Thursday, July 03, 2008

No incorporation of Second Amendment in Fourth Circuit?

"It is well settled law in this circuit that the Second Amendment does not apply to the States. Edwards v. City of Goldsboro, 178 F.3d 231, 252 (4th Cir. 1999). Because the Second Amendment does not apply to the States, neither a state law nor a local ordinance can run afoul of any right guaranteed by the Second Amendment."

Judge Morgan of the E.D. Va., in Szymecki v. City of Norfolk, Docket No. 2:08cv142, Opinion and Order of June 27, 2008.

A while back, Timothy Sandefur had this post on incorporation, one of several. The concept always makes me think of Abe Fortas played by Jose Ferrer arguing the right to counsel before the Supreme Court in the movie version of Gideon's Trumpet.

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