The tiny town of Nelson, Georgia, is facing a court battle after passing a law that requires all households to own a gun and ammunition. The DC-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had filed a federal lawsuit against the town on the grounds that the law, which was passed in April, is unconstitutional, and violates the the 1st and 14th Amendments, reports CNN. “Forcing residents to buy guns they do not want or need won’t make the City of Nelson or its people any safer, and only serves to increase gun sales and gun industry profits,” said a spokesman in a statement. <
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After a 6-year-old Canadian girl swallowed 19 superstrong, pea-size magnets in March, she told her mother she thought they were candy. The magnets failed to pass through naturally, and a surgeon removed them three days later, finding a perforated small intestine, ulcerations in the stomach and two small holes in the bowel.
The rare-earth magnets with the brand name Buckyballs had been a gift for the womans two children, the other a 2-year-old.
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After winning a multi-million dollar judgment against Zee Company in a North Carolina state court, GE Betz discovered that Zee had tied up virtually all of its assets in a credit facility agreement with BMO Harris Bank before the entry of final judgment. As a result, GE Betz registered the North Carolina final judgment in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Harris’s principal place of business, and served Harris with a citation to discover Zee’s assets. Zee subsequently removed the Cook County case to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(b). But GE Betz objected to Zee’s removal, arguing that it ran afoul of (1) subject-matter jurisdiction, and (2) the forum-defendant rule.
The WSJ has a strange articleon Roberto Azevedos selection as DG. It starts:
A depressing rule of international institutions is that whatever their founding intentions they inevitably evolve to serve themselves or their worst members more than their original cause. The latest example is the World Trade Organization, which began as a rule-making body to promote free trade and has drifted toward protectionism when it isnt useless.
The WTO has drifted towards protectionism? That seems like it was written by someone who is unfamiliar with the WTO.
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the University of California Berkeley School of Law Commencement
Thank you, Dean Edley, for those kind words – and thank you all for such a warm welcome. It’s a privilege to join you; Professor Murray; distinguished members of the faculty, staff, and administration; and so many proud parents, family members, friends, and alumni – in congratulating the Class of 2013, and celebrating the achievements that have defined your time here at Berkeley Law School.
I’d particularly like to thank Javier, Kate, and Aaron for their thoughtful remarks, and for all that they and their fellow student leaders have done to make today’s ceremony so special. It’s an
Legal Careers in the Global Age of More for Less: Insights from Professor David Wilkins of Harvard Law
Professor David Wilkins, Director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School, is one of the most astute and well-informed observers of law as both a profession and an industry. In his recent keynote at the NALP annual education conference, Professor Wilkins considered these questions, and also shared his predictions about the future of the legal profession.
On the issue of paradigm shift versus blip, Professor Wilkins said that its too early to tell but that its unlikely to be either. Were not going to see the death of Biglaw, as some have prophesied, but were not getting a return to 2007 either.
Thanks so much to the Concurring Opinions gang for having me back for another guest blogging stint. My semester has ended, so let the blogging begin!
Except even though I have not received my students exams from the registrar yet, I am grading. Why? Because I assigned group projects during the semester and have not completed marking the last one. This raises an uncomfortable question for me: have I done the students any good by giving them a graded assignment during the semester if they dont receive feedback on it until they are on the cusp of taking the final exam?
That really depends on the reasons for requiring grading events such as group projects, short papers, quizzes, midterms, or oral presentations during the semester.