Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
What have we learned about Alek Minassian? That Canada has idiot cowards too. The 25 year-old intentionally drove a rented van onto a pedestrian walk way on Yonge Street in Canada killing ten people and injuring several others.
Courtesy of LinkedIn, the murderer is pictured below.
Prior to his arrest, Minassian lived in Richmond Hill a suburb of Toronto. The heinous actions of Minassian apparently injured 15 people along with killing another ten. Many of the victims have yet to be identified. One of the first of the deceased identified was beautiful Anne Marie D'Amico who worked at Invesco, an investment management company. D'Amico also volunteered on a humanitarian housing project in developing countries.
It is unknown whether Minassian knew any of the victims or what the hell he was thinking when he killed these innocent people. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders was unwilling to speculate about a motive. However, he labeled Minassian's actions as "deliberate." Other anonymous sources suggest that the accused was a social misfit like mass murderer "Elliot Rodger" who was routinely rejected by women. Others simply suggest that he was a loner.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Politics is a topic Legal Pub prefers to avoid. But Rule of Law requires educated citizens and electorate. Consequently, when mainstream media starts to spread misleading information about "law," education is in order. What is all the rage about the 25th Amendment to the United State Constitution? "Fire and Fury" a controversial book by Michael Wolff indicates that the amendment was brought up "all the time" in the White House. Steve Bannon suggest it is a plausible way that President Donald Trump may be forced to step down. So what is this amendment? On its face, it a mechanism to remove a President who has impaired mental faculties.
More specifically, Section 4 of the 1967 amendment, allows for the vice president plus a majority of either a president's Cabinet or Congress to transmit to the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker "their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." A sitting U.S. president may; however, inform the Senate president pro tempore and House speaker that no such inability exists. The president would then remain in office unless the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet or Congress provides those members of Congress with a written declaration that the president is still unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. This puts the matter before Congress.
Once before Congress, both chambers of Congress must vote on whether the president is able to carry out his duties. A two-thirds vote in both chambers is required to remove the president from office. In reality, it is unlikely that a Cabinet would ever initiate such a proceeding. Furthermore, nothing in the 25th Amendment contains a means to prevent a sitting president from firing Cabinet members who feel he is unfit to serve. Consequently, the only likely way to remove a sitting president under the 25th Amendment would be if the procedure was initiated by Congress and had a 2/3 vote of the Congress agreeing to the removal.
So, when Steve Bannon says the 25th Amendment is the biggest threat to the Trump presidency, was is all just a ploy to sell books?
Monday, November 20, 2017
Will Roy Moore drop out of the Senate race? Probably not since he is not a quitter. But this is the Democrats chance to prevent the Republicans from advancing their agenda and Doug Jones thinks he can win and he is not alone. “This is our only opportunity, we need to seize it.” said more than one Democrat when discussing the race between Republican Roy S. Moore and the Democrat Doug Jones. Roy Moore has always been controversial. Now he has been accused of numerous unwanted advances toward numerous young women and girls, one as young as 14. The Birmingham News on Sunday ran a front page headline: “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore.”
Doug Jones is trying to capture the black vote and moderate white Republicans who are disappointed against the alleged conduct of Moore. Mr. Jones’s is ahead even in counties that voted 65 percent or more for President Trump. The path to victory for Mr. Jones includes capturing Shelby County voter support. But some of the voters may resist the switch in party affiliation. “I question why these allegations didn't come out during the primary if they were true," exclaimed one potential voter to Legal Pub. In the end, voters need to decide if the allegations warrant the Republicans from losing the Senate.
To demonstrate what a large victory this would be, consider that the Democrats did not even put up a nominee for the United States Senate seat that Mr. Jones seems destined to capture. Polls have Jones leading by 10%. If this holds true, chalk one up for the power of the press in helping the Democrats recapture a Senate seat.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
This is not unique to Tennessee. Nino's tale is common in all parts of the country. The simple truth is that humans sometimes exercise poor judgment when it comes to their pets. We have all heard of the story of animals being left in a hot car. These stories almost garner as much attention as the death of a child locked in a hot car. Well, Nino's story is similar but it occurs in a back yard.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Poor little Charlie. Apparently, his time on this earth is about to end. Chris Gard and Connie Yates, parents of little Charlie Gard are ending the legal fight to obtain treatment. The legal battle has lasted five months and in the eyes of the parents, "a whole lot of time has been wasted." In the couples view, the time it has taken to decide the matter in the courtroom has caused irreparable damage and that the chances for recovery are now nil. The parents were admirably represented by barrister, Grant Armstrong. The latest medical reports show irreparable damage to the the muscle tissue of and organs of the infant. The couple hope to set up a foundation in Charlie's name that might help similarly situated children.
Connie Yates hugged her husband Chris Gard as she told the court that they had decided it was no longer in the best interests of their 11-month-old baby to pursue an experimental treatment in the U.S.
Consequently, the legal challenge to keep little Charlie alive has ended.