Statement by Elizabeth Wydra on the McDonald v. City of Chicago Oral Argument

 Statement by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center on the
McDonald v. City of Chicago Oral Argument
March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Supreme Court seemed prepared today to correctly rule that substantive fundamental rights, including the Second Amendment, are protected against state action through the Fourteenth Amendment.  We are hopeful that the text and history presented in CAC’s brief will inform the Court’s ruling.  This case presents a unique opportunity for the Court to return to first principles and get the Constitution’s text and history correct.


Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. CAC filed a brief in McDonald v. Chicago on behalf of itself and eight preeminent 14th Amendment scholars. 


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