June 28, 2010
CHICAGO GUN CASE RULING: Second Amendment Binds State and Local Governments, via the Fourteenth Amendment. Still trying to download the opinion; will have thoughts later.
UPDATE: Got it now. Reading. Very interesting to see both the majority and Justice Thomas reference the racist roots of gun control so strongly. Also, while Alan Gura didn’t win on the privileges and immunities argument, he did better than he might have. And by arguing that way, he made due-process incorporation of the Second Amendment, which looked radical not too long ago, look moderate by comparison!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Stephen Clark writes: “The Overton window in action!”