Today is the big day. The day the Supreme Court will hear both sides in whether or not the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment, and also on which clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates those rights. I’m about to head over to the Supreme Court building to try to cover the happenings outside. I will try to provide updates on here, but Twitter is going to be easier for me. At this point, it’s probably too late to get inside to hear oral arguments. Reports are that about 50 people were outside as of about 3AM, and 50 is about the number of seats available. Â The Supreme Court is hearing two cases today, which unfortunately reduces seating capacity for McDonald.
6 thoughts on “The Big Day”
Funny I just read your 2008 post that you won’t camp out in DC with being able to carry. Well you maybe did not camp out but you got there early. The location is very safe from crime. Most of DC is safe where tourists hang out. DC knows that how their bread is butter and makes sure that tourists places are safe.
I was just there. Saw McDonald. Got some great pics.
Update: From SCOTUSBlog – Analysis: 2d Amendment extension likely
Of course, they bring up the whining PSH that restoring P&I “would raise too many questions about what other rights might emerge.” As if the SCOTUS should be concerning itself with whether itâ€™s a good idea to follow the Constitution instead of what the Constitution means.
Some interesting background on Otis McDonald and his motives (he’s not being taken advantage of here): http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2078097,CST-NWS-guns02.article
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