News Flash: The Constitution Means What It Says

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Author(s) Randy Barnett
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date June 27, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Justice Scalia's opinion is the finest example of what is now called "original public meaning" jurisprudence ever adopted by the Supreme Court. This approach stands in sharp contrast to Justice John Paul Stevens's dissenting opinion that largely focused on "original intent" – the method that many historians employ to explain away the text of the Second Amendment by placing its words in what they call a "larger context."" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Supreme Court was correct in its ruling on the topic District of Columbia v. Heller.