Sunday, March 25, 2007

The District's Gun Ban

Washinton Post, March 23, 2007, at A16

A couple of years ago, Robert Levy -- a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and an attorney for Shelly Parker, a plaintiff in the lawsuit that challenged the District's ban on handguns -- gave a talk in Orange County, Calif., sponsored by the Federalist Society. In his remarks, he previewed the case that led to the overturning of the D.C. gun ban.

I thought he made a good point with the following example, which I am paraphrasing. He asked: If there were a constitutional amendment that read, "A well-stocked library, being necessary to the literacy of our people, the right of the people to keep books, shall not be infringed," would anyone argue that only libraries have a constitutional right to own books?

Kudos to Mr. Levy and his colleagues for a job well done.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Awaiting hypocrisy

Los Angeles Times, March 12 , 2007, at A14.

Re "Right sees a prosecution run amok," March 8

I agree with the left's assessment that the right is being hypocritical, if not downright comical, by deeming perjury a serious offense worthy of impeachment of a president but simply a technicality in the context of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. I'll wait to see how much hypocrisy the left will partake in when President Bush pardons Libby the same way Clinton pardoned his political cronies.