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Student SCOTUS preview part three: more vote predicting after oral argument in US v. Haymond

I noted here back in 2017 an interesting opinion in US v. Haymond where a Tenth Circuit panel declared unconstitutional the procedures used for revocation of a sex offender's supervised release.  The Supreme Court also found the case interesting because, as reported here, the Justices in 2018 accepted the petition for certiorari filed by the feds.  The SCOTUSblog page on Haymond has links to all the briefing. As reported in this prior post, I have a great student, Jim McGibbon, who has been draf...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, United States, New Jersey, Morrissey, Jim, Brewer, Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Breyer, Tenth Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Apprendi, Alleyne

Leaked Docs Show How NRA Execs Grifted Gun-Rights Movement Into Legal Peril

Fresh allegations of systemic financial mismanagement at the top of th e National Rifle Association  erupted into the open this weekend. Documents leaked online anonymously on May 10 and subsequently verified by the Daily Beast and Wall Street Journal purport to expose the extent of the NRA’s financial entanglements. Top executives including CEO Wayne LaPierre allegedly engaged in lavish spending on the account of a top NRA vendor, and the gun group is spending millions of dollars to cover le...
Tags: New York, News, America, Beverly Hills, American Express, North, Grifting, Extremism, Wall Street Journal, New York State, Irs, James, Nra, Wayne, Owens, National Rifle Association

This Scottish Brewer’s Jarring Ad During Game of Thrones May Be One of the Most Honest You’ll See

Game of Thrones fans in the U.K, unfortunately, don't have it easy; they're forced to stay up until 2 a.m. each week if they want to catch the show when it first airs, or else risk running into spoilers. Fortunately for advertisers, the U.K. version of the show on Sky Atlantic includes an ad break,...
Tags: Advertising, Sky Atlantic, Brewer, AdFreak

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

History Repeats Itself: How Corruption Nearly Killed The NRA Twice

The National Rifle Association is in a multi-million dollar legal firefight with one of its own: Ackerman McQueen, the Oklahoma-based advertising firm behind NRATV. The NRA portrays itself as an unwitting dupe in the April 12 lawsuit, alleging that its 40-year partner swindled it through contracts that allowed the ad firm to charge virtually unlimited expenses and potentially permitted current NRA president Oliver North to double-dip into the group’s finances. The New Yorker followed up with ...
Tags: New York, News, Knox, Associated Press, Oklahoma, New Yorker, Moses, Gore, Columbine High School Massacre, Nra, Ted Nugent, Jeff, National Rifle Association, Brewer, Al Gore, Wayne Lapierre

Texas completes another execution of another killer involved in notorious hate crime

As reported in this local article, headlined "Texas executes John William King in racist dragging death of James Byrd Jr.," the Lone Star State has completed another notable execution.  Here are the basics: It’s been more than two decades since an infamous hate crime in East Texas, where three white men were convicted of chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck, dragging him for miles and then dumping the remains of his body in front of a church. On Wednesday evening, John William Kin...
Tags: Texas, Law, US, United States, King, James, Ku Klux Klan, U S Supreme Court, HARRIS, East Texas, Berry, Lone Star State, Brewer, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Byrd, Douglas A Berman

US Open tournament director Brewer leaving after ’19 edition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer is stepping down after this year’s championship. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday that Brewer also will leave his job as its chief professional tennis officer. Brewer joined the USTA in 1997 and became the U.S. Open tournament director in 2012. During his tenure, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Brewer, White Plains, USTA, U S Tennis Association, David Brewer

US Open tournament director Brewer leaving after '19 edition

U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer stepping down after this year's edition of major championship            [Author: AP]
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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

April 18, 2019 ~ PVC Outdoor Spring Track @ Brewer HS

April 18, 2019 Brewer, Orono, Belfast, Searsport, Foxcroft, Mattanawcook, Dexter: – Photos courtesy of the Sub5 Brewer courtesy photo
Tags: Photos, Sport, Running, Belfast, Dexter, Brewer, Searsport, Orono, Foxcroft, Mattanawcook

NRA Sues NRATV Production Company, Ackerman McQueen

Opinion NRA Sues NRATV Production Company, Ackerman McQueen Alexandria, Virginia –-( National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit against their longtime marketing agency, Ackerman McQueen. Ackerman McQueen has been the go-to marketing team for the NRA’s media wing for the past 30 years. Ackerman McQueen produces all the programming for NRATV. All NRA personalities are employees of the ad agency and not the NRA. The NRA asked Ackerman McQueen to justify their billing for th...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, Lawsuits, John, Mcqueen, Nra, Brewer, Northern Virginia, Dana Loesch, Ackerman, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Colion Noir, Nratv, Veritas Firearms LLC

Google Cloud’s new CEO is executing the playbook that Larry Ellison apparently wouldn’t let him run with at Oracle (GOOGL, ORCL)

Bloomberg previously reported that Thomas Kurian— now the CEO of Google Cloud — left Oracle after clashing with co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison over cloud strategy. Now Kurian appears to be trying to do for Google Cloud what Ellison reportedly wouldn't let him do at Oracle: Support other clouds, even those from its fiercest competitors.  Case in point: Google Cloud's new Anthos, a platform that allows customers to manage their infrastructure across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Ellison, Oracle, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Brewer, Ives, Mohan, Wedbush Securities, Eric Brewer

Good Samaritan Shot & Killed After Paying for Meals & Handing Out $20 Bills at Waffle House

Police said a good Samaritan paying for people’s meals and handing out $20 bills at a Waffle House was shot and killed early Monday morning (Apr. 8) after getting into an altercation with a disgruntled woman.25-year-old Ezekiel Hicks was charged with murder Sunday (Apr. 7) in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was fatally shot at a Waffle House restaurant in Gainesville, Florida, just a few miles from the University of Florida.Witnesses told police “that the victim was paying for meals a...
Tags: Florida, Crime, News, Jazz, Orlando, Waffle House, Brewer, PTI, Gainesville Florida, Craig Brewer, Hicks, Good Samaritans, Pat Warner, Alachua County Jail, Alachua County Sheriff s Office, Ezekiel Hicks

Starbucks to invest $100 mln in Valor Equity Partners fund

Starbucks Corp said March 20 that it is investing $100 million in a fund from Valor Equity Partners. Valor Siren Ventures I LP, which is looking to raise another $300 million, will identify and invest in companies who are developing technologies, products, and solutions relating to food or retail. PRESS RELEASE Starbucks Celebrates Year of Transformation as ceo Kevin Johnson Sets Vision for Building an Enduring Company at 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders In the largest shareholder meeting ...
Tags: China, New York City, Trends, Canada, Netherlands, Funds, Starbucks, SBUX, Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Securities And Exchange Commission, Arizona State University, Nestle, Company, Mary, Brewer

Podcast: How to Break Habits – And Keep Them Broken

 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought lea...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, Habits, Mit, Mindfulness, Netflix, Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Vincent, Yale University, Gabe Howard, Brewer, Vince, Gabe

Notable Eighth Circuit panel ruling finds due process right of confrontation violated in revocation of supervised release

I am expecting (and hoping) that the Supreme Court thought its pending Haymond case (basics here and here) will soon be adding to the constitutional procedural protections of federal defendants when facing significant punishment based on allegations they have violated their supervised release.  A helpful reader made sure I did not miss, while we await the Supreme Court's further guidance, a notable panel opinion from the Eighth Circuit in US v. Sutton, No. 17-3195 (8th Cir. March 5, 2019) (avail...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, United States, Morrissey, Bell, Brewer, Sutton, Craig Sutton, Eighth Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Haymond, Notable Eighth Circuit, Zentgraf

Is The Teplo Worth Buying?

Introduction We have all been inundated with fancy techno-centric tea brewing devices over the past few years. Not your average kettles seem to come out of nowhere to bring the "next best thing" to tea each time. And each time we are forced to evaluate our compunction for the thematic enjoyment of the tea brewing rituals we've come to know and love. It's a wonder then why these brewing devices keep coming out. Why release a product so similar to where others have failed? Why bank, as a startup ...
Tags: Reviews, Tea, Mobile, Japan, App, Kickstarter, Kettle, Iot, Electric, Preview, Cincinnati, Brewer, St Louis Missouri, Gongfu, Gaiwan, Teplo

Kentucky Schools Forced To Close As Teachers Stage ‘Sick Out’ Protest

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least six Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday — including the two largest systems in the state — as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest what one leader called “half-truths” and “shadiness” at the state legislature. The “sick out” was organized by the group KY 120 United, a reference to the state’s 120 counties, which encouraged teachers in a Facebook post Wednesday night to call in sick. Within hours, the state’s two largest school distri...
Tags: Facebook, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, West Virginia, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Republican, Matt Bevin, Jefferson County, Capitol, Brewer, Frankfort, Jefferson, Winkler

Kings hit stretch run with versatile roster and plenty of veteran depth

Kings hit stretch run with versatile roster and plenty of veteran depth originally appeared on In what looks like a minor roster move, the Sacramento Kings have inked Corey Brewer to a second 10-day contract. Brewer, 32, has yet to see action in a Kings uniform after signing his original deal on Feb. 8. Why bring back Brewer if there isn't a spot in the rotation?
Tags: News, Sacramento Kings, Brewer, Corey Brewer

Lightning’s Deadline Deals in the Yzerman Era

During his time as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Yzerman approached every trade deadline differently. Some seasons he was a seller, auctioning off veteran players in order to help build the future of the franchise. Other seasons he was a buyer, cashing in some of those assets he acquired at past deadlines in order to bring in key players for a playoff push. As the Tampa Bay Lightning’s general manager for close to a decade, Steve Yzerman steered the team through a number of ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Lightning, San Jose, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings

Student SCOTUS preview part two: noticing the parole push in United States v. Haymond

I noted here back in 2017 an interesting opinion in US v. Haymond where a Tenth Circuit panel declared unconstitutional the procedures used for revocation of a sex offender's supervised release.  The Supreme Court also obviously found the case interesting because, as reported here, the Justices in 2018 accepted the petition for certiorari filed by the federal government.  Oral argument is scheduled for two weeks from now, and a SCOTUSblog page on Haymond has links to all the briefing. As reporte...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, US, United States, Morrissey, Kennedy, Scalia, Brewer, Blakely, Morrisey, Kavanaugh, Tenth Circuit, Respondent, Gorsuch

Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key

Sixers weekly observations: Corey Brewer is not a gimmick or a fluke

Sixers weekly observations: Corey Brewer is not a gimmick or a fluke originally appeared on This week was all about a skinny 32-year-old nicknamed "The Drunken Dribbler" who'd been playing with his kids, staying in shape and patiently waiting for an NBA opportunity. Here are some observations on "The Corey Brewer Week," during which the Sixers (32-18) beat the Rockets and Spurs and lost to the Nuggets. The buzz about Brewer will eventually die down some, but he&apo...
Tags: News, Nba, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, Brewer, Corey Brewer, Corey Brewer Week, Rockets and Spurs

Brewer takes over; SE Missouri St takes out E Illinois

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Ledarrius Brewer scored 24 points, buried a 3-pointer and threw down the go-ahead dunk in the final seconds to lead Southeast Missouri State to 64-59 win on Saturday. Brewer scored seven of the Redhawks’ final 10 points in the last 2½ minutes. He made two foul shots to reduce the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Illinois, Brewer, Southeast Missouri State, Redhawks, CAPE GIRARDEAU Mo, SE Missouri St, Ledarrius Brewer

Corey Brewer's teammates want him to 'stick around'

James Harden then DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan managed 26 points Wednesday night in the Sixers' dramatic 122-120 win over the Spurs (see observations), but most of them came against defenders besides Brewer. The 32-year-old veteran with the contagious, ecstatic smile had nine points, two steals and two assists in 27 minutes and forced several DeRozan turnovers.
Tags: News, Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, James Harden, Brewer, Corey Brewer, DeMar DeRozan DeRozan

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key

‘Coming to America 2’ Finally Moving Forward with Eddie Murphy Starring and Director Craig Brewer

There have been rumblings of a Coming to America sequel since 2017. Eddie Murphy was on board to reprise his role as Prince Akeem, a young man from the fictional nation of Zamunda who abandoned his arranged marriage and found a bride that he truly loved in the most royal place in America: Queens, New York. But we haven’t heard anything on the movie since 2017. That changes today. Hustle & Flow and Footloose remake director Craig Brewer is signing on to direct Coming to America 2. The filmmaker ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, United States, Sequels, James Earl Jones, Eddie, Paramount Pictures, Craig, Eddie-Murphy, McDonald, Brewer, Lisa, Queens New York, McDowell, Jonathan Levine

Startups are betting that letting people work from home, an RV, or a New Zealand mountaintop will lure top talent away from Silicon Valley

Tech companies are increasingly adopting all-remote workforces. A few years ago, investors were hesistant about startups that don't even have a office — but the success of all-remote companies like Zapier and GitLab, as well as the increasing availability of chat tools like Slack and Zoom, have given them confidence.  Startups are fighting with Silicon Valley tech giants for the best talent, so hiring remotely can be a way to attract better talent who live in other parts of the globe. Startups...
Tags: Google, New York, Colorado, Russia, Nigeria, Time, America, San Francisco, Trends, Arizona, Portugal, New Zealand, New Orleans, Siberia, Silicon Valley, Quinn

Sparrows with Wine-Colored Heads

House Finch (male) aka the "Hollywood Finch". This is a repost from August 2007. The House Sparrow, (or "English Sparrow" as it is sometimes called) was first introduced to the U.S. in the 1850s and promoted to city officials across the East and Midwest as an effective form of pollution control -- sparrows were supposed to clean up the horse droppings littering America's streets.Mayors, city councils and park officials heralded the release of sparrow colonies in much the same way they heralde...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Mexico, Pets, America, Birds, United States, House, Arizona, New Mexico, Central America, Long Island, Midwest, Brewer, Roosevelt, Finch

She helped SurveyMonkey go public. Now, this Apple veteran is joining the $2.5 billion video game company you've never heard of (SVMK)

Teresa Brewer is joining Roblox as its new VP of corporate communications.  Brewer is most recently of SurveyMonkey, where she helped guide it to IPO. Before that, she had a 12-year stint at Apple that included the launch of the iPhone and App Store.  Roblox, a gaming platform with 70 million monthly active users, was most recently valued at $2.5 billion in a funding round in September.  Brewer says she's excited to work with the mostly-younger developers who make games for Roblox. When Tere...
Tags: Apple, Google, Macaulay Culkin, Trends, Sony, Minecraft, Brewer, Roblox, Teresa Brewer, App Store Roblox