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The Big Heller Decision Discussion Thread - AFFIRMED 2ND AS INDIVIDUAL RIGHT

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    Please direct general dicussion of the Heller decision to this thread. If you have a specific angle you wish to narrowly explore, then start a new thread with a title specifically indicating the narrow topic you are interested in. For the most part though, let's try to avoid 200 different Heller threads (I know some of you are thinking - why start now? ;))

    You may follow the decision at SCOTUSblog live: http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/

    By the way, anyone notice the polls at SCOTUSblog today?

    Are you a: Lawyer (18%), Law Student (16%), Neither (63%)
    Are you a member of the National Rifle Association: Yes (45%) No (55%)
    Why are you following are coverage today? The Heller decision (96%), Other (4%)
    How many guns do you own? More than 2 (63%)

    Seems like the pro-RKBA crowd is well represented at SCOTUSblog today.
     
  2. Hanzerik

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    Good Idea.
     
  3. xjchief

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    Interesting stats from SCOTUSblog polling today:

    Are you a:

    Lawyer ( 17% )
    Neither ( 68% )
    Law student ( 14% )

    Why are you following our coverage today?

    The Heller decision ( 95% )
    Another reason ( 5% )
     
  4. MaterDei

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    What's Heller? ;)
     
  5. Airman193SOS

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    I shouldn't be, but I've been anticipating this for a long time and I'm anxious. Anybody else?

    EDIT: The opinions are coming out by seniority of author, so unless Stevens wrote one and assuming Scalia wrote it, Heller will be last.
     
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    Edge of my seat....literally.
     
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    "From my cold dead hands."
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    This ones for you Chuck.
     
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    Finally a little moderation to end the new thread insanity.
     
  9. RobXD9

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    7:54am MDT

    Okay so I just dragged myself out of bed to wait for this one.

    I'm tired.

    But oh could it be worth every second of lost sleep.

    I think the angle I'm looking most forward to is the answer to the individual right question.

    In particular I'm hopeful that some muscle will finally be given to the founders words, "the right of THE PEOPLE....shall not be infringed."

    I'll go on the record and bet 7-2 in America's favor.

    Ironically once the decision comes down we'll get quick sound byte information and then it will be months of both sides trying to interpret what the justices really meant.

    Let's hope for a great day.

    Rob
     
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    Just waiting for it like everyone else...
     
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    Dang they are going to release the other opinions first.

    Does anyone know if any TV network will be covering This? CNN had a TV crew outside yesterday.
     
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    7-2 in favor of our rights

    Prediction of mine
     
  13. distortion9

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    Just to be clear, we're looking for "affirmed" yes.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  15. Bartholomew Roberts

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    SCOTUSBlog disabled their comments to keep the server from being overloaded ...chuckle.
     
  16. Bartholomew Roberts

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    10:02 Ben Winograd -
    The Court has released the opinion in Davis v. Federal Election Commission (07-320), on whether the so-called “Millionaire’s Amendment” to campaign finance laws, which relaxes campaign finance limits for opponents of congressional candidates spending more than $350,000 of their own money, violates either the First or Fifth Amendments. The ruling below, which upheld the law, is reversed and remanded.

    Justice Alito wrote the opinion. Justice Stevens dissented in part, joined by Justices Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer. We will provide a link to the decision as soon as it is available. 5-4 decision.
     
  17. 19-3Ben

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    was that a prediction, or did you see it somewhere?
    I keep refreshing scotusblog.com and so far, nothing.
     
  18. shootemup

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    one decision down...... two to go...
     
  19. distortion9

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    No need to refresh
     
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    Champagne corks in 3... 2...
     
  21. Bartholomew Roberts

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    19-3 Ben - You do not need to refresh SCOTUSBlog to see anything. It should update automatically in a small window; but their server is struggling so often the small window fails to load (tried it three times myself before I got it).
     
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    I'm hopeful, but I'm expecting a "tampon" decision, one with so many strings attached that nothing will change either way.
     
  23. 19-3Ben

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    Yeah, that's what happened to me. Now that it came up able to scroll, I am not refreshing.- thanks though
     
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  25. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Heller the last opinion to be released. Just FYI as well: Ben Winograd and Tom Goldstein both work for the law firm that represented D.C. in this case. So I would read their commentary with a grain of salt although it is generally objective.
     
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