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McDonald v. City of Chicago
Citation:561 U.S. 742, 130 S.Ct. 3020, 177 L.Ed.2d 894 (2010)
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After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that expanded the right to own handguns, Otis McDonald, a community activist in Chicago, and other petitioners filed suit against the City of Chicago, seeking a declaration that the handgun ban in Chicago violated the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. McDonald argued that the Chicago ban contradicted the Court’s precedent in Heller and violated the right to keep and bear arms, as well as the privileges and immunities clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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