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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:14 PM

31. and the dissenters evaluation of the decision is also an interesting read

"The opinion the Court announces today fails to identify any new evidence supporting the view that the Amendment was intended to limit the power of Congress to regulate civilian uses of weapons. Unable to point to any such evidence, the Court stakes its holding on a strained and unpersuasive reading of the Amendmentís text; significantly different provisions in the 1689 English Bill of Rights, and in various 19th-century State Constitutions; postenactment commentary that was available to the Court when it decided Miller; and, ultimately, a feeble attempt to distinguish Miller that places more emphasis on the Courtís decisional process than on the reasoning in the opinion itself....

and details on why.

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