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Historic Second Amendment arguments


The lines began Sunday evening. Today the Supreme Court was packed inside and ringed outside with demonstrators as the Justices heard arguments in a challenge to the DC handgun law – the toughest in the country. It’s been nearly seventy years since the court last considered the right to bear arms.

The sketch shows Solicitor General Paul Clement at the lectern – notice the absence of notes.

Washington Post story here.

ScotusBlog analysis here.

‘Lashon Hara’ exception


Overcoming a traditional reluctance to tell a truth with bad intent, known as lashon hara,  the sin of gossip, in the Jewish community, two young men spoke out in a Baltimore courtroom Monday. As former bar mitzvah teacher Israel Shapiro was about to be sentenced on child sexual molestation charges one of the plaintiffs testified “This man destroyed my life in many ways.”

Baltimore Jewish Times article here.