Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Numerous Florida Politicians Sign Amicus Brief In McDonald v. City of Chicago (08-1521)

An amicus brief was filed in the United States Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago (08-1521).  The brief can be viewed here.  The SCOTUS Wiki page for the case can be found here.  The question presented is "Whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is incorporated as against the States by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities or Due Process Clauses?"

The brief was signed by politicians from many states, including numerous politicians from Florida.  The politicians signing from the state of Florida can be found on pages 44 through 49 of the brief.  Florida Governor Charlie Crist issed a press release stating:
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Sterling Ivey, Governor’s Press Secretary
RE: Amicus Brief
Please see the attached Amicus Brief signed by Governor Charlie Crist on behalf of the petitioners in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago and filed today with the United States Supreme Court. The brief calls on the Court to preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms as a fundamental right that should be incorporated against the states by the Fourteenth Amendment. Without such action by the Court, all Americans are at risk of losing their gun rights by more restrictive state or local laws.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Governor Crist’s press office at (850) 488-5394.


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