(Odd for us, but not for that era; look, you are newly on your way to being a new originalist!). They claim the Second Amendment only guarantees the government the right to own guns. (Apparently, the "intent" approach had been discredited in the 1990s, so conservative judges moved on to a seemingly paradoxical "new originalist" approach of looking for original meaning.). These courts have upheld the refusals of California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey to recognize that people have a right to self-defense outside of their homes. The "Dick Act" works on a few levels, then — it's all male, and it's a bit confused, like many men (I include myself). I myself have cherry-picked some quotes for this piece. Given that Barrett has a bachelor's in English, from Rhodes College in Memphis, it seems fair to turn to a well-regarded reference here.
Sure, why not? Scalia was likely humming the "Theme of the Fast Carriers" from "Victory at Sea" when he got over that hump.
Speaking of that, a 2019 paper on the NRA and religious nationalism published in Nature notes: Over the last 40 years, the NRA has deliberately pivoted to protecting the Second Amendment, not as something merely important but as something sacred to be defended at all costs from the profane hands of the government. It is a mood that is already disappearing from the language, but in my time it was often used for contrary-to-fact statements. the use of arms for private self-defense does not warrant federal constitutional protection from state regulation.”, At a town hall event in New Hampshire earlier this month, Joe Biden was asked whether he agreed that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns. 27-64) illustrates both her fidelity to the Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and her masterful application of the constitutional methodology of originalism. Understand what’s going on here: The media-Democrat complex is warning you, on the basis of no evidence, that if you don’t close your eyes to the explosive revelations from Hunter Biden’s computers, you will be abetting a Russian intelligence operation; yet it has become increasingly obvious that this is ... Republican senator David Perdue has a slight lead against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, according to a new poll from WSB-TV/Landmark Communications.
The NRA has done this by deliberately using religious imagery, language, and icons such as Charlton Heston, that map onto the largely Protestant religious beliefs and religious nationalism tracing back to the founding of the nation.
When he argued that the Second Amendment did not allow those laws to be applied against him, the panel majority rejected his claim. The 2008 Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller expanded the meaning of the Second Amendment far beyond militias — regulated or not.
Church? In a recent tweet, David Frum wondered why cable-news host Tucker Carlson, mega-podcaster Joe Rogan, writers at the Federalist, and (now independent) journalists Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi have all thrived in the Trump era, drawing large, devoted audiences in spite of their many ideological differences. Roberts has already done so on cases concerning religious freedom, immigration, and Obamacare.
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On the menu today: Downtown stores in America’s biggest cities are boarding up their windows in expectations of Election Night violence, but one Atlantic columnist thinks the home address of the ringleader of the rioters is 1600 Pennsylvania ... Local police in Texas said over the weekend that the vehicle of a Joe Biden staffer may be "at fault" in a minor collision that occurred during an incident where Trump supporters in trucks surrounded and followed a Biden campaign bus. The way I read it, if Barrett were to be faithful in her reading of the amendment, she would stand less on the recent precedents funded by the Cato Institute and the NRA — precedents that have caused unending misery and grief and have made our society much less safe — and actually begin to curtail the so-called rights of gun owners. They also failed to demonstrate that anything else in Kanter’s history or characteristics made him likely to misuse firearms.
. Today, of course, the State militia serves a different purpose.
by Bob Barr. What will Justice Barrett find in the words of the founders to help her rule on challenges to the Affordable Care Act, or Medicare, or the environmental regulations so critical to addressing climate change? Judge Barrett piously promises that she will not make law from the bench, that she will mostly be guided by precedent. The intent of a statute is best expressed through the words — so, looking at what the words would communicate to a skilled user of the language. During a 60 Minutes interview just over a week ago, Senator Kamala Harris was asked whether she would bring a “socialist” perspective to a Biden administration.
Unless it serves a purpose for them; then, with originalism, they perform a kind of séance to bring the document back to a sort of sham life — and if the words themselves are a burden, they blithely look to English common law, philosophy and elsewhere for guidance. The Second Amendment's "well regulated" may be the most willfully ignored modifier in history. As a convicted felon, he was categorically prohibited by federal law and Wisconsin law from possessing a firearm. There are a number of things one might find admirable about Barrett. The prefatory clause ("A well-regulated Militia, being necessary…") was reduced to a mere example of why Americans need to keep and bear arms: The Amendment's prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. But despite Scalia's freewheeling textualist reading of the Second Amendment, ownership outside the context of service in that annoyingly modified militia was never mentioned in the Constitution or in Madison's drafts preparing for the convention. In rendering decisions as a judge, she says she believes in adhering to precedent but also in closely reading the text of an enacted statute or the Constitution, seeking the reasonable meaning of that text, in the context of what most people at the time it was written would consider it to be. She laughed, as if it were an absurd question.
In fact, every other time the court had ruled previously, it had ruled otherwise. Panic begins: Limbaugh shows Democrats are suddenly frantic, “Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench.”, U.S. condemns Hong Kong for arresting politicians, Vatican breaks silence on pope's gay civil-union remarks, Disgraced Prince Andrew 'making secret nighttime visits to Queen, begging for old job back', The best not-so-political lawn signs spotted across America, American Greatness: How Conservatism Inc. missed the 2016 election.
The original Congress that passed the Bill of Rights might have chosen to turn it around, as in "The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed because a well-regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State" (and it was in that order in an original draft by Madison), but they chose to emphasize the "well-regulated Militia being necessary" clause, which in effect makes it a conditional clause — if this is true, then this other thing follows. Illinois completely bars nonresidents from carrying.
During Wednesday confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) read from Barrett’s dissent in Kanter v. Barr (2019), noting that she holds “the Second Amendment confers an individual right.” As Durbin noted, Barrett used her …
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Otherwise, grab a rifle or shotgun and go hunting, if that's your thing. Gun Rights Group: Amy Coney Barrett Will 'Vote as the Founders Intended' on 2nd Amendment. In an 2018 opinion piece published in response to the student-led nationwide March for Our Lives, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that the original fears of a national standing army creating problems for states was no longer a legitimate concern. By the way, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) estimates there are at least 300 private militia groups in the United States, nearly all of them far-right so-called patriot groups. And we have that — it's called the National Guard. (Okay, likely not sea shanties, unless the statute has to do with, say, whaling or piracy. Therefore, they could not bar him from possessing a firearm. Insult after Injury: The Nomination of Anthony Kennedy, Why the Left Is Mad about the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh Is Right about Wisconsin’s Ballot Deadline, Even the Girl Scouts Abandon Justice Barrett, Poll: Republican Perdue Has a Slight Lead in Georgia, Media Criticize Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘No Notes’ Moment, Kamala Harris’s Economic Philosophy Is No Laughing Matter, Local Police Say Biden Staffer May Have Been ‘At Fault’ in ‘Trump Train’ Highway Incident, Trump Has Privately Discussed Declaring Victory Prematurely on Election Night: Report. According to the SPLC blog Hatewatch, far-right militia member Ryan Balch, who was photographed walking with Kyle Rittenhouse before Rittenhouse killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August, said they were not part of a well-regulated militia: "There was not a whole lot of communication [that night], and that was even within the protesters themselves," Balch told Hatewatch.
Amy Coney Barrett and the Second Amendment: Why her 'expansive view' is total BS Photo via Screengrab.
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