In a brief order on today's order list the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of gun rights advocates who hoped to have two lawyers and additional time arguing their cause before the Supreme Court when it hears arguments in the historic case D.C. v. Heller March 18.This comes on the heels of Democratic candidate Barack Obama's parroting of the Solicitor General's brief in his attempts to hide his "turn 'em all in, Mr. and Mrs. America" real beliefs:
Without explanation, the Court denied the motion of Texas Solicitor General R. Ted Cruz for argument time on the side of Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky, who has argued the pro-Second Amendment position from the start of the case.
But the Court did agree to give Solicitor General Paul Clement 15 minutes to argue, in addition to the 30 minutes for each side in the case.
The Court's action can be read as a small but not insignificant victory for supporters of D.C.'s handgun control ordinance at issue in the case.
The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun ownerships only to militias, but he believes it grants individual gun rights.In short, the consequences of the BUSH SELL-OUT are looming ominously large...
"I think there is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation" like background checks, he said during a news conference.