Last week, former Solicitor General under the Bush Administration Paul Clement and Erin Murphy, his long-time colleague from the Solicitor General's office and in private practice, achieved perhaps the most significant victory at the Supreme Court under the Second Amendment in recent history. The two successfully convinced the Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen to strike down New York's requirement that individuals must show "proper cause" before being able to obtain a concealed carry weapons permit.
Yet after Clement and Murphy won at the Supreme Court in this historic decision, the two almost immediately resigned from Kirkland and Ellis, LLP, the world's top law firm in which both were partners. While this may come as a surprise, strife between Kirkland and Ellis and the dynamic duo shows this decision was inevitable.
In his resignation letter, Clement explained that the firm told him and Murphy that they needed to either drop out of existing representation of gun litigation clients or leave the firm. Clement and Murphy considered it wrong to drop their clients just because some of the legal establishment did not like the clients. In turn, the two  resigned and announced they will start their own firm.
On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he submitted an offer to acquire Twitter. The Washington Post reported:
Elon Musk has launched a $43 billion hostile takeover bid for Twitter, the social network that the eccentric billionaire behind Tesla uses as a hobby to connect with his 81 million followers — saying he believes the platform is essential to the functioning of democracy.Read more
Parler, a conservative-friendly social media platform of more than ten million users, was effectively removed from the internet Sunday night after Amazon's Web Services terminated the platform from its cloud services. Prior to its termination, Apple and Google, who together possess nearly all of the OS market, removed Parler from their app stores.
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Political observers may remember that when Rep. Marsha Blackburn launched her campaign for Senate in Tennessee last year, Twitter blocked her campaign announcement because the pro-life content in the ad was "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction." After a public backlash, Twitter eventually backed down.
Silicon Valley liberals, this time at Google, are again censoring an ad from Rep. Blackburn:Read more