Supreme Court Hears Heller Case – 10 a.m. ET Today

For those who are interested, the Supremes are hearing arguments today in the case of Heller v. D.C. Michelle Malkin posted a few excellent background links. To be clear, the case will not be ruled on today, it’s just oral arguments at the court. Although the decision will not settle the situation across the country, this particular case will be unique. It’s really the first time since 1939 in U.S. v. Miller that the Supremes will directly address the scope of the 2nd Amendment.

Here’s some background from Wiki:

In 2003, six residents of Washington, D.C. (Shelly Parker, Tom Palmer, Gillian St. Lawrence, Tracey Ambeau, George Lyon and Dick Heller) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975, a local law enacted pursuant to District of Columbia home rule. The law limited the ability of residents to own side arms, excluding those grandfathered in by registration prior to 1975. This law restricts residents, except active and retired law enforcement officers, from owning handguns. The law also requires that all firearms including rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded, disassembled, or bound by a trigger lock.” The District Court dismissed the lawsuit.

For those interested, it looks like SCOTUSblog will live blog the even and they may will use Cover It Live – Obama is on right now, so that will take precedence most likely.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.

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