Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sotomayor Update – Anti-Second Too

I guess it comes as no real surprise, but Fox is reporting that Sotomayer has an anti-Second Amendment streak. Since the landmark Heller decision, there have been few Second Amendment cases. However it appears as if Sotomayor has ruled on one of them, Maloney v. Cuomo, and her ruling was that the Second Amendment does not apply to the states. The Fox blog interprets her decision to mean:

“That means if Chicago, or even the state of Illinois or New York, wants to ban you from owning any guns at all, even in your own house, that’s okay with her. According to Judge Sotomayor, if your state or city bans all guns the way Washington, D.C. did, that’s okay under the Constitution.”

However, Sotomayor’s decision came before the Nordyke v. King decision which declared that the 14th Amendment covered the 2nd Amendment as well. Could she rule the same way today?

The Sotomayor nomination is now shaping up to be an interesting battle. Conservative Democrats are going to be hard pressed to support a nominee that is opposed to the Second Amendment and retain their seats. Get the popcorn and write your Senator asking them to oppose the Sotomayor nomination!

Until next time!!!

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