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Entries by Geoffrey R. Stone from 07/2012

Savaging Roberts: Conservatives Run Amok

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Why have conservatives gone over the cliff in their anger at Roberts? Why can't they just accept that the Chief Justice disagreed with them about one of several very complex constitutional issues presented in this case?

"Guns Don't Kill"

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

This is the time for politics, before we do what we always do after such massacres -- shed some tears, express our grief, say a few prayers, and then quickly go on to do what the gun lobby wants us to do: change the subject.

American Gunceptionalism

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

By distorting the text and meaning of the Second Amendment and ignoring the common sense judgment of the rest of the civilized world, the five conservative justices in the 2008 case, District of Columbia v. Heller, fed into and reinforced the NRA's frenzy about guns in America. And by preventing American citizens from engaging freely in the democratic process to decide for themselves what controls on guns are most sensible, those five justices tragically and needlessly set America apart from the rest of the civilized world -- with predictable consequences. Perversely, a constitutional provision intended to keep us safe has been twisted by the conservative justices on the Supreme Court into one that endangers us all.