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Will huge LAUSD parcel tax measure start a statewide trend?

Local elections held in odd-numbered years in California don’t generally have much meaning outside their immediate communities. But a June 4 vote scheduled in Los Angeles might be different. This is a yes/no decision on a huge parcel tax proposed by the local school district, the second largest in America. So nothing should divert voter attention away from the parcel tax vote, and a very light turnout can be expected. A large portion of those who vote may belong to groups standing to benefit fro...
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United States: Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Sex Discrimination Under Title VII Includes Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination - Mintz

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided that it will hear three cases in its next term, which, taken togethe
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U.S. Supreme Court Must Strike Down New York City Gun Control Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Must Strike Down New York City Gun Control Rule and Tell Lower Courts to Enforce the Actual Text of Our Constitution’s Second Amendment, Argue Three Second Amendment Groups WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, counsel for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), and The Calguns Foundation (CGF) have submitted an important brief with the United States Supreme Court calling for the City of New York’s unconstitutional firearm law to be struck dow...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, New York City, Court, Chicago, United States, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, United States Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, Gene Hoffman, Heller, FPC, Jaffe


Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case

“It is apparently just fine for him to be taken from his home country to fight in Vietnam with high powered weaponry but then to forbid him to carry a handgun outside his home for self-defense in Hawaii.” (Brief of Amicus Curiae George K. Young in Support of Petitioners) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “There is no question that the right to keep and bear arms extends outside the home,” attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh argue in a friend of the court brief filed Tuesday in the Supreme Cou...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Court, Beck, Hawaii, Resistance, Vietnam, Young, George Young, Ninth Circuit, United States Supreme Court, Heller, David Codrea, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


1791 Gunleather Holsters Available Now At OpticsPlanet.Com

1791 Gunleather Holsters Miami, FL, U.S. – -(AmmoLand.com)- 1791 Gunleather, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters, belts, and Kydex holsters today announced its entire product line is now available online from OpticsPlanet.com. “When folks asked for more access to our entire line of premium leather holsters and belts, we knew OpticsPlanet.com was the perfect solution,” said 1791 Gunleather CEO, Ramiro M. Romani. “Serving the needs of consumers through increased...
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Supreme Court ruling means Apple could face lawsuits from lots of angry customers

The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that users could sue Apple for allegedly monopolizing the App Store and driving up the price of apps. This means that, if you’re so inclined, you could bring suit against Apple for overcharging you. Apple v Pepper, as the case is called, dealt with the issue of whether Apple’s 30 percent revenue cut is a charge that trickles down to consumers. Given that the App Store is a monopoly — meaning there’s really no other way to legally get an app on an i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Supreme Court, Pepper, App Store, United States Supreme Court


Attempted Undermining of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act ~ Williams v. Beemiller

Attempted Undermining of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act ~ Williams v. Beemiller Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The New York Supreme Court recently ruled that a man shot by a gang member did not have standing to sue the retailer that legally sold the gun.  The court has been winding its tortuous way through the process for over a decade. Williams was shot in 2005. Williams v. Beemiller is about injuries sustained from an assault committed by a New York High School gang on an innocent bystander, who w...
Tags: New York, Guns, Court, Department Of Defense, Williams, Arizona, Ohio, Gun Laws, Bernie Sanders, Brown, Protection of Lawful Commerce, United States Supreme Court, Daniel Williams, Bostic, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Center


Split California Court of Appeal rejects claim that second-degree felony murder provision unconstitutionally vague

A helpful reader made sure I saw an interesting and lengthy split California Court of Appeal ruling in In re White, No. E068801 (Cal. 4th App. Dist. April 30, 2019) (available here). Here is how the majority opinion gets started, along with the start of its substantive analysis: Petitioner Gregory White challenges the constitutionality of his conviction for second degree felony murder (Pen. Code, § 187) on the basis of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Johnson v. United States (2015...
Tags: Law, California, United States, Raphael, Johnson, White, Legislature, United States Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal, ACCA, Douglas A Berman, Gregory White, Split California Court of Appeal, Petitioner Gregory White


NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban

Opinion NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) filed its main brief in the United States Supreme Court case NYSRPA, et al v. the City of New York and the New York City Police Department-License Division. The NRA supported case challenges a New York City ordinance that violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding New York City residents by restricting lawful travel with fire...
Tags: New York, Guns, NYC, New York City, Court, City, Chicago, Lawsuits, District Of Columbia, New York City Police Department, Nra, McDonald, Tom King, United States Supreme Court, Heller, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association


"Unusual State Capital Punishments"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by William Berry now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: This article argues that many of the states that retain the death penalty currently violate their own constitutions because their use of the death penalty is unusual.  Specifically, the death penalty in some states, particularly when assessed in an intra-state manner examining its use across counties, suggests that the rareness of its use might mean that it has b...
Tags: Law, United States Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, William Berry


Sri Lanka: When national security trumps religious freedom

Sri Lanka: When national security trumps religious freedom The fallout from the recent spate of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka highlights the tension between religious freedom as a fundamental human right and national-security concerns. The country’s ban on face coverings -- which admittedly impinges on religious liberty -- can be justified in light of its struggle to preserve the basic safety of its citizens.  On Easter Sunday, the South Asian island natio...
Tags: Islamic State, Religion, Muslim, Smith, Muslims, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Buddhist, Maithripala Sirisena, United States Supreme Court, RFRA, South Asian island, Tawheed Jamath, Andrew D Graham


President Trump can’t expect the Supreme Court to always back him up

In 1974, President Richard Nixon pinned his hopes of withholding evidence subpoenaed by the Watergate prosecutor on the United States Supreme Court. He had appointed four of the nine justices: Blackmun, Powell, Rehnquist and Chief Justice Burger.  His relationship with Burger went back to the 1952 Republican convention, when Warren Burger, an influential delegate from Minnesota, had endorsed then-Senator Nixon to be Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s running mate. This was significant because the forme...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Obama, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Burger, Eisenhower, Trump, Bush, Nixon, Roberts, Oval Office, Richard Nixon, House Judiciary Committee


United States: SCOTUS To Rule On Whether Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On April 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in a trio of cases challenging the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's ("Title VII") prohibition
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United States: Supreme Court Sidesteps Class Settlement Issue to Remand, Questioning Article III Standing Under Spokeo - Foley & Lardner

On March 20, 2019, in Frank v. Gaos, 586 U.S. ___ (2019), the United States Supreme Court sidestepped a novel question regarding a cy pres class action settlement,
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Frank, United States Supreme Court, Lardner, Spokeo Foley


United States: U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Independent Contractors/Owner Operators - Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

On January 15, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a blockbuster holding, ruling in favor of independent contractors who work in transportation.
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Visit 1791 Gunleather During 2019 NRAAM

See Newest Handcrafted Leather and Kydex Gun Holsters. Next Evolution in Premium Leather Holsters Miami, FL, U.S. – -(AmmoLand.com)- 1791 Gunleather invites attendees to visit booth #4965 during the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center from April 26-28, for a first-hand look at their premium handcrafted leather gun holsters and belts, and their new 1791 Tactical Kydex holsters. For a special treat, visit the booth on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. to meet awar...
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"Death by Stereotype: Race, Ethnicity, and California’s Failure to Implement Furman’s Narrowing Requirement"

The title of this post is the title of this new empirical article now available via SSRN and co-authored by an especially impressive list of folks: Catherine M. Grosso, Jeffrey Fagan, Michael Laurence, David C. Baldus, George G. Woodworth and Richard Newell.  Here is its abstract: The influence of race on the administration of capital punishment in the United States had a major role in the United States Supreme Court’s 1972 decision in Furman v. Georgia to invalidate death penalty statutes acro...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Georgia, United States, United States Supreme Court, Furman, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Richard Newell


United States: United States Supreme Court Holds That Knowing Dissemination Of False Statements Made By Others Can Constitute Primary "Scheme Liability" In Violation Of Rule 10b-5(a) And (c) - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

In Lorenzo v. Securities & Exchange Comm., No. 17-1077, 2019 WL 1369839, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an individual who did not "make" a false or misleading statement within the meaning
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Hampton, United States Supreme Court, Lorenzo, Sheppard Mullin Richter, Securities Exchange Comm


Rosen: Not ‘Productive’ To Say If Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board Correctly Decided

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jeffrey Rosen, who, if confirmed, would become the second-in-command at the Justice Department, wouldn’t say whether he believed landmark Supreme Court rulings that legalized abortion and desegregated school were correctly decided. When pressed on Roe v. Wade by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rosen acknowledged that it’s been the precedent for more than 40 years and “unless and until that changes, it’s the la...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Board, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate judiciary, United States Supreme Court, Blumenthal, Rosen, Jeffrey Rosen, Brown v Board of Education, Wade Brown, Senate confirmation


Obamacare’s split personality

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, has a split personality. Sometimes it’s Dr. Jekyll and sometimes it’s Mr. Hyde. We don’t hear much from Dr. Jekyll, the scientist in the laboratory who deals in quiet facts and numbers, but there’s no escaping Mr. Hyde. The raging monster appears in campaign commercials, fundraising emails and all day long on TV news, spewing soundbites and terrifying the citizenry with talk of sudden illness and financial death spirals. Recently the Trump admini...
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Opinion: This Supreme Court ruling is exceptionally cruel

Russell Bucklew is on death row in Missouri, and the United States Supreme Court just gave that state the go-ahead to kill him in one of the most torturous and cruel ways possible. Bucklew, who has a rare condition that leaves his body riddled with bleeding-prone tumors, will convulse, choke, and eventually suffocate on his own blood if he is executed by lethal injection, according to his lawyers. If this is true, his death will be slow. It will be brutal. It will be excruciatingly cruel.
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Opinion: This Supreme Court ruling is cruel

Russell Bucklew is on death row in Missouri, and the United States Supreme Court just gave that state the go-ahead to kill him in one of the most torturous and cruel ways possible. Bucklew, who has a rare condition that leaves his body riddled with bleeding-prone tumors, will convulse, choke, and eventually suffocate on his own blood if he is executed by lethal injection, according to his lawyers. If this is true, his death will be slow. It will be brutal. It will be excruciatingly cruel.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Missouri, Stories, United States Supreme Court, Bucklew, Russell Bucklew


United States: SCOTUS Rejects Bare-Metal Defense In Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law - Duane Morris LLP

On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law.
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United States: Supreme Court Decides Two Copyright Cases---Limits Fee Awards & Clarifies That A Copyright Registration Is A Prerequisite To Sue For Infringement - Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP

On March 4, 2019 the United States Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions settling differences in how the circuit courts interpret two provisions of the Copyright Act (the "Act").
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, United States Supreme Court, Moritt Hock, Hamroff LLP


United States: Supreme Court Holds That A Copyright Claimant May Commence An Infringement Suit Only AFTER The Copyright Office Registers The Copyright - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held unanimously that "a copyright claimant may commence an infringement suit … when the Copyright Office registers a copyright."
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Copyright Office, Hampton, United States Supreme Court, Mullin Richter


Case study on the Ginsburg conspiracy theories in action

#WheresRuth. Even as the answer – working from home while recovering from cancer surgery – was covered by journalists and confirmed by the Supreme Court itself, this hashtag and similar ones populated Twitter in January and February. False allegations about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status ranged from standard political rumors (e.g., that she planned to announce her retirement soon) to massive conspiracy theories (e.g., that she was in a medically induced coma or that her death was being hid...
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United States: Supreme Court Throws Copyright Owners Curveballs - Stites & Harbison PLLC

It is weeks away from opening day, yet the United States Supreme Court had its own pre-season double header of sorts this past Monday.
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United States: Trademarks, Bankruptcy, And Leverage: What Manufacturers And Other Trademark License Parties Should Know About A Potential Landmark Case Before The Supreme Court - Foley & Lardner

On February 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Mission Products, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.
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United States: SCOTUS Holds Copyright Owners Must Wait For Registration Certificate Before Suing - Foley Hoag LLP

On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that, with certain exceptions, a copyright owner must obtain a copyright registration certificate from the Copyright Office before filing a copyright infringement suit.
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United States: Supreme Court Rules That Deadline For Appealing Class Certification Decision Is Not Subject To Equitable Tolling - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On February 26, 2019, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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