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PAGE NINE -- No. 28
by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America

 

I'm proposing a new page for newspapers ("Page Nine" regardless of the page it runs on), that covers stories afresh, not the way news rooms typically flavor things. It would help reduce the distrust so many readers feel. It could be the most read page in the paper.

Here's a casual sample. It might make you say, "We'll NEVER run that!" but the page is being built around ad revenues from clear-thinking mainstream businesses.

Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America
"The Uninvited Ombudsman"

 

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PAGE NINE

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 28
by Alan Korwin, March 29, 2007

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Contents:
(searchable by item number)

1- Senator Loses Handgun
2- Criminals Facing Gunfire
3- Gasoline Prices Rising
4- FBI Not Arrested
5- 3,000 FBI Violations
6- Global Cooling Lightbulbs
7- Genocidal Peace Supporters
8- Reparations Due Us
9- Guest Author Craig Cantoni on AAPS
10- Yes! Counterintuitive Man looks at
      the end of the world, no?

 

Link To The Brave New World:
http://www.indoctrinate-u.com/intro/
You think free speech is here?
Think again.

If you need more, try this too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM6mIMij5IY

 

Global Whining followup, brilliant expose:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Wr1hcIp2U

 

 

1- Senator Loses Handgun

The lamestream media told you:
"A top aide to Sen. James Webb was charged Monday with trying to carry a loaded pistol and extra ammunition into a Senate office building, U.S. Capitol Police said," according to the Washington Post on March 27. The firearm was taken into protective custody, along with the aide.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
A top aide to a freshman Democrat was caught trying to bring a fully loaded semiautomatic handgun and extra fully loaded magazines through security and into a Senate office building it was learned today.

The notoriously anti-gun Washington Post referred to the device as a loaded pistol, and as a firearm, abandoning its usual terminology when guns are in the hands of armed people committing criminal acts. They failed to note in their lead that the perpetrators were both Democrats.

"They managed to get a quote from a Sgt. spokeswoman," noted the Uninvited Ombudsman, "that, 'I don't think he intended to harm anybody,' which the perp was also quoted as saying, implying they might 'go easy' on him."

We'll be watching to see if elite Democrats gets the same justice the public might expect for a similar act. So far, a massive feeding frenzy of followup stories has failed to materialize for unknown reasons.

Real research and reporting finds that: Perp was arrested under a local D.C. statute -- Carrying a pistol without a D.C. license (up to 5 years), unregistered pistol (up to 1 year), and possessing ammunition for an unregistered pistol (up to 1 year).  One felony count and 2 misdemeanor counts. If convicted, it also includes loss of right to vote, hold office, keep and bear arms, more.

The spokeswoman, Kimberly Schneider, was also quoted as saying, "Any senator who has a gun permit and wants to bring a gun onto congressional property must unload the gun and make sure it is 'securely wrapped.'"

No such law is known to exist, but laws making such actions federal felonies do exist, and went unreported. Webb is a former Marine, his aide is a former Marine, and Webb has reportedly gone shooting at the NRA HQ range in Virginia.

The safety aspect of carrying a fully loaded very dangerous semiautomatic handgun with extra bullets in multiple clips in a briefcase and "forgetting about it," as well as why any Senator would even need such a thing, was not discussed by the Post.

They did however find space to say the gun was unregistered, the ammo was unregistered, and the Senate aide had no license. The consequences of a Senator's ownership of an unregistered gun was not mentioned, but we'll be watching that too.

No one was harmed in the incident.

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2- Criminals Facing Gunfire

The lamestream media told you:
"Criminals in Texas beware: if you threaten someone in their car or office, the citizens of this state where guns are ubiquitous have the right to shoot you dead," reports Reuters, from Dallas.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Texas today joined a growing list of states determined to remove barriers that could jeopardize or impede citizens who protect themselves from unprovoked violence instigated by vicious hardened criminals.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, on signing the Castle Doctrine bill, said the right to defend yourself from imminent harm is intuitive to human nature, and that Texans can protect themselves from criminals, and receive protection from state law when they must use deadly force in self defense.

Effective on Sep. 1, 2007, the new law creates a legal presumption that a criminal forcibly and unlawfully entering an occupied home, automobile or place of work is entering to do harm to the occupants, making deadly force justified.

It removes so-called "duty to retreat" language under such circumstances, and establishes clear civil immunity for anyone involved in a justifiable defensive deadly force situation -- preventing nuisance lawsuits from being filed by criminals or their family members. Lawyers who bring such suits used to be disbarred, a practice no longer followed.

The Reuters wire service, running editorial comment where news belongs, said, "Sympathy for violent offenders and criminals in general runs low in Texas, underscored by its busy death row... A conservative political outlook and widespread fondness for hunting also means Texans are a well-armed people capable of defending themselves with deadly force."

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3- Gasoline Prices Rising

The lamestream media told you:
Gas prices have gone up at least twenty cents everywhere, the AP reports with a straight face in a story with no byline.

"Concerns over falling gasoline inventories from decreased refinery production and fewer imports have boosted oil and gasoline prices lately," they say. The government reported that gas inventories dropped by more than analysts had expected, AP says in a brief squib.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Anyone who drives, walks or rides public transit can see the big signs with big gas prices getting bigger, so saying the price went up hardly qualifies as news, unnamed analysts say.

"The bafflegab about 'concerns' and 'refinery production' do little more than hide any semblance of news, and sounds like old-world communists managing the public with mindless verbiage," critics point out. "Wheat production is up in sector four," while the public starves.

To qualify as news, the report would need to tell who has these concerns, who is in charge of raising the prices everywhere (a complete mystery to American "news" consumers), and why the people in charge imported less oil and refined less gasoline, deliberately forcing these increases. Prices, as people know, do not increase themselves. The rumor that imports were lowered so prices would rise could not be confirmed at press time.

"We're being soaked, and the media is hiding the culprits," says one gasoline user who owns a pickup and an SUV.

The AAA, often quoted when fuel prices rise, is a private consumer club of drivers and has no direct connection to fuel prices, oil giants or the perpetrators. "But the publicity is good for the club," one AAA member noted.

Why the government would report gasoline inventory numbers, when private industry manages the supplies, refining, inventories and pricing, was unexplained by the AP, as usual. In the interest of fairness, it should be explained that reporters are encouraged by their bosses to rely on official sources.

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4- FBI Not Arrested

The lamestream media told you:
"The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged Friday that the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans," according to an AP report with no byline.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
No arrests are expected in this case, since the nation's top two law enforcement officials didn't do the actual prying, will deny any personal culpability, and you can't "arrest the FBI" named as the culprit in the story.

"The only difference between this offense and all the others the FBI routinely commits is that this one is in the news for some reason," said an observer who wishes to remain anonymous. He echoes the sentiments of "news" readers everywhere. In addition to occasional scandals, malfeasance, lost weapons and computers, waste, inefficiency, inter-agency bickering, ineptitude, deceit and complaints, the FBI does a lot of good work bringing serious criminals to justice.

Unlike the FBI and the tens of thousands of agents and bureaucrats in its headquarters and 400 satellite offices, a citizen who runs afoul of the law, even for paperwork errors, faces time in prison, confirming critics fears that the tyrannical nature of government is advancing unchecked.

"There's a remote possibility someone will be fired over this," one observer observed, "but if you or I flagrantly and repeatedly broke federal law, getting fired would be the least of our worries."

Federal employees who are fired instead of being imprisoned for crimes are often hired by other agencies, or even the private sector, at an increase in salary. The few who are imprisoned must wait until they get out to get new jobs with pay raises.

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5- 3,000 FBI Violations

The lamestream media told you:
"The Senate was told today that FBI agents may have broken the law as many as 3,000 times since 2003, while spying on U.S. citizens without authority, the AP reports in late-breaking news from a Senate hearing room.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Citizens are being urged to start demanding new laws to control out-of-control government agents, by following the model set by the highly effective posse comitatus law, the Uninvited Ombudsman said in a public statement.

"Government-control laws typically say, 'It shall be illegal for anyone to do X,"' he said in an unannounced press conference. "So everyone does 'X' and nothing happens, or maybe a hearing is held. Wouldn't you like to be under such toothless laws?"

"The reason posse comitatus has been so effective in preventing the military from enforcing civilian law, is that instead of saying, 'don't do this,' it says, 'Whoever does that shall go to prison for two years and be fined up the gazoo.' It makes them all afraid to be the one taking the illegal action. We need more of those laws with teeth and no more that fecklessly say it's not proper to do something, but which includes no consequences. It is easy language to add, and would help bring the country back."

Congressional staffers who write the laws legislators sign without reading them could not be reached for comment.

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3- Global Cooling Lightbulbs

The lamestream media told you:
"The European Union is looking to join other parts of the world in efforts to slash energy consumption by pushing for an increased use of energy saving lightbulbs," according to an AP story with no byline.

The news comes following saturation coverage of U.S. efforts to promote energy efficient compact fluorescent (CF) bulbs, along with proposals to eventually outlaw traditional incandescent bulbs, and plans by WalMart to slash prices of the normally exorbitant CFs.

The entire program is a spinoff of now-discredited global whining theories being pushed by politicians, though it would save consumers money.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
When price-cuts first began appearing for CFs, the Uninvited Ombudsman bought batches of them because they use four times less power and should reduce his electrical bills, he said, a wonderful motivation and free market solution to high energy costs, with no criminal penalties needed to spur action.

About the same time, energy rates increased, wiping out any savings, and in fact monthly electric bills went up.

The bulbs however do not get anywhere near as hot as regular bulbs, a real asset here in the Arizona desert. They are also supposed to last five to eight years, another asset helping to offset their cost which is 16 times higher, or five times higher on sale. To offset the higher costs, the Ombudsman bought stock in the firms that make the bulbs.

Using the bulbs however reveals that: 1 - They are not as bright so you work in dimmer conditions unless you increase wattage; 2 - They are larger so they do not fit in many existing fixtures; 3 - They do not work at all in fixtures with dimmers or 3-way switches, and perhaps worst of all; 4 - They are loud.

After several hours of use they begin to buzz, and the buzz increases over time, making them a poor choice for a desk lamp or other use where you will be near the bulb. This is only a problem, however, if you prefer peace and quiet over the incessant drone of buzzing fluorescent lightbulbs.

Although the Uninvited Ombudsman rarely makes predictions, here's one: After everyone switches over to efficient CFs at great expense, zero-heat extremely efficient brilliant LED lights, like the tiny ones now appearing in flashlights, will be "perfected" for home fixtures and replace the CFs. "It's another opportunity to buy stock," he said.

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7- Genocidal Peace Supporters

The lamestream media told you:
Peace protesters flooded Washington D.C. and other major American cities demanding an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, every lamestream outlet in America prominently reported. Candle light vigils held by youngsters brought attention to U.S. soldiers who have fought and died overseas for more than four years, "in an increasingly unpopular and ugly war."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Popularity isn't the basis for war. The struggle for human freedom is. War is ugly by design, and instigated by tyrants, oppressors, fascists, religious fanatics bent on world domination, and other enemies of freedom.

At the same time the "news" media lavished increasing coverage on peace protestors (an oxymoron?), news of "peace protests" seeking a U.S. invasion of Darfur to "save the people from genocide" have died off. News of the genocide's perpetrators is non-existent, but the slaughter continues unabated, according to web sources.

If one thing is certain, it's that a protest sign has two sides. For every sign that says "Stop the Iraq war," another sign needs to reflect, "Encourage ethnic genocide, bring our troops home now." For a sign that blares, "Peace Now in Iraq," the reality check on side two must say, "Support Civil War and Massive Killings." When the left urges, "Impeach Bush," let the signs also note, "Bush Helped Relieve Sharia-Law Tyranny and Grotesque Oppression and Mutilation of Women." Protestors could not be reached for comment.

Alert readers recall how Muslims ruling in Afghanistan blew up 15-century-old mountain-sized historical statutes of a culture not their own (peaceful Buddhists).

If Muslims gain control in Holland, France, Denmark, Norway and the rest of Western Europe, as they are trying to and seem likely to do, we can expect civil rights and Modern Culture to be crushed there as it is being crushed now in the more active war zones. The most popular name for baby boys in Belgium, Amsterdam and Malmo, Sweden? Mohammed. In England it is number five.

Get and read "While Europe Slept," for a shocking wake-up call on what the war in Iraq is really about. Learn of active global plans for a Muslim dictatorship on Earth currently being fought off by President Bush, alone, unreported by the lamestream media. Read, "America Alone," by Mark Steyn.

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8- Reparations Due Us

The lamestream media told you:
Southern legislatures are issuing apologies for historical events in the slave trade that took place between 150 and 400 years ago. Race activists Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and others are now beginning to demand "reparations," cash payments to modern day blacks for the events of centuries before, playing off white guilt and "multicultural sensitivity" designed to bolster the modern welfare state and the various takings coalitions.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
"We're descended from the people who, at enormous cost in human lives and suffering, set the slaves free," says one white activist offended by racist reparations demands. "If reparations make any sense at all, blacks ought to pay us reparations," she said.

"Our rapid climb in socio-economic status, attainment of great position, opportunity and wealth, lives filled with conveniences even kings of the past didn't enjoy are all cause for celebration, not coerced payments," according to one black spokesperson. "While some blacks like to say Western civilization benefited from the labor of slaves, well, we did too, in every aspect of our modern lives. Look at the donut folks, not at the hole."

Nearly every society, and those that have grown to any significant size, have in their history a period involving slavery. Sad though it seems, it is not an aberration, it practically defines the human condition.

See the movie Amazing Grace for a historically accurate account of the heroic efforts to end the slave trade in England. The merchants who ran the trade have long since died, their wills settled, and their debts paid or expired.

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9- Guest Author Craig Cantoni notes:

There are few associations in the nation, and no medical associations that I'm aware of, that have the wisdom to understand that the nation is quickly shifting from individualism to collectivism, from self-reliance to dependency, from free markets to socialism, and from a constitutional republic to a majority-rule, or mob-rule, democracy. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons not only understands the trend, but courageously fights it, knowing what will happen to American prosperity and freedom if it isn't stopped.
http://www.aapsonline.org/

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10- Yes! Counterintuitive Man looks at
      the end of the world, no?

 

Al Gore says the world will end in fire.

When I grew up they told me ice.

Will Muslims destroy Western Civilization out of religious desire?

I'll vote for ice or fire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Wr1hcIp2U

 

History teaches us: The human condition includes declaring that the world is about to end.

A friend at lunch recently confessed a sense of loss that this great country, and the monumental human achievements we've introduced to the planet -- freedom, self rule, rule of law, individual rights, free markets, wealth and abundance for the common citizen beyond anything previously imagined -- was nearing loss, and how, pray tell, would we ever recreate the unique circumstances that generated it all? Such a crushing sense of loss.

I imagine the Greeks felt the same as their ascendancy declined. The Roman Republic felt it as the Roman Empire took control, and the citizens of the Empire felt it as society became increasingly debauched and unworthy.

The folks caught by birth in the Byzantine and Dark Ages maybe didn't care much, who cares, but Western Civilization from the Rennaisance through the height of the British Empire had to endure the frightful loss of their position over time. Well, the French maybe haven't realized it yet, but they've fallen from their pinnacle too.

And maybe now it's our turn. We've made our contributions, peaked probably somewhere around Leave It To Beaver and had our death gasps with the Sixties  hippies through the Millennium. The future will build on what we did, take some, leave some, become the next best thing. Maybe we'll imitate France for a while, believing our past defines our future.

It must have been hard on the Greeks and Romans living through their post-peak plateau to watch it slip away. That rush of ascendancy we all know today -- as opulence increased, markets grew, the arts flourished, innovation was everywhere.

It must have been like what some of us see and feel -- desperate attachment to what was, grudging recognition of the impending fall, refusal by some, self-deprecation by others, emphasis on the faults and the we-deserve-to-die mantra.

Not to worry, our run isn't done, and be proud -- we've built a legacy humanity will savor for millenia. Your kids and their kids kids will inherit our wind. Momentum alone will carry us for a good while.

China seems like the next big thing, the place where mucho smart money will gravitate. Even if the Muslims establish their caliphate, push Western Civilization away, build Eurabia and destroy all those cool buildings in Holland and France, destroy what they can of the music, theater, literature, art, while chasing their own closed primitive theocracy, China is on the cusp of kicking some serious butt.

A critical balance between the tyrannical dictators of the olden communist Empire will succumb to the luxuries and opulence of the free markets they're building, a good thing. Alternative power structures based on industry, intellect, finance, capital, markets, goods and services will force and entice the tyrants to the fold, bribe them with pleasures of the flesh and mind, relieve them of the need to act tyrannically as their every whim is fulfilled by a culture burgeoning with good stuff. It's their turn. It's OK. Life is good.

 

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Comments help keep me going. Alan.
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Please add me to your list Alan.  Listening to you on Tom Gresham's gun talk today.  Keep up the great work. --Dean

 

I plan on spending several days at the NRA in St. Louis.  Look forward to meeting you.  (I forwarded your No 27 Page 9 to about 90+ of my e-mail list.). --Carl

 

Alan, Thank you VERY much for adding me to the Page Nine subscription list!  Excellent comments! --Ned

 

Did anyone ever tell him (Gore) that the world has been steadily warming since the last ice age?  What a Dimwit! --Doug Leach

 

Sir, I have now read and reread and then reread you're page nine article that arrived in my email today several times and found it a great piece of work at the very least!  I just want to tell you to keep them coming to me, and to also sign up my father, and lastly my godfather! I hope to get these informative bits often. I also wanted to know if it is alright to print out and distribute these to some people I know who would definitely benefit from some of the information that you are putting out here. If it is permitted to do so, please let me know, and I will take advantage immediately.  Thanks again, Cole LeVasseur [Permission gladly granted.]

 

I'm surprised that no one seems to have connected the American symbol for an OUTHOUSE - with the Muslim 'crescent'..... Personally, I think it is very appropriate.

 

A buddy sent me your piece and I really enjoyed it, please sign me up for future reads. Great insight into how the media only reports life by it's mislead view. It's nice to see someone report reality and truth. --A gun carrying free man; Michael

 

Keep up the good work, Alan. We need it. --Finley

 

Another terrific Page Nine.

 

Here's another little-reported fact regarding the recent shooting in Salt Lake's Trolley Square Mall: The mall is posted as a no-gun business. Here is more clear evidence that gun-free zones only deprive good people of the ability to defend themselves. They give the bad guys (who don't obey gun laws any more than they do any other law) a safe working environment. --Blaine Nay

 

the crap you send is unwanted and since the updates you send do not have an unsubscribe option that makes you a spammer.  stop it!  give me an option so i can get rid of you!  i neither disagree or agree with you, it's just that i don't give a hoot what you have to say.  get a job.

[It's right there at the end:
If this report works for you -- tell your friends! Sign up (or off) for email delivery: alan@gunlaws.com. You sound angry -- like mainstream "news" people who have a hard time with fresh perspective. I have a job. Why the need to sling insults? You're deleted.]

 

Alan, good for you that you are standing up for the rights of gun owners.  I once heard a judge from Montana state that, in his part of the country, virtually everyone is armed.  He added, "But there is never a shot fired in anger."  Now, as to that person-of-gender who said that the world is too overpopulated -- maybe she should join The Church of Euthanasia.  Their slogan is "Save the Planet -- Kill Yourself."

 

Alan: Thank you so much for your posts!! After I forwarded this "Update" and wrote a note to a friend and a relative (copied below), I realized that I never said Thank You!!

 

You are forgiven (for corrected errors). Go forth and sin no more. If I had a round of ammo for every correction I have had to post, I could shoot for a long, long time. --Kevin Starrett

 

Alan you are awesome! Appreciate both your corrections and your mistakes... thanks for keeping us informed! --Charlie Markle

 

And while we're at it:
 "The Cato Institute... lead this successful charge." "Lead" is a dense metal commonly used in making bullets.  "Led," which rhymes with the dense metal, is the past tense of the verb "to lead" (which all journalists know rhymes with "bleed"). J

 

Alan, I'll tell ya -- when you issue a correction, man, you issue a CORRECTION! And you provided a lot of "value-added" materials, too, so it was a Correction-Plus. Nice job! --Richard

 

Alan- It takes a very big man to admit to these sorts of mistakes. Good to know
you! --Joe Hull

 

Keep up the excellent work! (I wish our politicians were as honest and conscientious.) Jon

 

Just a clarification:  The 2nd Circuit covers New York, Vermont, and Connecticut, while the 1st Circuit covers most of New England - New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine, and also includes Puerto Rico in its jurisdiction. Stay safe, David Wong.

 

Alan- Awesome, thanks for the corrections and public apologies. Prominent, too - that's exactly what the lamestreams are missing, and it's a hallmark of a true journalist. Keep up the great work! Thanks, Peter

 

Alan -- We forgive your infrequent lapses (for whatever reason they happen) because you are, after all (believe it or not!) only human -- just like the rest of us.  Only difference is that nobody pays attention to what WE write.  They sure pay attention to what YOU write!  KEEP IT UP!  But don't forget to get some shuteye..............  Pam.

[If only the listened as hard as you'd like... send an occassional piece to your local rags, even if they don't run it, they have to read it to toss it.]

 

"And thanks, y'all, for your patience with me. Alan."
Well, hello there human being. I now feel a little less alone in this world. Where you really stand out is where you immediately fess up and make corrections, which I have never seen such a thorough job of that anywhere in our news and commentary community. Your pedistle is an inch or two taller, now, and so be it. I think a lot of others will need to do what you did, here, because many jumped out to make a speedy report, a cause of many honest mistakes by the media but then all those dishonest "mistakes" they make leave them absolutely no room for complaint against you. --TOM Evans

 

Alan thanks for the prompt and honest corrections.  I still rely on your analysis as a strong base for my own firm support of the Constitution and the Second Amendment as the ultimate protection of freedom.

 

Alan-- I do enjoy your commentaries.  Please keep researching and writing them. --Jeff.

 

This (corrections) is even better than the original release!! --gary

 

Please take me off your  e-mail list. I am simply overwhelmed and overloaded and simply don't want to hear about anymore causes. I wll fight for what is right, your constant doom and gloom e-mails are simply too much. reconsider your approach. You cannot effectively fight every battle. If you do people begin to discount you. Choose one or two that God has led you to pursue and give those battles everything you have.  Good Luck and God Bless

 

If I owned any newspapers Alan, which I don't, I would make sure that "Page Nine" was a prominent part of them, and each issue of Page Nine would of course be included. Keep up the great commentary! -- Don Barletta

 

Alan, It was great receiving your email. I hope everything is going well with you. I only have a quick moment, here, but I've got time to pass on a couple quick things:

The DC Circuit is considered the primus inter pares--the first among equals--of the 13 federal appellate courts. It is the most respected, most influential, and most sought-after federal appeals court. Of the 63 courts from which Supreme Court justices are chosen (13 federal circuits and 50 state supreme courts) (also remembering that many justices come from outside the judiciary), four of the nine current justices were DC Cir judges. A decision out of the DC Cir carries more jurisprudential weight than any court in America aside from the Supreme Court.

The DC Govt will decide what to do now. They will certainly appeal, and most likely go for an en banc rehearing rather than petition for cert. En banc hearings are not done by the whole court, only by the active judges. There are active seats on the DC Cir, of which two are currently vacant. (It also means tha a couple good votes like Silberman will not have a vote.) But whoever loses en banc, or if the petition to rehear en banc is denied, rest assured that the losing party will seek cert.

There is now a circuit court split on a federal question. Under Rule 10a of the Surpeme Court, that now makes this case a good candidate for certiorari. There's no way to know how Kennedy would go on 2A. If he looks at it like he does Free Speech, then the indvidiual rights view wins. If he looks at it as he does eminent domain issues, then the individual rights view loses. If he looks at it as he does Establishment Clause issues, then you might have 50-50 odds.

Anyway, hope to see you again soon. Have to run. Thanks for your time. Best regards, Ken

 

 

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