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Old May 27, 2009, 02:51 PM   #26
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Maybe the best thing that could happen is for this to go to the SCOTUS, and do away with Slaughterhouse once and for all.
Its not unusual to find when overturning long established law that unintentional consequences pop up.

You don't start doing away with 100+ YO decisions without giving it appropriate consideration.
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Old August 19, 2009, 08:46 AM   #27
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Gura files reply brief in McDonald vs Chicago

http://www.chicagoguncase.com/wp-con...cago_reply.pdf
Reads like buttah! I smell a big win. Who would have thought that a bunch of gun nuts would be driving one of the largest expansion and application of the bill of rights since emancipation? I am so proud.
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Old August 19, 2009, 11:46 AM   #28
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I'm no lawyer nor am I even college educated, but I understood and found myself to be almost giddy after reading that brief.
It appears a grand argument has been made to have the SCOTUS hear the case.
I can only hope they agree and a day in court is scheduled soon.
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Old August 20, 2009, 10:42 AM   #29
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Its not unusual to find when overturning long established law that unintentional consequences pop up.

You don't start doing away with 100+ YO decisions without giving it appropriate consideration.
If it weren't for Miller then Cruikshank would have been overturned in the civil rights era or before. Cruikshank should have been overturned right alongside if not instantaneously with Plessy v. Ferguson, which itself was more or less enabled by Slaughterhouse's precedent that disparate treatment of citizens is legal. It's the combination of that with Slaughterhouse that has allowed the Sullivan Law, which is a total abomination, to stand which should have been struck half a century ago.
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