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  1. txgho1911

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    State AG amicus briefs

    Similar thread with a title DC vs. Heller in Activism.
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=317915

    Stated here for clarity and visibility.

    Please call and contact your respective states Attorney General to be included in supporting Heller in the USSC.

    As mentioned elsewhere there may be state wide orgs in some states that will support the case in submitting a brief.

    I am sure Indiana's Steve Carter will be party to an amicus brief. Right El Tejon?
     
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    One would think so, but I don't know for certain. I'll talk to Jack who went to law school with him, but I have no way for knowing what Mr. Carter will do.
     
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    I really don't think we want Lisa Madigan (Illinois Attorney General) to file a brief.
     
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    Same here with WA State... I'm not sure on our AG's views...
     
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    I think she is filing one in conjunction with NY and some other anti states.
     
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    McKenna is a pretty pro-gun guy. i wouldn't have any apprehension if he submitted a brief. i'm 90% sure it would be a pro 2A one.

    Bobby
     
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    You should all be quite aware by now that several states filed amici for this case at the District court level. They are as follows:

    Pro-gun rights: TX, AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, MI, MN, NE, ND, OH, UT, WY (all filed one brief together)

    Anti-gun rights: MA, MD, NJ, cities of Boston, CHicago, New York (all filed one brief together)

    At the SCOTUS petition stage one anti-gun rights brief was filed by the Attornies Generals of the following: NY, HI, IL, MD. I've read it, and it is weak and illogical. You can read it here: http://www.gurapossessky.com/news/parker/documents/nys_amici.pdf

    As citizens of states, we should write letters to our Attornies Generals, urging them to file pro-rights briefs!!!!
     
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    [cynicism] Shocking. Just shocking. [/cynicism]
     
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    Good to know Bobarino.
     
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    When thinking about the volume of data the briefs will encompass and the numbers represented by those who submitted those briefs. It can be maddening to consider those who fear the truth in this matter.
    Will the justices weigh these arguments as where the majority (people) would want them to rule? Play this as a poll and pure democratic vote?

    I am reading in these pages very thought provoking ideas and arguments. Thank you all for sharing these. Please include your State AG and those who they trust in swaying them in providing their voice in support for the constitution. And in those who are corrupted in moral and power their abstention.
    A brief word or note with elected officials may be in order for those of us who do not know the people in these positions.
     
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    txgho1911 asked:
    Will the justices weigh these arguments as where the majority (people) would want them to rule? Play this as a poll and pure democratic vote?

    Good grief, no. That is exactly the opposite of what justices do. They will weigh the matters based on the constitutional text, the historical context under which it was written, perhaps a little of some modern-day ramifications, and flavor all that with their own personal perspectives. And it just so happens that at least half the SCOTUS holds perspectives about keeping and bearing firearms that are similar to ours.

    Generally, legislatures uphold the wishes of the majority, but often the judiciary protects the rights of the people (and sometimes those people are a very small minority).
     
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    Megistopoda, I should have noted my sarcasm in that post. Just as the current generation of kids and young people in College will learn how a ruling in favor of the 2nds original intent and how it says what it means and means what it says is in fact judicial activism.
    I know this will only be true for those corrupted souls.
     
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