Speaking about Michael Moore's futile quest for relevance.
"The poor federal courts are overworked. We need to add more judges. A lot more judges."
Just got word that Heidi Washington, daughter of the late Tom Washington, who died in 1995 while serving as NRA President (he died after suffering a heart attack while deer hunting). It's worth mentioning that, when George H. W. Bush resigned from NRA after a "jack-booted thug" reference, Washington released very effective response. Heidi is an endowment member, endorsed by the nominating committee, head of the Michigan Department of Corrections and supporter of the Warden's Cup competition.
Looks as if as head of the Dept of Corrections she has received some praise as a reformer.
7th Circuit US Court of Appeals' ruling here. Chicago of course banned handguns -- that got struck down in McDonald. Then it went to strict licensing, with a requirement of training on a range, while banning all firing ranges. That got stuck down in Ezell I. Then it tried restrictively regulating ranges, which gets struck down here. Of the city's three requirements, two are stricken 3-0 and the remainder was struck 2-1.
Hat tip to Alice Beard, who points out that the opinion is written by judge Diane Sykes (who I think wrote Ezell I also), who is on Trump's list of 21 judges he'd be willing to appoint to the Supreme Court.
"In fact, Mr. Waugh has "made 'bug-out bags' stuffed with ammo, energy bars, and assorted survival gear for his wife and their three cats. He's begun stowing water and browsing real estate listings in Gunnison County, Colorado, which he's determined to be a 'liberal safe-haven.' Last month, Waugh added a 9mm handgun to his arsenal."
Todd has established a Facebook page to document his candidacy.
Article here. The main contenders were James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, and at the end there were a dozen papers with unsettled authorship. Comparing other, known, writings of the two men, they found both used sentences of the same average length, but there were other clues, as as Hamilton used "while" but Madison used "whilst."
Here in AZ, a perp shot and wounded a highway patrolman. A driver then stopped and fatally shot the perp, the used the patrolman's radio to call for help. Story here.
Roy Innis, NRA director and head of the Congress on Racial Equality, died on yesterday at age 82. Here's his obit story in the Washington Times. I'd spoken with his son Niger at the NRA meeting a few days before that, and he mentioned that Roy was in serious decline. A very good man.