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Second Amendment

159 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.

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…