So I have heard that Sotomayor actually said the 2nd amendment "may not" apply to the states....anyone else heard that? If that is her stance she has lost her mind.This was already determined years back that it does and we citizens have the right.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by brandyj at 5:28 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:52 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 5:55 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Give the links to support your claim.You are taking things out of contexts. She explained today in her confirmation hearings what she did and what she did not.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 7:33 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 7:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) recently finished questioning Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor about her views on the Second Amendment, specifically her role in the 2nd Circuit's decision in Maloney v. Cuomo, which held that the Second Amendment does not apply against the states. Sotomayor stated explicitly that she and her 2nd Circuit colleagues were following Supreme Court precedent in this decision, that she "accepted and applied" the Court's ruling last year in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right. She and Leahy also referenced as precedent the 1876 case U.S. v. Cruikshank, which held that the Second Amendment does not constrain state governments.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
I just wonder then exactly who the Constitution applies to?
It has always applied to individual rights, not state's rights
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:17 PM on Jul. 14, 2009