Essay On Mcdonald's Second Amendment

468 Words2 Pages

Article III of the United States Constitution delineates the role of our Judicial Branch of Government to afford justice to all people. Indeed, ”To the letter of the law” leaves many in the legal system scratching their heads over their obligations to translate, as well as, deliver justice. Unfortunately, as society evolves, the parameters of any written laws may be construed differently and our judicial system is put to task in arbitrating the rights and restrictions of citizens. One such case, McDonald v. Chicago, captivated the nation in 2010 regarding the 2nd Amendment to the constitution. Clearly stated, the 2nd Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. Otis McDonald would find himself at the forefront of a controversial, …show more content…

Justices Alito, Thomas, Kennedy, Roberts and Scalia collectively agreed the details immersed within the 14th Amendment assisted in their adjudicating the case. “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States:…….” On the contrary, dissenting opinions of Justices Stevens, Breyer , Ginsberg and Souter failed to sway the others, leaving the majority on the side of McDonald. All things considered, justice for every U.S. citizen remains at the forefront of societal concerns. Along with the Constitution, the Supreme Court Justices are diligent in defining and conveying laws. Our 2nd Amendment right, coupled with the 14th Amendment framed Otis McDonald’s legal case against the city of Chicago, resulting in a judgment supporting McDonald ‘s right to purchase a gun in a city rejecting any permitting of such

Open Document