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A Quixotic Endeavor

Hear me now, oh, thou bleak and unbearable world   Thou art base and debauched as can be   And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled   Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee!   I am I, Don Quixote   The Lord of La Mancha   My destiny calls and I go   And the wild winds of fortune   Shall carry me onward   Oh, whithersoever they blow   Whithersoever they...

2A Does Not Apply

2A Does Not Apply

“Counselor, you make the argument that the Second Amendment applies here, but does it?  The Second Amendment only applies to law-abiding citizens.  You have offered me no proof that your client is a law-abiding citizen.”     “Excuse me, your Honor?”     “You claim your client resides in Idaho, but you have offered no proof of that.  You claim your...

People v Bocanegra

Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes had a famous saying: “Hard cases make bad law.”   This is quite true.   A particularly noxious defendant can assert rights that may very well have been abrogated during an arrest or trial. Recognition of those violations might well negate the defendant’s conviction.   Judges are human, and the idea of setting a miscreant free might...

Hanson v D.C.

Last week a court decision (well, actually a decision on a motion for preliminary and permanent injunction) was handed down in the case of Andrew Hanson, et al., v District of Columbia. Mr. Hanson was challenging the District of Columbia’s ban on standard capacity magazines. If this sounds similar to the case we have been...

Hear Me Heathens and Wizards and Serpents of Sin

  “Hear me now, oh, thou bleak and unbearable world Thou art base and debauched as can be And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee!   Hear me, heathens and wizards and serpents of sin All your dastardly doings are past For a holy endeavor is now to begin And virtue shall triumph at last!”   So...

Boland v Bonta: Part 2

Well, I had every intention of writing a blog this week about either God, the transcendent human condition, why I really like gefilte fish, or the demographic catastrophe about to manifest on the European continent…   But, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum, so to speak.   We got a victory in federal court (well…...

Boland v Bonta

MAJOR NEWS!!!   Injunction issued regarding CA Roster!!!   I was in Federal Court today making an appearance on an unrelated matter when my phone began to blow up….in a really really good way!   The California Rifle and Pistol Association, (CRPA) in conjunction with the law firm of Michele and Associates had filed a lawsuit challenging the CA Handgun Roster. ...

NYRPA

Wow.   When I am depressed, despondent, and disaffected, I reach for a glass of Lagavulin and my annotated copy of Judge Benitez’s decision in Duncan v Bonta (Becerra).  His turn of phrase and invectives at the State make me smile.  His full-throated protection of the Second Amendment and the Constitution warms my darkened heart.   Last Thursday morning...