Two cases set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court in the early part of this year will determine whether we are a cohesive country of laws or whether we are a divided states that would like to make up our own rules as we go along.
The Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller has largely resulted in a reaffirmation of the constitutionality of laws to restrict access to firearms. For the "gun rights" forces, it has been three long years of frustration.
The court has been notably activist, overturning precedent that has been on the books for decades in areas ranging from campaign finance to antitrust. When the Supreme Court is so willing to overturn precedent, what is the law?