Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More on the DOJ amicus brief

(Via Michael Bane)

Among all the other things I have to do, I've been trying to keep up on this subject. Michael Bane is doing the footwork for me on his blog. In this post, he links to a piece by the renowned John Lott. Here's the money shot:

The biggest problem is the standard used for evaluating the constitutionality of regulations. The DOJ is asking that a different, much weaker standard be used for the Second Amendment than the courts demands for other “individual rights” such as speech, unreasonable searches and seizures, imprisonment without trial, and drawing and quartering people.

Let's hope the Supreme Court doesn't miss this little point.

Lott also notes that "it may take an uprising by voters to rein in the Justice Department". Folks, what that means is that President Bush has the ability to order his Solicitor General to withdraw or amend this POS the amicus brief. It's time to crank up the email clients, the phones and the fax machines and let him know that he needs to do so. The contact info is:

Email: president@whitehouse.gov and comments@whitehouse.gov
Phone: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461

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