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hoffmang
09-27-2007, 11:42 PM
Bob Levy has an article posted on the Cato site debunking DC's position on the merits in their Cert request:

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=8717


On September 4, the District of Columbia government asked the Supreme Court to reverse a federal appellate decision in Parker v. District of Columbia, 478 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2007), which upheld a Second Amendment challenge to D.C.'s ban on all functional firearms. The six D.C. residents who brought the lawsuit although they won in the lower court agree with the city that the Supreme Court should revisit the Second Amendment for the first time since 1939. A four-square pronouncement from the High Court is long overdue. The entire nation, not just Washington, D.C., needs to know how courts will interpret "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." Sometime before yearend, the justices will decide whether to review the case. If the Supreme Court chooses to intervene, a final decision will probably be issued by June 30, 2008....

-Gene

supersonic
09-28-2007, 5:58 AM
MAN!!!!!!, I thought you were talking about the "Reverend" Bob Levy from the Stern Show. Now THAT would have been .....interesting to say the least!!!
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Outlaw Josey Wales
09-28-2007, 12:42 PM
Robert A. Levy is senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, and co-counsel to the plaintiffs in Parker v. District of Columbia.

tgriffin
09-28-2007, 2:36 PM
I love hearing this kind of thing. Nothing really new being said, but I'm glad that the subject is staying "out in front" so to speak.

Whats the next step?

My thoughts: There needs to be a 'media' (I use the term in its widest, loose sense) campaign between now and when SCOTUS starts to review. The reason I say this is because 95% of Americans dont know whats going on and dont know what is at stake. Imagine we are 12 months in the future and SCOTUS hands out their ruling (hypothetically in our favor). Imagine the cant and slant the news media is going to portrait about the doom and gloom confronting the American people. Think about what thats going to lead to... politicians pandering to the masses by doing whatever they can to subvert the ruling. Now I can hear some of you already saying " Well SCOTUS ruled, the politicos cant do anything to subvert it". I dont know what they could do and I wont give them any ideas. I wonder, however, if there was something more that could be done now that would create a situation in which it was popular enough for legislators to support it. The point of what I'm saying here is that there must be something that can be done now to aid in helping the public (in general) transition between their current biases (and the environment that creates) and whatever the SCOTUS ruling may create. Im thinking it may be the difference between a true victory and a sharply mitigated win.

ldivinag
09-28-2007, 4:32 PM
MAN!!!!!!, I thought you were talking about the "Reverend" Bob Levy from the Stern Show. Now THAT would have been .....interesting to say the least!!!
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if that's the case, the rev bob wouldnt even been able to PRONOUNCE parker or heller... lol....

Josh3239
09-28-2007, 4:51 PM
MAN!!!!!!, I thought you were talking about the "Reverend" Bob Levy from the Stern Show. Now THAT would have been .....interesting to say the least!!!
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Hah, I thought the same thing :D

supersonic
09-29-2007, 3:16 AM
Hah, I thought the same thing :D

Blue cheese, man..........BLUE CHEESE........and
wister.......worshter..........woistrdershere!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smilielol5:
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FreedomIsNotFree
09-29-2007, 4:07 AM
Is this the same article from the 24th? Some of the wording is a bit different, but otherwise identical.
http://dcguncase.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/levy_legal-times_9-24-071.pdf

Liberty1 posted a thread on this a couple days ago...
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=70318

FreedomIsNotFree
09-29-2007, 4:23 AM
If the Supreme Court chooses to intervene, a final decision will probably be issued by June 30, 2008....


Countdown to Parker/Heller v D.C. (http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdown.html?year=2008&month=6&date=30&hrs=0&min=0&sec=0&tz=local&title=Countdown%20To%20Parker/Heller%20v%20D.C.&lang=en&show=dhms&mode=r&cdir=down&bgcolor=%23CCFFFF&fgcolor=%23000000)

hoffmang
09-29-2007, 12:13 PM
Yeah Free - after I posted it it started looking familiar and the last line has something about "originally published" earlier...

-Gene

Liberty1
09-29-2007, 1:10 PM
Liberty1 posted a thread on this a couple days ago...
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=70318

However, I'm just not close enough to the "right people" to call him BOB. :p The more threads on Heller the better even if dups. :D

hoffmang
09-29-2007, 1:51 PM
Mr. Levy seems to be called "Robert" by the Cato Insitute and calls himself "Bob" on bylines. Still not sure which he'd prefer.

-Gene