The inside story on Parker/Heller
At Reason Online.
UPDATE: Eric links in comments to an interesting post. I've got to note that, to those who haven't done it, law is supposedly a science. It isn't. It's human chaos with some semblance of form. Perhaps I'm biased, but Heller -- an absolute federal ban -- should have been a hands-down winner. Yet it broke on a 5-4. The game of litigation isn't anywhere near as predictable as poker. More like playing 7 card stud where you get five cards now, and in 2-3 years we'll deal out the rest. And based on unpredictables (who resigns from the Court, who gets re-elected, what the Senate looks like and what their views on firearms are, with nobody vetting them for that), the deck we deal from may be mostly face cards or all clubs or only low, odd, numbers.