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Police Minister Poto Williams hits out at National’s ‘virtue-signalling on law and order’ in firearms debate

Williams said in Parliament the Government is doing all it can. 

“Already we have banned military-style semi-automatic weapons, magazines, and parts; taken 62,000 prohibited firearms out of circulation; and passed the Arms Legislation Bill, which National voted against. There is a great deal more to do and I intend to make further announcements in the New Year. 

“I’m sick of National’s virtue signalling on law and order. Under them, police numbers fell. They are up: 2200 new constables, 1280 new full time-equivalents, 700 alone focused on organised crime. This Government delivers for police.”

The Government banned military-style semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack. The Government also spent $150 million on a gun buyback scheme, which collected 62,000 prohibited firearms as of June. 

Brown said National’s Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) would give police greater powers to take firearms off violent criminals but the Government continues to refuse

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A new law will bring needed diversity to juries. Here’s how it works.

A new law that takes effect in California on Jan. 1, 2022 will make it difficult for lawyers trying criminal cases to exclude people of color, or members of other specified groups such as those related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation, from sitting on trial juries.



a dining room table: In this photo, a jury box sits empty. Below, the author makes the case for Assembly Bill 3070, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September. (Jason Doiy / Getty Images)


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In this photo, a jury box sits empty. Below, the author makes the case for Assembly Bill 3070, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September. (Jason Doiy / Getty Images)

Historically, trial lawyers have been permitted to use a “peremptory challenge” to keep a prospective juror off of a jury, without providing a reason for the exclusion. In the 1970s and 1980s, first the California and then the United States Supreme Courts devised rules known to as the Batson rules, which were intended to keep lawyers from using peremptory challenges to strike

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Pandemic, partisan attacks exposed gaps in Pa.’s new mail-in voting law

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Republicans have called for the resignation of Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar, who say her election guidance was inappropriate. Boockvar’s office said in an email their guidance was uniform and necessary to update counties as courts resolved disputes regarding the new law.


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Republicans have called for the resignation of Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar, who say her election guidance was inappropriate. Boockvar’s office said in an email their guidance was uniform and necessary to update counties as courts resolved disputes regarding the new law.

HARRISBURG — Before any threat of a deadly, fast-spreading coronavirus disrupted daily life in every way across Pennsylvania, state lawmakers had approved a new way of voting that gave residents an alternative to going in person to the polls.

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Little did they know their legislation would be put to the test during a worldwide pandemic, and that, a year after its passage, parts of it would be challenged in

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Benedict Morelli and his team of experienced litigators have done it all. From auto and truck accidents, to construction injuries, to complex employment discrimination, they are prepared to handle a wide variety of cases. But, experience is just half of the story. Since founding the firm, Mr. Morelli and team have also racked up an impressive list of jury verdicts and settlements that stand out in the industry. In fact, they have delivered more than a billion dollars on behalf of their clients.

Impressive firm results include a $95M jury verdict in a sexual harassment case involving Aaron’s Inc., as well as a $62M verdict for a construction worker who fell from a roof and suffered a brain injury.

One critical reason for this success is that unlike

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The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of LOOP, FAF and ICPT

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December 03, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2020 / The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. There is no cost to participate in the suit. If you suffered a loss, you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.

Loop Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOOP)Class Period: September 24, 2018 – October 12, 2020Lead Plaintiff Deadline: December 14, 2020

According to the complaint, Loop Industries, Inc. allegedly made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Loop scientists were encouraged to misrepresent the results of Loop’s purportedly proprietary process; (2) Loop did not have the technology to break PET down to its base chemicals at a recovery

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Michael Flynn’s call for martial law is nearly seditious

Just days after receiving a controversial pardon from President Trump, retired general Michael Flynn showed some of the character defects that got him into hot water in the first place. Worse, he did it in a way dangerous for the republic, which makes it and him inexcusable. He should apologize, and then take a long, self-imposed hiatus from the public eye.



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Specifically, Flynn approvingly retweeted a press release from a radical group calling for the Constitution to be “temporarily suspend[ed]” and a form of martial law enacted. It also threatens “to take matters into our own hands” if Trump does not order the military to conduct an entirely new national election. Is that a threat of rebellion? Seriously?

The group also demanded that Trump “silence the destructive media’s one-sided propaganda.” Not to try to counteract it with his own arguments, mind you, but to

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How A Federal Noncompete Law May Develop Under Biden

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 1:28 PM EST) —

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President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign platform called for federal legislation to eliminate all employee noncompete agreements other than what it called “the very few that are absolutely necessary to protect a narrowly defined category of trade secrets.”[1] Noncompete agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants have always been governed solely by state law in the U.S., with no nationwide federal legislation or regulatory scheme.

This allows states to take varying approaches based on sometimes very different views of what best serves the public interest in their location. But this also has posed challenges for multistate employers who must manage compliance with disparate state laws throughout the company’s geographic footprint.

This has only gotten harder in recent years as legislatures enacted new statutes making the

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, a Leading Securities Fraud Law Firm, Announces Investigation of K12 Inc. (LRN) on Behalf of Investors

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”), a leading national shareholder rights law firm, today announced that it has commenced an investigation on behalf of K12 Inc. (“K12” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LRN) investors concerning the Company’s possible violations of the federal securities laws.

If you suffered a loss on your K12 investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal securities laws, you can submit your contact information at https://www.glancylaw.com/cases/k12-inc/. You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at [email protected] to learn more about your rights.

On August 26, 2020, reports surfaced that K12’s training for teachers on its online education platform in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the country, had been ineffective and “unacceptable.”

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell

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New York City grocers fear they won’t meet the city’s strict Local Law 97 energy cuts

Landlords could choose to pass along fines to grocery stores or avoid leasing to them, according to a lobbying letter sent to council members this week by Richard Lipsky, who represents DAgostino and Gristedes supermarkets and others.

DAgostino is hoping grocery stores can receive their own category that would set reduction goals based on their power needs, without penalizing the building as a whole. The group has asked Councilman Keith Powers of Manhattan to bring the issue to the council.

The Climate Mobilization Act was historic and meaningful legislation to address climate change, and Powers was proud to vote for it, said Liz Peters, a spokeswoman for the councilman. He is reviewing the concerns of grocers. 

Environmental groups in support of the climate legislation have acknowledged that meeting its goals will be difficult for some buildings. The nonprofit Urban Green Council called

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The Gross Law Firm Announces Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of TRQ, ICPT and BABA

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December 03, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2020 / The securities litigation law firm of The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders in the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in the following companies during the dates listed are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible Lead Plaintiff appointment. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE:TRQ)

Investors Affected : July 17, 2018 – July 31, 2019

A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the progress of underground development of Oyu Tolgoi was not proceeding as planned;

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