With oral arguments before the Supreme Court scheduled to begin on March 2, 2010, the Cato Institite and the Heartland Institute are among the nation’s most elite think tanks filing amicus briefs in support of the Second Amendment Foundation’s and Illinois State Rifle Association’s lawsuit contesting the Constititionality of the Chicago gun band.
In a Nov. 30 article written by Ashley C. Stinnett for publicnuisancewire.com, Maureen Martin, a senior fellow for legal affairs with the Heartland Institute, said McDonald v. Chicago could be a bigger landmark case than last year’s Heller decision, and that this year’s ruling will build upon the Heller precedent, extending the application of the Second Amendment to the states.
“In the Heller case, the District of Columbia (federal) ordinance, very similar to Chicago’s, was declared unconstitutional,” Martin told Stinnett. “The Court said, however, that some reasonable regulation is constitutionally permissible but not a total ban. Since that 2008 ruling, the District has been pushing the boundaries, trying to continue a ban.”
— Cato Files Brief to Extend Second Amendment Rights, Provide Protections for Privileges or Immunities; http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/11/23/cato-files-brief-to-extend-second-amendment-rights-provide-protections-for-privileges-or-immunities/
— CATO’s brief: http://www.cato.org/pubs/legalbriefs/mcdonald_v_chicago.pdf
— Black police group endorses same anti-gun edicts imposed by slave owners; http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examinery2009m12d1-Black-police-group-endorses-same-antigun-edicts-imposed-by-slave-owners
— Chicago gun case: Top globalist cops say keeping Americans disarmed is ‘reasonable”; http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examinery2009m11d29-Chicago-gun-case-Top-globalist-cops-say-keeping-Americans-disarmed-is-reasonable
— Delegation fights to keep Second Amendment rights consistent across city and state lines; http://www.littlechicagoreview.com/pages/full_story/full_story?content_instance_id=4839551
— Peterson Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Second Amendment Rights; http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/news/2009/nov/25/peterson-asks-supreme-court-uphold-second-amendmen/
— Heflin announces support for NRA stance in current court case; http://www.myplainview.com/articles/2009/11/25/news/doc4b0db024ece41350274124.txt
— 2nd Amendment gun rights should apply to all 50 states; http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20091124/EDIT05/311249946/1021/EDIT
— Gun rights for all, Hutchison says; http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/11/gun-rights-for-all-hutchison-s.html
— Gun opponents up in arms as Jerry Brown aids NRA; Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/23/BAFI1AO83D.DTL#ixzz0YUYgQy9L
— Must states abide by the Second Amendment?; http://publicnuisancewire.com/stories/210999-must-states-abide-by-the-second-amendment
— How Can You Lose Your Second Amendment Rights?; http://reason.com/blog/2009/11/25/how-can-you-lose-your-second-a