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Old February 7, 2013, 10:53 PM   #24
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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The Supreme Court will overturn Heller and MacDonald at the first chance they get, should there be 5 or 6 leftists on the Court
I doubt it. One of the central tenets of their trade is precedent. They're supposed to be making constitutional judgements that stick, particularly when it comes to civil rights.

If they start reversing decisions only a couple of years after they're made, then the Court's very credibility as an arbiter of the Constitution gets thrown into question.

Reversing Heller and McDonald would be a tremendous sea change. The only such prior action on that level would be reversing Plessy v. Ferguson, and that took nearly 60 years.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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