Thursday, June 26, 2008


Davis v. FEC: reversed and remanded.

Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. v. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County: affirmed and remanded
Tom Goldstein - The Morgan Stanley opinion holds that FERC was required to apply the Mobile Sierra presumption. There, everyone knows what they came here to find out.

Funny guy.

The Heller Decision:
Tom Goldstein - Heller affirmed.

Ben Winograd -

The Court has released the opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), on whether the District’s firearms regulations – which bar the possession of handguns and require shotguns and rifles to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock – violate the Second Amendment. The ruling below, which struck down the provisions in question, is affirmed.

Justice Scalia wrote the opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg. We will provide a link to the decision as soon as it is available.
Tom Goldstein - Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm.

Full opinion with nuanced results will be forthcoming. In the meantime hell yeah!

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