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Second Amendment

133 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.

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,”…

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 that Second Amendment Protects Right to Own Guns

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own a gun, apart from service in a militia, SCOTUSblog reports.

Second Amendment Gun Ruling Expected Today

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue the three final rulings of the term today, including a decision on whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own…