Laws and Policy

You Have the Right to Babble Like an Idiot Blog - Miranda

You Have the Right to Babble Like an Idiot

“If they don’t Mirandize you at the time they arrest you, then the District Attorney can’t file a case.  You win!  Keep the Officer distracted and ask him questions.  They may forget to read you the Miranda warning!”     Oh, for the love of God.     This little gem came off one of those YouTube shorts I saw this...

PAGA(Private Attorneys General Act) Blog

PAGA

One of the most infuriating aspects of Constitutional Law is the need to remain philosophically consistent, even when… especially when… outcomes on specific cases seem to produce unjust results.     A number of years ago a plaintiff sued the BATFE.  It had classified him as a prohibited person (erroneously) and he wanted it to correct its records...

A Quixotic Endeavor Blog CCW

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...

I'm Not A Lawyer... But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

I’m Not A Lawyer… But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

The consequences of training…     A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a fellow attorney.  He was telling me about an event that had occurred recently with another weapons trainer.     It was disturbing.     Evidently, they were running a simulation using sim rounds and had recreated a shooting I was actually involved in.     Many of you know the...

Pathologically Law Abiding Blog

Pathologically Law Abiding

The light from the window blinds cast stark shadows across my desk.  I glanced up at the top of my filing cabinets and briefly studied the bottles of whiskies, debating if it was late enough in the afternoon to pour a shot.     No, too early still.  I refocused and went back to studying the 74-page opinion...

A Victory Blog - SB2

A Victory!

What a week it has been!     By now you are probably aware the injunction against SB2’s “sensitive locations” is back in place.  Those of us who have concealed carry permits can now go about freely, exercising our Constitutional rights to bear arms just as we have for the last few decades in California.     I want to use...

Rights and Responsibilities - Coffee with Steven

Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities     “Mr. Lieberman, would you be willing to handle a lawsuit?”     “Why don’t you tell me the facts.”     “I want to challenge the law.”     “Always encouraged to hear that… what law?”     “The law requiring me to get a CCW to carry a gun.”     “Ahhh… you think we should be Constitutional Carry?”     “I do… and even if they mandate a CCW,...

Duncan Finally!!!

We finally got a decision.     We have been waiting for months… well, really years… for Judge Roger T. Benitez to release his opinion in Duncan v Bonta.     You may remember this originally as Duncan v Becerra.     California has Penal Code § 32310(c) and (d) that was amended by Proposition 63 which essentially made the mere possession of a...

Commonwealth v Donnell

“Bearing arms does not mean from your bathroom to your kitchen!”     That little missive was penned by Justice Clarence Thomas in a dissent to the granting of certiorari on a Second Amendment case a few years back.  The gravamen of the case centered around the question:  Does the Second Amendment provide protection for conduct outside the...

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