District of Columbia v. Heller
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court changed the landscape of American constitutional law when it ruled that:
"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."
Now Les Adams, author of the phenomenally successful Second Amendment Primer and The Bill of Rights Primer, brings you his definitive chronicle of Heller, presented in the popular primer style, written in plain English, easy to understand. No matter how complicated the legal issues, in its fact-filled 424 pages, Les provides a thorough explanation of every aspect of the Heller decision and how it affects you and your gun rights.
- The official transcript of Justice Scalia's majority opinion and dissenting opinions of Justices Stevens and Breyer, accompanied by an insightful commentary pointing out the highlights of each decision.
- An introductory section explaining federal court procedures and the legal definitions and doctrines used by the Supreme Court that you will need to know to fully understand the case. This is not a book for lawyers, but for concerned citizens like yourself who are vitally interested in the preservation of our freedoms.
- A perceptive summary of the history of the Second Amendment in the courts from 1791 up to the present.
- Condensations of the 67 amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs submitted in the case, one of the largest numbers of such submissions in the history of the Supreme Court, written by more than 250 of the country's preeminent constitutional lawyers and scholars, containing a mind-boggling total of 2,364 pages. To have at your fingertips this incisive summary of every aspect of modern legal thought about the Second Amendment is worth the price of this book all by itself.
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