December 12, 2015

THE COURT FOLLOWS THE OBITUARIES:

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban in Chicago Suburb (ADAM LIPTAKDEC. 7, 2015, NY Times)

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a Chicago suburb's ordinance that banned semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

The decision not to hear the case has no precedential force, but was nonetheless part of a series of signals from the Supreme Court giving at least tacit approval to even quite strict gun control laws in states and localities that choose to enact them.

"The justices don't reveal their reasons for denying review, but one thing is clear," said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. "The justices certainly aren't eager to take up a Second Amendment case these days."

"One has to wonder," he said, "if the Supreme Court is having second thoughts about the Second Amendment."

Posted by at December 12, 2015 8:25 AM

  

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