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Chuck Grassley Tweets That Cable Companies Have Gotten 'To [Sic] Big Like Goggle [Sic]'

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has always used Twitter in a rather bizarre way. After all, who can forget Grassley classics like “PantsBurnLegWood” of 2009 and “WH:ANSWER MY LETTER” of 2017? But the senator’s tweets over the weekend were particularly weird, even if you agreed with his central premise.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Disney, Comcast, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Att, Grassley, Legislatures, Legislators, Fox Corporation, ViacomCBS


California Senate Passes Bill For Supervised Sites For Drug Users

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Instead of putting opioid users in jail, a proposal moving through the California Legislature would give them a place to inject drugs under supervision to ensure they don’t die from accidental overdoses. The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday by just one vote that would allow the programs in two Bay Area cities – Oakland and San Francisco – as well as Los Angeles County. But the bill must still pass the state Assembly before it can go to Democratic Gov. G...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Canada, Philadelphia, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Trump, Scott Wiener


Laura Ingraham cut Trump off when he tried to repeat false claims the election was stolen, as Fox News faces defamation lawsuits

Laura Ingraham interviewed former President Donald Trump on her show, "The Ingraham Angle," on March 25, 2021. Fox News Donald Trump repeated false claims the 2020 election was stolen from him in a Fox News interview. Host Laura Ingraham cut Trump off and said she was reluctant to "relitigate" the election. Two election-technology companies are suing Fox News over election conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday cut off...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, China, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Jeanine Pirro, Trump Fox News, Legislatures


Key takeaways from the Senate's hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill

Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The bill has already passed in the House. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A Senate committee held an in-depth hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill. The bill could be a flashpoint in an ongoing debate over the filibuster in the Senate. Here are key takeaways from...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Democrats, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell


California shouldn’t penalize businesses for taking PPP loans

Only a handful of states are planning to hit businesses with taxes as a result of accepting loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, and it is an outrage that California is one of them. A generous share of federal COVID-19 relief funds is on the way to California, a state that imposed some of the nation’s strictest limitations on business operations during the pandemic and saw its unemployment rate rise from 4.7% in January 2020 to 9% in January 2021. The point of the PPP loans was to help bu...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Jersey, PPP, Irs, Legislature, Treasury Department, Joint Committee on Taxation, Legislatures, Newsom, Bill Pascrell Jr


The Oil and Gas Money Behind the Republicans Who Will Help Decide Deb Haaland's Fate

Rep. Deb Haaland just finished a historic confirmation hearing to run the Department of Interior. If her nomination is pushed through committee, she will in all likelihood be confirmed as the first Indigenous person to ever serve on a presidential cabinet. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Department of Interior, Steve Daines, Joe Manchin, Legislatures, John Barrasso, United States Senators, Laguna Pueblo, Deb Haaland, Pueblo People, Canadaunited States Relations, Members Of The United States Congress


Is this ADA lawsuit against my company a scam? Ask the lawyer

Q: We own a discount clothing store. With the coronavirus, it has been a struggle to stay open, but we are loyal to both our employees and customers. We just got a letter from some law firm saying a person in a wheelchair came into the store but the aisles were not wide enough for her to get through, and so there is a violation of the American with Disabilities Act.  They are demanding we pay the person and fix the problem but we believe the aisles are ADA compliant. Is this a scam? -D.A, Carson...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Ada, Trump, Manhattan Beach, Legislatures, Baldwin Hills, Ron Sokol, Ask the Lawyer, Carson Ron Sokol, DA Gascon, Can Biden


Republicans can no longer ignore the reality of Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO >> After watching Wednesday’s otherworldly events — a violent seize of the United States Capitol by pro-Trump mobs who were incited by the president — I was left thinking of a quotation from “1984” and “Animal Farm” author George Orwell: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” That should be the enduring slogan of the Trump era. We’ve all seen what Donald Trump was about long before he entered politics — and yet large swaths of the Republican Party and publi...
Tags: Chris Christie, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Georgia, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, George Orwell, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Jesus


Trump asks to enter Texas election lawsuit

President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined Texas in a last-ditch and unprecedented effort to persuade the Supreme Court to delay the Electoral College vote and block four states – Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – from casting votes for President-elect Joe Biden, who won the popular vote in each state. Trump argued that election officials in those states had “made a systematic effort to weaken measures to ensure fair and impartial elections” with their response to the COVID-19 pand...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Howe, Richard Nixon, Electoral College, Chapman University


Texas sues Wisconsin, other battleground states in U.S. Supreme Court over election results

Texas wants the high court to allow Legislatures in the states to appoint presidential electors.
Tags: Texas, Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Legislatures


Can American institutions survive anti-Trump backlash?: Walter Williams

President Donald Trump is not the first president to be hated by a large segment of the American population. There was considerable hate for President Ronald Reagan. But even though the Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill and Reagan were polar opposites in their politics, they could be friends. Once, when Reagan confronted O’Neill about nasty things that he said about him in a newspaper, O’Neill replied, “That’s just politics, after 6 o’clock we’re buddies — we’re friends.” Politics toda...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Virginia, West Virginia, Reagan, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Idaho, House, House Of Representatives, States


"Money and Punishment, Circa 2020"

The title of this post is the title of this big new collection of materials now available via SSRN put together by multiple authors (mostly based out of Yale Law School).  Here is part of the abstract: Money has a long history of being used as punishment, and punishment has a long history of being used discriminatorily and violently against communities of color.  This volume surveys the literature on the many misuses of money as punishment and the range of efforts underway to undo the webs of f...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Legislatures, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, COVID, George Floyd, Yale Law School Here, Law Enforcement Systems


‘Pigouvian Tax’ on Guns an Intolerable Act that Will Only Increase Violence

If economics eggheads really want to talk total societal costs, they'd best not overlook the costs of trying to coerce untold millions of armed citizens who have had it with stupid and arrogant Intolerable Acts. (Scan by NYPL / Public domain) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“What can we do about [the costs of ‘gun violence’?”  Samuel D. Brunson of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law asks in a Minnesota Law Review abstract. “I propose a Pigouvian tax on firearms,” Brunson declares. Pig…what? ...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Guns, Navy, Army, Npr, Parliament, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Army Navy, Tax Foundation, JOHN LOTT, Ku Klux, David Codrea, Legislatures, Brunson


"The Many Roads to Reintegration: A 50-State Report on Laws Restoring Rights and Opportunities After Arrest or Conviction"

The title of this post is the title of by Margaret Love and David Schlussel of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center. The report, among other valuable elements, provides a "National Ranking of Restoration Laws" for all states and DC. Here is part of the 100+ page report's executive summary: This report sets out to describe the present landscape of laws in the United States aimed at restoring rights and opportunities after an arrest or conviction. This is an update and refresh of our pre...
Tags: Florida, Law, United States, Legislatures, Douglas A Berman, Institute of Justice, Margaret Love, National Employment Law Project, David Schlussel, American Justice


Coronavirus Case In California State Capitol Cancels Daily Senate Session

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A person who works at the California Capitol has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the Senate to cancel Wednesday’s session during a critical final week when lawmakers must consider hundreds of measures that face a Monday deadline. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said the infected person is a “Senate family” member and promised the chamber “will use the tools available to us to make sure that we can complete necessary work prior to August 31.” The Senate c...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Minneapolis, California, Senate, Local, Sacramento, Atkins, Michigan, Capitol, Legislature, Assembly, California Legislature, Toni Atkins, Legislatures


Our Best Bet—Legislating a Robust Right to Peaceably Assemble

Tabatha Abu El-Haj In my last post, I suggested that McKesson v. Doe (5th Cir. 2019) provides an opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify important First Amendment limits on policing angry and disruptive political crowds—even though the question presented concerns only First Amendment limits on civil liability for protest organizers. What I omitted was how easily the Court could postpone, even avoid, resolving these issues by certifying to the Louisiana Supreme Court the threshold question ...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Louisiana, DOE, Occupy movement, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, McKesson, Fifth Circuit, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legislatures, Pennsylvania New York


"Communicating Punishment"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Marah Stith McLeod just posted to SSRN. Here is its abstract: Does it matter whether convicted offenders understand why they are being punished? In the death penalty context, the Supreme Court has said yes; a prisoner who cannot understand the state’s reasons for imposing a death sentence may not be executed.  Outside the capital context, the answer is less clear.  This Article focuses on why and how states should help al...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Legislatures, Douglas A Berman, Marah Stith McLeod


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2020 ABCA 74 [21] For reasons explained in detail below, the regulation of GHG emissions or any variation on this theme does not qualify for inclusion as a federal head of power under the national concern doctrine. Assigning this Act or ...
Tags: Law, Immigration, Court, Canada, New Brunswick, Parliament, CSC, Anderson, Dunsmuir, Ron, SCC, Legislatures, Bell Canada, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Semeniuk


Traditionalism and Anti-Novelty as Modes of Constitutional Interpretation: The Case of Tax-Exemption for Churches

Marc DiGirolami has posted an interesting extension of his argument for traditionalism as a mode of constitutional interpretation. He knows that one key issue associated with traditionalism is the characterization of the tradition: "How narrowly or broadly can a court draw any given practice to construct a tradition?" Referring to the Bladensburg cross case, Di Girolami criticizes Justice Breyer for "drawing" the practice with reference solely to the very cross at issue -- properly so, in some s...
Tags: Smith, Branding, Scalia, Breyer, Bladensburg, Legislatures, Bob Jones, Flanders Field, Jack Balkin, Mark Tushnet, Leah Litman, Hosanna Tabor, Marc DiGirolami, Di Girolami, DiGirolami


Missouri Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks

It's the latest in a series of sweeping abortion restrictions passed by Republican-controlled state Legislatures, that appear aimed at pushing abortion challenges to the Supreme Court. (Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP)
Tags: News, Missouri Senate, Charlie Riedel, Legislatures, Supreme Court Image


What Will The Biggest Obstacles To The Ballot Box Be In 2020?

The blue wave of 2018 featured historic midterm turnout, while voters in some states, like Michigan and Florida, approved ballot initiatives that would further expand access to the ballot box. But those gains in voter participation have reinvigorated GOP efforts to make it harder to vote. Voting rights advocates are already tracking new obstacles — legislative or otherwise — that Republicans are putting between voters and the ballot box ahead of the 2020 election. Several legislatures have qu...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Russia, Alabama, Georgia, Gop, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Trump, Voting Rights


Ban the bunny: California aims to end post-Easter parade of unwanted rabbits

Californians can eat chocolate bunnies and snuggle plush Peter Cottontail dolls to their heart's content this Easter. The legislation, which took effect in January, prohibits retail shops from selling commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. Legislatures in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania are considering similar bills.
Tags: News, California, Pennsylvania, Legislatures, Peter Cottontail, New York Massachusetts Connecticut


An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment

Opinion An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Of the enumerated fundamental, unalienable rights, Leftist politicians know, the one etched in the Second Amendment is most difficult to dislodge. But these politicians are tenacious. This assertion isn’t meant to be a compliment; merely an observation. Strong drives coupled with an equally strong will, lead one to act. Actions may be positive or perverse. Here, perverse. Leftists abhor the Second Amendment of...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Senate, New York City, Court, States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, McDonald


Ammoland Quoted in the New York Times, on Second Amendment

Second Amendment U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- My words seldom appear in the New York Times. It is interesting when they do. It shows, to use a phrase of the Left “we are making progress”.  This occurrence was from the article published on Ammoland about the Third Circuit failing to protect Second Amendment rights.  From nytimes.com: The 49-year-old Judge Bibas, a former law professor, won plaudits for his dissenting opinion. “It is easy to see why President Trump chose to appoint him,” said an art...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Department Of Defense, Yale, New York Times, Arizona, Kennedy, Progressive, Second Amendment, Trump, Thomas, Linda Greenhouse, Third Circuit


AmmoLand News Quoted in the New York Times, on Second Amendment

Second Amendment U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- My words seldom appear in the New York Times. It is interesting when they do. It shows, to use a phrase of the Left “we are making progress.”  This occurrence was from the article published on Ammoland about the Third Circuit failing to protect Second Amendment rights.  From nytimes.com: The 49-year-old Judge Bibas, a former law professor, won plaudits for his dissenting opinion. “It is easy to see why President Trump chose to appoint him,” said an art...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Department Of Defense, Yale, New York Times, Arizona, Kennedy, Progressive, Second Amendment, Trump, Thomas, Linda Greenhouse, Third Circuit


If there’s an LAUSD strike, taxpayers, communities across state could feel it

By Ricardo Cano, CALMatters The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and communities throughout the state. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 30,000 teachers and employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says it will strike Jan. 10—the first Thursday after students return from the holiday break—unless the district agr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Richmond, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, John McCoy, Gonzalez


Unlicensed Driving You Don't Need a Drivers License to Travel on Public Roadway

SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER BULLETIN U.S. COURT DECISIONS CONFIRM "DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE" IS A CITIZENS RIGHT AND NOT A GOVERNMENT GRANTED PRIVILEGE. By Jack McLamb (from Aid & Abet Newsletter) For many years Professionals within the criminal justice System have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state government in the form of the issuance of a permit or license to that Part...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Davis, States, Johnson, Kent, Smith, Miranda, Citizens, Driver's Licenses, Thompson, Miller, Barney


Unlicensed Driving You Don't Need a Drivers License to Travel on Publjc Roadway

SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER BULLETIN U.S. COURT DECISIONS CONFIRM "DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE" IS A CITIZENS RIGHT AND NOT A GOVERNMENT GRANTED PRIVILEGE. By Jack McLamb (from Aid & Abet Newsletter) For many years Professionals within the criminal justice System have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state government in the form of the issuance of a permit or license to that Part...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Davis, States, Johnson, Kent, Smith, Miranda, Citizens, Driver's Licenses, Thompson, Miller, Barney


Could Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a SCOTUS Justice, encourage his colleagues to take up acquitted conduct sentencing?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Marshall Project piece by Joseph Neff headlined "Punished for Crimes Not Proven: Brett Kavanaugh and the case of Gregory 'Boy Boy' Bell."  Here is how the piece starts and ends: After a nine-month trial, a jury convicted Gregory "Boy Boy" Bell of selling crack cocaine, three sales totaling five grams and carrying a sentence in the five-year range. More importantly for Bell, the jury acquitted him of 10 serious charges, including a t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Bell, Gregory, Joseph, U S Supreme Court, Watts, Court of Appeals, Marshall Project, Roberts, Alito, Blakely, Sotomayor, Breyer


Updating government access laws for the digital age

Last year, we published a white paper calling for a fundamental realignment of laws governing how governments access digital communications. This effort is urgent in light of the central role of the Internet in today’s world, growing security threats that transcend borders, and expectations of privacy that Internet users have in their online communications.In March, the U.S. Congress took the first step toward this realignment in enacting the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. T...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, United States, House Of Representatives, ECPA, U S Supreme Court, Carpenter, Legislatures, U S Constitution Google