SCOTUS Rules Domestic Abusers Can Lose Gun Rights

It only takes a few seconds for a domestic incident can lead to a forefeit in a constitutional right: the right to bear arms. In the wave of Supreme Court rulings over the last week, the highest court ruled 6-2 that convicted domestic violence abusers can be banned from buying and owning firearms. The ruling even includes those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors. The original case, brought on by two residents of Maine, are two men who were convicted of domestic violence after simple battery/altercations with their lovers. After both…

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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

Merrick Garland, US appeals judge in the Washington DC circuit is Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice. Garland was nominated for the ninth seat on the highest court due to the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia February 13. Obama referred¬†to Garland as being ” One of America’s sharpest legal minds” on the white house lawn early Wednesday morning. Garland is described as being a moderate judge with an emphasis on gun control, a hot button issue for liberals and democrats alike. However, has garnered bipartisan support for over…