Monday, June 28, 2010

Otis McDonald whips Chicago

In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Otis McDonald and his co-plaintiffs in the McDonald v Chicago case. Thanks to friend Joe for the link to the ruling.

In this case, the Supremes formally recognized that the 2nd Amendment is incorporated against the states, and does not simply apply to Federal enclaves.

Kudos to Alan Gura, the lead attorney in this case,and  to Alan Gottlieb, head of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Tennessee alum who provided major support in this effort. The Alans also won the Heller v DC case two years ago.

Unknown to many of us has been the idea that amendments in the Bill of Rights must be incorporated before they actually apply to state and local governments. Read more on this in my Examiner article on the subject.

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