116 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.
As fatal police shootings and gun violence ravage Black communities, and mass shootings and active shooter drills have become ingrained in the American experience, local and state governments have countered the threat by creating more gun laws. As gun rights groups have fought those laws in the courts, it’s become a common refrain that trial judges are flouting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller and undermining Second Amendment rights.
Dec 1, 2020 3:00 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide
whether a police search of a gun owner’s home while he was in the hospital for a suicide evaluation was justified under an exception to the Fourth Amendment.
Nov 23, 2020 12:44 PM CST
In a Federalist Society speech on Thursday, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings and worship services highlight a disturbing trend of "lawmaking by executive fiat."
Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM CST
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett has written just one Second Amendment opinion—a dissent—but the analysis shows that she is likely to go further to protect gun rights than her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sep 30, 2020 1:46 PM CDT
Considered one of the top contenders for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is known as a conservative who shows a strong deference to religious values.
Sep 21, 2020 2:04 PM CDT
Kelley Drye trims some salary cuts
Kelley Drye & Warren is reducing 10% pay cuts to 5% cuts for associates, special counsels and staff earning more than $100,000. Reductions…
Sep 3, 2020 4:16 PM CDT
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned California’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Aug 17, 2020 3:51 PM CDT
A lawsuit filed Thursday by New York’s attorney general contends that the National Rifle Association should be dissolved because millions of dollars have been diverted away from the organization’s charitable mission.
Aug 6, 2020 12:13 PM CDT
Iowa governor restores voting rights for many ex-felons
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights for many felons who have completed detention, probation and…
Aug 5, 2020 4:38 PM CDT
Husband and wife lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey were each charged with unlawful use of a weapon Monday for waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis home last month. The Missouri governor and attorney general opposed the charges.
Jul 21, 2020 11:48 AM CDT
A federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered the opening of gun stores in the state in a challenge to Gov. Charlie Baker’s shutdown of nonessential businesses.
May 8, 2020 10:22 AM CDT
With Tiger King, Netflix promises “murder, mayhem and madness,” and the seven-part series delivers. “Video games, the news and Hollywood have inured the public to the idea of violence while camouflaging the grisly consequences,” writes the ABA Journal’s Liane Jackson.
May 4, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide a closely watched case that could have been used to extend the right to have a gun to outside the home.
Apr 27, 2020 12:38 PM CDT
An Atlanta federal judge who allowed public access to a remote hearing on gun rights had to shut it down after interruptions from the audience—some of them intentional.
Apr 16, 2020 9:32 AM CDT
Apr 1, 2020 12:20 AM CDT
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