Louisiana trial court strikes down State felon-in-possession
Discussion here. Louisiana voters recently amended their constitution to expressly State that the right to arms is individual and fundamental, and all review shall be at the strict scrutiny level. Applying that, the judge held that a ban on all felons, violent and nonviolent, recently and ancient, failed the test and invalidated the ban on its face (i.e., as to everyone, including violent felons).
I'm on an email list where Prof. O'Shea noted that this sort of result is reflection of judicial hostility to the right to arms. Courts announce they are applying intermediate scrutiny or a variant, and we wind up with rulings like Kachalsky and Woollard, where the court in fact applies rational basis "laws that are not psychotic pass muster." (I don't think I have seen any other intermediate scrutiny cases announce that the court must defer to the legislature while applying it). So voters decide that the only way to get courts to take the right seriously is to mandate the standard of review... and then we get these results.