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    Postak Both sides await Supreme Court ruling on right to bear arms

    The U.S. Supreme Court is on the brink of issuing what could be its most important ruling ever on the controversial Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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    Initially I had thought Heller was going to come out today (Monday). Probably Wednesday or Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed for three things. 1) Individual right. 2) Fundamental right, and 3) strict scrutiny.

    Scalia is certainly taking his time writing up the majority position. Rumor has it, Scalia is actually a 'gun guy' so its being left up to him, and he's taking a bit longer to get it right. The court probably has to agree on/create a set of guidelines, or general rules.

    Wish I could swing a DC trip just to listen to the decision being read on the court steps.

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    I'm about 45 mins from Da Capitol(D.C.) and I'd like to be there as well.

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    From what I understand they have a "special session" scheduled for Wednesday and no other cases left except Heller.

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    (I've taken this from another forum posted by hoffmang)

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    I think everyone is aware but I wanted to again place all the "how to follow it" details in one place. Heller may be released tomorrow. I give it a 40% chance and think instead they will add another day for Thursday (6/26 - 60%) and release it then. However, if it is released tomorrow it will be between 7AM Pacific and 8AM Pacific most likely.

    Scotusblog will be liveblogging the orders and opinions tomorrow. They are expecting a ton of traffic tomorrow (and Thursday if that happens) and even made changes to their site to support it. The liveblog app autoupdates and I highly recommend it.

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    I am awaiting the decision myself. I believe, and hope, that it will be favorable to individual rights. Though with the pull the anti-gun movement has in washington right now, I am wondering if it will be favorable. But most of all I would like for the anti-gun movement to learn to read. If they could do that the problem would solve itself.
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    (Wishful thinking) I wouldnt worry TOO much, the general feeling since this fell into the lap of the SCOTUS is that, since most judges are conservative, that individual gun rights will be UPHELD by the courts.
    I sure hope so.

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    I hope this is not the beginning of the end?
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    10:12
    Tom Goldstein - Heller affirmed.

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    10:13
    Ben Winograd -

    The Court has released the opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), on whether the District’s firearms regulations – which bar the possession of handguns and require shotguns and rifles to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock – violate the Second Amendment. The ruling below, which struck down the provisions in question, is affirmed.



    Justice Scalia wrote the opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg. We will provide a link to the decision as soon as it is available.
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    Tom Goldstein - Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm.

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