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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
McDonald v. City of Chicago
Citation:561 U.S. 742, 130 S.Ct. 3020, 177 L.Ed.2d 894 (2010).
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Chicago and the village of Oak Park banned the possession of handguns in the home. Petitioners challenged the bans, following the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. In Heller, the Court struck down the District’s handgun ban because it violated the Second Amendment. The Court found the Second Amendment was applicable because the ban was enacted under federal government authority. Here, the petitioners argued the Second Amendment should also apply to the states under either the Privileges or Immunities Clause or Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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