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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
McDonald v. City of Chicago
Citation:561 U.S. 742 (2010)
The City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park, a Chicago suburb, have ordinances that ban or effectively ban private possession of handguns. Petitioners sought declarations that the bans violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. The Court of Appeals rejected those claims, relying on the precedents – that the Court held that the Second Amendment does not apply to the states, of its own force or through the Fourteenth Amendment. Petitioners urged the Court to overrule those decisions and to hold that the right to keep and bear arms is one of the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States.
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