Skip to comments.Dick Cheney Opposes Gun Control! I Read it in The Post
Posted on 02/25/2008 8:36:31 PM PST by Bob Leibowitz
America's newspapers are having a tough time of it. Plummeting circulation, declining ad revenues, and news stories that aren't.
The latest headline maker is the discovery by The Washington Post that Vice President Cheney opposes gun control! Who'd have thought?
This month Mr. Cheney joined a brief filed by 305 lawmakers in the Supreme Court case over the constitutionality of the District's gun control laws. A federal appeals court struck down the gun ban -- the most far-reaching in the nation -- as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The District appealed the case, which is scheduled to be argued on March 18; Mr. Cheney and the lawmakers urged the justices to uphold the lower court ruling, which concludes that "once it is determined -- as we have done -- that handguns are 'Arms' referred to in the Second Amendment, it is not open to the District to ban them."
As The Post would say, the problems are two:
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It should surprise no one that The Post's evaluation of SG Clement's brief as carefully written and thoughtful is the sound of one hand clapping. Most commentators, perhaps much more experienced in matters of briefs to SCOTUS, have found in the brief evidence of haste, incoherence, missing essential parts, lacking grounding, all wrapped in elementary school grammar. The leading theory is that it was thrown together at the last moment and tossed over the transom.
Dick Cheney needs to give his boss a kick in the butt about this, just to get his attention.
So what? True or not he has damned all little to sway the debate with.
Would that this guy had been the top of the ticket.
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