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http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/a ... rge_1.html

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Wednesday gave the District of Columbia government an extension of time until Sept. 5 to file its appeal challenging an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment by the D.C. Circuit Court. The opposition to the request for an extension was not received at the Court, at least not before the Chief Justice acted, it is understood . . .
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
:x :evil: :roll:

When they say the wheels of justice grind slowly....
 

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The opposition to the request for an extension was not received at the Court, at least not before the Chief Justice acted, it is understood . . .
I can't read the whole article but this bit here sounds kind of sucky. Specially since Roberts is one that we hope will support the decision...
 

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Sharky said:
Rammstein said:
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You need to take a picture of Macktee next time he sees his groups at the range!
lol!
#-o

Man macktee is getting all kinds of heck lately. I think we should keep score with Macktee and Ramm. Who gets more hassling.
Well, they're the oldest and youngest (I think). It makes sense to mock the ones that can't harm us ;)
 

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Thorsen said:
I think they will affirm, but I also think the SC will find a way to narrowly construe their opinion so as not to upset the current apple-cart.
There is no way to narrowly affirm.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Thorsen said:
I think they will affirm, but I also think the SC will find a way to narrowly construe their opinion so as not to upset the current apple-cart.
There is no way to narrowly affirm.
They can agree with the appellate court, but disagree with the way they came to that conclusion.
 

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They can agree with the appellate court, but disagree with the way they came to that conclusion.
If they agree that the Second Amendment is an individual right (people means, well, people!) that is violated by the DC gun law regarding possessing or carrying locked or nonfunctioning firearms in the home . . . how are they going to "disagree with the way they came to that conclusion?"
 

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I don't know what there going to do. I don't think they even know what they are going to do.

But I think they know its an important case and a real hot potato.
 

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ber950 said:
I don't think they even know what they are going to do.
I bet Justice Thomas knows what HE is going to do. :wink:

The Second Amendment . . . appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority. That Amendment provides: "[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." This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment. [fn1] If, however, the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to "keep and bear arms," a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to the purely intrastate sale or possession of firearms, runs afoul of that Amendment's protections. [fn2] As the parties did not raise this argument, however, we need not consider it here. Perhaps, at some future date, this Court will have the opportunity to determine whether Justice Story was correct when he wrote that the right to bear arms "has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic."

[fn1] Our most recent treatment of the Second Amendment occurred in United States v. Miller, in which we reversed the District Court's invalidation of the National Firearms Act, enacted in 1934. In Miller, we determined that the Second Amendment did not guarantee a citizen's right to possess a sawed-off shotgun because that weapon had not been shown to be "ordinary military equipment" that could "contribute to the common defense." The Court did not, however, attempt to define, or otherwise construe, the substantive right protected by the Second Amendment.

[fn2] Marshaling an impressive array of historical evidence, a growing body of scholarly commentary indicates that the "right to keep and bear arms" is, as the Amendment's text suggests, a personal right. [Citing various books and articles.] Other scholars, however, argue that the Second Amendment does not secure a personal right to keep or to bear arms. [Citing various other articles.] Although somewhat overlooked in our jurisprudence, the Amendment has certainly engendered considerable academic, as well as public, debate.

Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898, 937â€"39 (1997)
 

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Justice Scalia, too. :wink:

Justice Scalia, in extra–judicial writing, has sided with the individual rights interpretation of the Amendment. See Antonin Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation, Federal Courts and the Law, 136–37 n.13 (A. Gutmann, ed., 1997) (responding to Professor Tribe’s critique of “my interpretation of the Second Amendment as a guarantee that the federal government will not interfere with the individual’s right to bear arms for self–defenseâ€).
 
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