• Anti-SLAPP legislation debated in British Columbia
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    Anti-SLAPP legislation debated in British Columbia

    Mr. Speaker: Member for Saanich North and the Islands. Yes, thank you Mr. Speaker It’s my pleasure to stand today and speak to Bill 2, the Protection of Public Participation Act of 2019. I think that it’s important to frame my very brief comments on this bill with the amount of correspondence that I have received in support of the legislation that was proposed last year, as was raised by the member who spoke previously. I know that this is an issue — the SLAPP suits, anti-SLAPP legislation or the Protection of Public Participation Act that we see in front of us today to debate — that is of particular…

  • Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show
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    Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show

    From the day Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, President Trump has been accusing him and abusing him harder than Popeye abuses steroids. Spinach, my ass. And as time has gone on, Trump’s attacks on his attorney general have only gotten worse. I am disappointed in the attorney general. He should not have recused himself. He made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country. NEWSWOMAN: The president has been scathing, calling Sessions “beleaguered,” and “weak.” He privately calls Jeff Sessions Mr. Magoo. NEWSMAN: A source close to the president telling NBC News, Mr. Trump is “constantly bashing Sessions in private” for recusing himself…

  • Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’
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    Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’

    -Can you update us on when you will schedule the contempt vote on AG Barr? And, also, do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a constitutional crisis? -Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the Administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office. Now he’s staked out — because he has seen so much in the committee, the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work that they have done. In terms of timing, when we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll just see, because there might be some other contempt-of-Congress issues…

  • The Role of State Solicitors General [POLICYbrief]
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    The Role of State Solicitors General [POLICYbrief]

    State solicitor generals typically are chief appellate advocates for their states. That involves state agencies, it involves defending state laws. Essentially, we do represent the state, but as the state has been sued as a specific entity or person. The decision to have a solicitor general or not depends upon the elected public officials in that state. In many states, the solicitor general office was created by, uh, the legislature, like in Wisconsin, and in some states, it was just created as a position appointed by the attorney general without legislative author- authorization. In many places, it’s a newer development. It’s sort of coincident with the rise of appellate practice…

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    Were Federalist Really Your Friends

    United States Department Of Justice: The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The “Act to Establish the Department of Justice” drastically increased the Attorney General’s responsibilities to include the supervision of all United States Attorneys, formerly under the Department of the Interior, the prosecution of all federal crimes, and the representation…

  • The Beehive: Preparing a section 7 report with Hon Chris Finlayson
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    The Beehive: Preparing a section 7 report with Hon Chris Finlayson

    Well I’m off to the privileges committee now. This is a very important committee of Parliament that deals with allegations of breach of privilege and also questions of privileges, so we’re looking at the consequences of a decision of the Supreme Court in a case called Attorney-General v Erin Leigh, and also a question of agreement of service of documents in the precincts of Parliament. I hold a number of responsibilities within government. One of the most interesting is as Attorney-General. That is a very, very old office – I think was first established in England in about the thirteenth century. Ah, the Attorney-General has a number of very important…

  • Keep Americans Safe Act – New Anti-Gun Legislation – The Legal Brief!
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    Keep Americans Safe Act – New Anti-Gun Legislation – The Legal Brief!

    Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re talking about the Keep Americans Safe Act, which as you probably guessed isn’t going to do that. The Keep Americans Safe Act was reintroduced this year in both the House and Senate by Representative Ted Deutch and Senator Robert Menendez. The two of them also held a press conference that has some real gems, more on that in a bit. The companion bills would to amend the Gun Control Act to add a definition for the term “large…