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Transcript here. “Of course, the ultimate second tier constitutional right in the minds of some is the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. From 2010. When we decided McDonald vs. Chicago until last term, the supreme court denied every single petition asking us to review a lower court decision that rejected the Second Amendment claim. Last year, we finally took another second amendment case. And what happened after that is interesting. The case involved a new york city ordinance…. Five United States senators who filed a brief in support of the city went further. They wrote that…
This CBS piece was nominated for that dishonor by Don Kilmer. If not the dumbest, it will certainly reach the finals. Wyoming has the greatest gun density… with one gun per five residents? Washington DC comes in second? The answer is that they’d using number of registered NFA/Title II firearms (including those registered to law enforcement agencies) and thinking that’s a measure of gun ownership.…
1. Of course, the pro-2A vote is now 6-3. 2. Certiorari is governed by the “Rule of Four,” it takes four votes. There were two reliable ones going in, now it becomes three. It just takes one more, and if any pro-2A hold-outs were worried before about the outcome of a case, they can now stop worrying. It only takes one more vote to grant cert. now. 3. CJ Roberts is no longer swing Justice. At 6-3, there is no swing Justice. 4. If Roberts is in the majority, he can keep an opinion or assign to whoever in the…
“Everytown for Gun Safety Republicans in the Senate have voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As her confirmation hearings demonstrated, she is a threat to gun safety laws across the country and could be a dream come true for the NRA.”…