POLITICS
06/29/2010 10:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Gun-Rights Ruling Likely To Trigger Flood Of Lawsuits In States With Restrictive Laws

Monday's high-court decision expanding gun rights will likely trigger a flood of litigation in states and cities with restrictive laws, so it could take years before the practical impact of the ruling is clear. The ruling requires states to respect a federal right under the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, but it doesn't say specifically how broadly the right extends.

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