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Judge Upholds DC Gun Control Law
The Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ann E. Marimow

Posted on 05/15/2014 11:20:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

A federal judge on Thursday upheld the District’s tough gun registration laws, finding that new regulations crafted by city officials in response to a Supreme Court decision “pass constitutional scrutiny.”

“The people of this city, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety. The court finds that they have done so in a constitutionally permissible manner,” U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote in an opinion likely to be appealed by gun-rights advocates.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; bang; dc; gun
Another liberal judge who rules according to feelings rather than constitutional law. The Republic can't stand much more of this nonsense...
1 posted on 05/15/2014 11:20:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Boasberg

Obama appointee


2 posted on 05/15/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Timber Rattler

Think how much safer they will be, though.

:-D


3 posted on 05/15/2014 11:22:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Snickering Hound
Yup. And apparently he's going to be on the FISA Court too, starting Monday.

What a great personal and professional history he has...

4 posted on 05/15/2014 11:25:22 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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And here is his ridiculous opinion, actually citing the Navy Yard Shooting as somehow showing that DC's gun control measures work.

What?

Heller opinion on D.C. guns

5 posted on 05/15/2014 11:28:00 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

If gun violence is occurring in mostly minority neighborhoods, should DC begin to infringe upon the 13th-15th Amendments as well??


6 posted on 05/15/2014 11:29:46 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Timber Rattler

There are more dead-headed, mediocre lawyers appointed to the position of judge here in the US than there are soccer players in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America, combined.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Timber Rattler
“The people of this city state, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence judicial novelties and promote public safety universally recognized natural norms, have defined "marriage" to be heterosexual. The court finds that they have done so in a constitutionally permissible manner,”
8 posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:48 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Timber Rattler

“The people of this city, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety”

Umm, perhaps the Judge has been so busy licking his hemorroids that he has failed to notice that so far this plan to combat gun violence in DC has not exactly been a great success.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 11:42:51 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Snickering Hound

how convenient that he gets the case.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 11:44:34 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Timber Rattler
. . . somehow showing that DC's gun control measures work.

And gun-grabbing measures walk . . .

11 posted on 05/15/2014 11:48:10 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Timber Rattler
have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety.

Making a batch of lime Jell-O to prevent a hurricane strike would make about as much sense and be as relevant to the problem.

A judge who rejects the law and the underlying concepts in favor of what he/she may see in his/her backyard is unfit for purpose.

12 posted on 05/15/2014 11:50:51 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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But if they had voted to ban gay marriage the judge would have ruled it was unconstitutional. So our votes count, as long as we surfs vote the way the black-robed fascists say we should vote.
Got it.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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But if they had voted to ban gay marriage the judge would have ruled it was unconstitutional. So our votes count, as long as we surfs vote the way the black-robed fascists say we should vote.
Got it.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 11:55:03 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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Oh Great.

A Red Diaper baby, spawn of the Kennedy administration’s worst programs.

Wonder if his Bolshevik parents groomed him to be on the FISA court?

Nice to know that people hostile to the Americans get to take up jobs at the heart of the nation.

Maybe he’ll find time to write reports for Vlad in between authorizing police state vendettas against Evil White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 12:03:19 PM PDT by Regulator
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The judge must have slept through that Constitution Law class, if he attended it all, where they covered that little “shall not be infringed” part...


16 posted on 05/15/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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I know he’s not well liked on here, but Hugh Hewitt had a law professor on his show last week talking about cases involving voter ID laws.

He basically said that they are no longer being decided on their merits. It is all blatantly political, and all about “who’s side are you on?”

Gun laws, it seems, are the same way.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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I miss the rule of law, back in the day when the Constitution mattered.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 12:36:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

A constitutional government cannot work in a morally bankrupt nation.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 12:40:51 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Snickering Hound
Boasberg was born in San Francisco, California in 1963,[2] to Sarah Margaret (Szold) and Emanuel Boasberg III.[3][4] The family moved to Washington, D.C. when Boasberg's father accepted a position in Sargent Shriver's Office of Economic Opportunity, a Great Society agency responsible for implementing and administering many of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty programs.[5][6]

Stone Liberal.

20 posted on 05/15/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Law schools teach this principle, more or less. That some cases are decided on an “outcome” basis. Pick the outcome, then write the decision. The key to winning is to present an appealing argument to the decider, generally something that will make the decider look good. The argument need not be logical, and there are enough decisions on the books that cases can be cited for absolutely ANY proposition. There is no requirement to cite a case accurately for what it stands for, cherry picking language is encouraged and practiced. All the courts cheat this way. It’s quite clear when one actually studies the cases cited as precedents, and what they are “deemed” to stand for. Quite often, 180 degrees opposed. SCOTUS does that too.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 12:58:27 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Timber Rattler

Laws that blatantly infringe a Right that is explicitly not to be infringed?

‘Judges’ like this should face treason charges and potential execution.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Timber Rattler

Judges stopped being jurists to become politicians a long time ago.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 1:46:40 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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