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Supreme Court grants cert in potentially big Second Amendment case out of New York City

In this post from over the weekend, I commented again on the Second Amendment's second-class status as evidenced by how its protections are general understood and applied in lower courts.  In that post, I might also have noted how long it has been since the Supreme Court has even taken up Second Amendment issues given that District of Columbia v. Heller was decided a way back in 2008 and McDonald v. Chicago was back in 2010. But, via this order list today, the Supreme Court has now given itself ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Chicago, District Of Columbia, McDonald, Heller, Douglas A Berman, New York State Rifle Pistol Association, New York State Rifle Pistol Association Inc, City of New York New York Here


Amash bill: make feds pay when they take border land

The Eminent Domain Just Compensation Act, introduced by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), would require the feds to pay at the time of taking, rather than long afterward, when taking land by eminent domain for the proposed border wall. “It is unjust for the government to seize someone’s property with a lowball offer and then put the burden on them to fight for what they’re still owed,” Rep. Amash said in a statement. “My bill will stop this practice by requiring that a property’s fair value be finali...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Dhs, Homeland Security Department, Ilya Somin, Eminent Domain, Amash, Justin Amash R Mich, David Bier Cato


Tuesday round-up

On Friday, the Supreme Court removed Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, from the February argument calendar. Amy Howe has this blog’s updated coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the court “could reschedule the showdown for later this term to consider a trial judge’s rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Jackson, Economist, Round-up, Gamble, Howe, Greg Stohr, Commerce Department, Steven Mazie, Pacific Legal Foundation, Department of Commerce


How can we take power away from criminal gangs? Legalise drugs | Martin Drewry

Prohibition makes our world a more dangerous place, trapping people in povertyI have spoken out on many issues during my career, but there is one that leaders in poorer countries passionately lobby me to campaign on: the prohibition of drugs.The “war on drugs” is harming the most vulnerable and criminalising poverty. It is not a war on drugs – despite decades of prohibition, drug production and consumption is on the increase globally – it is a war on the poor. Prohibition damages people and the ...
Tags: Drugs, India, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Brazil, Drugs trade, Martin Drewry


For Immediate Release 172: The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172. Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in. Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode: Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.Adobe is bringing part...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Instagram, Adobe, Social Networks, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging


Speeding Tickets: Speeding Ticket in Bothell with Visual Estimate and LIDAR

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington , King County - Municipal Court of Bothell I have read numerous posts on here that have been incredibly helpful. I filed my discovery request using blewis advice. Here are my docs and defense. Filed Ticket https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pul...ew?usp=sharing City response to dsicovery demand : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OV...QSNYdGi3HyknxD Officer Statement : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AJ...ik-F2yYfwfJQjQ LIDAR_...
Tags: Law, Hud, Lidar, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Bothell, Washington King County Municipal Court of Bothell


Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel-Palestine | Simon Baron-Cohen

I’ve spent my career studying empathy. It’s a vital first step in conflicts where both sides have dehumanised each otherEmpathy is all about imagining other minds, appreciating that different people have different perspectives, and responding to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. After a career studying autism and the nature of empathy, I see empathy as one of our most valuable natural resources. It has particular promise as an approach to conflict resolution, one that has ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Israel Palestine, Simon Baron Cohen


Justice Department revamps consent decree rules: what the press missed

The feds plan to be less heavy-handed in using consent decrees to micromanage states and cities, and there’s a good case for that, I argue at National Review. Alas, as I explain, national media bungled the story in November by characterizing Jeff Sessions’s memo as if it were primarily aimed at reducing oversight of police. “Not once in its seven pages does the word ‘police’ even appear.” My short piece doesn’t take up the question of how the well-documented problems of consent decrees in other ...
Tags: Law, Police, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Jeff Sessions, WO writings, Consent Decrees, Federalism, John McGinnis, David Meyer Lindenberg Tim Lynch Scott Greenfield