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Supreme Court Second Amendment

The Common Sense Second Amendment

Stephen Menendian | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

As a reaction to the emergence of Constitutional rights not found in the text of that document, textualism has become a popular tool of conservative jurists. Yet the Second Amendment illustrates that textualism does not always yield conservative results.

The Supreme Court, Gun Control, and a Very Dark Night

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa McElroy

I'm a Supreme Court scholar, a Philadelphia law professor, and a mother. To me, the theater shootings in Aurora are the perfect storm of everything I care about, all mixed up together.

Why the Supreme Court's Ruling Was a Long Overdue Victory for Civil Rights

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

Whether you like guns or not, on this Independence Day our dead from Colfax shall rest better in their graves in a Nation whose protections are again closer to the dream they died for.

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

Wall Street Journal | Vanessa O'Connell and Gary Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 ta...

McDonald Gun Case: More Deaths, Unending Litigation

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Contrary to the claims of the gun lobby, America's cities are not waiting expectantly to exercise this new-found right offered today by the Court. More guns means more gun deaths. It's as simple as that.