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WI Dems Acted Quickly To Spur Voter Turnout In April. Can They Maintain That Momentum This Fall?

This article is part of TPM Cafe , TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The authors are professional evaluators. One holds a leadership position in the Wisconsin Democratic Party as chair of its Environmental Caucus.  When the realities of social distancing hit home in the second week of March, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler already had a plan for remote campaigning — one he had rejected just weeks before as impractical.  With Wisconsin’s annual spring election loomi...
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro: “An armed people will never be enslaved!”

U.S.A. –-( On 22 May 2020, the Supreme Court of Brazil issued an order that a recording of a private meeting of President Bolsonaro with his staff is made public.  President Bolsonaro uses impassioned language some might find offensive. It shows what President Bolsonaro thinks when he is not in the public view.  The video is of a meeting on April 22, 2020. The public exposure of the video echoes what has been happening in the Trump administration.  The political opposition to Bo...
Tags: Justice, Guns, Supreme Court, Defense, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Brazil, Fernando, Trump, MJ, Haddad, Lula, Weintraub, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten

How to become a Zoom power user and prevent every video call from descending into hellish cacophony

Video-conferencing software Zoom has become the go-to for many people stuck at home in coronavirus quarantine. While you've likely mastered the basics, there are plenty of neat tricks for making the most out of your time on Zoom. Below are our ten best tricks, including muting participants, optimizing screen-sharing options, and acquiring a better microphone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As we approach what feels like week number 400 of stay-at-home orders and lockdown ...
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An Interesting Take on Unjust Enrichment from the Virginia Supreme Court

Construction jobs involve numerous contractual relationships between and among general contractors, suppliers, architects, and subcontractors (to name a few of the relationships).  In most cases, aside from exceptions such as mechanic’s liens, the concept of contractual privity keeps those “lower” on the contractual chain from jumping over the party with whom that company has a contract (for instance a supplier contract with a subcontractor) and suing a different party (for instance the general ...
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Wednesday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that yesterday the court denied, at least for now, “a request by the federal government to put a temporary hold on an order by a federal court that could lead to the release or transfer of over 800 inmates from a federal prison where nine inmates have died from COVID-19.” For The Washington Post (subscription required), Robert Barnes reports that “[t]he court left open the door for the administration[:] It said a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Court, Cnn, Wisconsin, San Diego County, The Washington Post, DOE, Vra, Round-up, Robert Barnes, McKesson, Howe, Adam Liptak

Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

Honest Elections Project, part of network that pushed supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh, is now focusing on voting restrictionsRead our full coverage of US voting rightsThis story was reported in collaboration with OpenSecrets.A powerful new conservative organization fighting to restrict voting in the 2020 presidential election is really just a rebranded group that is part of a dark money network already helping Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to remake the US federal judiciary, the Guardia...
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Church challenges COVID-19 stay-at-home order

A southern California church has asked the Supreme Court to block the enforcement of stay-at-home orders issued by California and San Diego County, arguing that the orders are unconstitutional because they discriminate against places of worship. In its 33-page filing, which was submitted to the Supreme Court over the weekend but wasn’t docketed until today, the South Bay United Pentecostal Church acknowledges that the “COVID-19 pandemic is a national tragedy” but argues that it “would be equally...
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Facebook is about to hold its annual shareholder meeting, but there's only one shareholder who matters: Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

Facebook is holding its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual for the first time. Shareholders are calling for Zuckerberg to relinquish his position as board chair and appoint an independent figure to the role. But Zuckerberg's total control of the company through his shares makes the proposal certain to fail.  Facebook has talked about the importance of independent oversight in other areas, but Zuckerberg has the final say. Click here to get...
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Court rejects – at least for now – government’s request to block Ohio prisoner release plan

Today the Supreme Court denied a request by the federal government to put a temporary hold on an order by a federal court that could lead to the release or transfer of over 800 inmates from a federal prison where nine inmates have died from COVID-19. The inmates’ victory, however, appeared to be mostly procedural and likely fleeting: The court explained that the government had not asked them to block the district court’s most recent order, and it indicated that the government could return to the...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ohio, Howe, District Court, U S Court of Appeals, Elkton, Bureau of Prisons, Elkton Ohio, Noel Francisco, 6th Circuit, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito, Emergency appeals and applications, COVID

Supreme Court refuses to block lower court order demanding action against coronavirus at Ohio prison

The high court's action represented its most significant intervention to date related to the deadly impact of COVID-19 inside federal prisons.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Supreme Court refuses for now to block release of prisoners due to COVID-19

Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Trump administration to block inmate releases at an Ohio prison due to risk from the coronavirus outbreak.
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United States: – Justices Persevere Through First-Ever Conference Call Oral Argument To Hear Arguments As To Registrability Of .Com Trademarks - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On Monday, May 4, 2020, for the first time in its 231-year history, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments through a telephone conference call, allowing the attorneys to present arguments while complying with shelter-in-place orders.
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Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear

Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear, iStock-1020504756 U.S.A. –-( Because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in cases discussed infra,* had blatantly ignored and dismissed Heller and McDonald precedent, Justice Thomas and the late Justice Scalia, and, later, Justice Gorsuch, were visibly annoyed, angered really, at the failure of the High Court to take up any of the cases, as evidenced in several dissenting comments. These cases include: Silve...
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Bill Barr Promised to Release Prisoners Threatened by Coronavirus — Even as the Feds Secretly Made It Harder for Them to Get Out

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Even as the Justice Department announced that federal prisons would release vulnerable, nonviolent inmates to home confinement to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the agency was quietly adopting a policy that makes it harder for inmates to qualify for release, not easier. The result has been that more than 98% ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, New York City, Long, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Davis, Ohio, Department Of Justice, Justin Long, Illinois, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Garrett

Judge Taps Well Known DC Attorney To Represent Him In Flynn Dispute

A well known D.C. attorney, who previously represented Brett Kavanaugh and aides to Hillary Clinton, is now representing the federal judge who’s mired in a dispute over his handling of the Michael Flynn case. Beth Wilkinson on Tuesday formally entered her appearance on behalf of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of D.C. Sullivan’s move to hire the veteran litigator was reported by the Washington Post late last week. It comes as the tangled mess of Flynn’s case has made it up to U.S. Court of...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Doj, Justice Department, Clinton, Oklahoma City, Tierney Sneed, Flynn, D C Circuit, Sullivan, Wilkinson, Beth Wilkinson

SCOTUS, by 6-3 vote, refuses to stay original federal judicial order to transfer vulnerable prisoners "out of Elkton through any means"

As reported here by Amy Howe at SCOTUSblog, this afternoon "the Supreme Court denied a request by the federal government to put a temporary hold on an order by a federal government that could lead to the release or transfer of over 800 inmates from a federal prison where nine inmates have died from COVID-19."  But, as she further explains: The inmates’ victory, however, appeared to be mostly procedural and likely fleeting: The court explained that the government had not asked them to block the ...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, District Court, U S Court of Appeals, Elkton, Amy Howe, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Elkton Ohio, Noel Francisco, 6th Circuit, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito, COVID

No new grants today

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices did not add any cases to their merits docket for next term, nor did they seek the views of the federal government in any new cases. And perhaps most notably, the justices did not act on any of the Second Amendment cases that they have now considered at three consecutive conferences; somewhat unusually, the electronic dockets for those cases (see, for example, here) all indicated late last w...
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India: Timeline For Filing Written Statements In Non-Commercial Suits Is Directory: Supreme Court Reiterates The Law - Phoenix Legal

A 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court, in Desh Raj v. Balkishan (D) through proposed LR (2020 SCC Online SC 49; decided on 20 January 2020)...
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India: Supreme Court Sets Aside Arbitral Award For Perverse Interpretation Of Contract - Phoenix Legal

Supreme Court Sets Aside Arbitral Award For Perverse Interpretation Of Contract It is settled law that courts should not interfere with awards merely because an alternative view on the facts...
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California church going to Supreme Court on in-person restrictions

A church in California is asking the Supreme Court to block Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on in-person church services due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Supreme Court issues notice in suit to ban Zoom due to privacy concerns

The Supreme Court issued notice on May 22 on a writ petition to ban Zoom until “appropriate legislation” is passed, Bar & Bench reported. The petition asks that the government do a security audit of the app as well. Among other things, the petition points to an April advisory by the Home Ministry for government […] ...
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Tuesday round-up

At AP, Mark Sherman reports that “Chief Justice John Roberts told graduating seniors at his son’s high school that the coronavirus has ‘pierced our illusion of certainty and control’ and he counseled the students to make their way with humility, compassion and courage in a world turned upside down.” At The National Law Journal, Tony Mauro reports that in a video posted on the school’s website on Saturday, Roberts called the crisis “‘the world’s way of saying to mankind, “you’re not in charge.”’”...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Politico, Court, Bloomberg, Ap, Sierra Club, Southern California, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, Mark Sherman, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Wildlife Service

10 cases that could change how the Supreme Court looks at the Second Amendment

The Supreme Court's solid conservative majority could soon choose to take up its first major Second Amendment case in nearly a decade, positioning the court to override state laws established to limit the availability and accessibility of some firearms and when they can be carried in public.
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Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party 'terrorist organization'

Venezuela's attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare opposition leader Juan Guaido's party a "terrorist organization," blaming it for a failed sea invasion. Tarek William Saab accused the Voluntad Popular ("Popular Will") party and its leader Guaido -- who is supported by the US and around 50 other countries as the interim president of Venezuela -- of promoting destabilizing actions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, US, Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Voluntad Popular Popular Will party

Canada: COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court Expands Civil Matters With Applications By Written Submission - EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP

Pursuant to Ministerial Order No. M121, on April 22, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General has dispensed with some of the procedural steps for applications under...
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Magnolia “Influential Women” Giveaway: Win Digital Download Codes for ‘RBG,’ Iris,’ ‘Kusama: Infinity,’ and More

Just as Saoirse Ronan so emphatically says in Little Women, “Women!” And in honor of women and the best female-centric documentaries in their library, Magnolia Pictures is hosting a giveaway of digital download codes with /Film. If you would like a free digital download code to films like RBG, the ultra-cool deep dive into Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life; or Iris, Albert Maysles’ tribute to eclectic interior designer Iris Apfel; or Kusama: Infinity, about game-changing Japanese...
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Veterans Cemetery Murders Highlight Predator-Favoring Government Gun Ban

How does it honor fallen heroes to deprive the living of the very freedom they fought for? (VAntage Point: Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) U.S.A. – -( “A man who shot and killed an elderly couple at a veterans cemetery in Delaware earlier this month was fatally shot by police during a shootout in a wooded area,” the Associated Press and other “news” outlets reported Saturday. The couple was visiting the gravesite of their son when their murderer opened ...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he expects top court to end probe into his conduct over police

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro expects the Supreme Court to find no wrongdoing and end an investigation into potential political interference in the federal police, according to a statement from the presidential palace on Monday. An allegation by former Justice Minister Sergio Moro, a popular anti-graft crusader, that Bolsonaro aimed to interfere in police investigations has become a political scandal adding to the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: News, Justice, Supreme Court, Brazil, Sergio Moro, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro

What Will Become Of U.S. Supreme Court Heller And McDonald Precedent?

What Will Become Of U.S. Supreme Court Heller And McDonald Precedent? iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-( Commentators and readers—pro, con, or ostensibly neutral toward the Second Amendment—presume the U.S. Supreme Court will soon take up, on review, one or more of the several pending Second Amendment cases awaiting a vote by the Court. But will they? SCOTUS Blog reporter, Amy Howe, reported, on April 28, 2020, that: “We expect orders from Friday’s conference on Monday, May 4, at 9:30...
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United States: Preemption And Second-Guessing FDA Classifications - Reed Smith

The "fraud on the FDA" claim that the Supreme Court held preempted in Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs Legal Committee, 531 U.S. 341 (2001)
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