SCOTUS

Supreme Court Schedules Major Gun Rights Case

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.

Chicago Gun Case Brief Shows Brady Campaign Unreasonable

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?

Senate Vote on Sotomayor This Week: Gun Rights At Risk

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.

Senate Judiciary Votes “Yes” on Sonia Sotomayor

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.

Committee OKs Sotomayor for High Court

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.

Gun Rights: Coburn vs. Sotomayor

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.