Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And here we go

Boys and girls, for better or worse, we've gotten what we've asked for--SCOTUS has granted cert on Heller v. DC.

This is a high stakes game, for us as well as those who are against individual freedom. We may get the Second declared as an individual right (as I believe it plainly is), it could be interpreted as a collective right (queue the Third American Revolution) or it could be a narrowly tailored ruling between those between those two extremes.

Now it's time to hold our breath and wait for the reporting on the inevitable friends briefs and the actual arguments. We have the best possible case for this--a clean defendant and abundant and excellent legal counsel. We have what appears to be the friendliest court in decades, in terms of their outlook on the Constitution. Public opinion, despite what the lame-stream media says, seems to be on our side.

Let's pray that is enough.

What's that music I hear?

(Via the Drudge Report)

It might be the Fat Lady singing:

When Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry.

While he may be correct about the bigger, national papers, I suspect that smaller, closer to the reader dead-tree outlets will still have a future. At the very least, they will have a chance to survive, since they're still close enough to their readers to understand the nature of the feedback they get.

What a comeuppance for the Legacy Media, if it happens. At least this time, we'll get to see if the dinosaurs realize they're dying out.