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David Rittgers writes in a June 26 posting on the Cato Institute’s Web site, “One year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in District of Columbia et al. v. Heller. The decision affirmed the Second Amendment as protecting an individual right to keep and bear arms and invalidated the District of Columbia’s draconian gun control regime.

“The case generated a storm of media attention …

“Heller did not settle all of the questions related to the right to keep and bear arms. The incorporation of the Second Amendment against state bans and regulations is currently being litigated across the country. A three-judge panel in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Second Amendment is incorporated against the states. “The Seventh Circuit and Second Circuit disagreed. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was on the Second Circuit panel that declined to incorporate the Second Amendment, and Roger Pilon notes that this may play into her confirmation hearings …

“It will be interesting to see what the next year brings for the Second Amendment …”

For more, go to: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/06/26/one-year-after-heller/

Related stories:

— One Year After Heller, Not Much Has Changed; http://dcist.com/2009/06/one_year_after_heller.php//

— Revisiting the DC v. Heller ruling – Part II; http://www.examiner.com/x-2206-Cleveland-Gun-Rights-Examiner/y2009m6d26-Revisiting-the-DC-v-Heller-ruling–Part-II

— The Heller ruling one year later; antis still in denial; http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner/y2009m6d25-The-Heller-ruling-one-year-later-antis-still-in-denial

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