ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge on Tuesday quickly dismissed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the dissolution of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. The suit, filed last week by William Sanchez, a Miami lawyer and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was on behalf of three residents of Orange and Osceola counties. The complaint claimed that Florida was violating a state law called the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, as well as a contractual obligation with Reedy Creek’s bondholders and Disney’s First Amendment rights. In her order, U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Alt...
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The Washington Post reports that the shooter at the Buffalo, New York grocery store modified his weapon to ensure it held more ammunition.
The man, Payton S. Gendron, used a used Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle that he bought legally and he added a high-capacity magazine. The report revealed that Gendron openly wrote in his manifesto about the gun, noting that he got it in a small gun shop about 15 miles from his hometown, Conklin. He paid $960 he said.
"He also recounted how he acquired two backup weapons: a Mossberg 500 shotgun that he purchased in early December and a Savage Axis XP semiautomatic rifle that he received from his father as a Christmas present when he was 16 years old," said the Post.
The owner of the shop confirmed to the New York Times and ABC News that he sold the weapon to the mass shooter and that the background check raised no red flags.
Current laws only mandate that a weapon be refused if someone has been institutionalized. While Gendron was under observation in 2021, he was never placed in an institution.
“I happened to have this particular gun at this particular time,” Donald explained to ABC News. “And this particular guy happened to buy it. After the gun leaves the firearm shop, you have no control."
The report also noted that the Bushmaster XM-15 was the same weapon used in the 2002 Washington, D.C. sniper incident in which two gunmen shot 10 people in a month-long incident. In 2021, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter used the same weapon to kill 20 first-graders and six school staffers.
Ex-GOP chair cracks up at the idea Giuliani is refusing to testify to Jan. 6 committee because he couldn't make his own tape
Speaking to a panel about the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin asked about the tapes that recorded witnesses who answered questions. While many in President Donald Trump's family were willing to speak, there were others who have fought back.
"Michael, Rudy Giuliani claimed he bailed on the committee staffers wouldn't let him make his own recording. Do you actually believe that?" asked Mohyeldin of Steele.
Steele merely laughed.
"No, no," he explained after a good chuckle. "Rudy — Rudy is full of it as usual. I mean, particularly now that we know there are recordings of him anyway, why do we want you to use your own recordings? We have the tapes baby! Happy to play them. Look, these guys will look for any excuse not to appear. My ingrown toenail has grown out of my other toenail! You know, it's one of those things where we simply wait for the excuse to show up."
He also noted that the conversation begs the question of whether the committee is revealing all or if they're holding things back from the American people.
"Of you are great, and sit the American people down, grab your popcorn, and watch and listen and fully appreciate and understand what happened on Jan. 6," he continued. "And, whether they need rudy or not remains to be seen, I suspect between Ivanka, Jared, and a whole host of other folks, they've got enough pieces to connect dots, enough video to create sound that really fills up what happened on Jan. 6."
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Missouri newspaper attacks Josh Hawley for lacking principles and wasting time a law that will never pass
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has launched his own attack against Disney by targeting U.S. copyright laws that would cause serious problems across the American and international legal systems, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial column.
The new legislation proposed by Hawley would pull all copyright and patents out from under companies just 56 years after they were created. It would also work retroactively, Hawley's law says. The way it works now, there is a creator gets the patent and copyright for their lifetime and then 70 years after. So, the Hawley law would considerably reduce that, which would violate the U.S.'s international agreements and treaties.
"There is fodder there for legitimate debate, but Hawley confirms this isn’t that debate in two ways: first, by specifying in the first line of his press release announcing the legislation that it is aimed at 'woke corporations like Disney,' and, secondly, by making the provisions of the bill retroactive on the biggest companies (including Disney), immediately taking away currently owned copyrights with no due process," the editorial reads. "Legal experts say this would be tantamount to the government yanking away a private entity’s real estate or other property based on a law that wasn’t in effect when the company obtained the property. As Yale Law grad Hawley surely knows, it doesn’t work that way."
The Post-Dispatch argues that Hawley is well aware that the law is absurd and would never be passed, but he's not looking to pass actual laws, he's trying to promote himself. They even think that the Disney bashing is about going up against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.