November 22, 2009

Second Amendment news

If you're following the Second Amendment's impending re-appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court next year,* Prof. O'Hear posted this must-read item reviewing last Wednesday's decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States v. Skoien (.pdf; 27 pgs.).

A federal appeals court, making policy. Tsk, tsk.

My question is: Was that really intermediate scrutiny, or just rational basis scrutiny "with teeth"? Either way, since it's protecting "gun rights," few complaints are expected from the formerly anti-dentite.

* Wisconsin AG J.B. Van Hollen is to file a Friend of the Court brief.

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