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124 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.

Chemerinsky: Weighty matters load the Supreme Court’s next term

The U.S. Supreme Court justices return from their summer recess Monday to a calendar filled with potential blockbuster cases. Typically, about half the docket is set before the justices’ recess at the end of June, with the remaining cases taken between the beginning of October and the middle of January. But just based on what already is on the docket, this term could be filled with cases of great significance.

11 landmark SCOTUS cases that changed American education (gallery)

With school finally back in full swing across the country, it’s a great time for a history lesson in American education.

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Brown v.…

Afternoon Briefs: Suit filed over chicken sandwich shortage; judge seen as likely SCOTUS pick

Popeyes sued for running out of chicken sandwiches

An East Ridge, Tennessee, man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for selling out of its new chicken sandwich. Craig Barr claims…

Letter to Supreme Court from Senate Republicans promises to fight court expansion

The 53 Republicans in the Senate sent an unusual letter to the U.S. Supreme Court clerk on Thursday that criticizes five Democratic senators for filing an amicus brief that refers…

5 Democratic senators point to NRA support for Kavanaugh in urging SCOTUS to drop gun case

The city of New York and five Democratic senators are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a Second Amendment case as moot because the city revised the gun rules at issue.

Limit guns in courthouses and train those who use them, ABA House of Delegates urges

Only court personnel who need guns for security reasons should be permitted to carry them in the courts, the ABA House of Delegates said Monday.

Afternoon Briefs: Bar associations battle over trademark; New Jersey judge rebuked over rape case

Even though the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its name to the American Association for Justice in 2006, the Washington, D.C.-based bar association is suing the California-based…

Chemerinsky: A look back at the Supreme Court’s October 2018 term

There was much that was unusual about the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2018 term, writes Erwin Chemerinsky, law dean at the University of California at Berkeley. What should be gleaned?

Spotting concealed gun isn’t reason enough for police to stop and investigate, top state court rules

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that police violate the Fourth Amendment when they stop people simply because they are carrying concealed guns. The Friday ruling overturns a 1991 state decision.

This was the worst decision during my 35 years on the Supreme Court, retired justice says

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens served nearly 35 years on the high court, and there is one decision that stands out for him.

“Unquestionably the most clearly…

New state law allows attorneys to store guns for domestic abusers; this lawyer is ready

A Philadelphia lawyer has shelled out about $3,500 for a gun safe where he can store guns for clients accused of domestic abuse.

Joseph Lento told the PA Post

DC Circuit refuses to block ban on bump stocks; SCOTUS also had refused to intervene

Gun rights groups are losing their battles to stop a ban on bump stocks from taking effect.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to…

Federal judge refuses to block regulatory ban on bump stocks, used to accelerate gunfire

A regulation that bans bump stocks can take effect on March 26, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich of Washington, D.C., refused to grant a…

From Columbine to Parkland: How have school shootings changed us?

The 10 years that Dave Cullen spent researching and reporting on the 1999 shootings in Littleton, Colorado, for his book Columbine were so draining that he experienced secondary PTSD. So on Feb. 14, 2018, when he heard about the shootings at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, he had no initial intention of writing about them. But in the nearly 20 years since the Columbine shootings changed our expectations about school safety, there had been a number of changes—including what the children directly impacted were able to do to change our national conversations about gun laws.

Attorney charged with misdemeanor after carrying firearm into courthouse

A Pittsburgh defense attorney who brought a gun into the Allegheny County Courthouse on Tuesday will be charged with a third-degree misdemeanor.

Komron Jon Maknoon, 47, owner of Maknoon &…

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