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SUPREME COURT 2ND AMENDMENT CASE
Supreme Court: Second Amendment Case, McDonald v. City Of Chicago, To Be Heard This Week
Scalia's 2nd Amendment Punt
Executive Director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reaso...
The Second Amendment has always put me in a quandary, but Scalia's opinion was not an honest attempt at sorting it out. It was a sophistical, political decision of just the type that he rails against.
DC v. Heller: Scalia's Decision Will Backfire
So much for Scalia's much-vaunted "originalism," which advocates reading the Constitution as it would have been understood at the time of the Founding.
Justice Scalia's Living Constitution
Professor of Law, UCLA
One of the most intriguing aspects of Justice Scalia's opinion in DC v. Heller is its use of living constitutionalism to justify the decision to invalidate D.C.'s handgun ban.
A Key Right Recaptured
Joyce Lee Malcolm
A government that cannot protect people should not deprive them of the right to protect themselves -- and the the D.C. gun ban did just that.
Score One for the Gun Guys
Jayne Lyn Stahl
Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter
While the gun lobby may crack open that bottle of champagne, this is a victory that thrives in theory, but one that, in practice, can only be condemned.
The Biggest Triumph So Far for Gun Rights Advocates
Author, 'Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Tea...
Today's Heller decision marks the biggest triumph so far for gun rights advocates. It establishes what was for so long denied, and the the gun control debate will never be the same.
DC v. Heller: A Dismaying Performance By The Supreme Court
If Scalia and Stevens were competent historians, then it might be worth reading what they write. But they are not. Both offer selective readings of history to support what seem to be pre-determined positions.
Supreme Court Gun Ruling Reactions
Their Mullahs -- and Ours
James E. Groves, MD
Psychiatrist and Reader
Mullahs everywhere tend to have a world view based on three core beliefs, about theocracy, infallibility, and patriarchy.
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Second Thoughts and Second Guessing: Second Amendment and the Supreme Court 2008
Author, 'A Porch Sofa Almanac' and 'A Cavalcade of Lesser Horr...
Maybe the best compromise in the handgun case would be to allow the people of DC to keep and bear weapons that the Founders would recognize -- flintlocks and dueling pistols -- that sort of thing.
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