The Daily Stormer, is advertising an “armed protest” in the city of Whitefish, Montana “against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either.” The event is being organized by the site’s publisher Andrew Anglin as a result of ongoing controversy involving white nationalist Richard Spencer, and his mother who lives in Whitefish.The announcement, which went up on Friday, says that the march will take place in the second week of January, “just before the inauguration” of President-elect Donald Trump. The post on the Daily Stormer instructs participants not to actually engage in violence, but does call for hundreds of people to walk the streets with guns, citing Montana’s “extremely liberal open carry laws.” People from outside the local community are being called on to join in the armed intimidation tactics, with the announcement saying that they are “busing in skinheads from the Bay … [Read more...] about Neo-Nazis Plan Armed March Against Jews Before Inauguration
As 1996 neared an end, Chad Wold’s life course seemed set. The recent law school graduate was getting settled in Montana, where he was about to get married and study for the bar exam.But then, in a stunning development that illustrates the power of networking, came a phone call offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The lead defense attorney for accused Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, with whom Wold had chatted briefly after hearing him speak at a conference, needed a bright law clerk and wanted Wold to take on the Denver job, recounts the Flathead Beacon.The offer from attorney Stephen Jones was not one Wold could turn down. So he accepted and somehow managed to persuade his fiancée, who was then out of town, shortly before their scheduled wedding, that he and her car would be gone by the time she returned and they would have to try to figure out, long-distance, how to deal with wedding plans.Now Barry Levinson, who directed Rain Man and The Natural, is planning … [Read more...] about Story of New Law Grad’s Work on Tim McVeigh’s Defense Team Is Headed to Hollywood
HEALER AT LAWRegarding “Attorney as Healer,” August: This article made me smile. I am very aware of this movement and of many of the leaders, and have “integrated” integrative law into the fabric of my teaching at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Teaching about these sea changes in our profession excites me, and it motivates and inspires my students. I believe that this movement will grow and it will help to transform our profession into what it always has been at its core—a healing profession. And it aligns with other indicators that our world needs this shift to a collaborative, peaceful way of being. To see the ABA Journal helping to spread the word to a wider community is very good news. Carrie KaasSean Mason practices integrative law. Photo by Kevin Steele.The adversarial approach to conflict resolution has been around for thousands of years. We can tweak it as much as we want, but it is still a rather ancient method. It is 2013 and about time we … [Read more...] about Letters: Healer at Law
We’ve consulted with some of the legal profession’s best prophets, prognosticators and soothsayers to bring you a report from the future.In 2007, judges will increasingly get creative with sentencing, shaming defendants in the hope they will think twice about violating the law again. Partners being pushed out by their firms will have new leverage to negotiate sweeter severance deals. And patent holders will find their way to a forum that resolves their disputes in record time.Americans will battle over who’s really a citizen, online background checks will raise thorny questions about discrimination, prosecutors will zero in on medical ID theft, and lawyers will discover that MySpace ain’t just for kids.For a closer look into our crystal ball, read on.Who’s a Citizen?Immigration reformists want to deny citizenship to “anchor babies.” Saul Arellano is 8 years old, but he may carry … [Read more...] about Next!
The Interior Department inspector general's office found that two charter flights Ryan Zinke took last year 'appeared reasonable and related to DOI business' (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON – A $12,000 charter flight by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was reviewed and approved by department ethics officials without complete information, because staffers who helped schedule the trip did not provide sufficient details, an internal watchdog said Monday. A report by Interior's inspector general said Zinke's use of a chartered flight after he spoke to a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas "might have been avoided" if Interior employees had worked with the team to accommodate Zinke's schedule. Zinke and four Interior Department staffers flew on a private plane from Las Vegas to his home state of Montana in June 2017. Zinke has said no commercial flight was available for the late-night flight that allowed him to deliver a speech to Western governors the … [Read more...] about June 2017 Zinke charter flight ‘could have been avoided,’ watchdog says