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  • D.C. Fails to Follow Court Order in 2A Case, Motion for Contempt filed

    05/29/2015 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura has filed a motion to hold the District of Columbia in contempt for failing to follow Judge Scullin's preliminary injunction in the Wrenn v. D.C.   second amendment case. The  motion is very well written, the logic is clear.  Here is an portion: 7.  Mr. Powers’ experience is particularly troubling. He is a licensed D.C. firearms instructor, who was (finally) allowed to register his handgun.1 There is no question that Powers meets all background check and training requirements. There is no legal basis to deny him a permit. 8.  District law does not provide for this sort of...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • Sources: Daron Wint, Suspect in Woodley Park Quadruple Slaying, in Custody

    05/21/2015 8:43:27 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 22 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 5/21/15 | NBC 4 WAshington
    The suspect in last week's brutal slaying of three members of a northwest Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper is in custody in northeast D.C., two law enforcement sources confirmed to News4. Police followed a white Chevy Cruze from Prince George's County into D.C. and took 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint into custody on Rhode Island Avenue NE between between 11th and 12th streets, sources said. The Metropolitan Police Department has not confirmed the reports.
  • Federal judge again rules key part of new D.C. gun law unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Spencer S. Hsu
    Ten months after striking down the District’s long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public as unconstitutional, a federal judge Monday ordered the city to halt enforcing a key provision of the new gun-permitting system it adapted in response. As passed by the D.C. Council, the District’s new carry legislation remains among the strictest in the nation, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police, matching laws in Maryland, New Jersey and New York. However, in a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that condition — known...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DC’s concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show “a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community” as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DC’s ban on carrying firearms outside of one’s home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DC’s onerous statute.
  • Judge Scullin Issues Preliminary Injunciton; D.C. Permits to be Shall Issue

    05/18/2015 8:26:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In two opinions issued today, 18 May, 2015, Judge Scullin essentially ended the Palmer v. D.C. case by refusing to issue a contempt citation against the D.C. government.  But, in another ruling on the new D.C. law, Judge Scullin issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of particular sections of the D.C. permit to carry law.   Those sections of the law are the ones that allow the police chief to turn down permits if they do not have "good reason" for them.  Here are the last paragraphs of the opinion: ORDERS that Defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees,...
  • Teacher assails practice of giving passing grades to failing students

    05/17/2015 1:58:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jay Mathews
    Caleb Stewart Rossiter, a college professor and policy analyst, decided to try teaching math in the D.C. schools. He was given a pre-calculus class with 38 seniors at H.D. Woodson High School. When he discovered that half of them could not handle even second-grade problems, he sought out the teachers who had awarded the passing grades of D in Algebra II, a course that they needed to take his high-level class. There are many bewildering stories like this in Rossiter’s new book, “Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools,” the best account of public...
  • D.C. couple was acting oddly before fire, police are told

    05/16/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Peter Hermann and Antonio Olivo
    The Savopoulos family was having a busy week. The husband was trying to get a new martial arts center in Chantilly, Va., ready for a grand opening, and he enlisted the help of one of his housekeepers. His wife was ill, and their 10-year-old son was recovering from injuries suffered in a go-kart crash. The days and hours leading up to the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, and two others believed to be their son and another housekeeper, came into sharper focus Saturday with new details from police records. They show attempts by friends and relatives to reach the...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • Obama While Trying to Kill School Choice in D.C.: We Need to Make Sure ‘All Children’ Get…

    05/02/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    After having presented a budget to Congress that would phase out a school-choice program that allows a limited number of children to escape Washington, D.C.’s public schools, President Barack Obama delivered a weekly address today that said all Americans have a responsibility to make sure all children—not just their own—get a great education. Obama’s two daughters go to Sidwell Friends, one of the most expensive private schools in Washington, D.C. […] Obama’s address was titled: “Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education.” In 2003, Congress enacted a program for “opportunity scholarships” in Washington, D.C. These allowed some students in public...
  • GOP prepares list of demands if justices rule against ObamaCare

    05/01/2015 5:12:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans believe a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare this summer would give them leverage to force President Obama to scrap the healthcare law's central pillars. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who is leading the Senate GOP’s response to King v. Burwell, said Republicans will be willing to strike a deal with Obama to ensure that the 7.5 million people who stand to lose their subsidies are protected, at least until the 2016 elections. But in return, they would demand that Obama to do something he has long resisted: nix the employer and individual mandates for insurance coverage. “Is the president going...
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • AP Source: MLB's Manfred Plans to Give DC '18 All-Star Game

    04/05/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    AP via The New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015, 1:06 P.M. E.D.T. | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Just a link, but the article says that Major League Baseball has decided to award the 2018 All-Star Game to Washington, DC.
  • Woman admitted to stabbing lawyer in robbery gone wrong at DC hotel, court documents say

    04/03/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | April 03, 2015 | unknown
    A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving... Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested... A police investigation found Messerschmitt posted on Craigslist the day he was killed, "soliciting responses from other men," the court document shows. Messerschmitt communicated through Craigslist with a person using the username "chrissanchez0906," an investigation found, but police learned the account was linked to Gallmon. Messerschmitt invited the person he was communicating with to a room...
  • Good Samaritan fights off attacker in DC (hits rapist with a brick)

    03/31/2015 12:58:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    www.myfoxdc.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | tom Fitzgerald
    A heroic act of a D.C. man may have helped save a woman who was being raped.  The man picked up a stick and a brick and repeatedly hit the suspect, who was later caught by police.  This all unfolded early Tuesday on 16th Street, Northwest.  Ketrell Ferguson says he doesn't want to be called a hero, but by any measure of the word that's exactly what he is to a woman who was being sexually assaulted.  “I just cracked him as hard as I could, and when I cracked him he got off here and he started running,” said...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dcist.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    “By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Miller’s crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.”
  • No sprinklers required: How my church kept homeless people off church steps

    03/20/2015 6:11:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 47 replies
    cruxnow ^ | March 19, 2015 | Linda Kaufman
    WASHINGTON — St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco is getting bad press this week over a sprinkler system it installed to keep homeless people from sleeping on church grounds. People are outraged that a church would treat the poor so callously. But St. Mary’s isn’t alone. Many houses of worship all over the country face the question of how to keep safe, welcoming grounds while being compassionate to homeless neighbors sleeping on porches and in doorways. Here’s what we tried at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. A couple of months ago, we started a dialogue about...
  • FBI Agent Charged With Falsifying Records, Selling Stolen Drugs

    03/20/2015 2:30:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    NBC - Washington DC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Fueled by an addiction to prescription painkillers, an FBI agent abused heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botched dozens of cases involving suspected drug traffickers in multiple states, according to details that emerged Friday. Matthew Lowry, formerly a special agent with the agency's Washington field office, tampered with hundreds of grams of heroin seized during drug investigations in 2013 and 2014, keeping it in his car for weeks or months, and periodically using it, according to charging documents filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
  • DC Union Boss Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges In Parking Spot Dispute

    03/20/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    The former leader of an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council in Washington D.C. plead guilty Wednesday to brandishing a sawed-off shotgun in an argument over a parking space earlier this month. The incident took place in February when George T. Johnson, who no longer works with the union, became angry with two men who parked their car in a parking spot in front of the District’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Man trespassing in Southeast D.C. Metro tunnel shot, killed by police officer

    03/12/2015 9:25:37 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    ABC 7 DC ^ | March 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm | Jay Korf
    The fatal shooting of a man by police along Metrorail tracks in the District Thursday night disrupted service for the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. The Potomac Avenue station in Southeast D.C. was also shut down as firefighters removed the body from the tracks about 400 feet east of the station, inside the tunnel.
  • American ISIS Member Issues Warning: “We’re in Texas, Ohio, New York City, Washington, D.C.”

    03/09/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    http://controversialtimes.com/ ^ | 3/9/15 | Reagan Wilson
    In the interview, Cornell issued some chilling warnings: “I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the west, so I did so.” “What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
  • Silence is hurting Clinton, Dem (U$P$ DiFi) says

    03/08/2015 9:45:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/2015 | Cory Bennett
    Hillary Clinton is hurting herself by not publicly addressing the concern about revelations that she used a private email service during her time as secretary of State, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).“What I would like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is,” said Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ADVERTISEMENT It was discovered last week that during Clinton’s four years as head of the State Department, she used an email account hosted on a server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home.Some lawmakers have...
  • Coming soon: Museum of the Bible in D.C.

    02/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 27, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Some intriguing details from NPR: In Washington, D.C., construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible, an eight-story, $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.Green is a Pentecostal known for donating to conservative evangelical universities and developing a public school curriculum based on the Bible. After the craft store’s controversial victory in this summer’s Supreme Court ruling over contraception, some people worry the new museum will come across as evangelical propaganda. But organizers behind Green’s latest venture say it won’t be a memorial to evangelism.The Museum of the Bible will house the more than 40,000 artifacts...
  • Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    02/27/2015 1:44:56 PM PST · by Macoozie · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Cecilia Kang and Juliet Eilperin
    "Now, near the end of his administration, the extent of Obama’s commitment to Silicon Valley has become clear. And nowhere is that more evident than net neutrality, an issue where the president pressured the government to pass regulations with major implications for how consumers experience the Internet."
  • DC Councilman Seeks to Name College After Marion Barry

    02/13/2015 3:33:13 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 04, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A city councilman in Washington D.C. is pushing to have the city’s only public university renamed after former mayor Marion Barry. Councilman Vincent Orange, a Democrat, argues that Barry is a worthy namesake for the University of the District of Columbia because he was the school’s “biggest champion” during his life.
  • Alan Gura, SAF file Second Suit against DC for Violations of 2nd Amendment Rights

    02/06/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The wheels of justice in the District of Columbia are turning exceedingly slowly in enforcing the second amendment of the Constitution.  It was shortly after the Heller decision in 2008, that Alan Gura and SAF filed suit in what has become the Palmer case in the District of Columbia.    That suit was filed in August of 2009, only a little more than a year after Heller was decided in June of 2008.   It took almost exactly five years to get a ruling in the Palmer case.  Alan Gura, during that period, filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus....
  • Alan Gura, SAF file Second Suit against DC for Violations of 2nd Amendment Rights

    02/04/2015 10:51:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The wheels of justice in the District of Columbia are turning exceedingly slowly in enforcing the second amendment of the Constitution.  It was shortly after the Heller decision in 2008, that Alan Gura and SAF filed suit in what has become the Palmer case in the District of Columbia.    That suit was filed in August of 2009, only a little more than a year after Heller was decided in June of 2008.   It took almost exactly five years to get a ruling in the Palmer case.  Alan Gura, during that period, filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus....
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • Marion Barry’s son pleads not guilty in bank dustup

    01/21/2015 3:34:42 PM PST · by billorites · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges Wednesday that arose from an altercation at a bank in which the 34-year-old is accused of threatening a teller after learning his account was overdrawn.
  • One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical

    01/13/2015 3:25:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 12, 2015
    One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical fault: Terrified passengers lie in the dark for an HOUR before help arrives - as announcers tell them to 'stay calm' *Passengers described being stuck inside a pitch-black train for 40 minutes with some lying down to avoid the smoke *One female passenger was reportedly taken to hospital after paramedics found her unresponsive. She later died *Two other passengers are said to be in a critical condition at George Washington Hospital *A firefighter was also hurt during the evacuation and was transported to hospital....
  • L'Enfant Plaza Metro station closed, evacuated due to smoke (D.C.)

    01/12/2015 1:56:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 11-12-2015 | Fox5
    The L'Enfant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated due to smoke in the station. Metro says trains are bypassing the station and the station has been temporarily closed. Metro says the source of the smoke has not been determined and it has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.
  • L'Enfant Plaza Metro station closed, evacuated due to smoke (D.C.)

    01/12/2015 1:28:27 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 11-12-2015 | Fox5
    The L'Enfant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated due to smoke in the station. Metro says trains are bypassing the station and the station has been temporarily closed. Metro says the source of the smoke has not been determined and it has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.
  • Son of ... Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing ... rehab

    01/06/2015 8:57:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2015 | Dadie Whitelocks
    Complete Headline: Son of controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing drug and alcohol treatment The only son of Marion Barry, a former Washington mayor who once left office in disgrace after being caught smoking crack cocaine, is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions Monday at the District of Columbia Board of Elections. His father suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last November aged 78. The son, who currently runs a small construction company, becomes one of 23 candidates bidding to make...
  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 12:56:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will "explore every option" in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia. Bowser also said that she intends on "forging a path" for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • D.C. passes 100 homicides for 2014 with 4 killed over unusually violent holiday

    12/25/2014 5:18:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/14 | Andrea Noble
    The District surpassed 100 homicides for the year in the course of an unusually violent Christmas Eve that saw five people killed — including one by police after he opened fire on officers. The city recorded four homicides in less than six hours resulting from separate incidents that spanned from the outside of a bar in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest to the Barry Farm housing complex in Southeast. Metropolitan Police Department officers also shot two men within the same time period, killing one and wounding another. A police spokesman was not able to verify on Thursday the total number...
  • D.C. Mayor, Attorney General: New Abortion Mandate Likely Unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | December 18, 2014, | cns staff
    Yesterday’s vote by the Council of the District of Columbia to approve a bill banning even religious organizations from discriminating against employees for their “reproductive health” practices—including abortion—likely violates the Constitution and federal law, warned the D.C. mayor and attorney general weeks before the final vote. The Council’s disregard for Mayor Vincent Gray’s “significant legal concerns” increases the possibility that he may veto the legislation, which also may be halted by Congress if it can get President Obama’s signature on the repeal. “Today’s approval of this draconian bill confirms the D.C. Council’s intentional persecution of religious educators and other employers...
  • D.C. Considers Bill That Could Force Pro-Life Organizations to Pay for Abortion Coverage

    12/17/2014 11:37:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    daily signal ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Torre
    oday, the Council of the District of Columbia will consider a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion. This latest attempt to violate the freedom of individuals in the District should spur Congress to better protect the conscience rights for all Americans. The “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act,” would specifically prohibit employers from discriminating in “compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment” on the basis of an individual’s “reproductive health decision making” – including the “termination of...
  • D.C. council eliminates religious schools’ protection from gay discrimination suits

    12/16/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Bourne
    A vote December 2 by the Washington, D.C., City Council could compel private religious schools and universities in the nation’s capital to allow groups that oppose the schools’ moral values access to their campuses, programs, and funds. The council voted to eliminate faith-based schools’ 25-year-old legal protections from discrimination lawsuits as part of a “human rights amendment.” Barring an act of Congress, D.C.’s religious schools will likely have to go against their religious values when it comes to permitting use to their campuses or programs. The city’s rules hold that it’s “unlawful discriminatory practice” to limit any use of facilities,...
  • Alan Gura's reply to Palmer v. D.C. Contempt Defense

    12/15/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 11 December, Alan Gura replied to the D.C. government arguments that they should not be held in contempt in the case of Palmer v. D.C.   The reply is 24 pages of double spaced legal argument.  It is well organized and clearly argued.  As GTOGUNNER noted on the mdshooters.forum: In reality, win or lose this case, surely from my POV, it won't be do to a sucky Attorney. To give you the flavor of Alan Gura's reply, I have quoted a small selection of his points.  Here is a link to Gura's entire reply in a pdf file...
  • Congress Plans to Partially Defund DC Pot Initiative

    12/10/2014 12:43:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A congressional deal to avert another government shutdown contains a provision to stop the District of Columbia from allowing the sale of marijuana, angering supporters of a pro-pot initiative that D.C. voters approved overwhelmingly in November, The Washington Post reports. The anti-pot measure — a budget "rider" slipped into a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that would keep the government running past Thursday — could prevent the nation's capital from joining Colorado and Washington as legal weed havens. The measure does not overturn the results of Initiative 71, the legalization referendum that passed on Nov. 4 with more than 60...
  • Thousands mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life'

    12/06/2014 8:53:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion Barry's programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday to say goodbye to the man dubbed "Mayor for Life." Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. He served four terms as mayor and leaves a legacy as the most famous, the most beloved and the most divisive local leader in four decades of District of Columbia self-rule.
  • MUGGED GEORGETOWN LIBERAL KNOWS WHAT’S WRONG WITH D.C. BUT NOT WHO MADE THE MESS

    12/03/2014 8:05:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently, a Georgetown University student was the victim of a robbery committed at gunpoint in a supposedly safe area of Washington D.C. He and his companion were forced to the ground patted down and relieved of their valuables. The student has written about his experience and in doing so revealed how poorly educated he is. He justifies the robbery because he is White and his robbers were Black. The victim displays a bizarre level of liberal boot licking with his bleating about how, “Year after year, Washington, D.C., is ranked among the most unequal cities in the country, with the...
  • Setting the record straight on Marion Shepilov Barry

    11/26/2014 8:40:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now that Marion Shepilov Barry has gone to the great crack den in the sky it is worth noting what a lowlife he was. This is an honest obituary of one of the worst mayors in American history. *Democrat Marion Barry was the mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. *Because he loved Communism so much Barry took the middle name Shepilov to honor one of his heroes, Dmitri Shepilov a Soviet Communist propagandist he admired. *In his second term he developed his cocaine habit and the corruption in his administration...
  • Gura asks Judge Scullin to hold D.C. in Contempt in Palmer Carry Case

    11/22/2014 6:14:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the ongoing legal battle by Alan Gura to force the District of Columbia City Council to respect the second amendment of the Constitution, a request that the City government be held in contempt was file on Tuesday, the 18th of November, 2014.  It seems to come as a response to the city claiming that the Court lacked jurisdiction, because no request for a finding of contempt was fired. Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr gave the DC government until the 4th of December, and Gura's reply by the 11th of December.  From us.archive.org: TEXT SCHEDULING ORDER: regarding the #...
  • Federal judge considers contempt charge against D.C. over gun laws

    11/22/2014 6:36:27 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    A federal judge is weighing a request to hold the District in contempt of court for enacting new gun laws that are so restrictive as to be out of compliance with his order to allow for firearms to be carried publicly in the city. During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. asked the city and the plaintiffs fighting the regulations for additional filings on whether the city should be considered in contempt of his order that officials develop a licensing scheme “consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”
  • Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington

    11/20/2014 4:52:18 AM PST · by iontheball · 35 replies
    WND ^ | November 19, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Gheen, of ALIPAC, said he had a suggestion that he wishes the sheriffs would consider when they pay a visit to the nation’s capital next month. “If the sheriffs are heading to Washington, how about suggesting the sheriffs take some of their best men to D.C. and they use their power and ability to arrest the president of the United States?” Gheen said. “I think if the sheriffs are going to Washington on Dec. 10 and the president continues to violate the Constitution of the United States, that they should consider arresting the president of the United States. What if...
  • Washington Cathedral’s first Muslim prayer service interrupted by heckler

    11/14/2014 6:59:27 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14 2014 | Pamela Constable
    In a corner of Washington National Cathedral, several hundred Muslim worshipers and other invited guests gathered Friday afternoon for a first-ever recitation of weekly Muslim prayers at the iconic Christian church and to hear leaders of both faiths call for religious unity in the face of extremist violence and hate. Nevertheless, the carefully scripted ceremony was marred once when a well-dressed middle-age woman in the audience suddenly rose and began shouting that “America was founded on Christian principles. . . . Leave our church alone!” She was swiftly ushered out by security aides, and the service continued.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Seat of the Immoral World Government

    11/13/2014 2:50:10 PM PST · by juliosevero · 5 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Washington, D.C.: The Seat of the Immoral World Government By Julio Severo While I am writing about the U.S. government as the seat of the immoral world government, the U.S. Department of State and USAID are hosting the third Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons on November 12-14, in Washington, D.C. Leading U.S. government officials are speaking at the event. The conference is bringing together government officials, private funders, business leaders, scholars and homosexual activists from more than 30 countries to increase coordination, cooperation and resources...
  • Virginia’s School Choice Policies Contrast with District of Columbia

    11/03/2014 1:49:06 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 11-3-14 | Rudy Takala
    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its annual Report Card on American Education, where it grades states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies and digital learning opportunities. Interestingly, states sharing the same border often receive very different rankings. For example, Virginia education policies ranked very differently from neighboring Washington, D.C. Virginia received a cumulative “C-” while the District received a cumulative “B-”. Notably, the District provides families greater flexibility with more than 100 charter locations serving nearly 40,000 students, or...
  • D.C. will Appeal Second Amendment Court Decision

    10/30/2014 7:52:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal Carry in D.C., for a Brief Period In July, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr.  ruled that the District of Columbia's ban on the carry of weapons outside the home for self defense was unconstitutional under the second amendment.  For a brief few days, the second amendment was respected in the District of Columbia.   The judge granted a stay until 22 October, for the  D.C. government to pass a new law that would meet constitutional requirements. The D.C. government passed a new law, one of the most restrictive in the nation, that Alan Gura, counsel for the plaintiff's, characterized...