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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bar Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards at Celebration of Leadership

Bar Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards at Celebration of Leadership



I think we should nominate Alan Gura, the attorney for the Heller decision.



Bar Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards at Celebration of Leadership

January 7, 2015
The D.C. Bar is seeking nominations for outstanding projects and contributions by Bar members that will be recognized at the 2015 Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is March 27.
Bar members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following: Bar Project of the Year/Frederick B. Abramson Award, Section of the Year, Pro Bono Award Law Firm of the Year, and Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award.
Nominations may be submitted in one of the following ways: (1) online (2) by e-mail to annualawards@dcbar.org; or (3) by mail to Katherine A. Mazzaferri, Chief Executive Officer, District of Columbia Bar, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005-4210. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
The winners will be honored on June 16 at the Bar’s Celebration of Leadership at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW. The Bar also will present its Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service and its William J. Brennan Jr. Award for excellence in the pursuit of equal justice and opportunity for all Americans at the event.

Libertarian Party growth in the DMV

Eric Blitz reports on the Libertarian Party of Maryland:

 Growth in Maryland

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While consistent with the national trend of rising libertarian registrations, the rate of growth in Maryland is nothing less than astounding. Over the past two years, the Libertarian Party of Maryland is the only party that showed a net increase in their registrations. Our registrations grew by 29.95%, whereas all the other party registrations decreased! As of the end of 2014, we reached 15,169 registered libertarians, a historic high for the party here in Maryland.
Here are the Maryland party comparisons, over the last two years (December 2012 to December 2014):
Libertarians: +29.95%     (11,673 to 15,169)
Unaffiliated: +6.29%     (629,740 to 669,344)
Democrats: -2.61%     (2,096,976 to 2,042,232)
Republicans: -1.39%     (971,588 to 958,111)
Greens: -2.18%     (8,806 to 8,614)
Total Registered Voters: 3,759,742 to 3,727,601, a decrease of 32,141 or -0.09%
Our growth rate in registrations eclipsed even the movement of voters to unaffiliated status, which is important considering the widely-reported disenchantment with political parties over recent years.
While I normally measure registration statistics over two-year increments to average out short-term variation and make them comparable with statewide electoral results, the charts below show that our growth has been consistent over ten year period, averaging 19.4% a year.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

D.C. Mayor Agrees That Marijuana Legalization Can Proceed Despite Anti-Drug Rider

D.C. Mayor Agrees That Marijuana Legalization Can Proceed Despite Anti-Drug Rider



The DC political class has the (statist) mindset that unless they can write regulations about things like how close you can smoke near a school, or what age groups can possess pot, it isn't legal, only decriminalized.
If that is the "gridlock" position resulting from the Republican Congress attempting to interfere it may have a silver lining.
DC legalized medical marijuana 15 years ago, but the DC government took over a decade to issue permits to anyone to grow or sell it.

Friday, December 19, 2014

DC area libertarians

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