Tuesday, March 02, 2010


On today's Supreme Court calendar is a case from Chicago which deals with an extension of the Second Amendment to state and local government. The case was brought by Otis McDonald, who argues that the Chicago hand gun ban prevents him from protecting his home. The mayor of Chicago argues that it is appropriate for state and local governments to not extend gun rights to their citizens.

Richard Daley has argued that protecting the health and welfare of Chicagoans is not a job of the federal government and thus the court should uphold the Chicago statute. Wait wasn't that the same mayor who supports the massive extension of a federal role in health care?

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