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Stevens: Fix Second Amendment to Remove "Any Limits" on Government Power

“…I think that’s what should be the rule, that it should be legislatures rather than judges who draw the line on what is permissible.”

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"Grading John Paul Stevens' Work": When Rewriting The Second Amendment, Be As Specific As Possible

As the gun nuts will surely point out, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t know how to distinguish automatic from semi-automatic firearms. I’ve never understood why this distinction is so important to gun nuts. 367 more words

Gun Control

John Paul Stevens doesn't get the Second Amendment

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.” 455 more words

Central Government

"When Serving In The Militia": Justice Stevens, The Five Extra Words That Can Fix The Second Amendment

Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. 1,769 more words


Justice Stevens and the Second Amendment

A few days ago, retired Justice John Paul Stevens published an op-ed over at WaPo promoting his new book coming out later this month. The hook for his piece was an explanation of how to fix the Second Amendment so that it will mean what he wishes it meant. 69 more words


Supreme Ignorance.

As Americans, we hold a special respect for judges on our Supreme Court. We assume they are some kind of experts, or at least they grasp the basics of our constitution. 406 more words


Justice Stevens Slips One Under the Radar -- Regarding "Shakespeare"

John Paul Stevens, the former Supreme Court justice, is an Oxfordian – one who believes that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604) used “William Shakespeare” as a pen name from 1593 onward; and in the Book Review of the New York… 189 more words