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The Supreme Court Takes on Second Amendment Rights



The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York. This case revolves around transportation rights for handgun owners who, under current law, are not able to take their handguns out of the city under a premises license. While New York tried to get this case thrown out by reversing the law, the case was just heard.

Sources:

Oral Arguments: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2019/18-280

District of Columbia v. Heller Decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf

SCOTUS Blog:
Argument analysis: Justices focus on mootness in challenge to now-repealed New York City gun rule
https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/12/argument-analysis-justices-focus-on-mootness-in-challenge-to-now-repealed-new-york-city-gun-rule/

Argument preview: Justices take up battle over New York City gun ban – and the scope of the Second Amendment?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/argument-preview-justices-take-up-battle-over-new-york-city-gun-ban-and-the-scope-of-the-second-amendment/

Symposium: So what exactly are the parties still fighting about in NYSRPA v. City of New York?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/symposium-so-what-exactly-are-the-parties-still-fighting-about-in-nysrpa-v-city-of-new-york/


The Supreme Court Funds the Border Wall… Kindof



On Friday the Supreme Court released a decision that allowed the Trump Administration to use funds to build the wall while the courts figure out the legality of the emergency declaration and resulting money transfers. This case, Trump v. The Sierra Club, weighted the environmental concerns of the Sierra Club against the monetary concerns of the federal government. Here’s what happened.