Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Incorporate This?

Breaking news: The Supremes have granted cert. on the Chicago gun case. The issue is whether or not the rule from Heller (i.e. the right to own guns in one's home is a 'fundamental right') should be incorporated against the states.

I wonder what impact (if any) this will have on the N.J. Blogger case. Remember him? The guy who wanted to kill Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer because they refused to overturn the Cruikshank case? (For more insight into the pertinent legal issues, see Volokh).

More importantly, how crazy will this lunatic get if the Supremes disagree with him?

Personally, I think the Supremes will incorporate the Heller rule against the states. There really isn't much of a reason why it shouldn't be incorporated. Additionally, (and strictly as a matter of policy) Chicago is one of the most dangerous cities in the nation and it also has some of the most restrictive regulations on handgun possession and licensure. Steve Chapman agrees.

UPDATE (6:21 ET) For our more ambitious/eager readers, here's the link for the petition for cert.

1 comment:

  1. I dont udnerstand why gun rights are so important to people. The 2nd amendment was passed to address problems back in colonial times where the right to bear arms was pressing. nowadays, no one needs a gun. A taser, maybe, but a gun.. no. There is just too much potential for collateral damage.


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