poli sci final - 2) D.C. v HellerDistrict of Columbia v....

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2) D.C. v Heller- District of Columbia v. Heller , No. 07-290, is a case pending before the Supreme Court of the United States . It is an appeal from Parker v. District of Columbia , 478 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2007), a decision in which the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit became the first federal appeals court in the United States to rule that a firearm ban was an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution , and the second to expressly interpret the Second Amendment as protecting an individual right to possess firearms for private use. [1] Background . This law restricts residents from owning handguns , excluding those grandfathered in by registration prior to 1975 and those possessed by active and retired law enforcement officers. The law also requires that all firearms including rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock." [3] The District Court dismissed the lawsuit. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the following provisions, D.C. Code §§ 7-2502.02(a)(4), 22-4504(a), and 7-2507.02, violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes 6) Gonzales v. Carhart Gonzales v. Carhart , 550 U.S. ___ ( 2007 ), is a United States Supreme Court case which upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 . [1] The case reached the high court after U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appealed a ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in favor of LeRoy Carhart that struck down the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Also before the Supreme Court was the consolidated appeal of Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , which had struck down the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The Supreme Court's decision, handed down on April 18 , 2007 , upheld the federal ban and held that it did not impose an undue burden on the due process right of women to obtain an abortion, "under precedents we here assume to be controlling," [2] such as the Court's prior decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey . This case distinguished but did not reverse Stenberg v. Carhart (2000), in which the Court dealt with similar issues. [ edit ] History of case
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The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was signed into law by President Bush on November 5 , 2003 , and was immediately challenged. Three different U.S. district courts , the Northern District of California , the Southern District of New York , and the District of Nebraska declared the law unconstitutional. Federal District Judge Phyllis Hamilton of California ruled it unconstitutional on June 1 , 2004 in Planned Parenthood v. Ashcroft . [3]
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