Tag: District of Columbia v. Heller
Second Amendment Incorporated Against the States

What a feast for law geeks. Today, the Supreme Court actually decided an incorporation case. Most of us never thought we would see such in our life times. What is incorporation? It is the judicially created doctrine that certain provisions of the the bill of rights are applicable to the states. History teaches that...
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Stephen Halbrook Testifies Against Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his testimony, Dr. Halbrook noted that: Legitimate concerns exist about the selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court with regard...
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Stephen Halbrook with CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Gun Control

To follow up on his comments in the U.S. Senate hearings for his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder has recently reiterated his call for a new ban on “assault weapons.” As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would...
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Halbrook to Testify in Hearings on Eric Holder for Attorney General

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings on President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of gun-control advocate Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General on January 15-16. One of seven who is testifying, Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook is arguing against confirmation. Dr. Halbrook is the author of the Independent Institute book, The Founders’...
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