The Rabbinical Council of America issued a pro-gun-control statement, based on a 90-62 vote, with over 850 members not voting. A dissenting group of 12 Orthodox rabbis has now issued a contrary pro-gun-rights statement.
The answer, I’ve argued before, is “yes” -- all military personnel have the statutory right to “affirm” (i.e., to make a solemn commitment without invoking God) as well as to “swear.“
“People all over the globe are coming to expect emotional and intellectual comfort as though it were a right. This is precisely what you would expect when you train a generation to believe that they have a right not to be offended. Eventually, they stop demanding freedom of speech and start demanding freedom from speech.“
A divorce dispute about who gets the dog, from the Vermont Supreme Court.
“Jetsam is where goods are cast into the sea, and there sink and remain under water,” and “flotsam is where they continue swimming on the surface of the waves.” But what’s the third item in this triplet?
The Act “prohibits Army and Air Force military personnel from participating in civilian law enforcement activities,” and similar rules govern the Navy. Yet a Naval Criminal Investigation Service agent was apparently running a massive investigation into civilian crime unconnected to the military.
Will the proposed “zero tolerance” policy for the NFL, in the wake of the Ray Rice matter, be counterproductive?
Or to sue customers for libel, even when the customers’ claims are false? The statute is billed as an attempt to block enforcement of “no-criticism” contracts, but it seems to go a good deal further.
If the 14-year-old in the Pennsylvania Jesus statute “desecration” case is found guilty, would he be barred from owning guns as an adult?
A 14-year-old is charged with posing with statue of Jesus, simulating a sexual act. Is it a crime? Is it constitutionally protected?