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NRA Appeals 7th District Court Ruling

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by BT-100dc, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

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    NRA Appeals Seventh Circuit Ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Fairfax, Va. - Today, the National Rifle Association filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of NRA v. Chicago. The NRA strongly disagrees with yesterday's decision issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, holding that the Second Amendment does not apply to state and local governments.

    "The Seventh Circuit got it wrong. As the Supreme Court said in last year's landmark Heller decision, the Second Amendment is an individual right that 'belongs to all Americans'. Therefore, we are taking our case to the highest court in the land," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. "The Seventh Circuit claimed it was bound by precedent from previous decisions. However, it should have followed the lead of the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Nordyke v. Alameda County, which found that those cases don't prevent the Second Amendment from applying to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."

    This Seventh Circuit opinion upholds current bans on the possession of handguns in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois.

    "It is wrong that the residents of Chicago and Oak Park continue to have their Second Amendment rights denied," Cox concluded. "It's time for the fundamental right of self-defense to be respected by every jurisdiction throughout our country."

    -NRA- Thanks for the information, NRA. BT-100dc NRA Member since 1970

    Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil right
     
  2. crusha

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    Go NRA, stickit to 'em! Obama wants to "save" Democrat Congressmen from contested districts by not pushing the gun issue? Fine then, time to go on offense!
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Join the NRA. It's the only game we've got...JOIN
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    By the time the appeal hits the Supremes, Sotomoyer will have been sworn in......so the scales tips....yet again!!

    Where's the Pelican Brief when needed?

    Curt
     
  5. crusha

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    Nah...Souter was not our friend anyway, so no tippage...but anyway, is this the case they said Soto would have to recuse herself from, because she already ruled on it at a lower level or something? I can't recall...
     
  6. howie

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    OK guys, you can't have it both ways. Want a judge that follows the law, then the 7th circuit is right by following established precedent. If you want "activist" judges, then don;t bitch. The NRA is right to appeal this to the Supreme Court for clarification of the law. BTW I support the NRA
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

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    Howie, that's my read on it. Their telling the Supreme Court to "get'er done"

    But, as far as precedent, they could have sided with the ninth circuit court and avoided the supreme court contest....
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So what OTHER amendments does the 7th Circuit Court think don't apply to the states?
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Oh, probably ALL of them.....
     
  10. wireguy

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    It isn't activism to disagree with an earlyer ruling when the earlyer ruling was clearly in violation of the constitution. Activism is making rulings that defy the constitution. If courts were never allowed to make their own rulings, what would be the point of having an appeals process? I think it is possible the 7th District Court did this to push the case into the SCOTUS.
     
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