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Arave v. Hoffman: Our post last Monday discussed this Supreme Court case involving a death-sentenced murderer claiming ineffective assistance because his lawyer did not accept a plea bargain. Today's Los Angeles Daily Journal has this OpEd by CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger expanding on the issues involved.

Second Amendment: Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will hear a challenge to the DC Circuit's decision last March which overturned the district's ban on the possession of a functional firearm in a private residence. The number of participants listed on the first three pages of the decision, and Google's listing of 277 news stories covering the case, indicate strong interest in this issue. A story by Lee Ross of Fox News provides some background.

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The headline and the callout, BTW, are by the LADJ editors, not moi.

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