Posted September 21, 2015 3:00 pm by Comments

By Johannes Paulsen

The recent Heller III decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was not completely unanimous; Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson dissented from the decision authored by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, stating that she would have upheld all elements of the D.C. law as being constitutional. That’s not too surprising. Judge Henderson, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1990 by then-President George H.W. Bush, has had a history of being unfriendly to the right to keep and bear arms. When the original Heller case came before her in 2007 . . .

(at the time, it was styled Shelley Parker et al v. District of Columbia–before every Appellant except Dick Heller had their case dismissed for lack of standing,) Judge Henderson dissented, arguing that the Second Amendment could not possibly apply to the District of Columbia, because the District wasn’t a state. That’s a rather novel interpretation, given that prior to the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the entirety of the Bill of Rights was intended to apply to the federal government, and that the D.C. government’s legal authority comes exclusively from the federal government itself.

In sum: Judge Henderson is …read more

Source:: Truth About Guns

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