Thursday, 26 June 2008

Landmark Second Amendment opinion online

"We turn first to the meaning of the Second Amendment." Thus begins the majority opinion for the District of Columbia v. Heller , handed down by the Supreme Court today, and available online (pdf) thanks to Scotusblog.

The Duke University law school has a Webcast District of Columbia v. Heller: The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms made on March 24, 2008 in which Robert A. Levy, co-counsel for the plaintiff gun-owners in the case, discusses the legal issues implicated in the case. This was the first Supreme Court case to seriously consider gun-ownership rights in the context of the Second Amendment since 1939.

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