Our readers who have been keeping up with the 2nd Amendment incorporation updates we have been postingwill find this news from the Volokh Conspiracy interesting. Link to the court's decision Update 3:31 PM: Eugene Volokh just posted about the 9th Circuit Panel's decision's likely effect on the Supreme Court's potential consideration of cases … [Read more...]
Second Amendment Incorporation on the “Radio” – Nunchucks in the News
You may recall that a little over a month ago we reported the news that Kirkland & Ellis' DC office was going to handle the Nanchaku ("nunchuck") 2nd Amendment Incorporation petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court. In that post, we discussed the DC v. Heller decision which held that the 2nd Amendment prohibits the Federal government … [Read more...]
Incorporating the 2nd Amendment Against the States – Kirkland & Ellis is on the Case
As I posted on Jan. 30th, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Maloney v. Cuomo. Jim Maloney (pictured, right) was charged with possession of nunchaku ("nunchucks") in his Long Island, New York home. He challenged the constitutionality of New York's ban on nunchaku possession on 2nd Amendment grounds. But the 2nd … [Read more...]
Can New York Legally Forbid You to Own Nunchucks?
You may know about the Supreme Court's summertime D.C. v. Heller decision, which held that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the Federal government from making laws which substantially infringe on the rights of individuals to "keep and bear arms," i.e. to carry or own weapons. The Wait a Second! blog reported that on Wednesday, the … [Read more...]