Brett Kavanaugh just got one warning that is bad news for his future
Brett Kavanaugh and the rest of the Supreme Court justices are facing a major decision.
But before they reach a ruling on this high-profile case, the justices received the shock of their lives.
That’s because Brett Kavanaugh just got one warning that is bad news for his future.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a ruling on a case involving an obscure New York City law prohibiting transportation of firearms.
Court watchers agreed the justices took the case because they wanted to establish that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms extends outside the home.
Rhode Island Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse filed a brief arguing the court should leave the anti-gun law in place.
Whitehouse warned that if the Supreme Court expanded gun rights, Democrats would pack the court with additional liberal justices to make sure conservatives never won another case again.
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn away the NRA-backed case.
The brief, which follows back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, accuses the justices of delivering partisan decisions for monied Republican interests while warning of lasting damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.
“The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,’” Whitehouse wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”
The case pertains to an ordinance, since amended, regulating gun transportation in New York City. The ordinance authorized licensed gun owners to carry firearms to and from gun ranges, and forbade the removal of firearms from city limits. The plaintiffs are city residents who wish to transport their firearms to vacation homes for self-defense and to shooting competitions outside the five boroughs.
This brief is aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Roberts is an institutionalist who cares about what the liberal media writes about the court’s reputation.
Whitehouse is trying to bully Roberts into voting with the four liberal justices to support gun control and prevent Democrats from going nuclear on the Supreme Court.