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Until we get another Constitutional Justice on board- to offset the squishy and easily manipulated Chief Justice- this pattern will continue. Heck, I'd trade Roberts up almost as happily as RBG, but we all know he will be in place for a long, long time.
 

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I believe that the liberal justice's are delaying as much as they can until we have a dem president and congress so that they can change the number of justice's too 12 or 15 with the dem's picking all in one term.I hope im wrong but these people are slimy in my opinion.
 

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I'm sure everyone on both sides expected this to happen. NYC knew full well that their case was not a slam dunk, given the current makeup of the court so they did away with the offending ordinance, making the issue moot. They also knew that if they lost, it would be a disaster for gun-haters throughout the country. This is not a setback--it's an admission by New York that their case was weak.

Trump likely will win re-election in 2020, so RBG will have to last another four years, and that presumes a conservative doesn't win in 2024. I think we are in a position to see some dramatic changes in gun laws soon, especially in states like California.

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NYCs law was clearly unconstitutional and why they changed it so fast once they saw it was headed to the USSC. It's unfortunate the court punted on it considering that if the ruling went our way would have paved the way for a lot more legal action to take on other infringements. A few other 2A cases awaiting USSC rulings were waiting on this to finish up. Interesting to see how those cases are ruled.
 

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NYCs law was clearly unconstitutional and why they changed it so fast once they saw it was headed to the USSC. It's unfortunate the court punted on it considering that if the ruling went our way would have paved the way for a lot more legal action to take on other infringements. A few other 2A cases awaiting USSC rulings were waiting on this to finish up. Interesting to see how those cases are ruled.
While the law would have been ruled unconstitutional had it still been on the books, the Supreme Court can't legally rule on moot matters officially. It's not a "punt" by any stretch.
 

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While the law would have been ruled unconstitutional had it still been on the books, the Supreme Court can't legally rule on moot matters officially. It's not a "punt" by any stretch.
Exactly. While I would love to see something definitive come out of the Supreme Court, ruling on something that has been removed from the books would set a really bad precedent.
 

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Well, a couple of the judges seemed to disagree with that. Look at who the dissenters were. If Roberts hadn't gone full retard, again, this would have turned out differently.
Courts do things all the time that folks disagree with. Look at Obamacare, or Roe v Wade for that matter. SCOTUS was very creative in the way they ruled on those cases. They could have done the same here.
This is another case proving what a big dang mistake appointing Roberts to the court was. He isn't always wrong, but when he goes astray he don't fool around!
 

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Hi,
If for no other reason than this, we need to put Mr. Trump in 4 more years and...

Hope the Dims unplug Ruthie, and we can get another Conservative on the bench!!!

A LOT up for grabs in November from what I can see.

How glad are we now, that Hillary is NOT in the White House, running wild with her Socialist Agenda,(can we say CHINA, boys and girls!) with Chuckie and Nancy backing her up!

Yea, scary!RNGR3
 

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NYCs law was clearly unconstitutional and why they changed it so fast once they saw it was headed to the USSC. It's unfortunate the court punted on it considering that if the ruling went our way would have paved the way for a lot more legal action to take on other infringements. A few other 2A cases awaiting USSC rulings were waiting on this to finish up. Interesting to see how those cases are ruled.
While the law would have been ruled unconstitutional had it still been on the books, the Supreme Court can't legally rule on moot matters officially. It's not a "punt" by any stretch.
I disagree. There was still damages to the plantiffs prior to the law being changed. Also, what's the point of filing a case in a matter such as this, if the defendants have the ability to change the law prior to the case being heard? In my opinion, it's evidence NYC/NYS knew the way the law was written was illegal, and need to be held accountable for that.

Criminals are still prosecuted for their crimes even if they change their behavior prior to being tried for their crimes. Might be a overly simplified analogy, but I believe it works here.
 

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Radical if not even foolish on my part, but I don't harm or threaten to harm anyone and don't do drugs, steal, or commit any crimes so my ownership of firearms/use is simply up to me, no one else regardless of their lofty legal position. Fortunately I live in WV and have no concerns of any "gun laws" which we have none, other than hunting regulations, and that is not offensive to me. Open carry, concealed carry, and no license required for either and guess what, contrary to those opposing no license, the crime rate has not increased, quite the opposite for the average citizen knows that an assault toward others will not end well for those attempting an assault, pretty simple.
Do keep in mind that any action taken by gun user will indeed have a lawyer attached to that bullet delivered to another person, so thoughtless use of a firearm will be a huge problem for those who do so. Furthermore, most WV residents have the same attitude as I have expressed here. Supreme Court, Washington DC, not sure where they are, some 400 miles East or so from my home so not my concern. If it is not raining will be at my range tomorrow and shooting my Rigby 275 and 6BR plus my AR's and LRB M14SA, a busy day indeed.
 

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The Supreme Court's trampling of the 10th Amendment is numerous. No wonder there is such little regard for the rest of the Constitution.

The "progressives" seem to think EVERYTHING comes under the guidance of the Constitution. Well it does... but not the way they push it.

"Amendment X.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
 

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I disagree. There was still damages to the plantiffs prior to the law being changed. Also, what's the point of filing a case in a matter such as this, if the defendants have the ability to change the law prior to the case being heard? In my opinion, it's evidence NYC/NYS knew the way the law was written was illegal, and need to be held accountable for that.

Criminals are still prosecuted for their crimes even if they change their behavior prior to being tried for their crimes. Might be a overly simplified analogy, but I believe it works here.
The plaintiff can still sue in state, and maybe federal court to recover damages. Damage recovery is a separate issue from constitutionality, unless joined together in the original lawsuit.

State legislatures, and Congress often pass laws which are unconstitutional; and some knowingly so. They do use lawyers, but remember, that whenever you get two lawyers together, there will be a dozen legal opinions. BGRIN1 BGRIN1 BGRIN1

I've learned over time, from watching the courts, that they're process-oriented in the extreme. Dot all "i's", cross all "t's", and don't forget any steps.

In my early municipal accounting days, I worked across the street from the Jefferson County, KY courthouse. We'd go over there and watch some of the trials, and they were showcases of process.

In the appellate process, the details get even finer, and process more important the higher the case goes.
 
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