Some are calling it “murder insurance,” and say that rather than promoting personal responsibility and protection, it encourages gun owners to take action and not worry about the consequences. And, they say, it’s being marketed in a way that feeds on the nation’s racial divisions.Guns Down, a gun-control group formed last year, is running an ad campaign to criticize the NRA’s new insurance. It’s just the latest group to take aim at the NRA’s offering.“The reason I call it murder insurance is because if you look at the way this is marketed, it’s really sold in the context of ‘There’s a threat around every corner, dear mostly-white NRA member,’ and that threat is either a black man or a brown man or some other kind of person of color,” said Guns Down director Igor Volsky.“So when you inevitably have to use your gun to defend yourself from this threat around every corner, you have insurance to protect … [Read more...] about ‘Murder Insurance’ or Protection in Self-Defense Cases?
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Bar admissions candidate Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio was almost a textbook example of the perfect bar admissions case. Despite an economically disadvantaged background, Godinez-Samperio went on to become the valedictorian of his high school, a National Honor Society scholar and an Eagle Scout. He later won multiple scholarships to the New College of Florida and Florida State University’s College of Law, where he did pro bono internships at Gulf Coast Legal Services and the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights.When Godinez-Samperio, 26, applied for admission to the Florida Bar in 2011, he included letters of support from three of his former law professors, as well as the general counsel of the New College. When his application turned into a court case, amicus briefs filed on his behalf came from several past presidents of the American Bar Association, and he was represented by Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, a former ABA president who taught … [Read more...] about The Dream Bar: Some Children Illegally Living in the United States Grow Up to Want to Be Attorneys
On July 16, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed new sanctions against Russia, which target the country’s financial, energy and defense sectors. In a parallel action, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 11 parties to its Entity List based on their role in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine and the ongoing occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.The sanctions prohibit U.S. persons from providing new financing to two major Russian financial institutions (Gazprombank OAO and VEB) and two Russian energy firms (OAO Novatek and Rosneft). Under the new measures, U.S. persons (including any person, regardless of nationality, within the United States) may not transact in, provide financing for, or otherwise deal in new debt of longer than 90 days maturity or new equity for Gazprombank OAO, VEB, OAO Novatek, Rosneft, or their property or interests in property.Beyond these specific … [Read more...] about United States Imposes New Sanctions and Export Restrictions Against Russian Banks, Companies, and Individuals
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “syphius”) reviews M&A transactions that may pose a risk to national security through foreign control of a US business. CFIUS is composed of members from the Departments of Treasury (chair), Homeland Security, State, Defense and other agencies. It has the power to recommend to the President that a transaction be stopped, and is well known for its reviews of the Dubai Ports World and IBM/Lenovo deals, both of which it approved (though the former was terminated because of strong political opposition). By law, its process is fairly secretive, although it holds itself to tight deadlines for issuing final recommendations. WHAT HAPPENED:As reported February 21, Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Schumer (D-NY) are separately working on legislation that would strengthen CFIUS’ hand in reviewing proposed acquisitions.In the face of skyrocketing investment by Chinese companies in … [Read more...] about National Security Reviews of Foreign Ownership May Broaden: Committee on Foreign Investment in United States
World Japan Shinzo Abe World War II For the first time since World War II, Japan has activated a Marine unit, a force that could one day protect the country from a possible threat from China. On Saturday, around 1,500 members of the newly formed Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade took part in a ceremony on the Japanese island of Kyushu, Reuters reported. In the exercise, the members pretended to recapture an island from invaders. After World War II, the Japanese constitution declared that the country would not have the right to wage war. But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to increase the country’s military presence, and the new marine brigade is part of a growing force that could one day face off with China, whose military capabilities are also said to be increasing. The Japanese unit includes helicopter carriers and other ships, and assault vehicles, according to Reuters. Members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment … [Read more...] about With China Threat Growing, Japan Launches Marine Unit for the First Time Since World War II