Madonald vs. Chicago - Madonald vs Chicago is a lawsuit...

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Madonald vs. Chicago is a lawsuit brought to the United States Supreme Court that argues against the unconstitutionality of Chicago’s handgun bans. The case was first brought to the district court of the northern Illinois district. After the court’s decision in favor of the city of Chicago, the case was taken to the court of appeals and subsequently to the SCOTUS as a certiorari (which is a request of the use of judicial review). The case was taken to court because of the city’s regulations on gun possession and handling. Chicago does not allow the registration of firearms which in any given cause would allow the city to take control of the guns. Also in many areas of the city guns are completely prohibited and that is why the case is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, because the second amendment states that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". The representation of this Amendment was brought to light in the case of The District of Columbia vs. Heller in which the district was sued by six citizens because the city prohibited and regulated the possession of firearms, even within residences. After bringing the case to the district court where it was dismissed, the case was then taken to the supreme court which held that the citizens rights to possess firearms within
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Jeffshine during the Spring '09 term at Lone Star College System.

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