February 28, 2008

HELLER UPDATE: “Nearly three out of four Americans — 73% — believe the Second Amendment spells out an individual right to own a firearm, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,016 adults taken Feb. 8-10. Yet for decades, federal judges have seen the Constitution differently, allowing a range of gun-control measures imposed by governments seeking to curb gun violence.”

As Brannon Denning and I have noted, this suggests that finding no individual right to arms would be a blow to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.