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Unformatted text preview: 2. Do all of the appellants have standing, or grounds for bringing their case? Holding : 1. YES. The court reverses the ruling of the district court. 2. NO. Only Heller has standing and the case is remanded. Reasoning : 1.The court concluded that the Second Amendment’s use of “The right of the people” did in fact extend to the individual when interpreted “intratextually and in light of the United States Supreme Court Precedent.” The court also held that all other provisions of the Bill of Rights pertained to the individual; the Tenth Amendment was the only exception cited. Furthermore they concluded that the D.C. Codes in question imposed an “unconstitutional prohibition on the lawful use of handguns for self-defense. 2. Only Heller had standing because he was the only appellant actually injured by the D.C. Code. The other five appellants were petitioning because they could be punished, but had yet to actually be punished....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLS 365 taught by Professor Mccracken during the Spring '08 term at Lake Forest.
- Spring '08
- Civil Liberties