Supreme Court Takes Aim at Chicago Gun Ban
Conservative judges accused of judicial activism
It's rare for
The comment came last week during oral arguments in McDonald v. Chicago, a case over the legality of
That amendment reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." In Heller, the court decided that the right to bear arms is an individual right and not, as many scholars contend, a right connected to the maintenance of a militia.
But even after that decision, gun laws have still predominantly been determined by state and local governments. That's because the Bill of Rights does not automatically apply to the states.
One of the ways that the
That was only one of a few testy moments last week over the right to keep and bear arms. Attorneys representing the city of
But attorneys for both the
Even if the
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