Stand your ground

  • Just try telling him to put out his smokes. Not gonna happen.

    4th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, Gay, Guns / Firearms, Health Care / Medicine, Non-Sequiturs, Police

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.23.14

    * Looming legal battle over the confidentiality agreement at the center of lawsuit over which team John Travolta plays for. [Gawker]

    * The fallout from yesterday’s Obamacare Appellageddon continues. The D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit are going to have some awkward parties until this gets resolved. [Federal Regulations Advisor]

    * Somebody got confused and thought that Stand Your Ground laws applied to protect black people. [News 4 Jax]

    * In Louisiana, a justice of the peace is given public money to hire all their staff and buy all their equipment and pay themselves whatever salary they want out of the remainder. One guy had a very clever idea about how to allocate that money and it set off a legal fight. Oh, and apparently the best job in Louisiana is to be a constable. So now you know. [Times-Picayune]

    * Do you know the 12 Rules of Client Service? Are you at least ready to fight over them? [What About Clients?]

    * Newark police can’t even come up with constitutional excuses for 75 percent of what they do. [Slate]

    * Lululemon figured that patent trolls were onto something and patented its clothing designs and aggressively pursues anyone who dares design a tank top with a built-in bra. Who would ever have thought of such an original idea? [Jezebel]

    * The University of California is increasing non-resident enrollment for budget reasons. Law schools presumably follow suit. [TaxProf Blog]

    0 Comments / / Jul 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM
  • Semi automatic handgun and pistol cartridges

    Guns / Firearms, Minority Issues, Racism, Violence

    Misdirection And Casting Aspersions: The Predictable Response To My Stand Your Ground Post

    Tamara Tabo responded to my post about Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of the Renisha McBride shooting. It was what I’d expected.

    54 Comments / / Nov 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM
  • gun with bullets

    Guns / Firearms, Minority Issues, Racism, Violence

    A Person Not A Political Prop: Questions About Renisha McBride’s Tragic Death

    Before leapfrogging over the specifics of Renisha’s case and launching a politically motivated rant, let’s look at what we do and don’t know about the tragedy that occurred on that Dearborn Heights porch.

    39 Comments / / Nov 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Guns / Firearms, Minority Issues, Racism, Violence

    Another Black Teenager Shot Dead — Is ‘Stand Your Ground’ To Blame?

    Another state’s Stand Your Ground law is about to become a big issue, even if it never comes up in the case.

    66 Comments / / Nov 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM
  • Floriduh RF

    Crime, Guns / Firearms, Murder

    Florida Continues Its Descent Into A Redneck State Of Nature

    These Labor Day killings would certainly be punished in some states, but they happened in Florida, so who knows.

    56 Comments / / Sep 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Law Schools, Nancy Grace, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Racism

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.17.13

    * While “Stand Your Ground” only played a small role at the criminal trial, it can still loom large over a subsequent civil suit. [Time]

    * Nancy Grace summed up her objection to the Zimmerman verdict thusly: “Give Zimmerman back his life? He’s out on bond driving through Taco Bell every night, having a churro.” For some reason I couldn’t get this American Dad scene out of my head after hearing that. [Newsbusters]

    * The Twitterverse killed Juror B37′s book, but this article asks if that’s a good thing? For my part, it seems disturbing to profit off a civic duty like that, but on the other hand, it would’ve been interesting to get more insight into B37′s psyche now that the other jurors are calling her crazy. [The Read Zone]

    * How about some non-Zimmerman news? Ever wonder which firm is the most liberal and which is the most conservative? Here are the charts you need. [Excess of Democracy]

    * Incoming law students: Here’s a guide to building your law school wardrobe. Or more accurately, a networking wardrobe because you can basically wear pajamas to class. [Corporette]

    * Yale is offering a Ph.D. in law because there are so few lawyers with ample experience looking for academic jobs. In all seriousness, though, I think it would be worth it — there’s a study out there that says a Law Ph.D. is really worth $2 million! [Ramblings on Appeal]

    3 Comments / / Jul 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM
  • angela corey RF

    Guns / Firearms

    Florida’s Next ‘Black Kid Killed By White Gunman’ Case Is Already Here!

    Angela Corey’s next high profile case looks… a whole lot like her last high profile case.

    106 Comments / / Jul 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM
  • Stand Your Ground RF

    Crime, Minority Issues, Racism, Violence

    Florida Lawmaker Stands His Ground Against Me Over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

    I stand my ground for the maligned duty to retreat.

    121 Comments / / Jul 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM
  • Trayvon_Martin_on_the_backseat_of_a_car-RF

    Guns / Firearms, Jury Duty

    Judge Makes Obvious Rulings In Trayvon Martin Case

    Defense lawyers exhibit an ulterior motive in pushing for prejudicial evidence.

    115 Comments / / May 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM
  • metro north logo

    Anthony Kennedy, Guns / Firearms, Non-Sequiturs, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.11.12

    * Really, Prometheus was the kind of movie that allows you to think “putting in some lawyers couldn’t have hurt.” [Point of Law]

    * Republicans are just better at naming laws than Democrats. I don’t know why that is, but it is. [Recess Appointment]

    * Stand your ground laws increase homicides. Tomorrow, the gun lobby will tell us that we need to arm ourselves because of the epidemic of people standing their ground and killing innocent, unarmed Americans who weren’t able to buy a gun. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * I almost feel bad for Anthony Kennedy. Every objective indicator proves that he was wrong about what the impact of Citizens United would be, and every month brings a new opportunity to shame Kennedy again. [Election Law Blog]

    * Do you take the Metro North home every day? Like Pete Campbell, you might need an apartment in the city. [Dealbreaker]

    * Defense rests in Roger Clemens trial. I guess the jurors will have to go back to counting sheep in order to get their rest in. [NPR]

    * A judge who meditated would freak me out. Especially if the judge meditated about how you shouldn’t judge people. [Underdog]

    4 Comments / / Jun 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM