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Vermont: Gun Bills Introduced as Legislature Begins Work Remotely

Vermont introduces several new gun bills to committee. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- While the Capitol in Montpelier is atypically quiet for January, the COVID situation has not prevented the Legislature from moving forward with their business.  Session is underway remotely.  Instead of meeting in cramped rooms under the dome, lawmakers are logging in to video conferences to discuss bills.  And although leadership had indicated weeks ago that the session would be confined to COVID-relate...
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Montana: Senate Judiciary to Vote on Permitless Carry Legislation

Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider permitless carry laws today. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Permitless Carry Legislation, House Bill 102.  Please contact committee members and ask that they SUPPORT House Bill 102. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION House Bill 102 will strengthen Montana’s self-defense laws by allowing law-abiding Montana gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense throughout the state wi...
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Mississippi: Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Preemption Legislation

Jackson Mississippi continues to deal with politicians who see their rights as a nuisance. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Tuesday, Senate Judiciary B Committee will take up preemption legislation, Senate Bill 2107.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 2107. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION Senate Bill 2107 enhances Mississippi’s preemption laws by adding state agencies to the list of entities that are prohibited from restricting the Second Amendment rights of Mississippi c...
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Montana: House Passes Permitless Carry Legislation

Montana passes open carry laws. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, the Montana House passed self-defense legislation, House Bill 102, by a 66 to 31 vote.  Having now passed out of the chamber of origin, HB 102 will be sent to the Senate and may be referred to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration. Please contact committee members and ask that they SUPPORT House Bill 102. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION House Bill 102 will strengthen Montana’s self-defense laws by allowing law-...
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Arkansas: Stand Your Ground Scheduled for a Committee Hearing

NRA-backed Stand Your Ground legislation, Senate Bill 24, has been introduced in Arkansas. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- As previously reported, NRA-backed Stand Your Ground legislation, Senate Bill 24, has been introduced in the Land of Opportunity and is scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  Click below to contact committee members and urge them to support Senate Bill 24. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION Senate Bill 24would eliminate the duty to retreat for victims ...
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Section 230 Year-in-Review for 2020

Section 230 had such a drama-filled year that I decided to do a separate roundup, in addition to my annual Internet Law wrapup coming soon. (I know 2020 feels like it was a decade ago…) Trigger warning: this post is a shitshow. My list of Top 10 Section 230 developments of 2020: #10: A Tsunami of Reform Bills Were Introduced.  Over two dozen Section 230 reform or repeal bills were introduced in Congress’ 116th session. In general, the bills reflected a partisan divide over Section 230: Democrat...
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Virginia: Correcting Record on Gun Ban Bill from 2020

House Bill 961, Governor Northam's gun ban, was carried over by Senate Judiciary to the 2021 session iStock-884220580 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-  Members and other Second Amendment supporters, you may have seen that other Virginia gun rights groups recently mentioned last year's legislation and Governor Northam's gun ban bill, HB961, making at least one incorrect claim. We feel that it is critical to address this. House Bill 961, Governor Northam's gun ban, was carried over by Senate Judiciary to...
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The GOP's dangerous political games lit the fire that is now burning down America's democracy

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee markup on judicial nominations and the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, in Dirksen Building on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images The GOP has long inflamed the fears of their supporters, sparked conspiracy theories, and burned down norms. Now, the fire the Republican party started is out of control and consuming our democracy. And the GOP doesn't like reapi...
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Obama says John Lewis is 'smiling down' on Georgia as he congratulates Warnock for his Senate win

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive in campaign rally with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belle Isle on October 31, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama congratulated Reverend Raphael Warnock on his Georgia Special Senate Runoff Election win against Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a statement on Wednesday. Obama said that late US Representative John Lewis is "surely smiling down on his beloved ...
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Jack Dorsey slammed proposed US cryptocurrency laws as 'nonsensical' - 3 months after his company bought $50 million in Bitcoin

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's content moderation practices, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool Jack Dorsey published an open letter on Monday attacking proposed US government regulation that would require companies to collect names and addresses of people making large cryptocurrency transactions. The regulation is supposed to make it easier for law enforcement to track illicit transactions, but Dorsey say...
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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse calls out Republicans who plan to challenge the election results on January 6, calling them 'institutional arsonist members of Congress'

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth day of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, on October 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images GOP Sen. Ben Sasse in a Facebook post on Wednesday excoriated his colleagues who are planning to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory. "If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn't an...
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Trump Goes Whole Hog, Grants Pardons For House Allies And Russia Probe Figures

President Trump went on pardon tear Tuesday night as his presidency wanes, with the White House announcing grants of clemency for key figures in the 2016 Russia investigation and for congressional allies of Trump who were prosecuted during his administration. Trump granted a full pardon to his former 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who kickstarted the Russian investigation when he told a foreign diplomat about Russia’s efforts to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos pleaded...
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Former US cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs says officials are still tracking 'scope' of the SolarWinds hack

Christopher C. Krebs, former director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Chris Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said on Sunday the massive SolarWinds cybersecurity attack appears to be linked to Russia. "Everything I've heard, whether it's from private sector cybersecurity threat a...
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Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows attempted to hide his COVID-19 diagnosis and the White House outbreak

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows departs the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Mark Meadows deliberately tried to hide the White House coronavirus outbreak from the public, according to an investigation by the Washington Post. The White House chief of staff not only tried to keep his own diagnosis a secret but also instructed at least one fellow advisor who wanted to disclose an infection not to, an un...
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Former US cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs warned not to 'conflate' voting system security with SolarWinds hack despite Trump's claim

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Former top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs warned on Twitter Saturday not to "conflate" the security of the US voting system with the massive SolarWinds cyberattack. "The proof is in the paper," Krebs tweeted, later adding that you "can't hack paper." Krebs' warning came...
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Den. Dianne Feinstein Says She Hasn’t Considered Leaving Senate Early

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said this week she hasn’t thought about retiring before her term ends in 2024 and defended herself against criticism of her job performance and questions about her age. “I don’t feel my cognitive abilities have diminished,” Feinstein told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. “Do I forget something sometimes? Quite possibly.” At 87, Feinstein is the Senate’s oldest member. In 2018 she won reelection for ...
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A handful of GOP lawmakers acknowledge Trump's loss after Electoral College vote, with an even smaller number calling Biden 'president-elect'

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Al Drago/POOL/AFP Although most GOP representatives have declined to call Biden "president-elect," several GOP members broke ranks today. Senate Majority Whip John Thune told CNN's Manu Raju that Joe Biden is president-elect "once he crosses 270 electoral votes" and added that "it's time for everybody to move on" after certification today. Sen. Lindsay Graham appeared to confirm Biden's win but deflected to talking points. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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Biden has tapped Obama-era security chief Susan Rice for a top domestic job, as some Democrats are resentful that his old allies are scooping up top jobs

From left to right: Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, President-elect Joe Biden, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington, DC, in 2013. Kerry and Rice have both been tapped for top jobs in the Biden administration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Susan Rice to head the White House's Domestic Policy Council. Rice, who was national security advisor to former President Barack Obama, has a longstanding relationship with B...
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Dianne Feinstein forgets conversations and gets upset with her staff for not briefing her on a topic shortly after they do, new report says

The senator announced last month that she would step down from her position as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein forgets conversations and gets upset with her staff for not briefing her on a topic moments after they do, according to a new report from the New Yorker. The US Senator from California is said to be struggling with her short-term memory, even forgetting things she herself has said, sources fami...
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Chuck Schumer had to tell Dianne Feinstein that she should step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee twice because she forgot the first conversation they had, new report alleges

US Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks as Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal listen during a news conference in front of the US Capitol after a boycott of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly told Sen. Diane Feinstein, the oldest member of the US Senate, ...
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YouTube declares war on US election misinformation… a month late

As Twitter and Facebook scrambled to institute new policies for the 2020 election, YouTube was… mostly quiet. The platform didn’t make any flashy announcements about a crackdown on election-related misinformation, nor did it really fully grapple with its massive role in distributing information during what was widely regarded as an extremely volatile time for American democracy. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election on November 7, but YouTube decided to wait until the ...
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The DC to Silicon Valley pipeline: Meet the former Washington power-players who joined the ranks at tech companies like Amazon and Airbnb

Jay Carney. Thierry Monasse/Corbis via Getty Images In recent years, there's been a talent pipeline from Washington, DC, to Silicon Valley.  Several for Obama administration officials now work at tech companies like Airbnb and Amazon.  Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, is now a high-ranking Amazon employee. Tony West, a former Justice Department official, is a C-level executive at Uber.  Other helped run political campaigns or held State Department positions befo...
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Tennessee senator slurs China for cheating and stealing, and top Chinese journalist calls her a 'lifetime b----'

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington DC on November 10, 2020. Susan Walsh/Pool/AP Photos Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has been called a 'lifetime bitch' by a top Chinese journalist after insulting 5,000 years of Chinese history.  The exchange took place on Twitter and began with Blackburn thanking President Trump for blocking the import of cotton produced by the forced labor of China's Uighur ethnic minority. Chen Weih...
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Interesting advocacy for Senator Durbin to take over top Dem spot on Senate Judiciary Committee

In my upper-level sentencing class, I spend a lot of time highlighting for students how many different system players have an impact on sentencing law, policy and practice.  Too often, a cursory discussion of sentencing looks only at trial judges and judicial decision-making.  But at the case-specific level, decisions by victims and police and prosecutors and defense attorneys can often have a profound and even controlling impact on sentencing outcomes.  System-wide, players inside and around al...
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Former election security chief Chris Krebs hints at taking legal action against Trump's campaign lawyer who said he should be 'shot'

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs is considering taking legal action against Joe diGenova, a campaign lawyer for President Donald Trump, who said the former cybersecurity official should be "shot." "I've got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think they're probably goi...
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Here Is Who Runs Things If Perdue & Loeffler Lose the Race for U.S. Senate

Opinion Georgia US Senate Race iStock-Ivan Burchak United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Things should not have come to runoff elections in Georgia. But they have. The stakes are extremely high for Second Amendment supporters. Just how high? Look at who will be running things or who could be running things if anti-Second Amendment extremists Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win the runoffs. Here's what we know for sure: Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader If Chuck Schumer is Senate Majority Lea...
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'It's not how I wanted to go out': Chris Krebs, the election security official fired by Trump, opens up in new interview and dismisses 'farcical' claims of voter fraud

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told CBS "the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote." Krebs was fired by President Trump earlier this month for refusing to go along with Trump's unsupported...
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Sen. Dick Durbin: Republicans made this pillar of justice a shell of its former self

Republicans leading the Senate Judiciary Committee turned a blind eye to the worst abuses of the Trump era, writes Sen. Durbin, who is seeking the top Democratic position on the committee. If Democrats win Senate seats in Georgia and take the majority, they will have the opportunity to reestablish the moral authority, credibility and relevance of the Judiciary Committee, he writes.
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ATF Issues Conflicting Documents on Legal Pistol Braces

Editors Note: This story has been edited to include additional facts that have come to light since we first posted. The ATF's confusing and contradictory approval process is an evolving story and we will continue to update and inform our readers as we get better information. Despite rumors, there is no known official change to ATF policy as it relates to pistol braces. SB Tactical SBPDW and SBM4 Braces IMG SB Tactical gallery Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand News and other news ...
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