ACLU's thoughts on Heller
Press release here. Interesting how they treat different rights.
Habeas for Gitmo detainees: a blow to the Bush mad dogs:
"NEW YORK - The Supreme Court ended its 2007 Term by rejecting a centerpiece of the Bush administration's crumbling Guantánamo policy for the third time in four years while recognizing, for the first time in American history, an individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment."
Heller: a bit of a constitutional straightjacket for our elected leaders:
"he Court was careful to note that the right to bear arms is not absolute and can be subject to reasonable regulation. Yet, by concluding that D.C.'s gun control law was unreasonable and thus invalid, the Court placed a constitutional limit on gun control legislation that had not existed prior to its decision in Heller. It is too early to know how much of a constitutional straitjacket the new rule will create."
Hat tip to reader Jack Anderson...