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On This Date in Legal History

When a special police officer, Dick Heller, tried to register a handgun in Washington, D.C., his application was denied. A law banned handguns in the home. (A lawful gun in a home had to be disassembled or locked.) Heller sued … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

When a special police officer, Dick Heller, tried to register a handgun in Washington, DC his application was denied. A law banned handguns in the home. (If a lawful gun was in a home it had to be disassembled or … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Yesterday United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. Aptly referred to as a “legal giant,” he was a well-respected jurist with a remarkable intellect. He’ll be most remembered for his view as an originalist and textualist. As an … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

When a special police officer, Dick Heller, tried to register a handgun in Washington, DC his application was denied. A law banned handguns in the home. (If a lawful gun was in a home it had to be disassembled or … Continue reading

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