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No, The Gay Marriage Case has Nothing to do with Guns

Fox News commentator Allen West (a non-lawyer) wrote an article recently saying that since the Supreme Court gay marriage case says this must be applied over the entire country, then clearly it has set a precedent to allow for “conceal and carry” in all states. 657 more words


Connecticut Is Not Indiana

Last week Indiana enacted a controversial law that many believe is intended to allow individuals, particularly for-profit business owners, to discriminate against persons who identify as… 872 more words

General Law

You Can Carry A Concealed Gun In Florida But It Better Be Concealed.

The movement to establish open carry of guns as a constitutional right, an offshoot of the Constitutional Carry movement and particularly active in Texas, took a big hit this past week in the gunshine state when the Florida 4th District Court of Appeals took up the case of Norman vs. 616 more words


The Gun Guys Win An Important Court Case - But I'm Not Sure Anyone Loses.

In what could turn out to be the most important legal decision since the SCOTUS affirmed private gun ownership as a Constitutional right in 2008, a Federal District Judge in Texas, Reed O’Connor, has just… 650 more words


To Secure These Liberties . . . Strict Scrutiny

Every civics class in America surely includes this passage from the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…

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The Future of Strict Scrutiny

The good folks over at The Truth About Guns have published my latest article: “The Heller Decision and Strict Scrutiny.”  It’s an article written in response to reader comments about an earlier article: … 72 more words


Judge Tells Tennessee Woman She Can't Name Her Child "Messiah"

In what is surely the most important legal decision in the last minute or two, a Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her baby son’s name from “Messiah” after deciding it is a title that has “only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.” Apparently, the child support magistrate said that she was making the decision in the best interests of the child. 587 more words

The Kitchen Sink