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124 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.

Cert Petitions Claim Second Amendment Protects Right to Carry Weapons Outside Home

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked in two separate cases to rule that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry weapons outside the home.

Lower courts have been…

Despite 2nd Amendment Cases, Firearms Codes Are Moving Targets

Law Prof’s Tweet Cited in Brief by Second Amendment Lawyer

On Thursday, University of California, Los Angeles law professor Adam Winkler was tweeting about his favorite Tony Curtis movie and an undocumented immigrant housekeeper hired by a…

2nd Circuit Strikes FCC Expletive Rule, Says Blanket Ban on F-Word & Others Violates 1st Amendment

Saying that a blanket ban on all use of certain expletives on television is unconstitutionally vague and chills the right of free speech, a federal appeals court has struck down…

Supreme Court Extends Second Amendment to the States, Casts Doubt on Chicago Handgun Ban

Developing: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments, a ruling that casts doubt on Chicago’s gun regulations.

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2nd Circuit: Ban on Law Firm Nicknames Violates First Amendment

A federal appeals court has struck down many of New York’s lawyer advertising restrictions on First Amendment grounds.

The New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the…

Does Second Amendment Apply to States? Scalia Said No in 1997 Book

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments March 2 on whether the Second Amendment applies to the states, court observers will be watching to see if Justice Antonin Scalia’s views…

Supreme Court Accepts New Second Amendment Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Chicago case that asks whether the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments.

The name plaintiff in the Chicago case…

Will Second Amendment Be Incorporated Through Citizenship Clause?

Federal appeals courts hearing gun rights cases after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Second Amendment ruling last year in District of Columbia v. Heller are…

Successful Second Amendment Legal Team Seeks $3.5M in Fees

The legal team that won a U.S. Supreme Court Second Amendment ruling is seeking $3.5 million in legal fees.

Lawyer Alan Gura says in a motion filed in federal court…

Appeals Court Rejects Militia Organizer’s Second Amendment Claim

A federal appeals court has ruled a man who organized his own militia did not have a Second Amendment right to possess a machine gun.

Hollis Wayne Fincher had argued…

Second Amendment Opinion May Lack Firepower

Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet believes Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent majority opinion striking down a ban on handguns in the home was a compromise decision, crafted to appeal to…

Plaintiff Who Won Second Amendment Case Files New Gun Suit

The plaintiff who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on handguns in the home has filed a new lawsuit challenging Washington, D.C.’s new gun registration system.

Felons Claim Second Amendment Gives Them Right to Own Guns

Felons such as James Francis Barton Jr. are challenging federal laws that bar them from owning guns.

Barton has been charged with keeping at his Pittsburgh home seven pistols, three…

Second Amendment Ruling Is Justice Scalia’s Originalism ‘Legacy’

The majority ruling yesterday by Justice Antonin Scalia finding a Second Amendment right to own handguns in the home is “his most important in his 22 years on the court,”…

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