Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Supreme Court Ruling on the Second Amendment
I wasn't happy about the very recent Supreme Court ruling that disallowed states to punish child rapists with the death penalty. I don't see anything in the Constitution that would disallow that. The moderate Reagan appointed Justice Kennedy is the new swing vote on the Court and he said NO to killing child rapists. Too harsh! On the other hand, and the stated topic of this post, I was very appreciative of and thankful for the ruling on the second amendment that again came down to a 5-4 vote and I guess we'll have to say that Kennedy was the swing vote again. However, on this Justice Scalia writes a brilliant opinion in favor of individual gun rights. For your convenience, I am providing a link to the 157 page decision (Click on link for pdf). You constitutional law and history buffs as well as second amendment supporters, enjoy!