When Donald Trump appointed Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the President and his supporters expected the court to swiftly deliver a series of victories on key conservative legal issues.
But then something strange happened.
And now the Supreme Court is about to let down Donald Trump in this big way.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a New York City law that barred New York City residents from transporting their firearms anywhere except to a gun range.
This was the first major gun case the Supreme Court took up since the landmark 2008 Heller case which established for the first time that the Supreme Court held that owning a firearm was a fundamental right.
The decision – which was authored by the late Justice Antonin Scalia – still left the possibility some gun grabs could be constitutional in an effort to appease Anthony Kennedy.
“Nothing in our opinion,” Scalia wrote, “should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”
However, the Court did not address bans like the New York City law and other gun control regulations.
This case was a chance for the court to extend the Second Amendment to exist as a fundamental right outside one’s home and strike down a slew of gun control laws.
“The Second Amendment protects rights to keep and bear arms,” Paul Clement, who represents the plaintiffs challenging the law, argued. “That latter right makes clear that the Second Amendment protects rights that are not strictly limited to the premises.”
The gun-grabbers on the New York City council recognized they were heading for certain defeat and repealed the law in question.
This led to the court’s four liberal members as well as traitorous Chief Justice John Roberts peppering lawyers on both sides with questions about if the case was moot.
“What’s left of this case?” Ruth Bader Ginsburg wondered. “The petitioners have gotten all the relief that they sought.”
Chief Justice John Roberts also asked questions of the attorneys to determine if the case was moot.
But the conservatives on the court appeared ready to take up the case based on the new law New York City drafted in replacement which allowed for transportation to locations outside one’s home as long as the trip was “continuous and uninterrupted.”
Justice Alito asked if under the new law a firearm owner “could stop to visit his mother for a couple of hours to take care of a few things for her.”
Justice Neil Gorsuch was also similarly unimpressed with New York City’s legal maneuverings.
Gorsuch claimed the case was still alive because, under both the old and new laws, firearms owners could not “take their firearms locked safely to a range and stop along the way for a cup of coffee or a bathroom break.”
Chief Justice John Roberts is turning into one of the most liberal members of the Supreme Court.
Last term, he sided with the left on a case about the Trump administration putting a citizenship question on the census.
Now he appears ready to join the court’s liberal members in ruling this key Second Amendment case moot.
Chief Justice Roberts is a cowardly establishment Republican whose number one priority is getting nice things written about him in the press.
So every term he will side with the left on key cases so the fake news media will write stories about how the Supreme Court isn’t “political.”
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.