America and the Courts

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to own a gun for… read more

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to own a gun for self-defense. The Court’s decision struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year old ban on handguns. 

America and the Courts includes reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of the Washington, D.C., ban on handguns. Programming included a portion of text from Justice Antonin Scalia opinion of Thursday, June 26, 2008; a clip of Justice Scalia from March 18, 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller Oral Argument; a portion of text from Justice John Paul Stevens dissent of Thursday, June 26, 2008; a clip of Justice Stevens from March 18, 2008, Oral Argument; reaction from Washington, D.C. lawmakers on Thursday, June 26, 2008; a roundtable discussion on the decision from Washington Journal on Friday, June 27, 2008. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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America and the Courts

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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 28, 2008

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  • Jun 28, 2008 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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