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PA Bill Number: SB290

Title: In terms and courses of study, providing for moment of silence on September 11 anniversary.

Description: In terms and courses of study, providing for moment of silence on September 11 anniversary. ...

Last Action: Referred to EDUCATION

Last Action Date: Jan 31, 2023

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Constitutional Interpretation (?) - Justice Scalia on elitist and populist versions of originalism :: 08/29/2014

; In earlier posts, I outlined the difference between elitist and populist versions of originalism, and noted that Justice Antonin Scalia seems to prefer a populist approach, under which the text of the Constitution should be interpreted as understood by ordinary readers at the time of enactment, rather than as understood by legal experts.


Federal Judge (LA.) Strikes Down Ban on guns in places that sell alcohol on 2nd Amendment grounds :: 08/25/2014

Monday's Taylor v. City of Baton Rouge (M.D. La. Aug. 25, 2014) grants plaintiffs a declaratory judgment that "§ 13:95.3 unlawfully infringes upon the right of Plaintiff and other citizens to keep and bear firearms, in violation of the Second Amendment." Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances § 13:95.3 provides,


Federal judge strikes down California gun purchase waiting period in some cases :: 08/25/2014

A federal judge in California has struck down a law that requires a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, but only for current gun owners who have already passed a background check and those who have a permit or certificate of eligibility to own a gun.


Gun-rights group persuading dozens of towns to repeal firearms regs in legal blitz :: 08/23/2014

WASHINGTON -  A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.


Gun-rights group fights dismissal of lawsuit against Ohio State :: 08/21/2014

A judge is giving a gun-rights group more time to argue why its lawsuit challenging Ohio State University over its weapons ban shouldn’t be dismissed.


Brady Campaign LOSES Lawsuit Against Gun Classified Site :: 08/19/2014

The Brady Campaign just got smacked down in court yet again. This time The United States Court of Appeals ruled against the anti-gun group in their lawsuit against gun classified website


DC asks federal judge for more time to work on concealed carry ruling :: 08/19/2014

The attorney general for Washington D.C. asked a federal judge Monday for an extension of the current 90-day stay striking the district's prohibition on concealed carry.


Judge skeptical of charge against firearms agitator :: 08/17/2014

The latest case against Leonard Embody, a Second Amendment rights agitator once dubbed the "Radnor Lake Rambo," is falling apart.


Ares Armor Wins Round One in Battle With ATF Over 80 percent Lower Sales Records :: 08/16/2014

If you'll remember, despite a restraining order to prevent it, the ATF executed a search warrant on San Diego gun parts retailer Ares Armor in March during which their computers and sales records were seized. What chapped the ATF's hide was Ares sales of 80% polymer lowers that the regulators reckoned were illegal and they wanted to know who had purchased them.


Pa. gun show vendor seeks probation after shooting :: 08/16/2014

BLOOMSBURG — A Pennsylvania gun show vendor is seeking probation after allegedly shooting a woman while demonstrating a weapon holster.


Arizona - 911 tapes key to acquittals in brothers' murder trial :: 08/14/2014

PHOENIX — A set of 911 tapes that a prosecutor tried to withhold from a grand jury proved instrumental in helping acquit two Phoenix brothers who had been indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assault in a 2007 gang shootout.


DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect :: 08/13/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have for now stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge ruled a city law banning carrying a handgun unconstitutional.


Federal Judge Rules AR-15's Are "Dangerous and Unusual," Not Protected by 2nd Amendment :: 08/13/2014

In what looks to be a terrible ruling for Maryland gun owners a federal judge has essentially ruled that guns that were regulated by the state of Maryland last year, including AR-15 and AK style rifles (as well as other magazine fed, semi-auto rifles with certain features), "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," according to a 47 page opinion by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake.


Friends Indeed: 22 State Attorneys General Join Pro-Second Amendment Brief In SAFE Act Appeal :: 08/13/2014

Amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs have been filed in Nojay v. Cuomo, the appeal from the decision of Judge William Skretny last year that largely upheld New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement ("SAFE") Act.


Florida Theater Shooting - Nocco fights deposition in theater shooting case :: 08/09/2014

WESLEY CHAPEL — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is fighting an effort by Curtis Reeves Jr.'s attorney to take a deposition from one of its high-ranking officers.


Detroit Homeowner Who Claimed Self Defense Convicted of Murder in Death of 19 Year Old :: 08/07/2014

The case of Theodore Wafer, 55, of Detroit, has come to a close. Wafer was accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride.


Judge denies suppression of drugs, gun :: 08/07/2014

A Washington County judge ruled Thursday that a gun, a plastic bag containing marijuana and 45 small bags of heroin were seized legally, denying an Ellsworth man a second successful suppression hearing.


Jury Deliberates In Dearborn Heights Porch Shooting Trial :: 08/06/2014

A Wayne County jury went home without reaching a verdict, Wednesday, in the case of the 55-year-old man who killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front porch last fall.


Landslide victory - Missouri Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Expanded :: 08/06/2014

On Tuesday, voters in the Show Me State appeared at the polls and when the smoke cleared, 66 percent approved a ballot measure obligating Missouri to defend the right to keep and bear arms.


Man acquitted in Memphis attempted murder :: 08/06/2014

A 35-year-old Marine City man charged with attempted murder and assault for stabbing his girlfriend's father and the father's girlfriend in Memphis was acquitted by a Macomb County jury based on self-defense.


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