A loss, is a tie, is a win.

The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members voted to join the brief. Those opposed to signing the brief technically lost. Yet, the CBA President called it a tie, in light of the close vote. The practical result: the CBA will not sign the brief and the opposition effectively wins.

There’s a logic to it, but it is a curious thing.


4 Responses to A loss, is a tie, is a win.

  1. Dubois is seriously a good guy–a real gem. That’s all I have to add to the conversation. Mark is awesome.

  2. senpai71 says:

    Hmmm – I can’t access the link (CBA members only), so I’m afraid I’m still not entirely sure whether this is a good thing. What was the firearm law (expanding access or reducing access)? I have no idea what this story is about and I can’t find out and now I NEED TO KNOW!

  3. theotherrob says:

    Seems like the right call, to me, regardless of the content of the brief. There’s little benefit in a membership organisation signing up in support of any initiative which is (a) outwith its core remit and (b) opposed by roughly half of its members.

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