Skip to comments.The Strange Conflict Over Gun Rights in Bush Camp
Posted on 03/16/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT by PurpleMountains
Earlier this year I published a post (What Is Bush Thinking? Ask Fred on 2nd Amend. Rights) that revealed that the Justice Department of the Bush Administration had applied a friend of the court request to the Washington, DC gun control case that had been taken up by the Supreme Court. For years, DC had banned gun ownership (leading to its position as the murder capitol of the USA), but a federal appeals court finally threw out the ban. The case was appealed by DC to the Supreme Court, and gun owners have been hoping and expecting that our 2nd Amendment rights would finally be clarified and affirmed for all time.
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Out of curiosity, suppose that the President really didn’t want to enforce a law, and so when someone challenged it as unconstitutional he had the government’s lawyer simply argue “Well, I think it’s constitutional because I say it is”. What sort of precedent would the case set?
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