York Attorney General has settled a lawsuit with the maker of Life Alert. Maybe the company's defenses have fallen and they can't get up... [WIVB] * A driver has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a prominent Ohio lawyer. [ ] * LGBTQ students are suing the Department of Justice over alleged discrimination at federally funded religious colleges. [NBC News] * A lawyer for the New York Attorney General alleges that the leader of the National Rifles Association kept its board in t...
Tags: New York, Law, Ohio, Lgbtq, Dc, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, Nra, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, Life Alert, National Rifles Association

I Escaped The Gun Cult After A Decade As An NRA Life Member, And Your Loved Ones Can Too

The NRA’s lies successfully extracted money from me. I was infuriated.
Tags: Law, Finance, Nra, Guns / Firearms, Jonathan Wolf

Morning Docket: 01.22.21

* Google is asking that an antitrust lawsuit filed against it be moved from Texas to California. Interesting, seems like Silicon Valley types keep moving from California to Texas... [Reuters] * A group called Lawyers Defending American Democracy are calling for Rudy Giuliani to face professional discipline over his work for President Trump. [Hill] * A judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association can move forward. [ABC News] * Numerous lawsuits have been ...
Tags: Google, Texas, Law, California, Senate, Nba, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Kobe Bryant, Usa Today, Abc News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Reuters, Nra, Hill

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

Morning Docket: 08.07.20

* President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen apparently has a job offer to be a political consultant after he is released from jail. Seems like he landed on his feet after being disbarred. [SF Gate] * A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at tossing the new proxy voting system adopted by the House of Representative amid COVID-19 concerns. [USA Today] * Simon Property Group, one of the nation's largest shopping center landlords, has filed claims against the Gap for allegedly "tak...
Tags: New York, Law, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Will Smith, Usa Today, Trump, Nra, Michael Cohen, National Rifle Association, Simon Property Group, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, The gap, President Trump

Morning Docket: 04.28.20

* A former lawyer for Apple, who was responsible for enforcing Apple's insider trading policy, is ironically making far-fetched arguments to dismiss his own insider trading indictment. [Bloomberg Law] * Nursing homes are seeking immunity from lawsuits relating to the care they provide during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [NBC News] * Mother Teresa's lawyer has asked a GOP politician to stop using her image in campaign media. Hope that attorney is working pro bono... [ ] * A wrongful death ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Whole Foods, Washington Post, Nbc News, Gop, Costco, Joe, Trader Joe's, Nra, Mother Teresa, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, COVID-19

Thursday round-up

Alex Swoyer reports for The Washington Times (via How Appealing) that “[a]ccording to a new poll, Americans want to see the court, which has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, back at work — remotely if need be — hearing oral arguments, including for highly watched cases concerning President Trump’s financial records.” At Reuters’ On the Case blog (via How Appealing), Alison Frankel talks to an advocate in one of the cases on the Supreme Court’s recently postponed April argument calendar, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, New York City, Court, Atlantic, Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Nra, Andrew Mccarthy, National Review, Alison Frankel, Democratic National Committee

Morning Docket: 03.30.20

* New York Sports Clubs has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for charging membership fees while its gyms are shuttered because of COVID-19. Seems like most people would just be happy to have an excuse not to go to the gym... [Gothamist] * A Brooklyn lawyer is suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over orders meant to curtail the spread of COVID-19. [New York Post] * DACA beneficiaries have sent a letter to the Supreme Court imploring the justices to consider how around 27,000 DACA benefic...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Supreme Court, Law, California, Nbc News, Brooklyn, Fox News, University Of Arizona, Andrew Cuomo, Nra, Gothamist, University of Phoenix, DACA, Arizona Daily Star, Morning Docket

"Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign plans to unleash its cash-flush media operation against Bernie Sanders..."

"The campaign plans a multipronged attack, including the publication of opposition research on Sanders, these people said. It will also push out digital attack ads focused on Sanders’ record. On Monday, the Bloomberg campaign attempted to paint Sanders as a past ally of the National Rifle Association... The attacks on Sanders... will also attempt to highlight negative aspects of his record on race relations both as a congressman and senator..."CNBC reports.The first ad:The NRA paved the road to ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Washington, Advertising, Bloomberg, Cnbc, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Nra, National Rifle Association, Mike Bloomberg, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

L.A. official’s tweets help NRA win First Amendment case

Last month a court struck down Los Angeles’s ordinance intended to discourage city contractors from dealing with the National Rifle Association (NRA), ruling it a First Amendment violation intended to chill speech and association. An amusing feature: the bill’s sponsor just couldn’t help grandstanding on Twitter and elsewhere about taking down the NRA, which provided the court with valuable evidence of the city’s intent. Moreover, the gun rights group has been making headway against similar effo...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Andrew Cuomo, Nra, National Rifle Association NRA, WO writings, Los Angeles New York San Francisco

Opponents of the Second Amendment Don't Like the First, Either

Progressive Governments’ Economic War on the NRA Fails in CourtNot long ago, progressive state and local officials nationwide were vowing to take down the hated National Rifle Association by targeting its pocketbook. When city authorities in Los Angeles and San Francisco gave that idea a try, they were following the lead of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had unleashed New York financial regulators to go after the gun-rights organization’s access to insurance and banking services.Now all three a...
Tags: New York, Guns, Law, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Gun Control, Andrew Cuomo, Nra, Kevin, National Rifle Association, CourtNot

Banking and finance roundup

Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Accountable Capitalism Act represent an attempt to revive a theory of the corporation that fell out of favor long ago, that corporate status is a grant of favor in exchange for which the state may demand services or cooperation [Abdurrahman Kayiklik, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog; earlier with links to Warren on corporate governance and other topics] Bill in Congress would enlist banks in watching gun sales [Robert VerBruggen/NRO; Noah Shepardson, Reason] N...
Tags: New York, Guns, Law, Congress, California, Banks, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Lloyds, Aaron Klein, Nra, CFPB, Brian Knight, Robert VerBruggen, Peter Van Doren, Stephen Gutowski

NRA Board Gives Wayne LaPierre 57% Pay Raise

Via WiscoDave, NY Post. Wayne LaPierre, the embattled chief executive of the National Rifle Association, banked a 57 percent pay hike last year — amid the din of calls for him to retire, a report said. The nonprofit group’s latest tax filings show LaPierre received a base salary of $1.3 million, plus a bonus of $455,000 and “other reportable compensation” of more than $427,000, The Washington Post reported Friday. La­Pierre, 70, also received an additional $73,793 in “retirement and other...
Tags: Washington Post, Military, Nra, Wayne, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre

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

Wolves In The Camp

News from New York. The head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said the sale of ghost guns is a growing problem. “These ’80 percent’ guns are providing a way for prohibited people to buy a firearm,” Tom King of the NYSRPA said, referring to people who don’t have a gun permit or are otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun. He said self-assembled guns provide a way for competition shooters to make a custom-fitted firearm. Such weapons should have serial numbers and be registere...
Tags: New York, Military, King, Cuomo, Nra, National Rifle Association, Tom King, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Tom King of the NYSRPA

Scaredy Cops: Fear-based training of police officers makes them more likely to shoot

Amber Guyger and Aaron Dean, the cops who shot and killed Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson, respectively, had something in common: Both shot an innocent person for no good reason because they were scared.Maybe that's because they were trained to be.Guyger testified that she killed Botham Jean because she feared for her life. And clearly Dean, who had snuck into Jefferson's backyard instead of announcing himself at the open front door, considered himself in grave danger just from seeing a woman...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, America, Fbi, United States, Baltimore, Pew Research Center, Nra, Jefferson, Harris County, Dean, Aaron Dean, Guyger, CIT, Gritsforbreakfast, Botham Jean

San Francisco: forget that NRA contractor blacklist

A memo last week from San Francisco Mayor London Breed made clear that “the City’s contracting processes and policies have not changed and will not change as a result of the Resolution” by the Board of Supervisors branding the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist group. [Joshua Koehn, San Francisco Chronicle] The resolution had proclaimed that the city should take all reasonable steps to identify and limit business and financial links between its vendors and contractors and the member...
Tags: Guns, Law, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Nra, National Rifle Association, San Francisco Chronicle, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Mayor London, Joshua Koehn

Texas Lawmakers Approve Safe Gun Storage Program

And brace yourselves for the surprise culprits. Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Assn. by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1-million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who must decide whether to veto the spending or to ignore NRA opposition and approve the program. [ … ] The campaign for safe home gun sto...
Tags: Texas, Military, Gop, Gun Control, Department Of Education, Greg Abbott, Nra, Legislature, Texas Gun Laws, Texas Lawmakers Approve Safe Gun Storage Program

We Need A Strong, Focused And Reformed National Rifle Association

Following up his bomb on the NRA BoD, Lt. Col. West updates us and fills in the gaps. As a Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, I told my soldiers, before we deployed to Iraq, that the most expendable person in the unit was me. No single individual is more important than the unit they are called upon to serve. America needs the National Rifle Association in these troublesome times. But our Constitutional Republic needs the NRA focused on its core ...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, Ronald Reagan, House, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Gun Control

Increasing Foulness In The National Rifle Association: Allen West Drops A Bomb On The NRA Board

Via WoG, “[a]nd if NRA  has been funneling millions into this guy, who this post claims is a major Democrat/gun-grabber donor, then what are supporters really ultimately donating to?” Some folks have dignity, a spine and a sense of morality and decency left.  Witness Allen West. It has become very apparent that I need to speak out about what is happening at the National Rifle Association. I am in my second term as a Board member, and I am deeply concerned about the actions and statements being m...
Tags: Obama, America, Indianapolis, Military, United States, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Nra, Board, Wayne, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Allen, Wayne Lapierre, Sebastian, Hobson

Wayne LaPierre Questioned On $540,000 Worth Of Travel Expenses

Fox News: National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre charged the organization’s ad agency more than $240,000 for expenses related to trips he took to Italy, Hungary, the Bahamas and other locales without providing adequate documentation, according to a letter from the ad agency given to the group’s board last week and described by people familiar with the matter. Some of Mr. LaPierre’s expenses were charged to one of the ad firm’s credit cards, the people said, and overall costs included a 2...
Tags: America, Budapest, Military, Italy, Fox News, Bahamas, Beretta, Journal, Nra, Wayne, National Rifle Association, Brewer, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Oliver North, PALM BEACH Fla

Bloomberg Building Grass Roots Anti-2A Controllers

John Richardson: We’ve long said that if you want to make sure you get pro-gun politicians elected to Congress and the various state houses, we have to start pushing candidates at the local level. It is the rare candidate that starts out running for office at the state or national level. For every Donald Trump, there are thousands and thousands of other politicians that started with the school board, town council, or even just a town or county appointed committee. Everytown has just made endorse...
Tags: Congress, Bloomberg, Military, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Nra, Mann, Horace Mann, John Richardson, Everytown

So Just How Bad Are The NRA’s Troubles?

Explained. If the New York attorney general Letitia James found sufficient cause and evidence that the NRA was violating the rules and regulations governing nonprofits, she could attempt to force the dissolution of the organization. This would undoubtedly set off a massive legal fight and ironically, be one of the most galvanizing threats the NRA could ever want. You want to get a lot more donations and renewed memberships? Argue that the New York state government is attempting to destroy the or...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Senate, New York City, Atlanta, Military, Gop, House, Donald Trump, James, Trump, Nra, Columbine, National Rifle Association

Trump UN human rights snub will buoy repressive regimes, top Democrat warns

Bob Menendez condemns administration in letter to PompeoState department has not responded to UN’s official complaintsThe Trump administration’s refusal to engage with UN human rights monitors risks undermining standards around the world and will embolden repressive regimes such as China and Russia, the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee has charged. Related: Trump withdraws from UN arms treaty as NRA crowd cheers in delight Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Senate, China, Russia, World news, US foreign policy, US news, United Nations, Un, Trump, Nra, Bob Menendez, Trump UN

Can The National Rifle Association Be Saved?

I doubt it, but let’s rehearse some recent events before diving too far into my assessment. Even most NRA members, it would appear, still do not get that the issue of bump stocks (and the ban dictated by the stroke of a pen by one man) isn’t about bump stocks. “You know what? I didn’t even know what a bump stock was,” said Patrick Callahan, 61, from Wyoming. “I have no problem with a bump stock being banned, to be honest with you. I think there’s always balances.” Sebastian is still arguing, se...
Tags: Israel, Military, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Gun Control, North, Hitler, Stephen, Nra, Samuel, Babylon, Wayne, McDonald, Scalia, Jonathan, National Rifle Association

The NRA Needs A Reform Movement?

Discussing the same subject we did a few days ago (but coming to radically different conclusions), Sabastian remarks as follows. While the figures involved in the hardliner (Knoxers in the past) versus pragmatist (Wayne’s faction) debate have changed, the essential debate is still with us. NRA’s parasitic relationship with its PR firm isn’t anything new. The Knoxers railed against it too back in the day. I’ve never been comfortable with it either, but I’ve always had the choice of living with it...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Trump, Nra, Wayne, National Rifle Association, GCA, NFA, Sabastian, Knoxers

USCCA Supports Red Flag Laws

The US Concealed Carry Association supports gun control.  Via reddit/firearms, this screen capture: Remember that.  If you do not present a danger to yourself or others and are acting lawfully, there should be no reason to be concerned. Unlike, say, if you lawfully defend yourself and the prosecutor wants to put you in prison anyway because the system is abused, necessitating a high-powered second amendment lawyer paid for by your USCCA dues.  That’s the only situation where abuse happens.  Or ...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Nra, USCCA, US Concealed Carry Association, Red Flag Laws, Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Is The National Rifle Association In Trouble?

John Richardson: In the last couple of days since the lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen I’ve spoken to a former lobbyist for the NRA and two serving NRA Board Members. The conversations were off the record and not for attribution. Then I read this article in The New Yorker thanks to a link to it posted on Facebook by Prof. David Yamane. The article is entitled “Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A.” Mike Spies article has a subhead saying “The organization’s leadership is focussed on ext...
Tags: Facebook, New York, America, Bloomberg, Military, John, New York State, Nra, National Rifle Association, Brewer, Cummins, University of Connecticut, John Richardson, David Codrea, Peter Kochenburger, Ackerman McQueen

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