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Washington Report – Sept. 6, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 7, 2018


NAPO is calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products in response to the company’s selection of Colin Kaepernick for its “Just Do It” ad campaign. On Sept. 4, NAPO sent a letter to the Chairman, President and CEO of Nike, Inc., condemning this move in the strongest possible terms. Mr. Kaepernick is known, not as a successful athlete, but as a shallow dilletante seeking to gain notoriety by disrespecting the flag for which so many Americans have fought and died; Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, started his confirmation hearing on Sept. 4 and it was off to a contentious start. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) had difficulty getting through his opening statement due to Democrats repeatedly interrupting him to stall or postpone the hearing due to what they view as inefficient time to thoroughly vet the nominee and lack of access to important documents regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s previous work; On Aug. 7, NAPO filed a new amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Vernon Madison v. State of Alabama. Madison ambushed and murdered Mobile, Alabama Police Corporal Julius Schulte with two gunshots to the back of the officer’s head, as the officer was trying to protect Madison’s girlfriend from harm in April 1985. Madison was convicted and sentenced to death, but now asserts that he cannot be put to death because he claims that he can no longer remember the murder; Join NAPO for the 2018 Annual Legal Seminar: The Aftermath of Janus and Other Current Issues for Attorneys Nov. 14–16, 2018 at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information and to register, click on the links below; and NAPO’s updated “Sponsor/Cosponsor” spreadsheet and latest “Legislative Positions” document are available in the links below. For more on these and other legislative issues, please click on the Sept. 6, 2018 Washington Report below.

 


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