Susan Collins, the enabling bitch, is presently clutching her pearls.
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That militia statement has been argued over for a long time because of interpretation, true, but that's because of how it is phrased, and how definitions have changed over the years. This would be something modern, written by people looking to explicitly codify something. An originalist judge basically goes by "if it's not in black and white in the constitution, it doesn't exist" so by putting it in black and white that a right to privacy exists and confers these specific benefits, among others, they can't do anything but sit and spin.They can interpret “this amendment allows legal abortion” into whatever they want because…no one can stop them!
Look at the second amendment. It’s written explicitly to allow weapons for militia service yet they’ve decided it means you can buy as many assault rifles as you want and conceal/carry them everywhere.
Today's gun decision isn't that big a deal. They didn't strike down all requirements to get a concealed carry license, or anything like that. States can still require a background check, mental health check, training, whatever. Nothing like that got overturned. Maybe this court will go there eventually, but they haven't done it yet.
The issue with New York's law is it didn't define what its own requirements were, and their legal team had a hard time explaining it. One of their lawyers (possibly realizing they were losing their case) seemed to offer that if the court upheld the law they could make the requirements more clear. The court didn't feel like doing that kind of work so they struck the whole thing down.
Also re-read this quote from Fnu from earlier in the thread and stop assuming that the Supreme Court can declare Blue is Orange when there's a constitutional amendment that says Blue is Blue word-for-word
They can sleep very sound at night knowing that decisions like this piss people like you off.
That's the problem.
Clarence Thomas's nomination was probably his fault since he was the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and there was the whole Anita Hill allegations against Thomas that could have sunk him. I mean Biden does shoulder some blame there along with his current refusal to expand the current court.They've been after this for a long time. It just took one sociopath to rip the mask off and stack the deck enough. And then wait to blame it on someone else, because hey, it happened under Biden, so it MUST be his fault that freedom is dying.