The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear the landmark civil liberties case that will determine whether the Second Amendment prohibits state and local governments from enacting stiff anti-gun laws.
The Brady Center has filed its friend of the court brief in the case of OTIS MCDONALD, et al., Petitioners, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, et al., Respondents. They say their brief is in support of neither party, but what are they really saying?
The Second Amendment Foundation today filed its much-anticipated brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, which challenges the constitutionality of that city's ban on handguns.
Two pro-gun rights senators are wading into a lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court that could further expand the Second Amendment and restrict governments ability to police the flow of firearms.
It came as no surprise when Sen. Christopher Bond declared moments ago that he would support President Obama's choice of Sonia Sotomayor to become a Supreme Court justice.
By a vote of 13-6, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to become an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court was voted out of the Senate Judiciary committee on Tuesday, July 28. Her nomination will now be decided by the full Senate, in a vote likely to occur this week.
Full senate to vote on her nomination soon. It was nearly a party-line vote. While every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Judge Sonia Sotomayor today, almost every Republican voted against her... all except for turncoat Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted to approve Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. The National Rifle Association switched its position on Sotomayor, from neutral to opposed. Even so, many Republicans are expected to vote in approval of Sotomayor despite her clear anti-gun views.
Sen. Tom Coburn, a strong advocate of individual gun ownership, found an intriguing way to question Sotomayor on that issue. First, he asked her how she could consider that the right to privacy (not mentioned in the Constitution) is settled law but the right to keep and bear arms (the Second Amendment) as unsettled.