Blowhard, Esq. writes:
In today’s New York Times editorial page, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment. In doing so, he attacks the majority decision in DC v. Heller written by Scalia:
In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.
That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power.
So binding legal precedent, arrived at by following the well-established rules of due process, is nothing but a “propaganda weapon”? Good to know. The next time someone cites the majority holdings in Griswold, Roe, and Planned Parenthood — or Lawrence and Obergefell — I’ll follow Justice Stevens’s lead and airily dismiss them as mere propaganda weapons.