The case of District of Columbia v. Heller is barely at the Supreme Court's starting gate, yet nearly everyone involved has a growing sense that this will be the Big One. It is shaping up as the case that finally forces the Court, after nearly 70 years of silence, to decide one of the most keenly debated issues in constitutional law: the full meaning of the right to keep and bear arms declared by the Second Amendment. But as the case heats up, factions on both sides seem to be getting cold feet.
Both Sides Fear Firing Blanks if D.C. Gun Case Reaches High Court
July 30, 2007