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August 18 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 18, 2016

Court sets California gun-carry case on path to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court rejected a challenge by gun groups Monday to California’s requirement of a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home, clearing the way for a final test in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the law in June, ruling 7-4 that there is no constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. By Bob Egelko — San Francisco Chronicle

On the offense: Transgender Californians aim to pre-empt ballot struggle

One after another they stepped to the podium telling stories of liberation through transformation. There was the man, in suit and bow tie, who once played college basketball on a women’s team. By Laurel Rosenhall— KQED News

Transgender bathroom policy comes under fire at Clovis schools meeting

The Clovis Unified school board Wednesday night revisited requests for alternative physical education coursework and bathroom facilities in response to parents concerned about a state law allowing transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their identity. “You’ve had three years to do something about this,” Josh Fulfer said, referring to the amount of time since Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, which extended gender discrimination protections to transgender and gender-nonconforming students. By Razi Syed — The Fresno Bee


2015 law school graduates got fewer jobs in private practice

Last year’s law school graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks developments in the legal profession. “You have to go back to 1996 to find a comparably small number of private practice jobs,” said James G. Leipold, the association’s executive director. By Elizabeth Olson — The New York Times

The ABA overrules the First Amendment

The American Bar Association represents about a third of the country’s 1.2 million lawyers. But it is more than a trade association. It also has some governmental power, which makes its latest foray into political correctness of more than passing interest. By Ron Rotunda — The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)


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