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ScotusBlog Tomorrow:LiveBlog DC-Heller Oral Argument

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  1. Winchester 73

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    Monday, March 17th, 2008

    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/uncate...sblog-full-coverage-of-dc-guns-oral-argument/

    Tomorrow at 10 am eastern, the Court will hear argument in DC v. Heller - better known as the “DC Guns” case - and it is one of the most hotly anticipated oral arguments in recent memory. Only a lucky few will be allowed in the Courtroom tomorrow to watch the hearing, so we’ll be providing full coverage of all of the developments here on SCOTUSblog for everyone else.

    The centerpiece of our coverage will be a “LiveBlog” of the oral argument based on the C-SPAN audio feed, and we’ll be debuting a new AJAX-based plugin to bring this to you. You won’t need to do or install anything special to take advantage of this new technology, but with this interface, we’ll be able to “push” updates to you without your needing to refresh your browser as you have in the past. Of course, though we’d love to deliver a true LiveBlog beginning at 10 am with the oral argument (as we have done in the past for the announcement of opinions, and will do again this spring), the Court does not feed oral audio into the press room as it does for opinion announcements, so a true LiveBlog is not possible given the Court’s ban on electronic equipment in the Courtroom. Still, we believe that having a live-updating “transcript” to the C-SPAN feed will allow you to follow the argument far more efficiently than by listening to the audio feed itself. Both the LiveBlog and the C-SPAN broadcast should begin at the close of oral argument, around 11:30 am.

    In addition to the LiveBlog, we’ll also be bringing you instant analyses and links to other blogs and news articles, both in the LiveBlog interface and in separate posts. Tom will send his immediate impressions of what transpired at the conclusion of argument, and Lyle will weigh-in with his instant recap as well sometime after that. Overall, we hope that SCOTUSblog will be a resource throughout the day tomorrow for timely updates and analysis of this landmark case as well as a portal for finding further information around the web
     
  2. Draven32

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    Also, CSPAN 1 (on my DirecTV) lists DC vs. Heller starting at 8:30 AM PST... commentary? audio? Video?
     
  3. Gene Beasley

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    Normally I'm a BIG-TIME political fan and live for the presidential returns. Not so much this year. I get that same feeling in anticipation of hearing some awsome arguments and then waiting around for the opinion. Guess it's an old man's version of like a kid before Christmas.
     
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  4. Robert Hairless

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    Today: C-SPAN will do same-day release of Heller oral argument

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 4, 2008
    Contact: John Cardarelli

    U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO C-SPAN’S REQUEST FOR SAME-DAY
    RELEASE OF ORAL ARGUMENT IN UPCOMING FIREARMS CASE

    Chief Justice Roberts Approves Immediate Release of Oral
    Argument For District of Columbia v. Heller

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, C-SPAN will air the Supreme Court oral argument of District of Columbia v. Heller which the Court is scheduled to hear that day. The immediate release of the audio recording of the Court's argument was in response to a request by C-SPAN (Release time is approximately 11:15 A.M.).

    The Court will make the recording available to the media soon after the conclusion of the oral argument. The oral argument will air on C-SPAN, and C-SPAN Radio as soon as it is released. The audio recording will also be archived online at www.c-span.org on the “America and the Courts” page.

    Since 2000, C-SPAN has regularly made requests to the Supreme Court for immediate release of oral argument recordings for cases that have a heightened public interest. For nearly 20 years, C-SPAN has argued for greater public access to the federal judiciary. C-SPAN’s web site, http://www.c-span.org/camerasinthecourt/timeline.asp , chronicles C-SPAN’s involvement in the issue and features a collection of public statements made by the Justices regarding cameras in the Supreme Court.
     
  5. one45auto

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    I'm viewing the case with some trepidation because I just don't have the faith in any of the branches of government that I may once have had, especially the Supreme Court - not after thier hideous decision in the Kelo* case.

    Once upon a time the high court was interested in upholding the Constitution and safeguarding our Rights, however these days its not about the law, its about the justices and what they may or may not want, like, or approve of. Worse yet, many of them seem more swayed by popular opinion or foreign precedents than the Constitution.

    In the lower courts we've seen police powers greatly - and unconstitutionally, expanded due to the reluctance on the part of some justices to overturn a conviction and set a guilty criminal free. (I cannot recall the case off hand, but it involved a woman passenger who was searched after the driver was pulled over for a minor offense) For the sake of upholding one conviction they've effectively negated much of the Fourth Amendment. Why should the Supreme Court be any different? Just as in the other cases, I'm sure that some - perhaps all, of the justices on the Supreme Court will weigh the potential impact of their ruling and if they feel it will be too negative, too risky, or too controversial then they may well ignore their duty and do what they feel is best "for the good of the people."




    *Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 circa (2005)
     
  6. BWB

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    :banghead:NPR's eternal legal correspondent Nina Totenberg in a report this morning delivered the judgement that for the last hundred years the Second Ammendment (which she actually read) has been generally interpreted by the Supreme Court to mean the right to bear arms is a "collective right associated with military service", and that todays hearings are an "opportunity for the Supreme Court to change this interpretation".
    This is what passes for journalistic integrity, and is a good indication of what we're up against.
     
  7. green-grizzly

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    We very well could lose or end up with something not worth having.
     
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    Ah, but the good thing is that we'll finally have a decision on the subject, and stop decades of waffling over "is it or isn't it?", and take whatever's given us and run with it.
     
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    Well we aren't going to get anywhere without a great deal of risk. The make up of this court is at least a little better than what we've had for years, which is still not a guarantee but the best we can do these days...
     
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    It's happening as we speak!
     
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    It will never truly be decided because even if the court affirms our individual right, our opponents will simply wait until the court is sufficiently stocked with a majority of liberals and then issue an opposing ruling claiming it is collective instead.
     
  12. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Keep in mind when reading the SCOTUSblog version of oral arguments that SCOTUSblog is sponsored by the law firm of Akin-Gump. This is the same law firm that is representing the city of Washington D.C. in this case (along with O'Melveny).

    Generally the commentary on SCOTUSblog is mostly evenhanded; but they do slant towards their sponsor on occasion.
     
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  14. Draven32

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    So we picked up Kennedy? was he one we were expecting?
     
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    Kennedy was a wild card that we hoped to pick up to get to 5.
     
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    BWB, I listened to the NPR piece today, and I thought it was remarkably even-handed. What you say is correct: the prevailing legal view has been that it's a collective right, and today is an opportunity to review that.

    She did slip when she said that the DoJ position has been consistently collective--she missed Ashcroft's memo--but that memo arguably did very little to their actual policy, so I don't have an issue with it.

    I thought it was very well done, which was a pleasant surprise. NPR is getting better, I think.
     
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    Lovely.....but that's expected this time around I suppose, thanks President Bush for your wonderful work in supporting your Solicitor General.
     
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    Oral arguments are over and should be up on Cspan shortly....
     
  19. Draven32

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    oral args are up on cspan
     
  20. vis-à-vis

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    BROADCast now on cspan radio
     
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    I guess "Dia Hard 2" still has a fanbase. And I was looking forward to spending my year's salary on a Glock 7.
     
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    Wow 30 seconds in and Roberts is WHACKING on Dellinger already.:what::neener:
     
  23. Winchester 73

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    Dellinger is a folksy old boy.Nothing rattles him very much.
     
  24. jlpskydive

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    So is Kennedy
     
  25. Draven32

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    Kennedy is being very active on this.
     
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