A Whole New Week

Muddy ToesThere was no news today on the job front. The one call I was hoping to get did not come, but I was told they might not call until Tuesday or Wednesday. I was really hoping that call would come today.

I spent the morning checking in at all the online job sites, filling out more applications and submitting more copies of my resume. After lunch I sent emails out to all of the recruiters I have been working with. Hopefully I will hear back from some of them tomorrow and get up to speed on things this week.

We had some pretty strong storms come through last night, but we got just enough rain to make our new garden very happy. I can hardly wait for those tomatoes to come in. There is nothing like walking out to the garden, picking a vine ripe tomato and just eating it. Yum.

I was pretty busy sending out all those emails this afternoon, but I did find out that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state and local governments cannot circumvent a citizens constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

The Constitution’s protection of an individual right to have guns for personal use restricts the powers of state and local government as much as it does those of the federal government, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled Monday. The opinion by the three-judge panel can be found here. This is the first ruling by a federal appeals court to extend the Second Amendment to the state and local level. Several cases on the same issue are now awaiting a ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court.

Ruling on an issue that is certain to reach the Supreme Court, the Circuit Court concluded “that the right to keep and bear arms” as a personal right has become a part of the Constitution as it applies to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause.

I’m quite shocked that this decision came down from the ninth circuit, but as the SCOTUSblog indicates, this case will go all the way to the Supreme Court. There is no doubt about that.

We had our first hummingbird come up to the feeder today, although we haven’t been able to get a good photo yet. We’re not sure, but he looks like a ruby throated hummingbird, but we’ll see.

That it for tonight. I am off now to watch 24 and Heroes, which I recorded on the DVR. Have a great night.