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  •  Under the traditional interpretation of the 14th (4+ / 0-)

    Amendment, no it would not be legal.

    Of course, the traditional interpretation of the Second Amendment didn't support an individual right to keep and bear arms, so there's no telling what Scalia and pals might rule if such a challenge were even to reach the Supremes...

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:20:38 AM PST

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    •  On the other hand, (3+ / 0-)
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      the traditionalists are fixated on the power granted the states.  To empower rural people within the boundaries of a state doesn't have any literal basis.  On the other hand, they might argue original intent was to empower rural communities, and the states were a convenient proxy.

      •  You're assuming logic and consistency matter (4+ / 0-)
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        to them.  Maybe it does for Roberts, but Scalia, Thomas, and Alito will vote straight party-line for anything that benefits their partisan allies.

        Bush v. Gore as a case in point.

        When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

        by litho on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:33:21 AM PST

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