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Old June 9, 2021, 01:14 PM   #40
zukiphile
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Originally Posted by 44AMP
I think Heller settled that argument, but many people on their side sill cling to that concept, despite it being refuted by the Supreme Court's ruling.
You accurately describe the Heller ruling. Heller was a 5-4 decision. 5-4 decisions aren't going to hold a lot of precedential weight in future Sup Ct cases unless the majority in those cases want it to.

Any future majority can reverse Heller. It was better to win than to lose, but it was metaphorically written in erasable marker, not chiseled into stone. Presidents, senators and Sup Ct nominees matter.
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